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  1. System engineer

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good team

    Cons

    Nothing to mention as it was a good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on reducing single point of dependency

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    Good and bad

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Huge company, depending on "where" you work, it can be fulfilling.

    Cons

    Huge company, apparently no matter "where" you work (unless you're at the top of the ladder), it will not be incredibly rewarding. Quarter after quarter for years they reported record earnings and from the very top they congratulated employees on a job well done. But when it came time to show their appreciation, even with a stellar performance review, they gave small raises, not even keeping pace with inflation most of...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't brag about all the money being made and then not share it with those that deserve it.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Large Corporate Bank - WF

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The PMO does a good job of allocating the proper resources for all the IT related projects. There is a team effort and very minimal need for "red tape" since all the processes are well defined.

    Cons

    The on-boarding process was not very smooth, it took well over a month to gain all the required software and access needed to be able to actually work. There is also a slow pace at adapting to newer technologies due to legacy systems, lack of technical expertise, and the overall size of the enterprise. The former leadership from the east coast management team is lacking integrity. I had a great opportunity, but because...

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    Advice to Management

    Fire the Management leftovers from Wachovia and put someone in charge who actually has leadership skills and integrity.

  4. Helpful (1)

    Great people, good technology, horrible beauracracy, broken management, repeat.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fine technical people, good resources, good perks - even for contractors, reasonable expectations

    Cons

    Slow processes, workers stuck in silos of anti-invention, many boring meetings, duplicitous management (especially senior), slow to adapt

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue that some people really don't like to be re-orged 4 times in the 18th months I was there. My manager - a long time employee - ended up back under the same senior manager he had when I began my stint there: a great guy who never listened to him... That gives you a clue. Empower and leave workers responsible. Micromanaging and, even worse, management which doesn't listen, is the end of life!

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    Whim & Fancy

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    It's a growing and stable company.

    Cons

    Salaries are average Equipment, growth, culture and policy varies as per manager's whim and fancy. Some managers walk very fine line between discrimination and differentiation sometimes between policy and law Too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    More diversity needed in middle and upper management especially in Technology group.

  6. Good co-workers, challenged management

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good projects, easy timelines, smart co-workers

    Cons

    Endless (meaningless) phone meetings; process so slow, if I worked at 33% capacity it looked like I was overachieving; workers siloed into meaningless jobs; server bloat to the excess.

    Advice to Management

    Take 1 or 2 layers of management and retire it.

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    Unhappy Employees

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Employment, which is a good thing in the current economy. The company name looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    High stress due to tyrannical micro-managers, roadblocks, red-tape, politics, finger-pointing, and CONSTANT fire drills. Long hours, unplanned weekend and holiday work (which is unpaid) getting dropped on us frequently on Friday afternoons. No opportunity to transition out of narrowly defined job roles. You are basically stuck in what is called a "silo" until that technology or job is retired, at which point...

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    Advice to Management

    Senior management is totally disconnected. If you really want to know what is going on, talk directly to the engineers. NOT to the engineer's manager's manager's manager.

  8. Too big.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Frederick, MD
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent compensation. The work isn't too difficult. There is a certain amount of freedom granted (ability to prioritize and perform work how I want to, as long as the goals are met).

    Cons

    It's just too big. There is no way to be recognized for advancement when there is virtually no face-to-face contact with management. The work itself can be brain-numbingly repetitive. On this particular project we've been averaging 50-60 hours per week for over a year, and as a thank you, given a bag of jelly beans and told that we can't let up, we'll need to keep working just as hard.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat people like indentured servants... if you have too much work for your staff to handle in a 40-hour week more than half of the time, hire some more people rather than burn out the ones you have. Also, implement a better recognition program, or something to retain good workers. I honestly feel that of the several places I've worked, there are the least amount of "best and brightest" here.

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