Wells Fargo Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
6,715 Reviews
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Wells Fargo President, CEO, and Director John G. Stumpf
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is good and I was able to see a number of interesting deals (in 274 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 469 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 540 reviews)

  • work- life balance very difficult with the stress management gives to produce (in 128 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Professional and ethical

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Wells Fargo as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good sense of identity and shared values.

    Cons

    Multiple and complex systems across international sites

  2.  

    Lots of pressure, lack of training

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Decent grad salary, small teams

    Cons

    Poor training, lack of appreciation, lack of investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to invest in people

  3.  

    Wells Fargo

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large scale of business, stable, conservative, focus on the US

    Cons

    no ambition to progress, focus on traditional commercial banking business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Loan Underwriter III in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Consumer Loan Underwriter III in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training, benefits, managers. Lot of Overtime. Great Incentives.

    Cons

    When you get laid off they are not good at getting you into another dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you lay people off at least attempt to place your good workers in an another position instead of making them start over with the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    What to expect at Wells Fargo

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Banking Specialist in Spring, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Business Banking Specialist in Spring, TX (US)

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to grow. 401k options are good. Array of products especially in business lending, are great.

    Cons

    In retail, relationship banking is not a priority, selling "widgets" are. Store mgrs are given a lot of autonomy, so they can be your best friend or worst enemy. So far two mgrs I have worked with, leave a lot to be desired. Health benefits just took a big turn for the worst in 2014.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Invaluable experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loan Document Specialist in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Loan Document Specialist in Des Moines, IA (US)

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Opportunities for growth; I was promoted within my first month employed. Benefits were good. Opportunities for overtime.

    Cons

    Upper management out of touch with those below them. Relaxed work environment led to some issues between personnel; gossip, slacking off, etc.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Process Analyst, Contract Position

    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Wells Fargo as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pleasant Team Members
    Good Employee Morale
    Good work environment
    Ammenities available to employees: 3 Cafes, A small store with dry cleaning, a coffee shop, ATM's, Fitness
    Good Climate control (yes that's weird but I'm never too hot or too cold at my desk)

    Cons

    Contractors are not included in team member communication, events, community events, etc...
    I didn't find out that Good Friday was a holiday until I came to work that day
    Little to No Training available to Contractors

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot and huge room to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSSR
    Former Employee - CSSR

    I worked at Wells Fargo part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are a student they work with your school hours. Tons of PTO, health benefits and 401k. Staff I worked with was amazing

    Cons

    MUST BE GREAT AT SALES!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was blessed to have an amazing management staff.!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a great place to start your banking career if your hungry for sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    great sales commission every quarter if you really work for it there is lots of money for the taking

    Cons

    the customer shopping can ruin your career her and others perception of your customer service if you don't get all fives every time you can mess up you commission for you and your whole branch the pressure will kill you if you if you let it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take into consideration how hard it is to get perfect scores in those costumer interaction while trying to sell and do transactions at the same time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A very nice place to be a part of the team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in Alexandria, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in Alexandria, MN (US)

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wells Fargo puts a lot into training you before you actually start your position. They want you to be prepared and properly reflect their customer focused culture from the very start so when you sit in front of your customers, they feel appreciated, welcomed, and satisfied.
    Co-workers are very friendly and everyone works together to meet the goals of the entire branch. Managers are not overbearing but there to help when you need it. There is also an abundance of resources should you ever have a question, such as peers, online resources, etc.
    Great benefits and a solid work/life balance with flexible and variant schedules.

    Cons

    Working Saturdays can be a bummer, but it is a short shift and you get a lot of opportunities to meet with customers that only have time to come in on the weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You truly seem to know how to treat your customers and employees right, keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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