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Wells Fargo San Francisco Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Lots of re-orgs..."

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    Former Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Applications SYSTEMS ENGINEER in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable environment
    depending on the division/group - minimal overtime
    good benefits

    Cons

    big corporation environment
    not the newest/latest technology


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Merger madness"

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    Former Employee - Database Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Database Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment that crosses business lines and company divisions and allows sharing of best practices from those who have already laid groundwork. This minimizes the need to "recreate the wheel" when building similar internal structures or products being considered by other functional groups within the bank but outside that immediate banking group.

    Cons

    Standardization of bank policy for all employee functions, as well as HR rules and regulations by publishing "cookie cutter" procedure manuals throughout all banking groups. Exceptions are deemed as unacceptable and limits each groups' specific work environments which often need some variations in policy to function effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Creativity and collaboration were hallmarks of the pre-Wachovia merger at Wells Fargo. Work-life balance used to be a value that allowed latitude for employees to complete projects and manage work hours accordingly, even if work sometimes had to happen after regular business hours. Everything is standardized and governed by procedures and no-exception policies that sometimes limit work-life balance to just a 9to5 time slot.

  3. "Egos & ethical problems"

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

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay & health insurance. Opportunities to advance. Technology sometimes innovative, depending on the project. Many projects follow waterfall model with good documentation up front -- some of the best I've seen. Romantic Old West history.

    Cons

    More technology was glued together with chewing gum than bank would admit. Many hairbrained projects dragged on for months, years...then got deleted, wasting the lives of humans. Egomaniacal, ivory tower managers were common. In many instances, managers passed off workers' ideas as their own in order to look smart & get ahead. Many managers were political and scheming -- gotta watch your own back, and take their promises with grain of salt. If you read the news, you know WF has been publicly caught swindling customers, which affects employee morale... If you don't want to work for a company now perceived by many as unethical, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    After squandering WF's goodwill and soiling your Old West heritage, my advice would be to exit gracefully to make way for humble and more ethically-minded managers who are concerned with humans.


  4. "Business Banking Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Business Banking Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Banking Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great benefits, 401k. employee partnerships

    Cons

    -company is not expanding at the moment
    -reputation

    Advice to Management

    have to do a much better job of changing its growth model and keeping employees motivated


  5. Helpful (58)

    "Vice President - UX"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People & management of immediate work group, work-life balance, stock purchase plan, 6% 401k matching, learning & development opportunities, many long-term employees, flexibility, medical & dental benefits, family-friendly, very generous leave & vacation time

    Cons

    Ethics & management at high level, lower compensation/salary than other companies, no/minimal raises & bonuses for high-performing long term employees

    Advice to Management

    Upper management ruined WF reputation by acting illegally, causing culture & morale to decline and reduced bonuses for everyone. Lower level employees suffered the most.


  6. "Marketing Consultant"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good people. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Ability to get promoted and recognized for the work you do

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote and hire from within


  7. "Good ...Easy go company"

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    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good environment and chance to grow

    Cons

    Nothing faced to my knowledge

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Technology Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Technology Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can tell - Except, it's so inefficient that you can technically do nothing as long as you send out some reports which nobody reads or understands.

    Cons

    Top to the bottom is cons:
    1- No respect for employees
    2- Management is focused on their career than the operation
    3- Boring environment with no recognition

    Advice to Management

    Stop working on your career at Wells which has nothing at the end, and do something good while working.


  9. "Meh"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Can hide and habe a job forever

    Cons

    Boring job with legacy systems

    Advice to Management

    Why bother they won't listen


  10. "Outbound Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge emphasis on work / life balance. No sales goals, but encouraged when working hard. Incredible sales training.

    Cons

    Negative connotation in the media right now, however, overcoming it. A select group of individuals ruined the reputation of a company, unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency, please. My department is fairly new, but we are constantly readjusting and realigning things. I know it's for the betterment of our center and jobs, but it can be difficult to keep up with!


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