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"learning experience"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Stamford, CT
Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Stamford, CT
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Approves of CEO

Pros

good career advancement opportunities and recognition if sales driven.

Cons

sales pressure and sometimes have to work overtime.
sometimes have to face office politics

Advice to Management

Management should be more participative at branch level

Other Employee Reviews for Wells Fargo

  1. "Work here if you desire to work for very large companies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wells Fargo is one of the few US employers in which lifetime employment is still possible. I know many people who have worked here for 20 or 30 years; some from entry level to retirement, all within this one company.
    There is the general banking way, and there is the Wells Fargo way. This bank is more conservative than its peers. This risk-averse approach has served Wells Fargo well during the Credit Crisis of 2008 and its aftermath.
    Senior Management consists of almost always Wells Fargo lifers. CEO John Stumpf and his predecessor Dick Kovacevich are probably the best in the industry.

    Cons

    One in 500 in the US labor force works for Wells Fargo. This is one of the largest employers in the world. Companies of this size move slowly and one cannot get anything done without going through many layers, both vertically and horizontally. In other ways, you would spend half your day communicating/convincing others on matters that do not require meetings in an efficient small company. There are 84 distinct businesses in the Wells Fargo family at the last count; the culture varies from business to business, some good, some bad. Please do not assume Wells Fargo is all the say: Research the specific business and the reputation of its middle management in charge of that business.

    Advice to Management

    Too many e-mail notifications all day long. Employees spend half their days reading and clearing all sorts company/department/team/IT/area/whatever news and notifications, and the time remaining for real work is reduced. Most are immediately deleted once read and treated like spam. No one can keep up with all the e-mail broadcasts; very few are actually important and relevant. There should be a rule assigning the importance and urgency flags on each broadcast message so they can be filtered accordingly: urgent ones will be read immediately; important ones later during the day; the rest much later, perhaps never. Applying The 80/20 Rule will save the company a lot of time and money, and employees will face fewer incidents of unnecessary information overload and can instead focus on serving customers.


  2. "Not enough room for growth"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in Stockton, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benifits package is great, full benifits after one month pf employoment

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth unless you can open 27 accounts per day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so strict with new dress code, & stop being stingy with hours

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