Wells Fargo Reviews in West Des Moines, IA

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
6,471 Reviews
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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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.  

    Overall good.

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    Current Employee - Research/Remediation Analyst II  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Research/Remediation Analyst II in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Great company, easy to connect with leadership, good office culture overall. I'm in a corporate role, not call center/sales, so my view is more favorable than most. Can work 40-45 hours a week most times, but can also do 50-60 hours without issue.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't the greatest for how large of bank it is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Consultant

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    Current Employee - Financial Consultant III  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant III in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Great and smart people to work with. Dedication to the company's success

    Cons

    Difficult to find vertical advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The people weren't very pleasant, and neither was the company

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    Former Employee - Loan Servicing Specialist II  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Loan Servicing Specialist II in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    A select handful of the people were as dissatisfied with the our supervisor, pay, and company policies/structure, that we survived. Misery loves company.

    Cons

    The pay was small, and the company was rather rigid and inflexible despite claiming to be "people focused." Many questions or suggestions were met with explanations or retorts that it is just "the way it is" and that was that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the employees more as people and less as drones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst IV  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst IV in West Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company offers many opportunities for Employment along with excellent benefits. Very good options to work at various sites. Some teams allow for employment based on remote access.

    Cons

    Sometimes the "teams" can be driven by personal opinion and not "company policy". Some Teams management picks employees as favorites and this becomes a detriment to individuals that are not considered favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be open to constructive viewpoints from team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Systems QA Analyst IV  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Systems QA Analyst IV in West Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and great organization

    Cons

    Yet to experience in future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain talented individuals

  7.  

    Bad place

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    Former Employee - Collector I  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Collector I in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, bonuses, helping people, no college degrees

    Cons

    everything else is just bad.

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

    safe

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    Former Employee - Risk Manager  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    not much stress at wells fargo

    Cons

    if you are driven, and you end up in the wrong department, the days can go very slowly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great People, Mundane work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loan Servicing Specialist III  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Loan Servicing Specialist III in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great benefits. Really laid back environment.

    Cons

    Some managers do not know the process of Foreclosure and it makes for finding a solution to problems pretty difficult. Pay is pretty low and they usually only hire through temp agencies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ops Analyst Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Big company, good benefits. Given the opportunity within business units potential for a lot of professional growth.

    Cons

    It is easy to become a number and the management hierarchy can cause a deficiency in communications and in turn cause people to feel not appreciated and leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open, be honest, be willing to listen, give feed back good or bad, daily.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, a positive work experience with a company that has high employee satisfaction.

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    Former Employee - EBusiness Analyst  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - EBusiness Analyst in West Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by people who care about their role within the company. You are given great opportunities to move into other roles within the organization.

    Cons

    Since it is such a large organization it can be stressfull at times to go through several different channels to get something accomplished. Not many cons about working for Wells Fargo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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