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company

Wells Fargo

Headquarters

New York, NY

employees

10,000 +

industry

Finance

Representation - Gender Identity

43.0%
Male
57.0%
Female

Representation - Race

Black
Asian
Latinx
Native American
56.0%
White
44.0%
Other

How do I make my application stand out?

August 13, 2020

If you apply to the Sophomore Leaders Conference Program, they don’t really care about your skills, they just want to know about you. They don’t expect a lot coming out of your sophomore year in college. Stay involved at your university. At least two thirds of people that made it to the conference got an internship offer, so use that program.

August 11, 2020

Show yourself and express yourself. Show what you can bring outside of your class work. Talk about your experiences and your background; what makes you who you are? What drives you? What differentiates you from the other candidates?

August 11, 2020

Get involved in diversity programs when you’re in college. A lot of companies look at these diversity organizations when trying to recruit diverse talent, so it’s good to go that route to get your foot in the door.

August 11, 2020

Have someone in the company that can speak on your behalf. A lot of people don’t get the role that they want because they usually just find a job on LinkedIn and apply for it. That works for some, but if you’re a college student, I’d encourage you to be involved in your college diversity programs so you can speak about more than just your grades.

August 7, 2020

They’re going to look at behavioral questions like “tell me about a time that you were working in a team” or “tell me about a time when you took on risk.” I’ve been a part of interviews since I’ve started, so I can say that most of the questions are behavioral; only about 10% will be technical questions like “what is the most important financial statement?” “how are the financial statements interconnected?” “What considerations would you have, both qualitatively and quantitatively, when lending to a prospect?

August 7, 2020

You have to have a story in terms of why you want to work at Wells Fargo. Fine tune your story and know how that affects things like risk.

What’s the best way to prepare for the interview?

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What should I do soon after I start working?

August 11, 2020

Be comfortable being uncomfortable. You have to try to step out of your comfort zone and interact with people. If you like sports, there’s a way to connect with co-workers with that. Make sure that you don’t go into an office and become the one Black person that gets the job done and gets out.

August 11, 2020

It’s weird to end up in a room full of white people when you’re coming from a place where you can hang out with people in your race. Make sure that you’re talking to people outside of your race. You want to make sure that those people keep you in mind so they can bring you up when they’re having conversations about you with other people. Eventually, I hope that we don’t have to assimilate to white culture, but for now, it’s on us to get along with the white people within our company.

August 11, 2020

The relationships that you build with analysts are what will take you far. Get to know your peers and have lunch with them. If you’re the only analyst in your group, have communication with some of your managers.

May 28, 2020

Make sure that you get a feel for the office. Wells historically has a because offices weren't really centralized and spread out across the country, the office culture may vary a bit from office to office. Really try to get a feel for who’s who in the office and how things are done. Be sure that you get in contact with the right people.

What do I need to do to get promoted?

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August 21, 2020

Commercial Real Estate Analyst

New York City, NY

tenure:

Less than 1 year

Application and interview process

Their application was more like an MBA program application. We had to write a personal statement about why diversity matters to us. From there I got an interview for the program.

Company culture

There was an overarching theme of niceness. The best experience about it is that analysts have someone that focuses on making sure that they’re staying on track.

Diversity programs

There was no diversity. My team was 40 people, and I was the only Black person. It was a 50-50 split between men and women, and there was 1 Hispanic person and 1 Indian person.

Company culture

I did feel like I could be myself at work. If there were times that I couldn’t be, I would go to another floor and just talk to the other Black guy on a different team. Coincidentally, one of my best friends from undergrad was on my team and sat next to me, so I had someone there. The other Black guy in the office was also a great mentor to me because he was much older.

Diversity programs

I got my job through the Sophomore Leaders Conference. They got together all Black, Hispanic, Native American, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities to learn about banking and network with people in different groups. We also had a super day with interviews where you rank what sector and location you want to work in. They allowed us to intern a summer early. After that program, there wasn’t much in terms of diversity programs.

August 16, 2020

Financial Analyst

Carlsbad, CA

tenure:

Less than 1 year

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August 8, 2020

Senior Financial Analyst

Carlsbad, CA

tenure:

1-3 years

Promotion discussions

The Financial Analyst program is more of an opportunity that it is a career. After three years, you can be promoted to a Portfolio Manager. It really feels like an extended interview process where you might stay if they like you or if you make connections, or you might leave. There’s a lack of direction in terms of promotions. I would want the company to make it more of a career planning focus to give people in the program more mentorship. Right now, there aren’t a lot of promotion opportunities available because of COVID.

Company culture

I feel like I can’t really relate to people here. We don’t talk about race enough, and it makes me feel like I don’t have a future here.

Company culture

Why did senior managers never think to themselves: “why aren’t there any minorities here?” Did they think that they just work harder? Corporate America is really just White men. People think that they don’t have enough minorities because they just aren’t out there. It’s challenging to clear up all these myths.

Diversity programs

I’m part of the People’s Committee program and I was invited around March. I felt like increasing engagement wasn’t something that the company should even be engaged in. Why are we talking about engaging our white employees when our minority employees are literally getting killed?

Relationships with manager(s)

They’ve been pretty good. I’ve gotten along better with my manager’s managers than my direct manager. I’m considered more of an introvert here, even though before this I would have considered myself more social.

June 11, 2020

(Former) Senior Associate

tenure:

3-5 years

Diversity programs

I was part of the team member networks. In the last 2-3 years, they’ve focused on it and put more attention on it. Before, it was hard to get the resources and get participation in the programs. I work a lot with the minority recruiting team. I know that they do a lot for veteran’s and other minority groups. I would have liked to see them be more consistent. The firm has a variety of diversity programs, some more empathized than others. While D&I is a focus, the overall priority has been getting back in compliance with all outstanding regulatory issues

Relationships with manager(s)

My manager and I have a really good relationship. She’s someone that believes in me personally and professionally. She’s really hands-off, and she trusts her employees.

May 28, 2020

(Former) Investment Banking Analyst

Charlotte, NC

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Solid. I really got along with my staffer

Diversity programs

I think they try to recruit diverse talent

May 28, 2020

Financial Accounting Consultant

Southeast Region

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Professional but comfortable and relaxed.

May 28, 2020

Relationship Manager

Southeast Region

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Strong. Transparent. Open. Honest. Supportive.

Company culture

We are supportive, transparent and encourage crucial conversations about a variety of topics, especially diversity and inclusion.

Diversity programs

We need to diversify at the top of the organization. Currently, we do great at diversifying at the bottom, but it needs to expand across all levels.

May 28, 2020

Business Initiatives Consultant

Charlotte, NC

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Very good! I have a great relationship with my managers and communicate with them outside of work often.

Company culture

My company appreciates and promotes work life balance extremely well. I have never once felt like my personal obligations were not respected. In fact, personal obligations are appreciated and personal time off is encouraged.

Company culture

I think my company could improve on the front line in general. We have allowed bad regulatory practices and the company as a whole needs to gain back the trust of our customers.

May 28, 2020

Auditor

Charlotte, NC

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

I feel really valued. I don’t see my manager most days because they work in a different office, but she is always available.

Company culture

Work life balance is great here. We have major flexibility with working remotely, working odd hours if needed, coming in late after an appointment, etc. We have an outstanding Diversity & Inclusion Group where we take time to dig into what diversity looks like and how we can continue to have conversations with other team members about our differences.

Company culture

Management doesn�t take as much time (as I would like) to give back to their subordinates. Meals, outings, happy hours, etc.

May 28, 2020

Technical Project Coordinator

Charlotte, NC

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Easily accessible

May 28, 2020

Portfolio Manager

Atlanta, GA

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

My manager serves more as a "boss" than a leader. I have entirely navigated my career without the support of any of my managers. There is not much interested in my professional development, but more so about doing my job and doing it well. I will say, however, that my manager does allow flexibility for life circumstances, such as needing to leave early for childcare purposes or working from home when needed.

Training and career development

Wells Fargo does a good job of allowing its team members to navigate their career. I have personally been able to move seamlessly through different lines of business, while continuously being promoted. The company also has a strong culture, and many people are content with devoting their careers to Wells.

Diversity programs

Wells Fargo does not do the best job at hiring diverse talent in to their corporate/finance roles. While we have minority team member networks, they could use much more support from managers and top of the house. Wells also could improve on the assistance they provide retail employees looking to move into corporate roles. Many of them are locked in and there is not a strong pipeline in place to support their upward mobility.

May 28, 2020

Auditor

Charlotte, NC

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Healthy and transparent relationship

May 28, 2020

Senior Auditor

Charlotte, NC

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

I love my manager

Diversity programs

They do a good job of recruiting caring people that actually cares about one another. Your team members want to see you succeed.

August 17, 2020

Overall

Salary

$70,000

Commercial Real Estate Analyst

New York City, NY

tenure

Less than 1 year

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

Work-life balance

Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

August 12, 2020

Overall

Salary

$72,000

Financial Analyst

Carlsbad, CA

tenure

Less than 1 year

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

Work-life balance

Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

August 7, 2020

Overall

Salary

$88,000

Senior Financial Analyst

Carlsbad, CA

tenure

1-3 years

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

Work-life balance

Work flexibility

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December 19, 2019

Overall

Salary

$70,000

Auditor

Charlotte, NC

tenure

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

Work-life balance

Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

December 6, 2019

Overall

Salary

$100,000

Portfolio Manager

Atlanta, GA

tenure

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

Work-life balance

Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

December 6, 2019

Overall

Salary

$145,000

(Former) Investment Banking Analyst

Charlotte, NC

tenure

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

Work-life balance

Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

December 5, 2019

Overall

Salary

$63,000

Technical Project Coordinator

Charlotte, NC

tenure

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

Work-life balance

Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

December 4, 2019

Overall

Salary

$110,000

Relationship Manager

Southeast Region

tenure

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

Work-life balance

Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

December 4, 2019

Overall

Salary

$81,000

Senior Auditor

Charlotte, NC

tenure

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

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Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

December 3, 2019

Overall

Salary

$67,000

Auditor

Charlotte, NC

tenure

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

Work-life balance

Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

December 3, 2019

Overall

Salary

$80,000

Financial Accounting Consultant

Southeast Region

tenure

Diversity

Representation

Recruiting and retention

Diversity programs

role transparency

Accuracy of job requirements

Accuracy of job description

opportunity

Promotion and upward mobility

Training and career development

Contribution to work

environment

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Work flexibility

Work inclusiveness

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