Name: Elizabeth
Position: Associate in Credit Management Training Program
Location: San Francisco
Education: BS in Finance from Iowa State University

When you started in the Wholesale Banking Financial Analyst Program, what was your role?

I started as an associate in the Proprietary Portfolio Group, which focuses on investing in high yield debt securities. In this group, associates typically support two analyst teams, each with two analysts, helping them monitor the existing portfolio and research potential investments. I supported the homebuilding and building materials team, as well as retail and consumer products team.

What will you do when you finish the Credit Management Training Program?

After I complete the program, I will return to the Proprietary Portfolio Group as an Analyst. In this role, I will work with another analyst to research a set of industries, generate investment ideas, and manage the existing portfolio of investments in these industries.

What do you like about your job?

I like that it’s challenging. Every day is completely different. It’s a fast-paced, dynamic environment. I like the people I work with and respect the people in my office. Capital Markets challenges you to be your best every day.

Why did you choose Wells Fargo?

I chose Wells Fargo because I think it’s a great company to work for. I interned at Wells and saw how managers supported employees, going out of their way to make sure that team members were continually developing and optimizing their skill sets. I respected the people I worked with and the management team, and I liked what I was doing. Most importantly, I respected the way Wells Fargo does business; the entire team was focused on supporting their customers and each other.

What should somebody considering joining Wells Fargo know about the company?

I think that they should know the importance Wells Fargo places on training employees to prepare them to excel at their jobs. My managers have been incredibly supportive of me, and all of their employees, in developing my skill sets through various formal training opportunities and on-the-job training. People should know about the way Wells Fargo does business. It’s such an ethical company with so much integrity. It’s a great place to work.

How would you describe work/life balance at Wells Fargo?

I have a good work/life balance. Given the nature of my job, longer hours are generally required; however, I feel that team members are focused on maintaining a good balance.

What type of person does well at Wells Fargo?

I think that people that succeed at Wells are highly analytical and detail-oriented, with great people skills and a natural curiosity about what makes businesses tick.
 
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