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Updated March 14, 2019
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  • "Sometimes difficult work life balance" (in 381 reviews)

  • "with out the sales goals can get complacent" (in 1281 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home on Friday. Office is very clean.

    Cons

    High work load. Constantly working on multiple projects at same time. Deadlines are real deals.

    No cafeteria in the building. Have to drive to buy food or bring own food.


  2. "A Cog in a Machine"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work on a very diverse team with members across the world.
    - Exposure to large scale application development where multiple teams collaborate from different angles on one project
    - Challenging innovations and exposure to some modern trends in design
    - Friendly and involved management with realistic goals
    - An understanding of the importance of security and quality assurance helping to facilitate creating outstanding application systems
    - The right amount of meetings to keep everyone apprised without stealing too much time from the actual work day.

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy creates a layer of obfuscation that can be cumbersome to navigate or understand.
    - Delays in the project due to how slow funding and tech support is due to the bureaucracy.
    - Funding problems put contractors and intellectual assets at risk due to losing people when there are shortages and gaps.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that people are assets that can not be as 'plug and play' as the applications we create. When you lose someone with inherit knowledge of a system it can take upwards of a month for someone else to get up to the same speed once you even find the appropriate person. With that in mind funding should be secured at least a month before the end of a project with planed weaning of contractors. For the most part Wells Fargo does everything right except in the case of not treating people like faceless drones... but that's every corporation.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here, it'll kill your passion"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely relaxed pace at which to do work.

    Cons

    Kills my passion for software engineering.

    Advice to Management

    When someone tells you they are really good at something, just let them do it. Management does not use the strengths of their employees at all.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Application System Engineer. 28 year employee"

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    Current Employee - Computer Software Engineer, Applications in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Computer Software Engineer, Applications in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, 401k, medical, PTO

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, very low salary increases, poor leadership, overworked employees, very low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and at least act like yo it appreciate them


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Old fashioned bureaucrats"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good benefits. 25 days of time off after 3 years of service.

    Cons

    Since the start of their cyber security kick about 3 years ago, my division has been in a downward trajectory and far more stressful. Everything is harder to do and requires an “Office Space” level of redundant process to do. Management continues to to believe that all employees, regardless of job function, are exactly the same. They then criticize staff for not doing work due to lack of access to systems that developers no longer have access to.

    Advice to Management

    If you choose to practice strict cyber security you need to hire the staff and have the policy to efficiently execute it. The one-size-fits-all IT policy is a disaster.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of Work to Be Done But No Interest in Keeping Talent Around"

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    Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - much to do, won't be bored
    - friendly team and management
    - many group huddles so everyone is on the same page
    - lots of DIY resources on the intranet to enhance tech skills

    Cons

    - very large corporation and entry level or associate level corporate workers are barely recognized beyond their name for the first year
    - severely lacking transparency from management about company decisions
    - no heads up where managers should probably share need to know items with their staff
    - no place for advancement unless you have put in 5 years
    - ambition to learn is not appreciated
    - also, there is a pending class action lawsuit for unethical business practices that is just brushed under the rug. ya...great morals there.

    Advice to Management

    - stop making the corporate feel worse than it already is with your cheap bureaucratic dialog; it gives folks false hope and makes them trust you when you don't deserve it in the slightest.
    - this isn't a car dealership; quit using sales tactics on your employees to steal their ideas and turn around and axe them when you're done with them


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wells Fargo - Review"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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!