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BB&T Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 454 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(296 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This bank pays better than any other and you get an incredible work/life balance(in 25 reviews)

  • They have very good benefits and opportunities for advancement(in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Little room for advancement but it is there(in 12 reviews)

  • no room for advancement, sales goals that are met are never appreciated(in 17 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are looking for a job that pays well with decent benefits, this may be the place for you. Work-life balance is good and everything looks good on the surface.

    ConsDon't expect to come in and grow your career unless you are a part of the good old boy network, brown nose, or can manipulate the higher ups. If you are a good performer on your job, you'll be rewarded with being stuck in that position. If you can talk the talk and claim you are always busy, you'll have a very bright future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare information with your team so that they can provide feedback on things that they are seeing so that you can move in the right direction, not just what a small group of hands off managers think.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Benefits, difficult to advance.

    Senior Teller (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing Benefits, had full paid maternity leave! Decent pay. Very good training.

    ConsPoor Work- life balance. If you have to work a Saturday, then you're working 6 days that week since full timers aren't allowed any weekdays off. Not easy if you have a family. over time is a big no-no. Unless you have a manager really helping advance your career it's difficult to move up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a good experience, but the culture leaves much to be desired.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are the best things about the company. There's a strong work ethic and sense of accomplishment. The benefits could be better but for the most part are good. Work/Life balance is really good.

    ConsThe culture is far behind the times and much too conservative. The simple niceties are nonexistent (such as dress down Fridays, telecommuting, free WiFi). There's hardly any budget for training and education reimbursement only happens for certain employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication needs to be addressed. Decisions are made and often times not share in a timely manner.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Room for growth but unrealistic sales goals.

    Financial Center Leader I (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company makes great contributions to retirement accounts. Willing to promote motivated employees from within. Offered a lot of training opportunities. Worked with a lot of great people.

    ConsSales goals were unrealistic for some markets and they micro-managed employees. When employees did not perform to the standards set, the company did not provide support or assistance. Spent 2-4 days a week on conference calls instead of helping clients. Required unpaid hours outside of the normal business day making sales calls. Salaried employees make a low salary considering the amount of hours they need to put in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    More concerned with image than internal communication and talent

    Commercial Banker (Current Employee)

    ProsSuperior training
    Solid benefits including pension and up to 6% 401k match
    Wellness programs with reduce health insurance premiums
    Well developed corporate values and vision

    ConsSilo'd product lines
    Women tend to be overlooked for promotion opportunities
    HR is more concerned with supporting management, not addressing serious employee concerns
    Extremely conservative lending culture, difficult to support even long term clients.
    Technology-challenged (internal systems)
    Complex bonus structure restricts earning potential, salaries below national average
    Many positions eliminated reducing efficacy to properly serve clients at local levels

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the client focus of the Allison days. Less propaganda and more action. Revitalize a bank-wide mentoring program to advance from within and develop strong minority and women leaders. Revisit mission statement. Making cuts after cuts restricts organic growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    it was informational.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthey offer very good benefits

    Consthe position was too much pressure.

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    Awesome company with great values!

    Wealth Advisor (Former Employee) Louisville, KY (US)

    ProsThis company has great leadership and benefits. I made many wonderful friends while working there. They like to promote from within but not many opportunities will come up.

    ConsBB&T is losing its way a little right now. They are putting reducing costs (brought on by all the government regulations) above its employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to your values instead of worrying about profits in this government regulation crunch time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company; Good values

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent training; focus on customer service; dedicated to their vision, mission, and values

    ConsNone to add at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Satisfactory

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance here at the bank

    Consmany dedicated people, some waiting for their careers to expire

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    All smoke and no fire.

    Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGrowing, corporate culture in North Carolina

    ConsExecutive leadership and middle management (South Texas Region) does not listen to input from managers on the front lines

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize you do not have all of the answers just because you are from the Baltimore, MD region

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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