Job title: Business Process Analyst
Business Group/Line: Enterprise Delivery Solutions, Procurement Solutions
Location: Chandler, AZ
Number of months at Wells Fargo: 22
Undergraduate institution: University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate major: Finance
Why did you choose Wells Fargo over other potential employers?

Three key reasons:
  • The numerous opportunities to grow and succeed within the corporation.
  • The corporate culture was in-sync with my values, interests, and goals.
  • The Leadership Development Program provided me with an opportunity to learn valuable management and leadership skills, while also learning the operations of the business as a whole.

Would you recommend Wells Fargo as an employer? Why? What should students consider when making their choice for employer?
I would definitely recommend Wells Fargo as an employer. It’s an established corporation with a long legacy in the banking industry. The company believes that its team members are directly responsible for the wealth and success of the company, and as a result, rewards and recognizes its team members for their contributions in various ways. That really sets them apart from the rest of the industry.

Has any one thing surprised you about Wells Fargo? If so, what?
I am surprised with the true opportunity for growth within the corporation. Wells Fargo offers many different kinds of products and services. Supporting these offerings requires input from people with all backgrounds and who perform many different functions. This translates to a wealth of opportunities for Team Members to grow and expand their career as their skills and interests develop.

Has your perception of Wells Fargo changed from the time you were a student until now? How?
I have a better understanding now of the company’s intricacy. There are 153,000+ Team Members all doing their respective jobs to create a very successful financial institution. The Leadership Development Program allows one to see how all those Team Members work together.

Why is your program or business group a good fit for you?
The program gave me a “big picture” view of the organization, which makes me more successful in my current Procurement Services role. It also allowed me to build upon the leadership skills that I acquired prior to my career at Wells Fargo.

What are your co-workers like?
My co-workers are intelligent, friendly, outgoing, hard-working, diligent, and exceptional at what they do.

At Wells Fargo, we pride ourselves on the professional development opportunities we provide. Are you taking advantage of these resources? If so, what and how?

There are endless courses on a wide range of skills. I’ve taken Web-based and instructor-led training classes in Coaching for Performance, Creating Results without Authority, Access, Excel, Fundamentals of Leadership, etc.

What do you think current students should do while in school to prepare themselves for your program?

Three key actions they can take:
  • Get involved in various leadership activities on campus.
  • Increase awareness of traits that will allow you to become an influential leader.
  • Be inquisitive, understand why things are the way they are. Try to formulate ideas on how you could improve it. Communicate those ideas. Turn thoughts into actions.

Do you feel like you have enough free time to pursue a life outside of work? What do you do with your free time?
Yes, definitely. Wells Fargo’s corporate culture really promotes a strong work and life balance and my current position allows me to live that value. In my free time I like to play and watch sports, read, dance, exercise, and relax. My workload allows time for all these things.

Day in The Life
This overview of a Team Member’s typical day on the job should give you an idea of what it’s like to work in this business group’s development program.
Day in the Life
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.How does your day begin? What time do you get in? What’s the first thing you do?
I usually get into the office sometime between 7:30and 8:30 a.m. I always catch up on emails and jot down what needs to be accomplished before the end of the day.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noonWhat are your mornings like? How do you organize your daily “to-do” list?
My mornings are usually fairly calm and I try to schedule any meetings for after 9 a.m. This allows me time to get focused and prioritize my tasks. Once my to-do list is in order, I start on what is most important for that day.
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.The morning’s wrapping up – what does the rest of the day hold? Do you have time for lunch?
I have time to grab lunch outside of the office 85% of the time. Most days, I try to take at least a short rest to break things up. The rest of the day is generally filled with meetings and whatever projects are on my radar.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.What are your afternoons like? Describe any unique business processes you engage in or meetings that you attend on a regular basis.
I attend a lot of strategy meetings related to Enterprise Delivery Solutions. This allows me to stay in touch with what is happening within our organization and gives me the opportunity to challenge myself to think outside of the box.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Describe the end–of–day push. What gets done today? What gets pushed until tomorrow?
I try to finish everything that needs to get done that day within that day — even if that means working from home or staying late at the office. If absolutely necessary I can roll things over, but I will usually come in early to finish those so I can start the day with a clean slate.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Working late? What does this entail? What time do you leave? Do you take work home?
I am usually out of the office by 5:30 or 6 p.m., sometimes 6:30 p.m. When I do take work home, I give myself a few hours before I begin working on it again. Again, balance is important.
 
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