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Wells Fargo San Francisco Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "QA-Automation"

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    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, relaxed workload, reasonably low pressure environment as long as you have average communication skills

    Cons

    There is a balance between using new technology, and understanding the commitment its going to take to utilize it. Everyone wants a shiny new toy, but takes a huge team to move the needle at a place as large as Wells

    Advice to Management

    Talent retention is going to be hard with the lower than competitive salaries, however if you identify winners and keep them early, they will be less likely to start looking elsewhere and might help slow the retention problem.


  2. "Don't work here - Plenty of other options in the Bay Area!"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I met some of the best people who have strong ethics and are hard working. They have become life long friends.

    Cons

    They slowly start taking benefits away from employees. Management was allowed to say and do what they wanted and employees were left with no support from HR. They didn't have a HR rep in the building so it was tough for them to see what was really going on in person. Discrimination from management occurred and raised to HR however no action was taken. A manager made her team complete a test on financial products but you were not allowed to study during work hours. This test was not a prerequisite for the position and the topic of the test was not required in order to complete the job. There was no consistency in management or performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    If managers have direct reports, they must be required to go through intense management training. HR should be onsite and hands on.

  3. "corrupt managers and a system that protects them"

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

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

    Pros

    hard working, friendly, dedicated people; there are some good departments and teams; decent benefits

    Cons

    unethical management practices; dishonest managers; punishing employees for ethical behavior; questionable hiring practices; no accountable by managers; good people are worked hard and then quickly shown the door; status quo is strongly enforced and the worst of the worst managers are protected;

    Advice to Management

    How do we fix this? this is a great company. Please eliminate the CORRUPTION one manager at a time. You have managers who do not know right from wrong. Honesty and integrity are completely missing in some departments and there is no where to turn without getting pushed out. How do you fix that? It will not happen with PR. Let's be honest. This is a human behavior issue about values and ethics. Managers who protect corrupt managers are equally accountable . I suggest staffing up the Ethics hotline so complaints are handled on a more timely basis. And start taking those complaints seriously. And change your hiring process so people are not simply 'brought in' but have the skills and background for the job.


  4. "Very corporate but also very comfortable"

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    Former Employee - Risk Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Risk Operations in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can't speak for the front lines, however, it was a pretty stable work environment(corporate offices in technology) good benefits, good people working together. I had a great manager, she was awesome.

    Cons

    You work in finance so let's be honest here, If you're a creative and tend to think outside of the box and would like to implement change within a short amount of time, there are other financial institutions who can accommodate(tolerate) it. This isn't one of them. It's a big company. As such, it takes a long time to implement change since it has to go through a chain of command and other departments to sign off.


  5. "A good place for a career"

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    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Structure
    Career Path
    Benefits
    Good resources to offer clients

    Cons

    Bad Press from previous company problems
    Previous unfavorable practices

    Advice to Management

    Continue to rid the company of anyone involved in previous unauthorized account opening scandal. PR out on all the good the firm does.


  6. "Mixed review"

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

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

    Pros

    Discounts/name recognition/mostly nice people to work with

    Cons

    Constant compliance classes/management plays favorites

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites!


  7. "Loan Serving Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great job love the people

    Cons

    Slowly but surely they are leaving California for cheaper places

  8. "Recruiter"

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

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

    Pros

    Good PTO if you have tenure. Decent benefits. The people that work here are great and truly care about the work they do.

    Cons

    A lot of politics and favoritism. Pay is not competitive unless you are hired from an outside company. It's easy to get labeled as "negative" without regard as to what the impact to that team member is.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to gather evidence against your team member just so you have something to write in the annual review. It should be the opposite- gathering evidence in favor of your team member.


  9. "Wish i left sooner"

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    Former Employee - Home Mortgage Consultant in Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Home Mortgage Consultant in Vacaville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Old management was great. When they left all went down hill from there.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Always trying to find ways to put blame on the consumer versus accepting responsibility for their own mistakes. Needing to constantly fight to do get things done and go through all the red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate your team and support them instead of making them feel like they never do enough.


  10. "Technical Project Manager - 4"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent organization always looking for improvement

    Cons

    The hectic speed does not give you a lot of room to learn


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