BB&T Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King
Kelly S. King
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Pros
  • The work-life balance was sometimes hard to manage as a mother (in 31 reviews)

  • good benefits; still offering pension (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to NO room for advancement (in 13 reviews)

  • Segmentation is very messed up for the sales goals on the commercial side, which is tough to hit your goals unless you hit some wins (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Who Will Lead The Bank? Old School Management or The Change Needed to Move the Bank Forward?

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

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the executive management recognizes that change is needed and is trying the change to execute on the vision. The benefits, pay, people are great. Given the opportunity to do the job hired for, the job would be fulfilling and rewarding. The levels of management in between have both cultural and talent challenges trusting the new people coming in to do the job.

    Cons

    The culture of the bank is resistant to change, especially technology where change is needed the most. Politics for a small bank are worse than the businesses in country. People put their jobs first before the best interests of the bank. Most people in the current jobs lack both the talent and skill to do the current jobs. management does not recognize this gap and the risk it poses.

    Advice to Management

    Your leadership training does not allow for weeding out your leaders who fail you. Your bias towards new leaders over old leaders just because of time in bank will ultimately cost you top talent and your next generation of potential leaders based on your culture model. A lot of current employees will soon be former employees if the current culture behaviors continue very shortly.


  2. Good benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice coworkers and good benefits

    Cons

    No room for career advancement


  3. Client Associate/Help Desk Administrator II

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

    I have been working at BB&T

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great schedule and great coworkers!

    Cons

    The management is terrible; managers are not trained well and does not complete their job effectively.


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  5. Supplement my pay with food stamps

    Current Employee - Teller in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Teller in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Better than homeless, a little better than fast food.

    Cons

    The tellers work hard but the pay rate is poverty-level.

    Advice to Management

    Beat the market to $15/hr


  6. Helpful (2)

    Corrupt politics at mid-level management lead company

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

    I have been working at BB&T

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience; compensated well for not doing that much; hours not bad; slow pace

    Cons

    failure-fearing culture; hard word is not recognized; decisions are made based on politics; employees try to point out others' mistakes

    Advice to Management

    mid-level managers need to become leaders rather than managers/administrators and pay attention to employees at lower levels


  7. Horrible company to work for

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

    I have been working at BB&T

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Off on weekends in Greater Birmingham Area

    Cons

    The company thrives on saving money, but they work their employees like crazy by not hiring more help. There is not much opportunity for growth, and the company is very unorganized. Upper management doesn't take the chance to come out and visit their branches to see how the employees really struggle, and they make horrible decisions that affect the branches and the employees. I would never recommend them to anyone unless they didn't have anywhere else to go.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people!!!


  8. Helpful (2)

    Not enjoying

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

    I have been working at BB&T full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    No advancement due to politics

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    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



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