BB&T
3.3 of 5 445 reviews
www.bbt.com Winston-Salem, NC 5000+ Employees

BB&T Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.3 445 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(290 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Annapolis, MD

    ProsGreat training and lots of room to move up and excel. Leadership was good however corporate was always pushing them pretty hard.

    ConsAlthough growth in the company was often easily obtained, you would be required to complete hours upon hours of training. Almost unobtainable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    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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    Wonderful Company

    Mortgage Loan Processor III (Former Employee)
    Pensacola, FL

    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

    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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    The Best of the Best

    Branch Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you want to be in banking, you want to be in a bank that has a long history of sound judgement, good leadership and stability. That describes BB&T. The Corporate Culture is ethical, moral, client centric and tries hard to be entrepreneurial to the best of its ability with government regulations and oversight. It's the best place to be, if you want to be in banking.

    ConsIf you want to be in banking, be aware it's volatile, accountable to shareholders, under government scrutiny and regulations and these are hard times for the financial industry in general. The good banks get lumped in with the bad. BB&T will often over-compensate to protect profitability and brand. BB&T is a bit reactionary and will over-correct when profitability or stability or propriety is questioned. The over-correction creates insecurity in the ranks while the overall Corporate Culture remains strong. But I wonder how long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe centralization of many functions of operations to create uniformity, accountability, control expenses and execute policy and procedure and create transparency, can also create a sluggish behemoth unable to quickly respond to business exigencies. Autonomy was a strength and a weakness in the Community Banking model. People do the job, so too few people with the authority to take action, scope, create strategy, execute; the more layers between the doers and the ok-ers; the slower we are to respond to opportunity. And that's the endgame; seize opportunity.

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

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    I liked working with BB&T, but the lack of staff made it impossible to plan around your personal schedule.

    Relationship Teller (Current Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    ProsGood pay, paid vac. holidays and sick time. Provides benefits.

    ConsSystem very old school. Some of the bankers extremely rude. rude staff to our clients.

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

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    Busy, fast paced, well-trained position.

    Teller Part Time (Current Employee)
    Morgantown, WV

    ProsHours are flexible, training is superb.

    ConsPay is very low and customers tend to get flustered by BB&T's fees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate better ways to let customers know of the fees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Business Service Officer (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsExcellent experience, opportunity for growth.

    ConsSalary is not at industry level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Rb II (Former Employee)

    ProsGood training and career progression opportunities.

    ConsSome branches understaffed on Saturdays.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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