BB&T Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
501 Reviews
3.3
501 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.  

    IT Security, Risk, and Governance

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    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
  2.  

    Great Benefits, difficult to advance.

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    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
  3.  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    Room for growth but unrealistic sales goals.

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    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
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    More concerned with image than internal communication and talent

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    Current Employee - Commercial Banker
    Current Employee - Commercial Banker

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

    Pros

    Superior training
    Solid benefits including pension and up to 6% 401k match
    Wellness programs with reduce health insurance premiums
    Well developed corporate values and vision

    Cons

    Silo'd product lines
    Women tend to be overlooked for promotion opportunities
    HR is more concerned with supporting management, not addressing serious employee concerns
    Extremely conservative lending culture, difficult to support even long term clients.
    Technology-challenged (internal systems)
    Complex bonus structure restricts earning potential, salaries below national average
    Many positions eliminated reducing efficacy to properly serve clients at local levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the client focus of the Allison days. Less propaganda and more action. Revitalize a bank-wide mentoring program to advance from within and develop strong minority and women leaders. Revisit mission statement. Making cuts after cuts restricts organic growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    it was informational.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BB&T

    Pros

    they offer very good benefits

    Cons

    the position was too much pressure.

  8.  

    Awesome company with great values!

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    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
  9.  

    Great Company; Good values

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent training; focus on customer service; dedicated to their vision, mission, and values

    Cons

    None to add at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    All smoke and no fire.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Growing, corporate culture in North Carolina

    Cons

    Executive leadership and middle management (South Texas Region) does not listen to input from managers on the front lines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize you do not have all of the answers just because you are from the Baltimore, MD region

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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