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Wells Fargo Washington Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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  • Work-life balance; in-branch work schedule (in 307 reviews)

  • High pressure based on sales goals that seemed unattainable (in 1152 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Teller in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, profit sharing, quarterly incentives, team member networks

    Cons

    Micro management, not a lot of job openings, salary should match tenure/experience


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Teller"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My Service Manager was Great

    Cons

    Hard to become Full Time

    Not many opportunities to move up unless youre there for 5 years

    Advice to Management

    Pay Better and give more opportunities for growth.


  3. "Not a company to say I'm proud to have worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary & opportunities to switch branches

    Cons

    The sales goals are very unrealistic and senior management is a problem around the DC metro area.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate who is in your senior management roles before you "pick" on the little guys. Adjust your sales goals and the pressure you put on employees for checking accounts.


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  5. "Solid company if in Corporate and not Retail"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relation Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Relation Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Corporate iPhone and new laptop

    Cons

    Lack of natural progression, have to be hungry and eager to get promoted and demand more pay


  6. "personal banker"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, my co workers are also awesome. No long hours

    Cons

    don't know if sells goal will come back, I've been moved around 4 different branches and I've only been working for 4 months.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Legacy Wachovia Wells Fargo PB2"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Personal Banker in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Personal Banker in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of press and brand recognition.

    Cons

    A terrible company. Everything is about the bottom dollar, just jam clients into accounts, 5 conference calls a day about sales goals, every hour and 45 min wanting to know where you were on your goal and what you were going to do to exceed it? Telling Manager on your sales spreadsheet how many accounts, loans, "sticky products" you've managed to convince people to get.

    Advice to Management

    The soul of this company is evil. Everyone in management positions sell their soul and slowly work their way up the ladder. They hire as many number counters as they can fit in each "store" do you can beg people or even your own friends and family to open another account. They're were bankers in the Rye New York area making 25-50k a month by selling Heloc's and having the customer use the full amount for the first 96 days then pay it off, also churning accounts for 96 days was a big way to make $ . During the checking account specials they'd offer New client $100 to open package bonuses, some bankers netted $75-$90,000 a month During those specials. Greed, make money, charge crazy overdraft fees no matter what then pretend you care about your clients. I saw people with $1200 in overdraft charges A DAY! Every .01 charge costed them $35. Literally had to help one guy who had $1,535 in ODIN fees on a holiday weekend.


  8. "Was great before"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service MANAGER I in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Service MANAGER I in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation time and bonus. Easy to get promoted in lower levels

    Cons

    Pressure to be perfect. No understanding of personal vs. work time

    Advice to Management

    Understand we are people and that your employees make your bottom line


  9. "Operations Clerk"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo as an intern

    Pros

    Very good management and training. Also, almost all of the tasks and projects I was asked to complete were related to what I was studying in college (economics and finance)

    Cons

    Not very many cons if any.


  10. "I am a multifunctional person."

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Attorney in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am a very sociable person, I like to work together and have leadership. is well serve the customer and I will have good relationship with my colleagues.

    Cons

    I am a person with little patience and I tend to like bad people, I do not like the hypocrisy at work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Abandon All Hope All Ye Who Enter Here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Personal Banker in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    You get paid, sometimes. Your work gets recognized, sometimes. You have plenty of opportunities to advance you career, if you cover for your boss and sacrifice your family life.

    Cons

    -Corporate Ethics are a Sham
    -Unable to Remove Unethical People from Teams, which brings down customer service and overall production.
    -Unrealistic Sales Expectations.
    -Stunted Compensation, and pressure to keep all overtime to a minimum.
    -Training does not include anything close to what you actually do.

    Advice to Management

    Change your entire way of doing business.


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