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Wells Fargo San Jose Reviews

Updated October 20, 2018
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  • "Work life balance was a poor aspect of the job" (in 367 reviews)

  • "Can be hard to reach sales goals" (in 1265 reviews)

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  1. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management, In-depth training, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Work Saturdays and open until 6pm


  2. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Premier Banker II in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Premier Banker II in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pto, no sales minimums or goals

    Cons

    Lower incentive comp, long weekend hours. Some micro managing but not too much . Low staffing. No stock discount

    Advice to Management

    More staffing on banker side. Higher incentive for high level retail bankers. And a discount on emoloyee stock purchase would be nice

  3. "Personal banker"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, work-life balance, decent benefits

    Cons

    Sales pressure might be coming back

    Advice to Management

    Not all customers are wanting a home equity, credit card, loan. etc Don't just look at numbers you see on your report and assume that we're not doing our jobs in terms of pushing your sales agenda


  4. "CSSR"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and my direct manager was decent.

    Cons

    Too sales driven and they don't care about their clients.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "The managers are masters of arbitrage"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Teller in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Teller in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for gaining client relations experience.

    Cons

    Even if you're hired part time, they will sometimes make you work pretty much full time though your benefits stay at part time. I was hired to work 20 hours per week, I worked 37 to 39 hours per week nearly the entire time I was there. However, I got the benefits of a minimum part time employee.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to your employees.


  6. "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO, Great coworkers,

    Cons

    less bonus, less growth opportunity


  7. "SVP"

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    Current Employee - Regional Brokerage Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Brokerage Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management solicits feedback, both negative and positive. They want to get better. They change policies if shown they don't make sense. They care about people and try hard to make it a good place to work.

    Cons

    Recent bad news has been a drag on the company and the stock.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about employees, don't change policies for the worse because of the bad news and stock price drag.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wellsfargo Experience"

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    Former Employee - Banker in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Banker in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No sales goals what so ever. No pressure to sale just deliver a great customer experience.

    Cons

    Incentive is very poorly managed. A payout to bankers on a quarterly basis and not much at all. 8 am to 7 pm work life.


  9. "Teller 2014-2016 great managers and co-workers. Fast paced of course, felt like a second home."

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    Former Employee - Teller in Los Altos, CA
    Former Employee - Teller in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, management, co-workers, and benefits. Casual Fridays were awesome.

    Cons

    It is fast paced and can get a little overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Have more tellers when there is a long line.


  10. "Personal Banker (SAFE)"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No aggressive sales goals, Share distribution, Large company with lots of job opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to move between positions even if qualified, disconnet between the corporate division and retail division (branches). Job progression is about WHO you know not WHAT you know.

    Advice to Management

    Put programs in place to help develop you retail branch associates beyond the BRANCH!!!!!, several companies have opportunities for collage students or well qualified branch employees to go into the corporate sector outside the banking center.


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