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Wells Fargo Security Analyst Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. "Great place to grow and build your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Securities Administration Service Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Securities Administration Service Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. great competitive pay.

    Cons

    Long hours worked. High stress environment


  2. "Great company, all male management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Paid volunteer time and paid holidays

    Cons

    All male management (in my team), cut throat work environment, statistic based rating system. Favoritism is clear. Expectations are not clearly stated to the whole team.

    Advice to Management

    A little competition is healthy but you’ve made it so that everyone is throwing each other under the bus. Teamwork is encouraged but then you say we rely on one another too much. Too many conflicting messages received.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Information security analyst"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    You get a paycheck weekly.

    Cons

    Worked at the information security help desk. Ryan the trainer basically read to us for 3 weeks straight then on the phones. The low pay, high stress and amount of information needed to retain far out ways any benefits. Most people stay because they are lazy and don’t feel like looking elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    All other helpdesk analysts hired when I was spent months with class and hands on training. Get rid of the information security training structure and go the route of class with hands on. There will be more retention.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Wells Fargo is horrible"

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    Former Employee - Security Analyst
    Former Employee - Security Analyst

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

    Pros

    Pay is Decent but could be better

    Cons

    Company image, politics and operations

    Advice to Management

    Start holding people accountable to do their jobs


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Chandler AZ IT CONTRACTORS, BEWARE. Due to cuts, they are not doing long term contracts- despite what they claim."

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    Former Contractor - Info Security Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Former Contractor - Info Security Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay when you work, that's about it.

    Cons

    TL; DR- Avoid Wells Fargo IT.

    Wells is misleading contractors about contract length just to get manpower to help with their emergency remediation efforts. They are promising greater than 6mos. but cutting you off under 3, once your share of the work is done. They are only doing very short term despite what they tell everyone. Promised 1 year, might make it 90 days.

    2018- It appears with all the budget issues within WF thanks to all the lawsuits, they are cutting back on Contract IT employees. The only real contracts they have are for remediation of their internal processes (FED Action). Wells ONLY needs the people for very short term- extra labor to meet the time crunch imposed by the Fed adverse action.

    IN SUMMARY- watch out, they are now promising a lot of money and long term contracts but then backing out once your share of remediation work is done. 1 year contracts are barely 90 days.

    If there is no defined role, and the workload described doesn't seem heavy enough to justify the length of term claimed, the pay and title seem really high (for what the job is) and they say "future work this, future work that"- DON'T BUY IT. It will likely end once the immediate work is done. If no project plan is in place, RUN.

    Every time Wells gets fined, project budgets get cut. The place is a sinking ship.

    Also- they have now imposed a mandatory furlough dependent on length of contract, basically 5 days off for every 180 days worked. That of course, won't be mentioned

    If you have any other options, I suggest staying away from Wells Fargo Chandler. Everything written here can easily be verified by a search.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can say that you shouldn't have known (and you have definitely been fined for) already.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Honestly, an awful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Securities Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Securities Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, that is literally it.

    Cons

    I feel the need to be completely honest here before another poor post grad kid with a masters in finance is sucked in to this place. It's a boring, data entry job. You are doing the same task over and over again, some are easier than others but overall you are doing the same one thing for 8 hours a day. Management is so beyond removed. You will have either a micromanaging fly for a manager or a completly checked out manager who knows how boring the work here is. There is no room for growth or skill development other than excel.
    You can do literally a whole day without seeing anyone in your team, division, or department. You are busy for 2 weeks then have absolutely, literally, nothing to do for another 2 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Just relocate this job offshore honestly. You are hiring kids with MASTERS degrees and paying them diddly squat and they are performing data entry. This is not a real job for someone looking to have any sort of career.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Securities Analyst IV"

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    Current Employee - Senior Security Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Security Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will work with quite a lot of smart people. Flexibility with work is not frowned upon

    Cons

    The pay is not comparable to market rate.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Workplace Culture not the best"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    It was a job that helped put food on the table.

    Cons

    The work culture was not the best, at least in my dept. Seemed to care more about numbers than the employees or customers. Saw a lot of shady practices that eventually came to the light as evidence by the sale scandal findings.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your customers, especially your employees better. Take a note from how Wachovia did it and had less turnover


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Typical large company"

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    Former Employee - Securities Administration Services Analyst II in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Securities Administration Services Analyst II in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability, regular hours, generous PTO

    Cons

    no passion from employees, overall lack of continuity in the corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    Hire fewer people, but pay them more. No need to hire 5 losers when 1 rockstar can get the job done.


  10. "good entry level start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think the pros and cons depend on what team your in , whose your manager, and other factors.
    - Flexibility
    - telecommute
    - Good benefits and programs
    - Good for graduates getting their career started
    - Decent pay
    - Decent pto

    Cons

    The growth is very limiting based on what team your in , thats why many leave the company.Most who stay is either because they cant afford to leave, too close to retirement or have been in a team so long that their skillset is only in one exactly area. Bad managers make people leave companies and sadly there is nothing much you can do but either leave or manage it.

    Advice to Management

    Manager perform reviews with input from team members, room for growth ,HR recruiting system could be better.