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Wells Fargo Engineer Reviews

Updated April 19, 2019
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  • "Work life balance may be challenging Fing in the first couple years" (in 390 reviews)

  • "Micromanaging, unrealistic sales goals" (in 1286 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, lots of opportunities to grow, great team work..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Former Employee - Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of opportunities to grow, great team work, management understands the value you bring to the team, higher management recognizes the effort and good work ethics.

    Cons

    Fun place to work but hard get noticed by higher management.


  2. "Time well spent"

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    Current Employee - Operations Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Operations Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Various activities in many disciplines

    Cons

    Highly regulated industry causes unnecessary activity

    Advice to Management

    Advanced notification communication for required activities helps employees buy into the process

  3. "Be wary of "promotions" from non-exempt to exempt"

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    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generous paid time off (PTO)
    Good health care benefits
    They match contributions of up to 6% of your salary to your 401K
    Flexible schedule
    Work at home opportunity, although this appears to be coming to an end

    Cons

    Promotion to exempt position may result in less overall pay when factoring loss of overtime pay.
    Training options can be limited due to lack of travel dollars and unwillingness to allow employees to attend conferences, regardless of relevance.
    Work at home option subject to revocation without consideration of performance.


  4. "Pay"

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    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER
    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work full time remote big plus

    Cons

    No work family life balance

    Advice to Management

    Provide raises to match merit performance


  5. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmoshere. Good place to work

    Cons

    Non I know of any


  6. "ok"

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    Former Contractor - Applications Engineer
    Former Contractor - Applications Engineer

    I worked at Wells Fargo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice work place for analysts

    Cons

    long work hours for analysts


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I love the company and my team but the health insurance sucks a big one"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, good technology, decent pto/bonus plan, good laptops

    Cons

    Health insurance is terrible. It's literally the worst i have ever had or seen.

    Advice to Management

    Please give us the option for a ppo, even if it costs 5x as much, I will pay for it! I dinged compensation an benefits due the terrible health insurance.

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    "Great Infosec Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    World-class information security department, Excellent InfoSec leadership from the CISO down, Good financial benefits and incentive program, Healthy 401k match, Educational and Adoption financial assistance programs

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits are average for a Fortune 100 company, Negative issues and headlines in recent years from a whole company standpoint


  9. "A Cog in a Machine"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work on a very diverse team with members across the world.
    - Exposure to large scale application development where multiple teams collaborate from different angles on one project
    - Challenging innovations and exposure to some modern trends in design
    - Friendly and involved management with realistic goals
    - An understanding of the importance of security and quality assurance helping to facilitate creating outstanding application systems
    - The right amount of meetings to keep everyone apprised without stealing too much time from the actual work day.

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy creates a layer of obfuscation that can be cumbersome to navigate or understand.
    - Delays in the project due to how slow funding and tech support is due to the bureaucracy.
    - Funding problems put contractors and intellectual assets at risk due to losing people when there are shortages and gaps.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that people are assets that can not be as 'plug and play' as the applications we create. When you lose someone with inherit knowledge of a system it can take upwards of a month for someone else to get up to the same speed once you even find the appropriate person. With that in mind funding should be secured at least a month before the end of a project with planed weaning of contractors. For the most part Wells Fargo does everything right except in the case of not treating people like faceless drones... but that's every corporation.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Technically Progressive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ptoigressive in technology. Working arrangemants are flexible.

    Cons

    Inflexible on permanent hiring for key resources. Ratrher watch excellent contractors walk and suffer the consequences then to make exceptions and hire true contributors.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being pennywise and pound foolish.