BB&T Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
498 Reviews
3.3
498 Reviews
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BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King
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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
  • In my specific role, there was not room for advancement (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good to start with and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Relationship Banker II  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Certified Relationship Banker II in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at BB&T full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great training, positive people, very supportive

    Cons

    Regional managers have no understanding at branch level of what it takes to be Successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more involved in branches

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The company has been good to me in the time I worked there.

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    Current Employee - Senior Teller
    Current Employee - Senior Teller

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

    Pros

    BB&T is a good company to work for, there is opportunity to grow and make a career.

    Cons

    The part that is not working for me is the schedule. It changes every week and I don't feel I have the freedom to work with my time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Stepping Stone

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good experience as a first job out of college. Learned a lot. Transitioning into a new roll will take some time, but you have to remember that success cannot be measured by what you did yesterday. New positions will come along frequently, but you have to show that you have excelled at what you were hired to do.

    Cons

    Low pay early on. Management is constantly overseeing everything that you do on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reviews are too frequent. Let the people work and establish relationships. Breathing down their necks everyday accomplishes little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are really genuine. The benefits are fantastic! The company truly has a strong culture that they operate by. Hard work is often recognized.

    Cons

    Communication through the company can be lacking and disorganized. They tend to treat the people who work in corporate headquarters better than anyone else in the footprint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My department was better than the overall corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Digital in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at BB&T full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are awesome. Work-life balance was great (good vacation) and the company is very ethical and promotes family values. I had an awesome supervisor. He/She was "one of us" before getting promoted, so really understood the work.

    Cons

    In my specific role, there was not room for advancement. Once my boss got promoted, that's it -- they would have to leave before another opp for advancement came open. (We were a pretty specialized team.) So, it was out-to-go-up for me. I think Senior Management (outside of our building), and some of the product managers as well, had no idea what we did on a day-to-day, or how specialized/difficult it was. So, I think we were under-appreciated outside of our team.

    Also, even though we were a non-client-facing team, we had to dress the part ("because everyone else has to.")

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay folks what they are worth. Don't use outdated comps to justify low salaries. Let those who don't see clients -- ever -- enjoy a relaxed dress code.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Teller

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    Former Employee - Tell Supervisor  in  Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Tell Supervisor in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at BB&T full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfactory

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Great work-life balance here at the bank

    Cons

    many dedicated people, some waiting for their careers to expire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor III  in  Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor III in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at BB&T full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing training opportunities, benefits are top notch. Upper management the best I have had the privilege to work with/for.

    Cons

    Though family is esteemed as important, a lot is expected from you. Makes it hard to balance work/family life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company and people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainer  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Trainer in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at BB&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable company, great coworkers, great benefits. Lots of career growth. Invests in employees.

    Cons

    technology is dated. this is a cost saving measure, but it hinders customer service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Teller  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Relationship Teller in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at BB&T part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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