Wells Fargo Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
6,390 Reviews

3.2
6,390 Reviews
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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3,225 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The service is top rate to the customers and the work/life balance is very good (in 241 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 431 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 481 reviews)

  • No work life balance, very stressful work environment derived from upper managerment (in 111 reviews)

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  1.  

    It's ok

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker I  in  Vallejo, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Vallejo, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Network in financial world (retail banking)

    Cons

    Sales pushy, high focus on sales regardless how you get them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making employees better rather than sales goals and numbers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lead represenative

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Each department is different. Feeling of working for a small company in a large organization. Pay is very good. Company cares about it's customers on the most part. Cares about values.

    Cons

    They are not dedicated to you. You are a number. If you do a great job you will not be promoted. You must be in the middle to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good place to move up fast.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals for retail bankers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more effort to develop people that's supposed to develop others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Culture Crash

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant IV  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant IV in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    very structured invironment if you like that

    Cons

    Bad culture since Wachovia merger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I would never work there again.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE)  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a good place to start with no experience in bank. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Excessive and aggressive sales culture, it's very difficult to move out of retail banking into the corporate side of financial services within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sucks to work here

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    Former Employee - Web Systems Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Web Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing pro. All things bad about this company.

    Cons

    all managers suck. biased managers. basically moms working who don't know jack. you will find the perfect example of female bossy boss here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire technical manager for tech jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    unbelievable unethical practices

    Former Employee - Service Manager II  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Service Manager II in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    room for growth, generally nice employees

    Cons

    growth based on false, unethical practices or clicks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get educated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, but too large

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy in doing work, people are mostly cooperative. Woman I worked with was helpful in learning system. I worked on a database documentation project. The programmers were accessible, and provided a lot of valuable information about how the system and the reports were working.

    Cons

    Manager I reported to was in North Carolina, he did not speak to me much. He only called me a couple times on the phone, did not email me very frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your managers to communicate more with their direct reports.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Boys club only, deals / promotions made during happy hour.

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller/Lead Teller  in  Mill Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Bank Teller/Lead Teller in Mill Valley, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -financial stability, good benefits, pto, sick leave etc
    - if you're interesting in relocating you can find a place to work in nearly anywhere
    -clear expectations of your job requirements

    Cons

    -INTENSE sales pressure, monthly, weekly, hourly
    -they WILL break all ethical rules when it comes to achieving numbers (sales), and expect the lowest ranking person to take the fall risk when/if they get caught
    -all boys club. unless you are ruthless about your career goals/ambitions, you will most likely not get promoted as fast or with as much money and enthusiasm as the men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fairly decent company, enormous amount of bureaucracy due to federal regulations

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Highly rated on the HRC Index so great company values, decent time off policies, fairly fun and friendly group of coworkers, ability to work from home largely.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, cramped work spaces, very little privacy between desks, promises of promotions that do not come through, low wages compared to industry averages, extremely excessive executive compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the industry, follow through on promises, improve working conditions in the office, train managers to manage people better, stop promoting engineers to positions of people management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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