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Wells Fargo Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
7,107 Reviews
3.2
7,107 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 283 reviews)

  • They do have good benefits although they continue to degrade a little every year (in 488 reviews)


Cons
  • Sales goals that must be met whether the customer wants or needs the products (in 565 reviews)

  • work- life balance very difficult with the stress management gives to produce (in 138 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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. 14 people found this helpful  

    Cross Sell or Unemployment, Wells Fargo Only Wants Employees To Sell Customers

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

    I have been working at Wells Fargo (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits (but cost creeping up and coverage creeping down each year), Good Morale Both Management and Coworkers, and Honestly a Great Company.

    Cons

    Cross Selling is the only focus now, firing employees who are great at their job in every area that should matter but if the cross selling results are not meeting the ever ridiculous quota (which continues to rise) than you may not have a job next month. Expectation for customers to say yes to cross selling, leaving you with no real control of your job security. Stress!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross sell expectations are going to destroy the customers experience after all tenured employees are fired. All that will be left are employees that cross sell and could not resolve a true complex issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    I loved working for this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Banker I in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Banker I in Mesa, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent employee benefits! It feels great to work for a company that has made a very respectable name for itself.

    Cons

    Caution - If you do not like intense sales pressure you would not enjoy working on the retail side of wells fargo. This is at times a "con" because too much sales pressure can lead to an unethical work environment and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend that you constantly reward your employees who do well on a consistent basis! As a manager. i think i would value consistency very much from my employees. If they are a consistently high performing employee it does no good to harass them on the one of two days they do not perform well. I think this is ineffective and a counterproductive tactic because it can discourage that employee, make them feel as though their consistent performance is not appreciated, and can therefore create a subtle resentment towards their manager. I think it is better to focus on the employees who are not performing up to standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great team, close distance from home , good pay , flexible hours

    Cons

    Meeting sales goals/pressure of goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't harrass employeesto meet goals just give good advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Care for their employees very much, and the pay was excellent. I would definitely consider working there again anytime soon.

    Cons

    Their time-off policies aren't amazing. Could use a little bit of work in that area, because i needed them for all the jewish holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would show some more support to the interns there. No pay was a bit rough for the other people working there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal banker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in Cape Coral, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Banker I (SAFE) in Cape Coral, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot and meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    High goals. You success is base off of others credit score.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

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

    I have been working at Wells Fargo

    Pros

    Diverse work environment, Learning Environment

    Cons

    Up-Ward Mobility (even with given education/experience - Hiring managers hire on the basis of "liking" a person rather than from qualifications)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that all management (supervisor,mid-level) hire due to qualification rather than personal preference to a candidate. I have seen management do this which leads to poor employee morale for the company, high turnover rates to other departments or out of wells Fargo, and compliance issue due to unqualified persons taking shortcuts or they incorrectly action something, leading to issues down the quarter. I have expressed this issue to management however it seems to prevail with lack thereof any review or change. Please do not take this as a bad review, it is a minute detail in the grandeur scale of Wells Fargo. So please apply and learn from the experience you are about to embark on, you will meet some fantastic people and in the process learn a language or two. I love working with the people in Wells Fargo albeit some minor issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bittersweet job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Wynnewood, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Wynnewood, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Only open during regular business hours. My branch was a team like atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not enough training before throwing you on the line. Sales goals were high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance your training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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