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BB&T Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 459 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(299 ratings)

65% 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
  • In my specific role, there was not room for advancement (in 12 reviews)

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

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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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    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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    on call teller

    On Call T Eller (Current Employee) Auburn, AL (US)

    Prosthey pay 20% premium as compensation in addition to the basic pay

    Consgot a lot of last minute call

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

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    Wonderful Company

    Mortgage Loan Processor III (Former Employee) Pensacola, FL (US)

    ProsAmazing training opportunities, benefits are top notch. Upper management the best I have had the privilege to work with/for.

    ConsThough family is esteemed as important, a lot is expected from you. Makes it hard to balance work/family life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company and people

    Trainer (Former Employee) Virginia Beach, VA (US)

    ProsStable company, great coworkers, great benefits. Lots of career growth. Invests in employees.

    Constechnology is dated. this is a cost saving measure, but it hinders customer service

    Advice to Senior Managementthe larger the company becomes, the less cohesive it is. There is not a unified theme or culture across the lines of business, although the company tauts that there is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hope to retire here

    Relationship Banker I (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent salary. I think upper management genuinely cares for its employees. Local level not so much.

    ConsNot much room for advancement. Some promotions on the Community banking level leave room for speculation, seems to be who you know. Some employees seems to get away with doing nothing and are not reprimanded. Work with skeleton crew if someone is sick or on vacation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees that are performing at or above pace should be compensated for their hard work and devotion to BB&T.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible

    Relationship Banker (Current Employee)

    ProsOnly pros are the base salary and branch hours

    Cons-Micro Managers
    -Sale pushers
    -Worse customer service I have ever seen
    -Managers don't care about you doing servicing all they care about is your numbers at the end of day
    -Clients are just numbers to them
    -Not enough staffing
    -No lunches at times
    -No sense of urgency takes forever to get any answers from a manager
    -You WILL be the managers assistant because they DO NOT feel like doing anything themselves other then going on "business calls"
    -Want you to speak with 10 people per day doesn't matter if you called 40 people that day.4-
    -Managers don't know how to do anything or manage their branches
    -Don't care about customer complaints at all

    I can go on and on

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet managers that know what they are doing.

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

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