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BB&T Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.3 454 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(296 ratings)

64% 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
  • Little room for advancement but it is there(in 12 reviews)

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

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    Good Environment for working

    Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsOn job training, and a favorable environment.

    ConsEquipment is not up to date with the competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementuiKeep up the good work

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    Good place to work - has some irritants like most places

    IT Resource Planner (Current Employee) Wilson, NC

    ProsCompensation is great, Company really believes and practices its values for employees and customers. Opportunities for personal growth every year through training. Great life balance perks and benefits.

    ConsAs companies get larger the understanding of processes between departments gets clouded. Sometimes and irritant. As always too much work and not enough hours in a day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHolistic approach to all processes would leverage more consistency and learning between LOBs.

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

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    Awesome company with great values!

    Wealth Advisor (Former Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsThis company has great leadership and benefits. I made many wonderful friends while working there. They like to promote from within but not many opportunities will come up.

    ConsBB&T is losing its way a little right now. They are putting reducing costs (brought on by all the government regulations) above its employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to your values instead of worrying about profits in this government regulation crunch time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    If you are fortunate enough to get hired here, don't ever leave.

    Teller (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsBB&T knows how to take care of their employees. This bank pays better than any other and you get an incredible work/life balance. Many banks are notorious for giving tellers pitiful pay and then breathing down their necks for referrals-not here. They provide you with the proper training and compensate you beyond fairly. I've truly adopted another family working here.

    ConsAlthough this is more-so a con for clients rather than employees, the company is a little "behind the times". Slowly but surely they are rolling out new technology (envelope free ATM's, improvements to the mobile app) which will help the company keep up with the "big banks".

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing a great job caring about your employees. I have never worked for a company that goes so out of its way to ensure everyone within is well taken care of. This truly is a wonderful place to be.

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

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    Relationship banker II

    Relationship Banker II (Current Employee) Wytheville, VA

    ProsBeing able to help people achieve economic success and financial security

    ConsCan sometimes seem overwhelming with the work load

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. It's worked since 1872!

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

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    Great place to be and great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Winston-Salem, NC

    ProsThis is a company that is very profitable but has unfortunate suffered at the hands of government regulations. Regardless, it is very well managed and continues to thrive in even a down economy. The people are very nice, great work atmosphere, great opportunities to advance, pay is good, and the training is excellent.

    ConsFor those on the lower end of the corporate ladder, advancement is difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within and provide necessary training, rather than hiring experienced outside people. I understand why you do it that way, but foster a culture where employees truly grow within BB&T.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing and enjoying it

    Portfolio Risk Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsMonthly coaching sessions, available middle management, ability to provide process improvement ideas.
    BB&T provides below average pay when looking at salary relative to the position that you have. However, the company compensates for this by readily offering leadership opportunities, training, promotions and challenging work opportunities if the employee is engaged. The company readily promotes talent from within. To me, this is far more valuable long term than an extra $10K a year. Besides the career potential, the leadership opportunities provide ways to grow and be challenged. In my 5 years at the bank, I've been promoted once and have had numerous leadership opportunities.

    Leadership training for managers makes it more likely that your manager/team leader will have a basic understanding of personality dynamics and basic level of empathy. Employees have agency and autonomy--the ability, skills and authority to make decisions about their work. In most situations, management and coworkers treat each other as adults and with respect. Taking sick time or going to a doctor appointment have never been an issue. Neither is asking for help when workloads are obscene (help might not be available, but there is no stigma around asking). The work week of 40-50 hrs creates good work/life balance. After 2 years, vacation days were 15+your birthday off + 10 bank holidays.The company is transparent in its values and policies. Generally, co-workers are nice and competent. Most people are engaged in their work and many are loyalty. The bank has never performed mass layoffs when the stock is under-performing. It has laid off chunks of employees if their jobs become obsolete and they don't have the skills to move into another role. All of this together creates an almost work-family like feel.

    6% 401k match with really low Vanguard expense fund options. BB&T tiers employee's health insurance costs by health level and the health insurance is generous for coverage.

    HR department: competent from my limited experience.

    ConsThere are major process inefficiencies, which many find frustrating. Way below market pay--pay for tenure vs. top performance. The company is really cheap when it comes to little things that make the work day pleasant and would show care, like providing coffee or water.

    The co-workers that are not competent (below average, always having a bit of trouble, not able to complete tasks on time and by others standards) are not fired. One would have to seriously underperform or be downright disruptive to be fired.

    Over the past 2 years, the bank has attempted to flatten the management system, consolidating senior executive positions and regions. There is less room to grow in seniority later in one's career, making the proverbial corner office not likely to be attained.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more willing to let people go that are a bad fit for the company, either because of their life outlook, motivation or skill set. This is particularly an issue with tenured employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Relationship Banker I (Current Employee) Deerfield Beach, FL

    ProsGreat company with AMAZING benefits for all!

    Consnone to report at this time

    Advice to Senior Managementnone to report 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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    Best Bank in Town :-)

    Mortgage Loan Officer (Current Employee) Greensboro, NC

    ProsEverything is wonderful working here !

    ConsNothing bad can be said

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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