BB&T Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
531 Reviews
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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 22 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A pretty surface with some messed up management...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker

    I worked at BB&T full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, pension plan, great health club called Life Force that encourages a healthy lifestyle for discounts on the health insurance. Employee camaraderie! Lots of teamwork.

    Cons

    Short staffed, management can be tough on people. They don't like it when you try and get the truth. The market leaders tend to snitch on other employees and if you do something to upset one manager, you can get blacklisted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your Market Leaders calendars and drop by when they say they have all of those appointments - they rarely really exist. Also when an RB says there are issues and multiple other people can confirm the facts, then interview other people. A particular ML likes using their "in" with the boss to avoid having to use the proper channels when it comes to getting rid of someone they don't like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    job insecurity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nothing really. only positive thing for me is that it's close to home.

    Cons

    Summer 2013 they cut a bunch of managers and clustered them to be over 2 or more branches. Summer 2014 they did an additional cut and now managers are clustered to maybe 4 branches minimum. They cut the hours of a bunch of tellers from full to part time to further save on expenses which puts extra workload on the 1 full time employee at the branch with no pay increase. Very unrewarding and stressful and the part timers now have a financial burden with the pay cut. They think it's acceptable for clients to have extended wait times with only 2 employees at the branch which is a security risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to evaluate the effects of cutting all these hours on employees before making such drastic changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little opportunity for Growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    If you are in their community banking division their is little sales pressure compared to competitors. They offer excellent health insurance

    Cons

    If you are looking to grow your career and develop new skills BB&T is not the place for you. Compensation packages are on very low end compared with competitors.

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  5.  

    Relationship Teller

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    You get a nice amount of vacation time. I'm also off every Saturday.

    Cons

    They do not care about the employees. They have cut his tremendously. From day to day you really never know what location you're going to work at. Your checks are up and down you may get 40 plus one week and the next week you may only get 28 hours. Very thankful to have a job, but when another job come through I'll be leaving with no hesitation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE MORE TELLERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE EVERYBODY LEAVE!!!! IT'S WAY TOO MANY UNHAPPY EMPLOYEES!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Teller

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller Part Time in Rostov-na-Donu (Russia)
    Current Employee - Teller Part Time in Rostov-na-Donu (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, closed holidays, some co workers

    Cons

    Pay, hours, open Saturdays, having to get referrals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    no room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    The training at BB&T is great

    Cons

    can not advance due to upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it would be nice for management to realize the role that the front line in the branches play in their success and be recognized and be given the opportunity to advance within the company.

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    My co-workers were like family.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Fayetteville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Fayetteville, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    My hours were pretty set, and my supervisor was awesome at scheduling. I really enjoyed the clients as well.

    Cons

    Huge emphasis on selling products, and large turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better system for float or fill in tellers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Schedule was flexible and manager was family friendly

    Cons

    I was a contractor so lack of benefits was the only con.

  10.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid career advancement, promotions are done mostly internally, very mutually supportive atmosphere, low employee turnover, and fantastic training programs.

    Cons

    Typically lower salaries than other competitive banks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relationship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    benefits, salary, personal growth, leadership, opportunity.

    Cons

    short staff, constant shifting, everyone needs to be cross trained, Saturday hours, branch info is horrible.

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