BB&T Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
509 Reviews

3.3
509 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, limited room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent balance of work/life and good benefits with the company.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up in the center that I am in, women seem to be promoted more than men, who are more qualified for the position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at BB&T

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Center Leader II  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Financial Center Leader II in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Still offers pension. Still uses DOS to submit loan applications; system breaks down all the time.

    Cons

    Closed minded, traditional values, overtime abuse;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    BB&T to the Rescue

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

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

    Pros

    The way they came in and took over during the Colonial Bank disaster was awesome.
    The employees that were living in that nightmare were thrilled the day BB&T took control and breathed a huge sigh of relief.

    Cons

    My position was eliminated when the merger was complete, however the severance package was very generous.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    quantitative and qualitative analysis , reporting to LOB

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    work and life balance, 401k match,

    Cons

    poor senior management, slower salary rise, salary lower than market value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't let family member of boss directly report boss

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IT Security, Risk, and Governance

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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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a job that pays well with decent benefits, this may be the place for you. Work-life balance is good and everything looks good on the surface.

    Cons

    Don't expect to come in and grow your career unless you are a part of the good old boy network, brown nose, or can manipulate the higher ups. If you are a good performer on your job, you'll be rewarded with being stuck in that position. If you can talk the talk and claim you are always busy, you'll have a very bright future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information with your team so that they can provide feedback on things that they are seeing so that you can move in the right direction, not just what a small group of hands off managers think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits, difficult to advance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Teller
    Former Employee - Senior Teller

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

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits, had full paid maternity leave! Decent pay. Very good training.

    Cons

    Poor Work- life balance. If you have to work a Saturday, then you're working 6 days that week since full timers aren't allowed any weekdays off. Not easy if you have a family. over time is a big no-no. Unless you have a manager really helping advance your career it's difficult to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It has been a good experience, but the culture leaves much to be desired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are the best things about the company. There's a strong work ethic and sense of accomplishment. The benefits could be better but for the most part are good. Work/Life balance is really good.

    Cons

    The culture is far behind the times and much too conservative. The simple niceties are nonexistent (such as dress down Fridays, telecommuting, free WiFi). There's hardly any budget for training and education reimbursement only happens for certain employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be addressed. Decisions are made and often times not share in a timely manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Room for growth but unrealistic sales goals.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Center Leader I
    Former Employee - Financial Center Leader I

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

    Pros

    The company makes great contributions to retirement accounts. Willing to promote motivated employees from within. Offered a lot of training opportunities. Worked with a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Sales goals were unrealistic for some markets and they micro-managed employees. When employees did not perform to the standards set, the company did not provide support or assistance. Spent 2-4 days a week on conference calls instead of helping clients. Required unpaid hours outside of the normal business day making sales calls. Salaried employees make a low salary considering the amount of hours they need to put in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work - has some irritants like most places

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Resource Planner  in  Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - IT Resource Planner in Wilson, NC

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

    Pros

    Compensation is great, Company really believes and practices its values for employees and customers. Opportunities for personal growth every year through training. Great life balance perks and benefits.

    Cons

    As companies get larger the understanding of processes between departments gets clouded. Sometimes and irritant. As always too much work and not enough hours in a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Holistic approach to all processes would leverage more consistency and learning between LOBs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company with great values!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wealth Advisor  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Wealth Advisor in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    This company has great leadership and benefits. I made many wonderful friends while working there. They like to promote from within but not many opportunities will come up.

    Cons

    BB&T is losing its way a little right now. They are putting reducing costs (brought on by all the government regulations) above its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your values instead of worrying about profits in this government regulation crunch time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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