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Wells Fargo San Francisco Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Egos & ethical problems"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Fremont, CA
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    No cons that I feel

  3. "Business Banking Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Crimes Consultant in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Crimes Consultant in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, flexible work, great leadership, great time off

    Cons

    Pay is sometimes lower than peers, medical benefits lacking

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  5. Helpful (58)

    "Vice President - UX"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Working with the team was very fun."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team was extremely nice and fun to work with. I’m the beginning when I didn’t know anything, almost everyone was trying to offer their time to teach me.

    Cons

    Management needs to have better communication skills. The bank also needs to make sure that the managers have adequate training and are QUALIFIED for their position.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees in a sincere way. I could tell that it’s all a facade easily. Sit down with your bankers and tellers. Come to the morning huddles to discuss and listen.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. 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.


  10. "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


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