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Wells Fargo Portland Reviews

Updated February 5, 2018
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Portland, OR

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Wells Fargo CEO Timothy J. Sloan
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  • Not much of a work/life balance (in 348 reviews)

  • Management and sales goals are hard to achieve (in 1233 reviews)

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  1. "I'm proud to be a part of the Wells Fargo family for 30 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business/Market Segment Manager III in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Business/Market Segment Manager III in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had the opportunity to reinvent myself over and over at Wells. I started as a teller.

    We stay true to our vision and values. We don't waiver in Wealth Management the clients experience is first and foremost important.

    Cons

    As we keep up with client facing technology or internal technology could use improvement. Particularly around transparency of client information. And keeping in line with regulations .


  2. "Great potential, terrible culture, but moving in the right direction."

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager III in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Branch Manager III in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enormous footprint. Over 6000 branches, which means you can go anywhere in the United States and have a job. Strong benefits package, three weeks PTO, generous maternity/paternity leave, affordable medical, dental, vision etc.

    Cons

    Plagued by sales scandals. Seems to be in the media night and day for new regulatory failures. Pay is slightly below industry average. Completely unrealistic to make a living in any position lower than Branch Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, especially now that the Trump administration has given you such a large tax break. This will increase retention and create a more positive work environment.

  3. "Was bearable, now not"

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    Former Employee - Financial Crimes Specialist IV in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Financial Crimes Specialist IV in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the job was challenging, interesting and worked with nearly every dept in the company which was awesome for building your personal network and vast career growth opportunities

    Cons

    the management is horrific. Does not know the job or even cares to. Cannot even operate the systems used. Useless, demeaning, demanding. Takes credit from people.

    Advice to Management

    let someone better do the job because you all are horrible at. Have been horrible for over 5 years and show only signs of decline, not improvement


  4. "I've been able to build a successful career through hard work, collaboration, and caring leadership."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Call Center Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World-class development and a Culture of Caring that means more than just numbers. There are no shortage of leaders willing to help you learn, grow, and succeed.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment and changing focus. Company is dealing with a lot of change and has been in the negative spotlight due to our Settlement announcement in 2016.

    Advice to Management

    With constant change come the need for superior communication. Better planning and communication in our current environment leads to better results and morale.


  5. "A great place to build a career in finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is committed to hiring top talent.

    Cons

    Red tape...as would be expected of a large organization.

    Advice to Management

    Offer competitive pay to retain top talent.
    Simplify the organization structure to become more nimble and able to keep up with the changing regulatory environment.


  6. "Busy"

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Increase in banking knowledge
    Fast day
    Meet a lot of new people
    Make a bunch of new networks through customers
    Lots of regulars

    Cons

    Rude customers. People tend to be more intense when money is involved.
    A lot of regulars
    Pay isn't the best
    Work on Saturdays

    Advice to Management

    Make banking policies more clear for customers so they don't take out their anger from ignorance about banking policies on the teller.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Issues Affect the Bank Envoriment"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and PTO (Vacation time) are competitive, so is the training. Good people to work with

    Cons

    Since that fraud situation, sales goals were canceled and opportunities to move up became limited.

  8. "Overall good, but compensation leaves much to be desired."

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    Current Employee - Financial Crimes Specialist II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Financial Crimes Specialist II in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office is great, and no complaints there. Benefits are great to!

    Cons

    The compensation is bad, I negotiated hard and still did not get mid point, but rather right under. Promotions only come 1x a year which sucks a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Raise compensation of lower employees based on merit not on march raise times.


  9. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Experience, Exposure, PTO, Volunteer Opportunities, and room for growth.

    Cons

    Pay, HR resolution, work environment, reputation, and lack of consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Currently in the process of transitioning.


  10. "BSG Document Specialist and Home Equity Specialist - Collector III"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loan Document Specialist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Loan Document Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the Arizona sites - Awesome commerodery with ALL employees and Managers -

    Cons

    Beaverton OR - Not employee friendly and very depressing environment at Barnhart Centre

    Advice to Management

    In Oregon - Treat your employees like they are part of the Overall Team!!!


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