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BB&T Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
560 Reviews
3.2
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not enjoying

    • 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

    Pros

    The Cons really outweigh the Pros but the company does have good people. Working here helped develop my skills as a professional but that is everywhere.

    Cons

    Not really a company for millennials. Does not offer much flexibility. The company does not allow you to work from home when it makes sense much and there is not much opportunity for growth. BB&T is so far behind other banks on its systems also. It is 2014 and the bank's system are very outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people work from home sometime and maybe millennials would be happy at this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run. Run far far away from this bank, or any other, unless you are not in a retail bank position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Banker IV in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Branch Banker IV in South Florida, FL

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

    Pros

    100% match to 6% for 401K, still has a pension, if you can stomach making this place your life.

    Cons

    Low pay for the level of work expected of you. HR is a nightmare. Management is ridiculous in every single thing they do or say. Internal promotions are almost non existent. Filled with people with low to average intellect. Majority of the staff is female and most will not hesitate to stab you in the back to try to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BB&T is a well respected company in other markets. In South Florida, BB&T is either an unknown, or thought of as a low class banking institution. Make as many changes as you can, and it would probably help to fire 80% of the current staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No advancement due to politics

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

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

    Pros

    You have a job - this in not a career oriented Company

    Cons

    You are told you can take training but have the company pay for it first. I believed I would be reimbursed after I obtained a certification and that did not happen. Women appear to be under valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More women on the Board of Directors and in Senior Management. Alot of talking the talk but not walking the walk about treatment of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    The company is a growing company

    Cons

    The philosophy is a lie

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    At least they have a pension plan

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clients are amazing. Having holidays off is nice. Birthday off is nice. What would be awesome would being able to go on vacation when you have it scheduled. What good is it to have 4 weeks of vacation if you can't use it:(

    Cons

    Salary ��
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    Empathy��
    Motivation from management default response "be thankful you even have a job" ��

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think BBT has dug itself in a hole and I really don't see them being able to get out of it. Hopefully they will get bought out by someone who knows what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at BB&T

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Center Leader II in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Financial Center Leader II in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Still offers pension. Still uses DOS to submit loan applications; system breaks down all the time.

    Cons

    Closed minded, traditional values, overtime abuse;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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

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

    Pros

    Only 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get managers that know what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    I am still trying to find,,,,finding.............did not find anything.. ............!
    Quit trying to find a pro !!

    Cons

    Mental stress
    Incompetent management & leadership
    To get things done you are at the mercy of everyone.
    Impolite attitude
    Give up nights and weekends
    Practically it is not possible to do work even if you try to !
    Will be promoted if you are ready to wipe $$$ !
    Don't expect a pay hike for years
    Bonus is a joke
    High attrition -----TRUST ME THIS IS IN EVERY DEPT

    endless...you will find one which I haven't for sure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Better sell this to better bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mortgage Loan Processor III

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor III in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor III in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    The only plus is the 80 hours of sick leave you get a year. This can be used for your children, spouse, or yourself.

    Cons

    Benefits are not good. Healthcare for a family of 5, I pay $495.00 per paycheck. Copays are $35.00, I am not sure why there are so many reviews saying the benefits are great. I left Bank of America to come here and my benefits were much better. I had 4 weeks vacation. Here I got 2 weeks. Healthcare was $305.00 per paycheck. Technology is outdated and management does not provide training and is not evolved at all. Good ole boys network. Branches might be different but corporate BB&T is AWFUL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training and leadership. Don't treat satellite offices like step children. If you are not in Wilson or TX then you don't exist.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Says that they value work/ family balance, however all is not as it seems. Management will misrepresent job demands.

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

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

    Pros

    4 days per year vacation. You get all the post it notepads that you want. They even give you a computer and a stapler.

    Cons

    Hiring manager says that they value work/ family life balance, and that this is a 40 hour per week job. After hire, it was demanded that I work 70 hours per week if I value my job. I am a professional in my field with over 20 yrs experience at other banks, so I am familiar with job demands at competing institutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really value work/ family balance, then live by those values. If you dont value work/ family balance, dont say that you do during hiring interviews. Maybe be up front and say that your really dont care and if you want to work for BB&T, be prepared to work 80 hours per week, including weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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