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Wells Fargo Software Engineer Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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  • Work/life balance can be non existent depending on your business line (in 354 reviews)

  • No "product sales goals" have been replaced by "branch growth" (in 1249 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good at supporting and team work

    Cons

    No cons for wells Fargo

    Advice to Management

    good


  2. "An old fashioned technology place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The insurance and benefits are excellent, with 30 days time off @ 10 years on job. Not too much overtime, and they have improved cube sharing for telecommuters.

    Cons

    Since their cyber security initiative started 2 years ago it has gotten increasingly bureaucratic, now to the point of making it hard to do ones work and requiring a ton of busy work. The IT department policies make Mordac (from Dilbert) proud.

    Advice to Management

    Middle and upper management does not understand that they cannot be both an agile software place and old fashioned wells Fargo at the same time. They are very disconnected from the silly policies and horrible IT policies that make work hard and sometimes a bit painful but accomplish very little in security.

  3. "Wells Fargo - Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team and Work

    Cons

    Few benefits are compromised than described.


  4. "senior Datawarehouse Architect"

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    Former Contractor - Consulting Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Consulting Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    professional,
    flexible,
    good management
    good communication
    good environment

    Cons

    sometimes long work hour,
    cosometimes difficult to communicate


  5. "Excellent place for begineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Wells Fargo (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is really a great place to start one's career.

    Cons

    They take some decisions which might affect the employees and make them leave.


  6. "Software Engineer at Wells Fargo"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Work from home, lax dress code, good pay for reasonable amount of work

    Cons

    Mismanagement of employees (I saw the manager of the team like 3 times in 6 months), lack of teamwork, ridiculous amounts of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your bad managers!


  7. "Senior Applications Programmer"

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    Former Contractor - Senior/Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior/Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The teamwork is incredible. In the group I was in everyone contributed and participated. There was great participation in meetings. And in addition there was solid participation in software planning from corporate. There were strong agile influences including well defined test driven development methods. The organization is highly matrix-driven with health participation from the PMO.

    It was an incredible opportunity to work with a complete SOA environment. Most older brick-and-morter companies in the area started out long ago with some mainframe system. This company did a complete modernization from a mainframe centric environment into service oriented archtecture with SAML on the front end sophisticated and well-thought out messaging APIs on the backend. It was a pleasure to work there.

    Cons

    The limitation on contract duration though somewhat flexible made it impossible to stay there. This is a common practice and I believe a somewhat wasteful one. It takes some time to become an expert on a project and that is then thrown away.

  8. "Poor Development practices, oncall for developers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    job security at cost of your soul

    Cons

    resources locked down for developers, poor development practices and low quality apps, developers are expected to provide first tier on call support and employees must be available after hours at all time via cell phone

    Advice to Management

    improve practices and consider work life balance


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wells Fargo Over Rated as a Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a good place work if you get a good manager.

    Cons

    As a software engineer don't expect to learn any new technology. Overloaded with too much bureaucracy making it very difficult to get any thing done. Pay rate is somewhat lower compared with other companies. There are some good managers at Wells but those are few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    The scandal with the opening up fake customer account shows how dishonest Wells has been with both their customers and their employees.