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Updated October 29, 2018
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  • "Sometimes difficult work life balance" (in 369 reviews)

  • "Can be hard to reach sales goals" (in 1272 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. 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. 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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. 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!


  10. "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.