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Wells Fargo San Francisco Reviews

Updated February 15, 2018
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San Francisco, CA

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Wells Fargo CEO Timothy J. Sloan
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  • Not much of a work/life balance (in 348 reviews)

  • Management and sales goals are hard to achieve (in 1233 reviews)

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  1. "Working at the tech department was stable."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The technology department was stable.

    Cons

    Promotions happened slowly. Hope to get more perks in the office.


  2. "Wells Fargo - Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team and Work

    Cons

    Few benefits are compromised than described.

  3. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Good work life balance for Investment Banking
    - Lots of Lev Fin deal volume
    - Friendly culture

    Cons

    - No Sponsor Deals
    - Too conservative when underwriting

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on getting more Sponsor business


  4. "Retail Branch manager"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of responsibility and systems

    Cons

    low reward for lots of work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not big and evil (mostly)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright people, good corporate values--especially around philanthropy and diversity. Good benefits, matching 401k, etc. Large company, lots of resources and opportunities.

    Cons

    Account Scandal was perpetuated by a small % of employees, but all employees and the company's reputation has suffered. Very slow pay increases once you start the company. Large company, moves slowly, highly regulated, uber cautious.

    Advice to Management

    Value your team members, work on stronger retention strategies, especially in this competitive market.


  6. "Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Full Benefits, free bank account to employees but I get better treatment at other banks than the one I work for. That's Shady WF for you

    Cons

    Dead end job no room for advancement unless you know a manager in another dept.
    Their hiring practices as a whole company are shady they interview people just to make it look good but its always someone they know already is going to be hired. Even if you are a WF employee already they dangle the carrot and interview you once or twice but already know ahead of time you who they re giving the job to,

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting peoples time if you already know you are hiring


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Huge bank - big problems"

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    Former Employee - TRM in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - TRM in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    You always can find some good people in your team

    Cons

    You are not in control of your destiny

  8. "Depends on your team"

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    Current Employee - Client Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Client Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good team makes for a great experience

    Cons

    management does not work to retain employees or talent

    Advice to Management

    focus on how you treat employees, especially ones that work hard


  9. "Unrelenting, stressful work load in some departments"

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

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

    Pros

    -good benefits, including severance packages, especially when you've worked at the company for more than 10 years.
    -had good experiences working with team members from other departments; people are willing to help one another.

    Cons

    -definitely can sense a change in culture within the company since the housing crisis and feels like management expects everyone to work more hours for the same pay. It feels like every department is incorporating metrics to prove itself even when the metrics don't mean a thing; department management just wants a number to present to senior management.
    -just switched to a new department and the work load is relentless and stressful. Spoke to several others who had previously worked in the department and they expressed the same exact feelings (they left the department within 2 years). Other than the managers, few people seem to stick around in this department.

    Advice to Management

    If a department has high turnover rate, it's an indication that something isn't working. Some jobs have time constraints and/or the complexity of the work involved is unpredictable which leads to a high stress work environment. In these types of jobs, management shouldn't expect to adhere to a simple formula e.g. counting amount of work done per week figure.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great medical benefits and 401K plan

    Cons

    Career advancement
    Low salary compared to peer companies
    Low team member (employee) morale
    No meritocracy
    Job stability
    Political

    Advice to Management

    Fire the Board and all the legacy members of the Executive Committee. Until you do, the regulators will never stop pursuing Wells Fargo. And all your team member's jobs are in jeopardy.


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