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BB&T Reviews in Charlotte, NC

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
561 Reviews
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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.  

    Great benefit, lower salary compared to peer institutions.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible management, great benefits, dedication to employees, employee wellbeing is a big thing

    Cons

    salary seems to be lower than market average for similar roles and/or institutions. i have heard many peers in other LOBs say similar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non-client contact positions -- relax the dress code!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Location Matters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Culture is friendly
    - Benefits are good
    - It's a very stable company

    Cons

    - Your experience will depend largely on your branch's traffic. At a high-traffic location you'll have an easy time meeting your weekly goals, but if your branch is slow you'll be fighting for scraps.
    - Expense management with be stressed by upper management, but then thrown out the door as they waste money on marketing materials for products people do not care about and internal websites dedicated to information that is already available for free elsewhere.
    - Your pay as a teller or a banker is not at all appropriate for the amount of liability you will take on.
    - Working Saturdays
    - Dealing with the general public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-examine your overdraft policy. Getting a measly $144 dollars from somebody is not worthwhile if it costs you their entire relationship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Financial Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    A good place for an advisor that has limited scope or experience.

    Cons

    A graveyard for serious advisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Total disregard of customer needs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Counselor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Investment Counselor in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    prestige of working in finance, wear tie to work, decent benefits, single girls

    Cons

    total attention to dollars of commissions produced. sell high commission annuities even though junk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put customers first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Environment for working

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

    I have been working at BB&T as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    On job training, and a favorable environment.

    Cons

    Equipment is not up to date with the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    uiKeep up the good work

  7.  

    In the begining it was wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Balancer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Account Balancer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at BB&T full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A chance to move to other departments

    Cons

    company is not family friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able to show empathy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Charlotte HR/ Commercial Loan Department

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, Okay Schedule, Being Hired on as a Temp you paid as someone that has been there many years

    Cons

    No Advancements , HR and Management will Discriminate and Promote Friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach HR not to Discriminate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work long term for and retire with if you are lucky to be working under a good manager.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Server Engineer III in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Client Server Engineer III in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great employees across the board in IT, competitive pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    I worked for BB&T for 7yrs and absolutely loved 5 1/2 of them. The only reason I left is that I relocated to another state and was denied a transfer because the work that I do in higher tier IT prevented me from transferring with the company due to the data center locations. This of course was very shady because 100% of my job was done remotely from my desk and I did not need to visit any data centers since we had a team that worked at all data center locations. I was actually actively looking before I moved to another state beacuse of a POOR manager that slipped through the cracks of the hiring process. This manager was not liked across the board by many long tenured employees and it bothered me that so many of us found his blatantly obvious lack of management skills lacking while upper management was either blind to it or did not care. Some poor "mangers" somehow are hired for very high profile positions and are able to find a way to avoid upper management from noticing their lack of management skills. My first 6yrs there I had an amazing boss and would NEVER had considered leaving if he did not transfer to another department. BB&T is a great company and you need a certain personality to make the cut because they do not let people go often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and have them RANDOMLY review their managers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great family oriented place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Room for growth

    Cons

    Training could be WAY better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training too much computer not enough hands on...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a good starting position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teller in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at BB&T part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Some managers seemed to care.

    Cons

    Political environment. If you do not suck-up, good luck getting promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the people do their jobs and do not micro-manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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