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Wells Fargo San Francisco Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "Innovation Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Strategy Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Strategy Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The innovation group has a great working environment and a wonderful management team. There is a lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    I can't think of any downsides unless you don't like actually doing work. There are definitely high expectations so if you get into this department you should be passionate about what you do.

    Advice to Management

    I can't speak for all of Wells Fargo but for the Innovation Group, keep Doug what you are doing. Steve Ellis has created a great team.


  2. "Avoid at All Costs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Concord, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Not many come to mind

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, lack of support


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  5. "Senior Counsel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Counsel in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Counsel in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting cutting edge work at this job

    Cons

    narrowly focused; low comp for the experience

    Advice to Management

    bump compensation


  6. "Current outlook at Wells Fargo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability, diversity, benefits, core values

    Cons

    Can get very political at times. Once ceiling is reached, hard to advance on ladder. Company is running too lean on budget for technology upgrade and staff development.

    Advice to Management

    Besides focusing much on budget due to current Efficiency & Effectiveness program, focus more on growing the the lower level staff to maintain the strong core values this bank holds.


  7. "financial analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Work life balance
    good technology

    Cons

    lot of maintenance related projects and work


  9. "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"


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    "Sucking up matters over skill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    Decent work life balance,company is larger enough to offer opportunities to get experience across the company. Its easy to stay within the company for years if you want to.

    Cons

    People do well or not based on networking and participation in committees. little emphasis is placed on how well you do your actual job. skill set is often not relevant to promotions. Never admit the emperor has no clothes. Salaries and benefits are not competitive for the area, even "good" raises o not even keep up with increases in the cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Good management is more than managing up. Let good people know they are valued in real ways, such as salaries and bonuses. grading performance on a curve is demotivating and means only the favorites get recognition.


  11. "so-so"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior User Experience/Info Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior User Experience/Info Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the work is actually complex and challenging, ux mgrs are competent, professional, and decent people.

    Cons

    product / project mgmt is less than competent - tries to compensate by being aggressive and insistent. dump on people and play the blame game.

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention; establish long-term methodologies


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