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Updated December 8, 2017
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  • Not much of a work/life balance (in 347 reviews)

  • In order to get compensated the customers need to give great surveys, we no longer get compensation for individual sales goals (in 1225 reviews)

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  1. "Current overview"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very involved management
    Lot of customer interaction
    Interaction with team members
    Pretty flexible in getting time off

    Cons

    Very routine work
    Salary isn't as competitive

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary or benefits


  2. "Senior Securities Analyst IV"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Typical large company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "good entry level start"

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ISA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, paternity leave. 401k is nice

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Securities Administrative Services Analyst III in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Securities Administrative Services Analyst III in Minneapolis, MN
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good PTO. Good 401k match.

    Cons

    No focus on career development. All departments are very silo'd. Overzealous Risk and compliance departments lead to intense micromanaging

    Advice to Management

    Let business lines operate more independently. Risk and compliance are stifling employees ability to provide good customer service. Increased controls make the company operate very inefficiently.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Securities Analyst II in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Securities Analyst II in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Valuable skills can be learned.

    Cons

    Very cheap company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Either accept the high turnover, or pay your people competitive salaries.


  9. "Securities Administration Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Securities Administration Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Securities Administration Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Work life balance is great depending on the manager you are reporting to.

    Cons

    Work flow or process is constantly changing. Lacking of training in that specific role.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful with your words and how you construct your sentences in an email. More people are paying close attention to those and maybe imply the email as a condecenting or accusation email (depending on the situation of course).


  10. "Only take the position if desperate or need "temp" work."

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    Former Employee - Securities Analyst II
    Former Employee - Securities Analyst II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the RMBS team, there are no real benefits.

    Cons

    Low salary (hourly pay), and no bonuses unless at the senior level.
    Poor work/life balance, and a high and fast turnover rate of employees.
    No real advancement opportunities.
    Managers don't understand the work being done by their employees, and lack the ability to do or fully understand the work themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from with-in and not hire random outsiders to manage.
    Increase pay scales, and bonuses for lower level employees.
    Train managers more before allowing them to take over and manage.