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BB&T Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
548 Reviews
3.2
548 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Well compensated and very well treated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation is very generous when considering salary bonus plus stock bonus (requires 4 years vesting). Politics aren't very cut-throat, meaning that I haven't seen people being scapegoated or targeted. Pockets of vdry strong employees.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Still stuck in the "well we just do it this way" mentality, rather than embracing efficiencies. Too much hierarchy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can drive positive change while supporting work/life balance and while suporting your own aspirations. Be honest when setting delivery expectations and effort expectations. And don't be a fraid to escalate/report when estimates have changed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Non-Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Non-Manager in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Great management that is very knowledgeable, professional, and fair. It feels like a small company in that you feel a teammate atmosphere.

    Cons

    Benefits are fair. Not a lot of room for advancement unless you have a masters degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Regional Employment Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employment Consultant IV in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Employment Consultant IV in Charleston, WV

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

    Pros

    I really loved the fact that BB&T gives so much back to the communities that they serve. The benefits are excellent including health, vision, dental insurance. I also enjoyed the communication opportunity for upper management, BB&T is very employee oriented. There are also excellent time off policies including 10 Federal Holidays per year. Of course, personal growth is ultimately up to the individual, but BB&T encourages the growth of their employees through training provided by BB&T University. The work-life balance was sometimes hard to manage as a mother.

    Cons

    The reductions in force in the last couple of years that involved many 20+ year employees losing their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am really in agreement with all of BB&T's values. The Management works hard to promote from within. Raises could have been better the last couple of years. At my location the office culture was an enjoyable place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place!

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training, awesome career advancement opportunities, benefits are one of a kind!

    Cons

    Policies changes more often than expected,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to employee ideas on company growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Market Leader III, AVP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Leader III, Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Market Leader III, Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, Salary, Benefits, Managers are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This is a great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Service Assistant in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Business Service Assistant in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    BB&T gives employees excellent training and the company provides great benefits There is always someone to contact to assist employees and customers when needed. I enjoyed my time with the company and would love an opportunity to return.

    Cons

    The company is based on the east coast and opted not to maintain offices in Nevada.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe the company could grow and proper in the Nevada market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My co-workers were like family.

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

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

    Pros

    My hours were pretty set, and my supervisor was awesome at scheduling. I really enjoyed the clients as well.

    Cons

    Huge emphasis on selling products, and large turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better system for float or fill in tellers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    The team of people whom I worked with were wonderful!
    Get lots of long weekends due to bank holidays.
    You learn a lot about banking

    Cons

    lunch hours are never consistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a program where all upper management have to have experience from the bottom up, that way the know what to expect and understand what is obtainable by lower end management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BB&T

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation, solid company to work for.

    Cons

    Corporate is in Winston-Salem, hard to advance if unwilling to relocate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Pay is OK. Not the best in the industry but not the worst. You are also able to have a good work life balance. When projects are due you will be expected to work until your part is completed, but normally the pace is reasonable.

    Cons

    Advancing in your career can be a challenge. Some people stay in their same role forever. You must make your own path as management doesn't seem to promote from within based on job performance alone. It can be done but networking is key.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for employees who perform beyond their job grade and promote from within. This will make employees feel worthwhile so they continue to perform at a high level.

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