(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Jul 21st, 2021
"Demand more pay and better work life balance. They will work you more overtime but wasn’t flexible when you needed flex time."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on May 4th, 2021
"Office politics are extremely relevant here and you need to ensure people are on your side to succeed."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Apr 29th, 2021
"Your experience will vary widely depending on what business line you work for and your direct reporting manager. I do think that Wells Fargo is trying to change their culture to be more inclusive but it will take time for that to trickle down to the bottom level of the organization."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Feb 23rd, 2021
"If you dont have someone supporting/promise your career, don’t bother. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Jan 29th, 2021
"Unhealthy and unsafe environment for women and people of color. After an event I reported to HR was substantiated, I was told if I no longer felt comfortable in my work environment to ask my harasser (head of the department) themselves for a transfer. HR insinuated they spoke to the individual about the incident, and there was nothing more they could do. Thank goodness, the state unemployment office thought otherwise. After listening to both sides of the story, it was concluded that my resignation from the company was fully justified due to working conditions Wells Fargo created. This is not a safe, healthy, or inclusive environment. There is zero accountability for managers--only you. I worked here for 6+ years and would not recommend even to my worst enemy. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Jan 4th, 2021
"It is very disorganized overall but OK in other ways. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Dec 28th, 2020
"Some lines of business have women in leadership positions, but overall it seems the top positions are mostly held by white men (which is similar to most large banks). In many ways Wells Fargo is rooted strongly in a traditional hierarchical banking culture, though they are making significant Corporate-level investments in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion which will benefit women and people of color."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Dec 4th, 2020
"You are your own best advocate. There are many peers that will help you succeed through networking within the company."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Oct 26th, 2020
"The huge burden of what woman are going through today and the reality our days are getting longer at work and each day is a feeling like more of the same. Handling the biz piece of life + the "invisible work" is creating pressure without flexibility. I report up to a white male, who reports to a white male and so on an so forth. We have little diversity or awareness to fix and lift up woman. The deck appears stacked against us in many places, for example: we promoted 10 people in my business to SVP and only one was a female. Women are negotiating for raises and promotions just as often as men, but are less likely to see a positive outcome at Wells. Our work is going unnoticed. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Sep 21st, 2020
"The organization shared its own study, revealing a gender pay disparity. Granted, it was a small gap, particularly compared with the national norm and the rest of the financial industry, but it was a gap nonetheless. I've seen the company do nothing to address what it confirmed itself, and I am aware I am paid less than male colleagues on my team. Pay was commensurate with the job I was initially hired to do. However, the role has been added to significantly over time, with no corresponding pay increase and a rigid, annual raise system that does not even map to inflation. Outside of unequal pay, recent changes in leadership are particularly disheartening. While the company proclaims good percentages with regard to number of women working there and women in leadership roles, a slew of recent executive hires all fall within the older white male demographic. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Sep 15th, 2020
"A few years ago, I had nothing but excellent things to say about this organization. It has slowly deteriorated to an environment where everyone is afraid for their jobs and only looking out for themselves. Teams exist in name only and you don't feel supported as an employee. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Sep 8th, 2020
"There was 0 work/life balance within wfhm. You can be written up for calling out of work to care for sick children. I was treated horribly after I returned from maternity leave. Not all departments are bad, but there are some really, really toxic areas that should be avoided in Charlotte NC."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Aug 3rd, 2020
"Yes, my experience at the company was they promote women and support work-life balance. Diversity in general is important to the company."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Jul 10th, 2020
"Wells Fargo recognizes the challenges and statistics regarding diversity, as well as hiring challenges and finding diverse qualified talent. As a company, they are increasing their D&I efforts to result in more women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities in leadership roles. It is a huge initiative of every hiring effort."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Jul 2nd, 2020
"As the company recovers from its ethics scandals of recent years, there's been an influx of outside leadership at high levels, from other large companies. Although some of these top leaders are women, be wary of shifts in culture that might bring a more traditional, i.e. male-centric, view to this decently open workplace. Fortunately, it remains decentralized enough that your own immediate leadership structure is the key, and excellence is still recognized."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Mar 20th, 2020
"Our recruiters and leaders are reviewed for D&I and AA goals and focuses - this really drives great inclusion and opportunity for women at all levels of the organization!"
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Mar 17th, 2020
"I enjoy my teammates, the work location, the ability to flex when needed. I do not feel the company stands by some of its policies and has made for an uncomfortable work environment until I found another role at the company. There is work to be done in some areas as there are managers who do not know how to manage, which results in an uncomfortable work environment that dismisses inappropriate behavior by managers who do not know how to lead. I love my new role, my managers, teammates, flexibility, and work location currently. Choose well when interviewing! Also, I enjoy the development opportunities and the Women’s Team Member Network! I have met wonderful women in my time there to connect with outside of my department. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Mar 12th, 2020
"I used to LOVE this company when I first started. The ethics, values, marketing all speak to me on a deeper level that resonated my commitment to always do the right things for customers. But in application, profits always will come first because your manager is bonused on profitable margins in the cost center. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Mar 10th, 2020
"HR is a great place to work not sure what it is like in other areas of the bank"
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on Aug 16th, 2019
"Culture has done a 180. D and I is now a check the box lips service thing. The me too movement is mocked and we have an almost all white male leadership. We used to be great and I loved working here. Now, feeling like we are going back in time.....soon it will be 1950. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on May 24th, 2019
"Depending on your department, can be very flexible. Women at all levels of the company. Diversity and inclusion important to management. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on May 23rd, 2019
"Fairly easy to adjust to with litte experience as your are given ample time for training, good benefits, and flexible scheduling. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo, United States on May 6th, 2019
"Excellent opportunities for women through Team Member Networks and mentoring programs. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Feb 28th, 2019
"Some of the old Wall Street culture exists, but the company is trying to change this."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Jan 28th, 2019
"Think about your career goals and desired path. Wells Fargo offers decent benefits and great flexibility, but I feel like career growth for women is limited after a certain point."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Jan 21st, 2019
"Its corporate America so be ready to work twice as hard to be recognized."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Nov 7th, 2018
"Very Long hours and not supportive of work life balance."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Sep 11th, 2018
"Its a very male dominated culture and promotions and reviews are based on how well you can fit in and not on work ethic or passion."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Aug 14th, 2018
"Work for someone you trust. Don't be shy about calling out systemic problems in the appropriate way- the company wants to improve but the weight of the organization is significant, and it will take real ownership from all employees for desired culture and process changes to permeate and take root!"
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Jul 6th, 2018
"Hard work and a positive attitude only gets you so far as Wells Fargo."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on May 21st, 2018
"Wells Fargo is a Great place to work, communication is key. We all know it can be difficult to balance your career and family life. Be honest, have a strong work ethic and communicate any issues that might cause you to miss work with management as soon as you find out. That allows them to make any adjustments if necessary and keeps everyone on the same page."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on May 16th, 2018
"Wells Fargo is very flexible with allowing employees to work remotely and there are lots of job opportunities. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on May 14th, 2018
"I would advise women to understand their ideal client base and asset under managements. Understanding those two items will help you close the gap of pay inequality. Your production, quality of life, and internal rankings will be based upon those objectives. If I had asked myself those questions and then asked my manager to provide me with the equivalent of a male advisor hired at the same time, I would be much happier than I am now. "
"It's a great place to work. Maternity leave and benefits are great. Wish the option to work from home was more flexible. Don't get me wrong I like coming in to the office but the ability to work one day a week or so from home would be lovely."
"many teams in place to push gender diversity and inclusion forward"
"loads of opportunities. major focus on diversity and inclusion. exceptional leave policies"
"A lot of opportunity and education to get to where you want to be."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on May 2nd, 2018
"WFA is committed to the client experience and the team member experience."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Apr 5th, 2018
"I would tell another woman that this is a great place to work."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Feb 19th, 2018
"When I worked there in 2015, the maternity policy was 4-6 weeks (C-section - 6 weeks). Trust me, they expected for you to be back full-time after the 6 weeks. My immediate boss was really inflexible. One time he even said, "Even 6 weeks is too long!" No comment..."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Feb 12th, 2018
"Wells Fargo, in general and depending on your team, has a great policy about working from home. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Jan 19th, 2018
"This is a great place to work under the right group/management. However, if you land on the wrong side, you will be constantly stressed trying to ensure you at your desk 10 hours a day."
"Summer internship. Wish I did more research on the group I joined. Ended up being the only female in my particular group, and was called out as being 'different' than the 23-year old analysts I was working alongside during my final summer review."
"I've worked here for 2 years and there are alot of women working here. Many are in higher level roles, most of which require a decent amount of travel. I've heard the maternity is the absolute bare minimum and flexible schedules aren't really supported or embraced."
"I worked for Wells Fargo for 7 years. The branches i worked in were staffed by almost all women. Executive management is still mostly men, but that's the case in almost any large financial institution. Branch management positions are demanding and don't make a lot of accommodations for family/work balance."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Nov 2nd, 2017
"The day hours are great for family time."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Oct 23rd, 2017
"My experience has been negative due to my direct management. I likely would have a more positive review if my direct management were different."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Sep 15th, 2017
"See recent scandal(s). Unfortunately, the core is rotten and has been for some time. It is going to take many years to repair. The company cares more about saving its reputation and they know they have scale on their side. The same core management is still at the company. Only the very top was ousted. There is tremendous pressure on the team members to clean up the mess. (including new hires). Wells has affinity groups but it is not very engaging. the IT organization is still heavily male dominated and not many women in middle management in the pipeline. CEO Signed diversity pledge but the company needs more action. There is no obvious efforts to mentor or enage women."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Sep 6th, 2017
"Negotiate salary before coming on board otherwise the annual merit increases have always been 0 - 2%, not enough to keep up with the increases costs to employees for health insurance "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Sep 2nd, 2017
"do your homework about pay and how women are advancing."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Aug 17th, 2017
"Good Work Life Balance. It is employee centric company with lot of fun activities too."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Jul 23rd, 2017
"Don't. Find a job elsewhere, where women actually value and elevate each other. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Jul 6th, 2017
"Gain flexibility via the value you bring to the team. Do not bring up needing flexibility for family needs."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on May 19th, 2017
"The company is great all around, however flexibility is really dependent on the LOB you're in. So ask the right questions and set your expectations right off the bat. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on May 11th, 2017
"Set your boundaries early. It is easy to get sucked into the firedrill mentality where everything needs to be done immediately. By setting your boundaries early, (for example leaving at 5 for a workout or coming in at 9 so you drop your kids off) it will be more likely that they will be respected. "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Feb 15th, 2017
"I have enjoyed my small department. My manager promotes my personal and professional development. She is flexible with my schedule and cares about me as a person. As I've only worked for one manager here, I can't speak to the company as a whole. I was happy to learn that they extended maternity leave but they didn't let me have this benefit because it started after I began my maternity leave. This seemed very unfair as I only received three full weeks of paid time and the remaining 7 weeks I took (11 weeks total) I had to cover half of my pay and benefits "
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Jan 20th, 2017
"Wells Fargo updated their Parental Leave Policy on June 1, 2016 to provide 16 weeks of paid time away from work to care for the birth or adoption of a child under 18 years old."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Dec 6th, 2016
"despite the fact that most senior leaders are men, wells fargo is a women friendly company. i have a female manager, and half my colleagues are women. i would like to see more women in senior leadership roles."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Sep 30th, 2016
"Good place to work with respect for males and females"
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Jul 29th, 2016
"Females are generally hired into entry-level jobs, but over 90% of leadership beyond the branch level is male. There are no benefits for families. Maternity leave is taken as PTO, as are any prenatal care appts as that's the only way to guarantee the time off."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on May 5th, 2016
"If you desire to advance in your career, don't make waves. There are positivie aspects such as attitude toward LGBT community and an improved attitude toward culturally diverse work force. Having said that, again a lot depends on which city and department the woman works / is seeking employment in."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Apr 23rd, 2016
"Great place to work depending on your department. Nice and friendly people to work with."
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Apr 3rd, 2016
"Not very accepting of time off for sick kids"
Anonymous shared this review of Wells Fargo on Apr 1st, 2016
"It all depends on the organization for which you work. If you work as a Financial Advisor, it's a man's world (and a world of baby boomer generation). And it also is branch dependent. If you luck out and work at a good branch (good team, manager, location), it may be OK. Wells parental leaves, etc. are subpar. Even the health benefits are very strict and inflexible. Not the best company in terms of benefits, leave, flexibility, family, etc."
"great place to be!"
"Wells Fargo has a mentorship program for female employees that places them with female mentors in another part of the company."
"This company makes strides to promote and include women. However, within teams, I belive women are treated less fairly related to pay and bonuses, along with promotion. While we do have some women "at the top" the women in the middle seem to struggle to make it up the chain more than men. From what I understand, the maternity policy is just use of vacation time and short term disability."
"Never took maternity leave, but knew quite a few co workers who did. Management constantly called them to see when they were coming back. Other women supervisors were very negative whenever a manager would announce pregnancy. No work to life balance with this company, all work all the time!"
"decent benefits and opportunity to grow. Big time pressure on sales though. Also very rigid/inflexible when it comes to certain things. However if you enjoy customer service and sales based jobs and you work well with strict structures then this is the job for you."
"I've worked here for 16 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. Generally I believe they are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them. Mid-level women don't seem to advance because of these subtle issues. Also, while maternity leave is generous here I think women are judged harshly by some colleagues and managers for taking the full time. When we do take time off for maternity, there is pressure to return to work which dampens the experience. Employees can get up to 25 weeks of full pay based on tenure but job protection is only 12 weeks."
"I've worked in corporate banking for 10+ years and Wells Fargo was by far the most formal, inflexible bank to date. My office is 90% men but they do offer a wellness room for pumping. I'm in California and found all the HR staff on the phone didn't know the California leave rules. It's amazing in a company of 250,000 people the only way to find out the true leave information was by word of mouth from other mothers. Overall they did a great job supporting me when I came back and I feel like my career didn't skip a beat which is nice."
"In my experience they are not friendly toward women with children, I was a working mom of a new born and needed to be able to pump breast milk. I was reluctantly given timed breaks at an absolute minimum and lead to believe I couldn't move up if this continued. I was forced to pump in the bathroom even though there was an office I could have easily used. I was constantly asked to stay extra time sometimes being 4 or 5 hours overtime on a weekly basis."
"There is opportunities to move up the chain fairly quickly, but their sick day policy is not conducive to being a parent and trying to split the the time. It is better to take the entire week rather than every other day and sharing with your spouse, because consecutive days counts as one and split shifts count as individual occurrences."
"Wells Fargo firmly stands by its values of diversity and inclusion. This applies to sex, race, religion, as well as other things. They encourage having many different ideas and lifestyles in a team, for the company feels that this helps generate creativity and stop stagnation. Wells Fargo supports women in maternity leave, protected breast feeding/pumping time, and discounts/insurance plans to help with childcare. In my year here, I've met many women in leadership roles, and they are all there due to their own personal merit. I've received coaching and support about my own growth, and have had tremendous opportunity to advance in the company. This is a wonderful place for anyone, both women and men, to work."
"If you are a legacy wells Fargo Bank then there is ample women denvelopment opportunities However the regions in the south very much are ran by men and still employee the good ol other mentality"
"I've worked here for 5 years, I loved it prior to working for a woman that doesn't support other woman, and doesn't listen when concerns are brought to her attention. This company requires you to be competitive and willing to undercut others to get ahead. I have always believed in retaining team members and managing them into promotions not firing them or asking them to leave. Majority of the other managers in my district were also made away of my personal information that was not known fact, so it's also very much like high school. No one is willing to say it to your face, but always behind your back. So be prepared when someone knows something about you that only your DM or Manager may know."
"If you work for the right department you will find Wells Fargo very supportive of work life balance. I work solely from home which allows me to be a full time employee and a full time mom. I absolutely love it. It has been a dream come true!"
"Don't let the negativity bring you down"
"I am a contractor for this company through K-Force. So far I would say for the first day, do a dry run of the bus schedule so you know what you are doing when it's freezing out. Take a water bottle and your lunch. A radio with headphones is good. Everyone has been very nice! :)"
"It just work don't kill yourself for it"
"I've worked here for more than 20 years. There is plenty of opportunity but to get ahead you need to build a solid network. Pay attention to building relationships with senior managers and the movers and shakers in the organization. Politics is the name of the game here. Find someone well connected that you can trust to watch your back."
"I worked here for 9 years and wish I hadn't stressed so much about my maternity leave. My team was fully supportive through this tough personal period, and I was still respected for my work ethic and performance. My advice to other women is to pay attention to building better relationships with the senior management (which is predominantly older and male). Its hard for younger women to do this but watch carefully how some of the more senior women do it because its very important for your career advancement."
"Too many layers of management. Unrealistic sales goals. Inexperienced managers."
"After having kids I was so appreciative of the convenient nursing room. I also like the flexibility of my job to work from home whenever I choose to. I'm on a virtual team, so my coworkers are all over the country...it doesn't matter where my desk is, as long as I'm online. Health benefits really took a nose dive a couple years ago. But I guess that's Parr for the course."
"Inexperienced management. Unrealistic sales goals."
"If your not good at sales they wont want you."
"Some departments are great and others not so much. Mine is great."
"It's ok. It's a huge company so you tend to feel like a cog in a wheel."
"Ive been at this company for 27 years. I love the flexibility and the opportunities."