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Wells Fargo San Diego Reviews

Updated March 1, 2019
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  • "Sometimes difficult work life balance" (in 381 reviews)

  • "with out the sales goals can get complacent" (in 1281 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (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. "Good position to get industry exposure."

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

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

    Pros

    Straight-forward training. Paid time off.

    Cons

    Routine. Very easy to get comfortable here.

  3. "Good Team = Success"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teller in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay for entry level position; Benefits for part time employees

    Cons

    Retail Banking is poorly ran by incompetent management. Lower level team members are the reason why Wells Fargo is still in business.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people that are competent and has the drive to succeed and not because of "seniority." There are people that can do the job better than people that met minimum job requirements.


  4. "Wells Fargo Personal Banker"

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

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

    Pros

    Building great relationship with customers

    Cons

    Lazy workers now that there is no sales


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Okay first job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The working environment was nice.

    Cons

    The schedule you receive with split days off.

    Advice to Management

    No more sales.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Abusive management and testing process"

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    Current Employee - Non Conforming Underwriter in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Non Conforming Underwriter in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    I don't have anything to say

    Cons

    Abusive management, abusive testing process that no one should go thru. The company and management intentionally try to destroy employees moral. Management and HR work together and you are helpless. VP and his management team are close friends. They work together and they support one another. You can not complain about your manager to VP. If you do, you get fired. It has happened.

    Advice to Management

    You shouldn't think only to fatten up your wallet. You have duties to act fairly and honestly. VP stop being friends with your managers. You are in a position to lead. By hiring your close friends to be your managers, you are not doing what is best for the company but for yourself so they will protect you. Integrity and honesty is best policy.


  7. "Mortgage Closer"

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    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Closer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Closer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    I had an awesome manager. She cared about the team. Still miss my whole team

    Cons

    The company was struggle after the incident that the clients turned their back on the company, and Wells is working to get their clients back. Therefore, work had slowed down

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome! Always care for your team members.

  8. "Personal Banker"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker 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

    Customer service focused no need of degree

    Cons

    to many politics lots of feminists


  9. 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.


  10. "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


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