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Wells Fargo Engineering Reviews

Updated October 29, 2018
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  • "Sometimes difficult work life balance" (in 372 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Computer Systems Engineer in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Engineer in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company great benefits and pay

    Cons

    Outsourced my job to India did not help me find a new job within the company


  2. "Great Work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, respect for team members, great benefits.

    Cons

    Need good leadership overall.

  3. "Great Company to work"

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    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    developers have all the tools, and new technology

    Cons

    sometime there are too many meeting

    Advice to Management

    less meeting


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here, it'll kill your passion"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely relaxed pace at which to do work.

    Cons

    Kills my passion for software engineering.

    Advice to Management

    When someone tells you they are really good at something, just let them do it. Management does not use the strengths of their employees at all.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Application System Engineer. 28 year employee"

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    Current Employee - Computer Software Engineer, Applications in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Computer Software Engineer, Applications in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, 401k, medical, PTO

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, very low salary increases, poor leadership, overworked employees, very low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and at least act like yo it appreciate them


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Old fashioned bureaucrats"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good benefits. 25 days of time off after 3 years of service.

    Cons

    Since the start of their cyber security kick about 3 years ago, my division has been in a downward trajectory and far more stressful. Everything is harder to do and requires an “Office Space” level of redundant process to do. Management continues to to believe that all employees, regardless of job function, are exactly the same. They then criticize staff for not doing work due to lack of access to systems that developers no longer have access to.

    Advice to Management

    If you choose to practice strict cyber security you need to hire the staff and have the policy to efficiently execute it. The one-size-fits-all IT policy is a disaster.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of Work to Be Done But No Interest in Keeping Talent Around"

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    Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - much to do, won't be bored
    - friendly team and management
    - many group huddles so everyone is on the same page
    - lots of DIY resources on the intranet to enhance tech skills

    Cons

    - very large corporation and entry level or associate level corporate workers are barely recognized beyond their name for the first year
    - severely lacking transparency from management about company decisions
    - no heads up where managers should probably share need to know items with their staff
    - no place for advancement unless you have put in 5 years
    - ambition to learn is not appreciated
    - also, there is a pending class action lawsuit for unethical business practices that is just brushed under the rug. ya...great morals there.

    Advice to Management

    - stop making the corporate feel worse than it already is with your cheap bureaucratic dialog; it gives folks false hope and makes them trust you when you don't deserve it in the slightest.
    - this isn't a car dealership; quit using sales tactics on your employees to steal their ideas and turn around and axe them when you're done with them

  8. "Best Place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It was really a great experience working at Wells. They treat even contractor as equal to a full timer.

    Cons

    No Major cons as such to mention


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Contractor - Information Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Information Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is good. My co-workers were real team players and we worked together like family. There was no micromanagement and the managers were great to work for.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was resistance to change from other business units even though the change would bring them into compliance with auditing requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Like a well oiled tornado"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Allows for remote work.
    - Good people peppered here and there.
    - If you don't really care about doing a great job and providing excellent service, but are good at optics and tolerating low standards, you can go very far.

    Cons

    - So lacking in organization as to challenge the very definition of chaos itself.
    - Business processes that are somehow overly complex and yet still containing gaping holes.
    - In house developed or heavily customized IT tools that don't function correctly or sometimes not at all.
    - No consensus on tools. So several ticketing/monitoring/tracking/documentation systems in use by teams that interface on support.
    - Constant re-orgs.
    - Due to the previous bullet points, many many employees have just given up on trying to follow processes and end up glomming on to anyone who will reply to email, even if the request isn't the responding party's responsibility.
    - Hyper secure environment but poorly implemented so as to cause serious overhead on even simple tasks
    - Machiavellian level internal politics and nepotism/tribalism.
    - Systemic institutionalization. Most employees are split between people who have adapted to the chaos and let it kill their soul. They are most adept at dodging work.
    - Low pay to management expectation ratio.
    - Being set up to fail is SOP. Not because they want you to but because, due to the above, success is rarely possible to any great degree.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to anyone working or banking there: Find another bank.