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BB&T Reviews

Updated 24 February 2015
Updated 24 February 2015
599 Reviews
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599 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This bank pays better than any other and you get an incredible work/life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • Decent balance of work/life and good benefits with the company (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • In my specific role, there was not room for advancement (in 13 reviews)

  • Micro-managing, unrealistic sales goals and high pressure from management (in 25 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Bb&t

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    Current Employee - Branch Banker in Columbia, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Banker in Columbia, MD (US)

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Good salaries compared to other large institutions

    Cons

    Bb&t is a great conservative company that has some minor staffing issues due to budgeting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Teller

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Winchester, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Winchester, VA (US)

    I worked at BB&T

    Pros

    They have great benifits, specially health insurance and pay vacation

    Cons

    The management can be horrible. Sometimes, that only thing they care is about sales, sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should respect your employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Risk Manager in Corresponding Lending

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I worked at BB&T full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional benefits, one of the strongest financial institutions in the country, outstanding culture, many opportunities for advancement and flexibility with time off. The best bank I had ever worked for.

    Cons

    Way behind the times in IT and systems integration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more on internal technology, software and on vendor technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    can be worse

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    good schedule. They try to make sure you are no more than 30 miles from you house.

    Cons

    You won't make to much money in this company or go anywhere if you don't know somebody up there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It's all in who you know and who you work with at BB&T

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSO
    Current Employee - SSO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, healthy 401k match, pension, and the work itself is very enjoyable. You get an opportunity to really become part of the fabric of your community and learn who the players are.

    Cons

    Technology is outdated and too many people are BB&T lifers who drink the kool-aid. Constantly changing priorities and too much nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire outside talent with fresh ideas, hold everybody accountable for executing the vision and not just some roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    BB&T is a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Wilson, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in Wilson, NC (US)

    I have been working at BB&T part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    BB&T values family and I love their incentive program.

    Cons

    I wasn't to big on pushing a sale on a customer especially if I knew that they did not need the service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The amount of time you have to stay in your position to post out was a bit extreme.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    The experience at BB&T was a positive one; the management invests in your success.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Management Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Risk Management Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at BB&T full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company rewards its long-term employees with great benefits.

    Cons

    There is a line for promotion and seniority will usually take priority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade some of the technology in the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I'm a number, nothing more, and will be leaving soon

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package
    Lower level employees are genuinely good people
    Good place to start a career, emphasis on start

    Cons

    Management (at all levels - low, mid, senior) I've worked with/for every level
    Salary
    Promotional Opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First off, we are employees, not associates, stop with all that nonsense

    Time to start treating people right. You cut 1,440 full time jobs in 2014, don't think you can just sweep that under the carpet. There is a feeling that none of us matter to the organization, and you all have done little to change that mindset.

    You preach values, when managers constantly lie either directly to an employee's face or by omission. Tell me how that jives with Reality, Honesty, Integrity values that are prevalent in every building, handbook, etc.

    Your employee survey is a joke, no one answers truthfully for fear of retribution.

    Many jobs are opening up elsewhere and you will soon lose your best employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Not like it used to be, not good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teler Supervisor
    Current Employee - Teler Supervisor

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pros include that part-time gets benefits if work at least 20 hours/week. The pay range is about the same as other banks. There are still employees there that care about their work, the clients, and the success of the bank.

    Cons

    The upper management don't care about the branch personnel. They say things like "if you don't like your job, there are plenty of people that are waiting for it". And "it's not all about you, You should wake up in the mornings thinking about your clients not yourself". There is no possibility for advancement unless upper management wants you to move, otherwise you are stuck. AND they now base salary increases on 'team production' not personal input... so whether you are a high achiever or a low do-nothing.... you depend on the branch success to get the same percent raise as the next guy (or not), so it doesn't pay off to work hard or care about your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the people that are working hard to make the bank shine... and compensate the people that work hard, not just everybody as a whole. AND if there is someone that deserves a promotion, don't hold them back because you like the job they are doing where they are. Give them a chance to succeed in a higher (with higher pay) position.

    Neutral Outlook

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