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Emily, Project Manager

EmilyName: Emily
Start Date: October 2004
Current Position: Project Manager
Location: San Francisco, CA
Education: BS in Business Administration and Information Systems, University of Kansas
 
What do you do in your role?
Basically, I manage the software development cycle end-to-end. I work with business groups to develop business criteria and design internal software applications that meet their needs. I write detailed business and technical requirements, then work with software developers to build the application and test it. I manage the rollout and training process to show folks how to use the application. Then the whole cycle starts all over again.

What do you like about it?
Every day is a little different. I get to take on a lot of different roles in my job. I don’t just set up meetings or facilitate discussions; my work is tangible. At the end of the day, I’m proud to have created something that people find useful and valuable and has impact on the way Wells Fargo does business.

Has anything surprised you about Wells Fargo?
What surprised me about Wells Fargo was the diversity of people here. I didn’t expect to meet folks from so many walks of life. Wells Fargo has really opened my eyes to the different cultures out there. It’s given me a better appreciation of the richness of experience that’s possible in a workplace.

Have you participated in community or volunteer programs?
When I first joined Wells Fargo, I participated in a Community Support Campaign fundraiser called the Amazing Lunchtime Race. I loved it. I helped set it up, and it helped me get to know team members in my area and in other groups. It’s a spin-off of the Amazing Race. Clues lead you to locations where there are more clues, food challenges, and puzzle challenges. Whoever gets back first “wins.” And winning means you have bragging rights because it’s a rigorous mental and physical challenge.

One of the great things about working here is that these community campaigns are woven into what you can do. Wells Fargo encourages a lot of volunteering — to lead projects or to participate in the ones the volunteer team puts together.

What’s special about Wells Fargo?

Wells Fargo invests in its people. It’s not just about your current job. It’s about your ongoing career. With the mentors and managers that I’ve had, the clear message here is that even though we value you in your position, we care more about developing you in your career. I think that’s what’s kept people here for so long. I work with people who have been here 25, 30 years. I think the reason they’re still here is that Wells Fargo takes a special interest in them as an individual.
 
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