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Wells Fargo Project Manager Reviews

Updated December 8, 2018
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  • "Sometimes difficult work life balance" (in 372 reviews)

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  1. "Wells Fargo provides great opportunities for advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comprehensive mentoring from direct managers and transparency from leadership on strategic direction. Amazing pay and benefits. For those who complain about the company or their position, I encourage you to actively manage your development and career goals. There are literally thousands of active job postings at Wells Fargo.

    Cons

    The only con would be the high level of government regulation that makes it more difficult for a truly agile approach.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop employees and position your team for success within the changing organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just a number"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Timelines are not important for 90% of projects.

    Cons

    Just a number to someone and trying to improve or making a positive impact is frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Hire senior positions with experience, not because they are a warm body.

  3. "Lack of support and overtime for contractors"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the folks at Wells Fargo. There's a lot of great company culture there for full-time employees, and those who got in early reap great benefits for staying on, plus they help those out who are coming on to new jobs.

    Cons

    Wells Fargo has been sourcing talent via contract for years. I've seen several of my talented co-workers go because their contracts were over. This is business as usual for Wells Fargo. They let people go who've gained industry knowledge and the ability to make some great change for the department. Why? Because the middle managers are not able to keep them on.

    My advice is that if you take a contract from Wells Fargo, make sure you're looking for the next one six months before your contract ends.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Management, the company culture you bring to your employees is nice. Well, not so nice since you banned spouses from coming to holiday parties, but okay. But the culture of not allowing contractors to participate in meetings and celebrate the success of the company is shameful. You're eating your bread and butter on this golden life of having contractors work for you, and you offer them no way for them to be a part of the team. Also, folks who are full-time employees look down on contractors. The culture is askew, so fix it with your vast team of HR managers. Thanks.


  4. "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Many huge projects to participate in.

    Cons

    Work life balance is non-existent


  5. "Positive Experience as a contractor"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Opportunity to learn and receive training.

    Cons

    Worked there 3 times on separate contract assignments. Lack opportunity for mobility when an assignment is ending. Lack of opportunity to convert full time.

    Advice to Management

    When you go through the process of hiring a contractor multiple times, you should utilize the talent you already have rather than forcing that contractor to go through the hiring process from the outside again.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture
    Development opportunities
    Managers
    Benefits
    Work life balance
    Training

    Cons

    None to share so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Employees suffer from inept management & deceptive customer practices"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Project Manager
    Former Contractor - Technical Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and could work remote.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions have caused this once respected company to decline. And who suffers? Not management, but the employees, causing low employee morale, layoffs and those who remain to take on additional workload. My manager actually hoped to hire me full-time but instead I am kicked to the curb along with many others. And on top of all that, senior management decides to kick the employees in the gut one more time and announce that they are changing their remote work policy and will now require everyone to be located near one of their 3 major city hubs. Because I don't live in one of those 3 locations, I lost my job along with many other experienced employees. Great decision management! Way to lift up your employees. Push everyone out of the office to work remote, then change your mind and tell everyone you have to come back or lose your job, or don't even give them that option and just cut them. All while senior management continues to get their fat paychecks and bonuses. Gotta recoup those massive fines somehow to calm your stockholders. Certainly won't be out of your pockets. Brilliant!

    Advice to Management

    "Re-establish" senior management & get people in there who will run the company honestly without losing focus on your most important asset, your customers. Without them you have nothing and your employees get cut or have to accept constantly increasing workload while benefits are cut.

  8. "Written Interview"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Rome, GA
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Rome, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady PM work. PMO has lots of great processes you can use for entire career. If you focus on the processes you will be fine.

    Cons

    PMO always changing. Just when you think you have gotten over the learning process the PMO or new leader Project Manager will throw you a curve ball.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing PM leaders. Roll in not out.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, working environment and teams.

    Cons

    None so far. Ive enjoyed working for wells so far.


  10. "Wells Fargo Experience"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for full time employees such as amount of paid vacation, amenities at work facilities, and insurance offered.

    Cons

    Reaching career goals is difficult without many many years of experience. Job postings usually require that you have already done almost every function of the job to be considered.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training opportunity and invest in people that will be the future of the company. People who show potential should have the ability to move up without lengthy experience.