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Wells Fargo Reviews

Updated 13 December, 2018
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  • "Sometimes difficult work life balance" (in 372 reviews)

  • "Can be hard to reach sales goals" (in 1273 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (48)

    "Coming to work here was the best decision ever."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture here is phenomenal. The message is all about how the people make the difference and the company is very focused on developing employees.

    The routines set in place to reinforce the behaviors are phenomenal. Resources available to leaders for improving coaching style are endless! They have even taken external leadership theories and incorporated those into the resources and training available.

    Highly engaged and talented people work here, making it a great place to network and grow.

    Cons

    Some systems are a bit antiquated, but to be honest I’d prefer that over flashy stuff that glitches out all the time.

    Time off is not very competitive, and it doesn’t increase with positions that have more responsibility, it only increases with years worked at the company.

    No fully comprehensive health plan, but they do offer a company funded HSA with one of the plans.


  2. "Excellent culture"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very down to earth mentality from senior management; one of the few banking environments where career longevity seems like a positive.

    Strong balance sheet and risk appetite. Excellent credit knowledge.

    Cons

    Pay is lower compared to other banks; focus is heavily on lending products and retail. Capital markets division is something that needs to be improved.

    Internal "chat" function monitors your speech so if you swear, they chastise you. Not a great thing in a banking environment...

    Can seem less intense than other banks, which may be a negative to type A personalities.

    Not great employee training, but they are working to improve this (maybe I was spoiled at my last employer)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ice ice baby"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary and the coworkers are okay

    Cons

    The workload is so heavy for everyone that nobody gets anything done. They expect a lot with very minimal training. Factors creating an extremely stressful environment.I have been judged and bullied by a coworker on the basis of my sexual orientation, which was disgusting and unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees better.
    Stick to your values - Diversity and people as a competitive advantage.


  4. "n/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    international company lots of opportunities

    Cons

    closed down canada branches altogether


  5. "Limited Growth Opportunities in Operations"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative/Operations Analyst/Operations Processor in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative/Operations Analyst/Operations Processor in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance, you're able to work from home after one year of employment
    - Good benefits
    - Great culture
    - Amazing diversity, you get to work with a diverse group of smart individuals

    Cons

    - Limited growth opportunities, you basically would have to seek other companies if you want an advancement (varies by department)
    - Favouritism
    - Bullying from a different Department (Belittling One's work, causing loss of confidence)
    - Limited resources to perform day-to-day job functions. There wasn't a clear sense of direction on what the business was expecting

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they'll take care of you:
    - Develop more frequent one-on-one sessions with your employees
    - Management should take action of the bullying that was apparent within the workplace
    - Ask employees for feedback of manager
    - Make communication a priority


  6. "Good learning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience and great co workers

    Cons

    Unapproachable management and inflexible leave structure

    Advice to Management

    Be more available


  7. "okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its not all bad. mgmt is poor

    Cons

    no pension, but currently looking to change

  8. "Its alright if you're working with the right kind of people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    Onshore management is wonderful to work with

    Cons

    'Diversity' - In this version, people of non-local backgrounds feel the pinch in all aspect of local correspondence.


  9. "BSC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Inclusion needs to be improved


  10. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and solid benefits

    Cons

    Very slow-paced / old school environment