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Wells Fargo San Diego Reviews

Updated May 11, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance can be non existent depending on your business line" (in 357 reviews)

  • "sales goals were a major part of the job" (in 1254 reviews)

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  1. "Compliance"

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    Current Employee - Financial Crimes Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Crimes Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for WF for nearly a decade and at several other financial companies prior to Wells. Wells Fargo is BY FAR the best company I have worked for. Benefits are great, pay raises (depending on your manager) can be very good. There were a couple of years where they barely met inflation which I found off-putting, but overall they have done much better than other employers. There is a lot of room for independent growth to those who volunteer for extra projects and take initiative. Flexible with schedules. Haven’t had an on-site manager in several years and they trust me to do my job well without micromanaging.

    Cons

    Staffing seems a bit off. Middle management seems heavy in some areas. Lower level staff are short handed.

    Negative media attention has had an impact on employee morale.

    Internal technology is my biggest gripe. New software causes problems that require lots of research to resolve.

    There are not enough opportunities for advancement within lines of businesses.

    Too many contracted employees are brought on where they should be hiring full time internal employees.

    Advice to Management

    While the company is competitive in comparison to other smaller firms I have worked for, compensation could be higher for top performing employees. For a company of this size, I’d expect to see more opportunities for advancement. With short staffing, there is little time available for independent growth outside of WF that would be beneficial to the company. For example, no time during the day for studying for securities or banking licenses and if you’re working long hours to meet strict deadlines, you don’t want to spend what little time is available during the evenings/weekends to do more things that are related to your work. Also, think about offering flex time. Four 10-hour days instead of five 8-hour days would be a great offer for salaried employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Grass was not greener on the other side"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Personal Financial Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Licensed Personal Financial Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Good diversity and community involvement

    Cons

    No sales goals? No you still have goals. All those commercials to “reestablish trust” that’s only for customers. (Which is not real btw) What about the employees? The way the incentive plan was structured, you would think it was created so you couldn’t reach it. Then there’s a journal that you add to with your BM. You write the same thing all the time it’s like an elementary school assignment they don’t see you as a professional. Do what’s best for customers and Sale sale sale

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic embrace the culture of caring NOT FROM values and visions but as a real person in the real world. Care to make a difference.

  3. "Very undervalued position"

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No longer salary based. Bonuses are great if surveys are consistent. Good networking events. Upper management seems to be involved in growth but if it benefits them of course

    Cons

    Not good pay. You have to spend on surveys to get decent bonuses. The company doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing after the lawsuit. Undervalued position when you’re expected to juggle a million things

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  4. "BBG BDO"

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    Former Employee - BDO in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - BDO in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    salary position is always better than hourly

    Cons

    too much internal competition between team

    Advice to Management

    too many managers competing with each other


  5. "Wells Fargo"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer service based and very chill environment since quotas no longer exisit

    Cons

    commission payout way smaller than how it used to be


  6. "Licensed Personal Banker"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Personal Banker in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Licensed Personal Banker in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k and company stock options.

    Cons

    At the time, too much pressure from management to sale.
    Hours compared to other banks.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fall back to your old ways.


  7. "Depends what area of the bank you work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits are good. If you work in retail or operations then you're fine. Do not work in sales for Wells Fargo, the bad business has increased tenfold in some departments since the settlement.

    Cons

    No room to advance unless you're in the retail branch. Zero work life balance - you miss your quota one month and you'll be fired. 80-100 hour weeks. Loyalty means nothing.

  8. "Very good, overall."

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    Current Employee - Lead Teller in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is great to work for as far as benefits go. The passion in the vision and values of Wells Fargo is great and is what all team members strive for.

    Cons

    Some of the people can be hard to work with because of the lack of passion for their job so there’s not a lot of team member engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Have all team members be engaged in the work place and be fully committed to work while at work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Needs to treat hourly employees better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain extensive knowledge of the banking world, 401k company match

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, skipped over for promotion multiple times, boss made up transgressions just to write me up

    Advice to Management

    Really talk with teams in the stores, to find out what can be done to make things better; Be sure management is actually doing what they were hired to do. I had a boss that would take 3 hour lunches and come back drunk.


  10. "A job for losers!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was free coffee and a/c

    Cons

    Low pay, service provided was at store was fake, management was inappropriately close to certain employees and it was all politics. No one genuinely cares about helping customers. It was pretty sad.

    Advice to Management

    Come to work to ensure your store is not some place to make friends and gossip and that the employees that are putting forth effort to make a difference in customers lives are being supported and rewarded; moved up in the latter to become great leaders.


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