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Wells Fargo San Francisco Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Horrible soul sucking company"

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    Former Employee - Loan Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None none none none

    Cons

    To many mandatory requirements. Corp policy is from the dark ages, equipment is old and not maintained. Slow lending team. Constant negativity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being steeple!!


  2. "Boring"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, easy work, low demands on time.

    Cons

    Angry, political, non-diverse, old, scared.

    Advice to Management

    It's 2017. Time to reinvent banking.


  3. "Avoid at All Costs"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Corte Madera, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Easy way into sales
    -Patience and political cunning can lead to a lucrative career as Private Banker or Business Banker
    -1 month training program fully paid

    Cons

    -Unrealistic sales goals. Good look even meeting the minimum sales goals tier. Constantly switching up compensation to minimize number of people that get paid.
    -You will witness people commit felonies regularly. Signing people up for credit cards without consent, opening and closing accounts without disclosing to customers (to hit sales goals), lying to people about closing accounts.
    -Customers treat you terribly at times
    -Coworkers can be great, but there's a severe lack of professionalism. Comments on personal appearance, brazen sexual harassment.
    -Don't kid yourself, this is a retail job like working at Macy's or Starbucks. Expect commiserate compensation and treatment.
    -You are required to do a 20 minute interview with every person that you sit down with, probing about their financial situation. "How much do you make? Any new debts? Going on vacation? Let me open you a vacation checking, savings and debit card. And an online-purchase checking, savings, and debit card!" This last part was so disgustingly rampant. You are exploiting your customers.
    -Avoid at all costs - work at a credit union or any other entry-level sales job.

    Advice to Management

    -The CEO serving when I worked there resigned in shame thankfully. Stop focusing on hitting Wall Street sales goals by churning accounts. The real value is in customer service and building long-term relationships to encourage expansion into other financial products, NOT feloniously opening credit cards and accounts against people's will.


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  5. "financial analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    nothing i can think of, ohh maybe the location of the building - financial district

    Cons

    zero perks for contractors, no wifi for "security reasons", no work ethics, no social events for contractors, new lame policy to hire only Green cards/citizens

    Advice to Management

    try to make the work environment lively since you spend most of your week there


  6. "Forced Fraudulent practices upon employee"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Woodside, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Woodside, CA

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable customers and co-workers. Also a stable work schedule.

    Cons

    The management tried to force personal bankers to create fraudulent accounts for customers. If you would refuse the management would try to make you quit or stress you out until you ccommit to the pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing your bankers to commit fraud in the name of "solutions"


  7. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -There are good people working at this company.

    Cons

    -The sales goals expected out of the retail level employees is a deterrent to both the workforce and customers.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees first, they will work hard for you when they see you genuinely care about their growth rather than their sales in order to get your managing superior off your back.


  8. "Wells Fargo Over Rated as a Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a good place work if you get a good manager.

    Cons

    As a software engineer don't expect to learn any new technology. Overloaded with too much bureaucracy making it very difficult to get any thing done. Pay rate is somewhat lower compared with other companies. There are some good managers at Wells but those are few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    The scandal with the opening up fake customer account shows how dishonest Wells has been with both their customers and their employees.


  9. "Tibco Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Tibco Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Tibco Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    GOOD OPPORTUNITIES,
    Contract Jobs,
    Better Salary,
    Work Culture,
    Welfare

    Cons

    NO INTEREST,
    Lack of time,
    Benefits,
    Training and Development,
    Knowledge sharing

    Advice to Management

    I don't want to share


  10. Helpful (2)

    "BSC"

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    Current Employee - BSC in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - BSC in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Branding and banking experience. Decent people below management and the time off is excellent. Multiple opportunities throughout organization. Plenty of work to keep busy.

    Cons

    Reputation has gone south and leadership still is insistent on maximizing solutions to achieve sales goals. Unrealistic targets and pressure amount to poor unstable job. Always feel like type not doing enough.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the solid employees you have left and and stop stealing from loyal customers. Align goals within all channels not just what you think people want to see from the outside. Develop better culture before it's too late.


  11. "Dead-End Job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Visual Designer in El Cerrito, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Visual Designer in El Cerrito, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wells Fargo (More than a year)

    Pros

    They put me out of my misery.

    Cons

    CX group was just very unprofessional. Horrible onboarding—it took months to get a project. Excessive rules disguised as process. Agency model, so everyone is a bottom feeder upon arrival. Didn't follow SF rules for sick time and MRA. Defective equipment—three different computers in four months and was required to travel to Oakland for a replacement. Platitudes without substance. False starts. Overlapping hierarchies. Lack of serious communication. Lack of real work and a lot of busy work. Passive aggressive Art Directors. No reward for innovation. Adverse effects for seeking productive work. And the number one reason: no graceful exit. Very unprofessional and career damaging experience.

    Advice to Management

    Pods are the worst. Long distance managers have to mean it when they ask if there are "blockers" to achieving my goals. Art Directors who don't listen or don't care until after the fact. Listen to people who have the experience.



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