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BB&T Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
578 Reviews
3.2
578 Reviews
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BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King
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369 Ratings

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 25 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company, Strong Values, Stellar Training and Growth Potention...IF you drink the Kool-Aid

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Loan Administration Credit Analyst I in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Business Loan Administration Credit Analyst I in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    BB&T offers top-notch training for employees. Pay for mid-to-high-level positions is somewhat competitive, though not enough to compensate for sub-par job location in many instances. Opportunities for growth abound, both within departments and inter-departmentally. Annual reviews are thorough (sometimes to a fault). Promotions are, for the most part, based on skills and performance. Training and experience gained at BB&T are easily transferable to other financial institutions.

    Cons

    Corporate headquarters are in Winston-Salem, so the company loses many qualified high performers due to desired relocation. There is obvious and pervasive promotional preference given to graduates of the highly-valued (internally, at least) Leadership Development Program. The Company constantly creates new positions based on particular projects, which are often ambiguous and poorly defined. Freedom of thought is stifled, and team members who question processes or management are often stifled in their career growth (rather than commended for thinking outside the "BB&T Box"). Employees with a proven track record are often able to find comparable or higher-level positions with other financial institutions, often for significantly higher pay (pro for individuals, con for BB&T).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BB&T does a phenomenal job of indoctrinating employees into the corporate culture and values. E-level management is impressive and seems to have a finger on the pulse of the Organization. However, the siloed department structure can create an environment in which team members are unable to communicate or voice unfiltered feedback to multiple chains of command.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful, management plays favorites

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Leader in Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Market Leader in Bradenton, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great coworkers, Bank Holidays

    Cons

    Short staffed makes it hard to do your job and reach goals. No loyalty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    CEO was very friendly and made a point to visit the different branches in the area and personally introduce himself. I felt that allowed me to feel like an important part of the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Local "upper management" at main branch not very reliable (would not follow up/ through with concerns brought to her attention) at the time; however I believe that person is no longer with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's good company and great place to learn.

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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

    Strong culture and provides an environment for success

    Cons

    The company lacks innovation and open environment to take risk.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Gained a lot of experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Teller in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    The pay was good and the experience

    Cons

    Being a float teller the hours aren't guar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Float tellers should have a minimum hour work week. Like 15hrs at least

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    BRANCH BANKER III

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Overall, Great company to work for. You can really climb the success ladder quickly.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good, strong, ethical bank with an almost family-like work environment. Many employees socialize afterhours & weekends.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and time-off policies. A bank that wants to do the right thing even if it takes a hit the bottom line for it.

    Cons

    Low base salary and "capped" bonuses. Large breakdown in communication between upper and middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    As long as you have great management you will be fine.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    Great Insurance, the benefits are awesome. Pay is decent, recent cutback have resulted in low to non existant bonuses for tellers.Part time has same benefits as full time.

    Cons

    Management sometimes demand to much from teller line.
    Hard to transfer, or move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Branch Banker III

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits 100% 401k Match, Medical, pension, the employees and management are supportive and take interest in their employees. Plenty of paid holidays and not to many weeks over 40 hours.

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures have put a serious strain on staff. Sales goal expectations are unrealistic. Management often only looks at production numbers and doesn't consider the operational/service/management aspect that is integrated into most platform positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your values, spend more time taking care of your current clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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 a 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

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