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Wells Fargo Portland Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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  • "Work life balance was a poor aspect of the job" (in 363 reviews)

  • "sales goals were a major part of the job" (in 1265 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. "Multi-decade employee with operations, consulting and management experience in TM."

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, development support, generous PTO, volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    Current internal change can be a hindrance, vast difference in employee experience and opportunities between lines of business

    Advice to Management

    Support your people, balance workload and opportunities

  3. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pleasant people to work with

    Cons

    Expectations are pretty high for some and lower for others

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with the people more and listen to feedback by those that are doing the job


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Lots of companies benefits and the opportunity to move up in the branch if you do well. However some of the employees are nice

    Cons

    Terrible management on all levels. They expect you to sell anything and everything in their product line to customers who most likely don't need it. They have their "development" which is mostly just a time for them to criticize you. Had the worst time working for Wells Fargo, except the wonderful coworkers I had.


  5. "Bilingual wire operations specialist"

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Wire Operations Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Bilingual Wire Operations Specialist in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    It is Fast pace , multicultural and give chances to volunteer in the community

    Cons

    its low increase in salary can be a bit discourage, while trying to look for new position.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "The LITERAL Worst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Crimes Specialist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Financial Crimes Specialist in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good PTO
    Competitive 401k
    Not much else

    Cons

    After 5 years AND a promotion, I was STILL making less than $15 an hour. They quietly raised the company's minimum wage to $13.50, and I found out that my wages had only been raised from $13.48 to... $13.50. I was FURIOUS. I had been a good employee for five years, and I'd been promoted - my wages should have reflected that. After finally going to my boss's boss's boss, I received a whopping 80 cent raise. I felt like I'd been slapped in the face.
    My boss one time pulled me into a meeting room to inform me a rumor was going around that I had been seen sleeping with a married coworker in the parking garage (a rumor that was NOT true).
    Over the course of three years, I applied 10 different times to the same position (the position above mine), and at one point, a man that I had caught cheating the system and that my manager had asked me to write an in-depth report on how exactly he was doing it, was promoted to the position instead of me. It was literally down to the two of us and they chose the guy that they had asked me to write a report on.
    At one point, I figured out that my manager had asked my coworker (my PEER) to spy on me. If I so much as looked at my phone (which was ALLOWED), it was reported to my manager.
    If you so much as went to lunch with a coworker of the opposite sex, rumors circulated that you were sleeping together
    People were catty and snarky and awful
    Wells Fargo takes advantages of its employees AND its customers.

    Advice to Management

    Do better? Take some management classes?


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible/Frustrating Management"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Credit Analyst in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Commercial Credit Analyst in Lake Oswego, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Both pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    Horrible management creates extremely low morale and bad work environment. This goes far beyond the bad press the company has gotten over the past few years.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and stop being so extremely negative.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Was something very special once..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented co-workers, best-in-class technology and operations support, total compensation is generous in the industry, and lot's of training and opportunity to grow as a person and a team-member.

    Cons

    The re-centralization of the decision makers and business lines has limited the companies appetite for greatness. There is absolutely no appetite for risk, and therefore the potential gains are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the realities of what is happening as a byproduct of your centralization efforts. You are losing and will continue to lose truly talented people, and that will absolutely weigh on the future effectiveness of the company. Wells is a much lesser company than it once was, and anyone or leader that rationalizes that outcome as necessary based on the select few that damaged the brand is part of the problem. The hiring decisions being made across the company are at best weak, but most likely really poor. I am sad that the company I loved and invested so much into has become something that I somewhat dislike, and not for the reasons of the masses. You need internal candidates with opposing views to be in the decision making processes. You have simply flipped to the other extreme. What was once a company full of people that thought the same way and didn't have enough quality control in decision making, has become the exact same thing except with some new SR leaders.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not all its cracked up to be"

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    Former Employee - Wire Transfers Customer Service Representative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Wire Transfers Customer Service Representative in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location
    Great walking location
    Cool co workers

    Cons

    Horrible pay
    Micro managed
    No perks
    Horrible benefits

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees the opportunity to prove them selves..if you constantly micro manage its difficult to grow


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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