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  • "Work life balance was a poor aspect of the job" (in 369 reviews)

  • "Can be hard to reach sales goals" (in 1270 reviews)

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  1. "It's not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project M in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project M in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My co-workers were great.

    Cons

    The physical environment is drab and uninspiring. You expect bureaucracy but this is some next level Kafka-esque nightmares. Have a sense of humor if you work there.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline!


  2. "Home Mortgage Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Home Mortgage Consultant in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Home Mortgage Consultant in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is massive in scale and what it can do to potentially support its work force.

    Cons

    Because the company is so large, many things move at a snails pace due to multiple persons trying to do the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to keep your staff and do better training for managers who just observe instead of manage/mentor.

  3. "Wells Fargo"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity! Lots of room to grow. There are many resources for one to simplify their job. Large company that offers many benefits.

    Cons

    Sales is the main focus


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Same game different name."

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally responsible about managing risk. Diversity and Inclusion seemed to matter, from a business and "common sense" optic.

    Cons

    Lots of silos. Many wholesale units live and do business only in their vertical. Corporate Trust leadership was myopic in appearance and fact, very complacent and unable to leverage the larger enterprise.


  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many career opportunities in different locations and different divisions. Majority of emp are very responsive. Management is down to earh.

    Cons

    Favoritism excised in many places and many promotions are secretly done. Many managers are not good in time management and pass too much pressure to direct report.

    Advice to Management

    Most managers are smart but they sure need help to improve their management skill. The company is too decentralized and that leads to many duplicate efforts.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management is risk adverse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good life balance and seasoned and competent workers

    Cons

    Work is limited to bread and butter projects. Difficult to innovate more evolutionary methodology employed.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to create more growth opportunities for its employees. Provide more mentoring to its subordinates.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "monkey in a very nice suite"

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    Current Employee - Business Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    if you do good you get promoted within a short period of time, but the salary raise i worthless.

    Cons

    if you are good they love you, if you are struggling job security threats on constant

    Advice to Management

    have some morals

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Like many jobs, it all depends on what team you're part of."

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    Former Employee - Systems Architect in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Architect in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable environment, good technically sharp coworkers, good respect for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Technical stagnation, office and inter-departmental politics resulting in different groups competing to own large chunks of technology, and then fighting to cut it in two so each group can get their share. Senior management who report record profits, then turn around and cut training budgets, department lunches, and anything else that could be cut. Often project managers know little about the business at hand, and only about microsoft project and meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Hire analysts who are experts in the business, let them develop solid requirement documents, and give the technical teams room to do their job, and watch what happens.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "May not be a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons were the 25 cent sodas and a few of the people that have become my friends.

    Cons

    A very few of my co workers were very supportive and helpful, but I found that this was not so corporate wide. A lot of people were not willing to share knowledge/information and there was too much backstabbing between the managers and officers. There was no teamwork amongst the employees and many people were very happy once they have left the group or company.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to stop the backstabbing amongst the managers and officers. Please remember this trickles down to your direct reports. This is not condusive to teamwork and success, if you wish to retain compenent people.


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