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Wells Fargo Software Engineer Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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!

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. 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.

  8. "always working under pressure"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good brand to work with

    Cons

    developers are always under lots of pressure and managers just care about their own promotions, you will work hard but no one appreciate and it is a get it done company and the management doesn't really care about the quality. still releasing the products in old fashion way by release the whole thing in one shot which is not a good way of doing it at all.

    Advice to Management

    think of bringing new technologies and new people since most of good developers are leaving because they have no idea how to treat with their employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, 40 hours/week standard

    Cons

    Permanent employees do not know or follow Wells Fargo security protocols and SEC laws. Actively punish those who point out security flaws and risks. SEC ignores as individual violations are small for Wells Fargo. If you report the security violation to the security team you will be isolated, vilified and/or terminated.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what is preached. Security should be very important to a public company and a bank.


  10. "IT Area Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Financially well managed company. In the IT area, employment was stable(not a lot layoffs). They let me work at home 100%. They buy everyone their equipment, even laptops, very few security leaks.

    Cons

    Can be a little bureaucratic. Making changes can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Understand tradeoff in implementing change controls.