BB&T
3.3 of 5 403 reviews
www.bbt.com Winston-Salem, NC 5000+ Employees

BB&T Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.3 403 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(258 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work week of 40-50 hrs creates good work/life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "They have very good benefits and opportunities for advancement"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "Little room for advancement but it is there"
    in 9 reviews
  • "no room for advancement, sales goals that are met are never appreciated"
    in 16 reviews
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Great company to work for. I have been in banking over 20 years and this is the best by far

Relationship Banker II (Current Employee)
Plano, TX

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

ProsWonderful senior mgmt. They really do care about their employees and balance of work and personal life. They promote from within and give each and every employee the tools and training to grow and develop. Morale here is amazing.

ConsThe only con that I can find is that perhaps more marketing in the Texas area. We are fairly new here and many people do not know about us.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. It is working out great.

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

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Friendly company with great corporate values

Roving Teller (Former Employee)
Fayetteville, NC

I worked at BB&T full-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly people, supportive environment, and great training allowed me to acclimate quickly. I found that the company wanted me to succeed and allowed for me to make mistakes in the learning process without fear of retribution.

ConsClose minded, traditional values, little room for advancement. The company started out small in the south and it is reflected in the corporate culture. You are expected to be a reflection of their faith based values that are stated in the corporate beliefs.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to support your employees, but don't let your personal values limit your corporate values.

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

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Still has some catching up to do technologically but is very very stable

Teller (Current Employee)

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

Proseducation driven, flexible, stability, family oriented

ConsNeeds to improve on technology

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

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Good company with good values

Commercial Portfolio Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at BB&T full-time for more than a year

ProsLong history and great name recognition.

ConsControversial employees get rewarded and promoted which confuses other employess

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

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Mortgage Loan Processor III (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at BB&T full-time for less than a year

ProsThe only plus is the 80 hours of sick leave you get a year. This can be used for your children, spouse, or yourself.

ConsBenefits are not good. Healthcare for a family of 5, I pay $495.00 per paycheck. Copays are $35.00, I am not sure why there are so many reviews saying the benefits are great. I left Bank of America to come here and my benefits were much better. I had 4 weeks vacation. Here I got 2 weeks. Healthcare was $305.00 per paycheck. Technology is outdated and management does not provide training and is not evolved at all. Good ole boys network. Branches might be different but corporate BB&T is AWFUL.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more training and leadership. Don't treat satellite offices like step children. If you are not in Wilson or TX then you don't exist.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Says that they value work/ family balance, however all is not as it seems. Management will misrepresent job demands.

Commercial Appraiser (Current Employee)

I have been working at BB&T full-time for less than a year

Pros4 days per year vacation. You get all the post it notepads that you want. They even give you a computer and a stapler.

ConsHiring manager says that they value work/ family life balance, and that this is a 40 hour per week job. After hire, it was demanded that I work 70 hours per week if I value my job. I am a professional in my field with over 20 yrs experience at other banks, so I am familiar with job demands at competing institutions.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you really value work/ family balance, then live by those values. If you dont value work/ family balance, dont say that you do during hiring interviews. Maybe be up front and say that your really dont care and if you want to work for BB&T, be prepared to work 80 hours per week, including weekends.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BB&T

ProsCasual environment, good teamwork, great work/life balance.

ConsSmall company so not that much room to move around.

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Real Estate (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

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

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

ConsNo Advancements , HR and Management will Discriminate and Promote Friends

Advice to Senior ManagementTeach HR not to Discriminate

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Walk the walk don't just talk about values

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Winston-Salem, NC

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

ProsDepends on your manager. New Bank org chart came out beginning of January 2014 so maybe all employees will be included in same retirement benefits and opportunities.

ConsNot all employees get the pension. Many do and they assume everyone else does. In my 10 employee team everyone else including my manager had better retirement benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementInequity in pay & promotions between BB&T Bank and BB&T Investments and BB&T Securities appears political.

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My experience has been positive. I have been able to work while finishing my degree. They are fairly flexible.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Woodbridge, VA

I have been working at BB&T full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMore vacation days the longer you work. 100% 401k match up to 6%. Pension plan.

ConsEasy to become Complacent and Non competitive salary

Advice to Senior ManagementThe stars will be recognized by management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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