Wells Fargo Software Engineer Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf
Charlie Scharf
6 Ratings
  1. "good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    good company with perks and all

    Cons

    nothing major as of now

    Wells Fargo2020-05-04
  2. "good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Java Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good place nice people good food

    Cons

    not too bad ,no downside

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    Wells Fargo2020-04-08
  3. "great"

    5.0
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    great culture in the office

    Cons

    no cons found so far

    Wells Fargo2020-04-01
  4. "Loved it!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern 
    Recommends

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people and environment. Absolutely calm.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about, perfect!

    Wells Fargo2020-01-25
  5. "Toxic banker mentality towards contractors"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer 6 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo for more than a year

    Pros

    Hourly Rate was at the top end of the market (read cons) On-shore laptops were proper developer laptops Great for a short term contract Free coffee

    Cons

    As a contractor you are forced to take 10 days unpaid and 7 holidays unpaid per year. This means that your pay rate is 6.5% less than what you negotiate for. This rate is without benefits, unless your agency offers them a la carte and that's more that comes out of your hourly rate. My contract didn't say that you're required to take more than the holidays off. Luckily I was able to negotiate a higher rate to offset this. As of December 2019 Wells claims they are agile, but they're not. It's waterfall with constant scope creep/changes. Points and sprints are arbitrary, and Jira is just used as a placeholder for what needs to be done kan-ban style. I'm aware of at least one other engineer that had a workload that required more than 40 hours a week that went unpaid. Because Wells isn't agile your performance is based on how busy managers think you are. Workflow was a constant state of crunch mode due to poorly executed (or non-existent) requirement gathering and organization. Engineers are expected to "be their own scrum master" and do the Business Analyst/Project Manager/Scrum Master work alongside of programming. As a contractor Wells Fargo is not family friendly. The above points adds up to a toxic work environment. Most of the employees developed a 'Yes Man' attitude when leadership asked their thoughts on architecture or team structure. Stand-up team meetings in our 20 person group we're silent except for the architect that lead the meeting. I listed it as a pro, but a con is the short term nature of contracts. My suggestion would be to get your time in, learn as much as you can, and then leave when the next better opportunity comes up. As a contractor the only place you can go is out the door; retention rate was roughly 60% after the first year.

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    Wells Fargo2019-12-01
  6. "Company cultures is good"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Lead Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive experience working at wells Fargo. Collaborative leadership

    Cons

    People with less experience try to make the company culture bad

    Wells Fargo2019-10-13
  7. "Average Place to work"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice facilities

    Cons

    Disorganized lots of email that had to be answered immediately so much email and meetings it was hard to get things done

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    Wells Fargo2019-09-11
  8. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Contractor - Software Development Engineer 

    I have been working at Wells Fargo for more than a year

    Pros

    Huge platforms to work with.

    Cons

    sometimes slow decision making process

    Wells Fargo2019-08-18
  9. "Great for folks that just want a paycheck"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good, especially for what they expect of you.

    Cons

    No culture, planning, organization, or passion at this company.

    Wells Fargo2019-09-21
  10. "Plus and Minus, You choose"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good bonus, 7% 401k match and 50 stocks

    Cons

    People are not promoted on skills and felt stagnant

    Wells Fargo2019-08-25
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