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Wells Fargo CEO Timothy J. Sloan
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  1. "Transparent, excellent opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Wealth Planning Strategist in Tampa, FL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the Private Bank, culture is very customer focused with hard work and employees are rewarded for doing the right thing. Lots of opportunity if you work hard, work well within a team. Most teammates are helpful and leadership genuinely cares about employees.

    Cons

    Don't always hire to fit the culture resulting in dysfunctional group dynamics and long periods to get new teammates to follow the model when they have no interest in doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Continue promoting the culture that is transparent and following the model is rewarded. Be more thoughtful about hiring and include current team members, especially those who will report to a manager, in the interview process.

    Wells Fargo2017-11-16
  2. "Wells Fargo compensation"

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    Former Employee - Content Strategist in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo for more than a year

    Pros

    Good processes and training; most employees were friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity to try something new or different; content strategists were simply a cog in a wheel

    Wells Fargo2016-01-18
  3. "Commercial Strategies"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Strategist in Charlotte, NC
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Congenial work culture. Strategies group was a strong value added differentiator from competitors. Generous benefit packages. Very well qualified team from varied backgrounds with a lot of cohesion both nationally and locally.

    Cons

    Group was dissolved for cost cutting purposes, thereby eliminating one of the few differentiators the bank had versus its competitors. Move seemed a bit short sighted given commoditization of banking products and aggressive competition from other banks.

    Advice to Management

    Relaunch the strategies team, with slimmer headcount. Upper management exacerbated costs by authorizing too much headcount for junior hires. The work in my office could have easily been done by 2 senior people and 1 junior, as opposed to 4 senior people and 2 juniors.

    Wells Fargo2015-05-15
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    "An easy place to excel"

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    Current Employee - Strategist in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Wells Fargo is a good place to learn about the complexities of managing a large, sales-oriented business. It is very customer focused relative to other financial services companies of its size, and values thinking and doing across particular product lines to find better ways of creating and benefitting from value for customers. It is also not particularly difficult to manage time for the rest of your life there....

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    Cons

    Your colleagues will generally be B players rather than superstars. I suspect they are better than the average worker, but still quite a ways from the very best and brightest in the world. While that means if you are an A player it's easy to outshine the majority of folks, it will not necessarily be easy to move around in new positions if you are really good at the one you have, as people will come to depend on you...

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    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on cultivating top-tier talent. Weed out average and below average employees. The company can get more done with fewer, smarter people who are willing to take a few more risks, think a bit bolder, innovate more.

    Wells Fargo2008-07-16
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