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Wells Fargo Portland Reviews

Updated May 12, 2018
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Portland, OR

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  • Work/life balance can be non existent depending on your business line (in 354 reviews)

  • No "product sales goals" have been replaced by "branch growth" (in 1249 reviews)

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  1. "Consumer Loan Underwriter"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and a very good environment.

    Cons

    Maybe a little to decompartmentalized.


  2. "Decent pay, can be a great place to work if you have good managers."

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

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

    Pros

    Easy if you are good at customer service. No sales goals. Nice 401k plan. Paid vacation 2 weeks each year as soon as your hired.

    Cons

    Lots of bad manager experiences at multiple locations. The politics are very heavy and you have to play the game to not sink.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanaging is the reason for turnover.

  3. "Go somewhere else"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inexplicably wonderful co-workers, dedicated to customer service.

    Cons

    Morally bankrupt leadership. Read the headlines.

    Advice to Management

    Wouldn't it be great if just once a newspaper headline that began with "Wells Fargo" didn't include "Record Fines"? You clowns don't deserve the great people who work for you.


  4. "Personal Banker and Business Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Portland, OR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    PTO, 401K matching, paid sick time, peers and locations. Training program is also good

    Cons

    It's a big corporation and money only counts in this kind of companies

    Advice to Management

    Some employees are more qualified than others, pay for that.


  5. "Personal Banker"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to move within company

    Cons

    Upper management typically out of touch with reality of customer perception/goals, paid significantly less than other banks, bonuses non-existent


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Company in transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits & physical work environment

    Cons

    The company is focused on damage control rather than on customers, and certainly rather than employees.


  7. "Could be a lot better."

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Officer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Nice people to work with at my location.

    Cons

    Wells Fargo does not pay Loan officer holiday or sick pay. You can take it but it comes out of your draw, so really not paid time off whatsoever. Recommend if you are new to banking.

    Advice to Management

    Treat loan offices equally.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


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

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    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.


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