BB&T Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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Pros
  • The work-life balance was sometimes hard to manage as a mother (in 31 reviews)

  • good benefits; still offering pension (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to NO room for advancement (in 13 reviews)

  • Segmentation is very messed up for the sales goals on the commercial side, which is tough to hit your goals unless you hit some wins (in 25 reviews)

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  1. loan doc specialist II

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loan Doc Specialist II in Wilson, NC
    Former Employee - Loan Doc Specialist II in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about there employees.

    Cons

    No cons I was pleased with everything


  2. Information Security

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Information Security in Wilson, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BB&T full-time

    Pros

    Some flexibility depending on your manager

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth or advancement unless you are the favorite of a manager that can move you up. Next to impossible to move internally, unless you have higher ups willing to help you. Very clickish environment. Mediocre pay at best, they put an emphasis on bonuses above a certain level then cut them so they are really non-existent. They prefer certifications over education or actual experience.

    Advice to Management

    Examine the favoritism that is occurring, stop attempting to hide the fact that you keep people in Wilson so you can pay them less as the positions in Raleigh pay more. Pay the skilled positions what they are worth and stop the low balling. Stop allowing managers to promote their best friends.


  3. Server Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time

    Pros

    Great company values and benefits

    Cons

    Slow promotions for internal employees

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on employees proving themselves than what a potential hire puts on a resume.


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  5. BB&T has been a great employer with good career advancememt.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Financial Company that provides solid employment

    Cons

    Strong mentoring programs throughout the entity would increase career growth.


  6. Helpful (2)

    BB&T is a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Teller in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BB&T part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    BB&T values family and I love their incentive program.

    Cons

    I wasn't to big on pushing a sale on a customer especially if I knew that they did not need the service.

    Advice to Management

    The amount of time you have to stay in your position to post out was a bit extreme.


  7. Love the company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reatil Client Support in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Reatil Client Support in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family oriented, salary, benefits, career, incentives

    Cons

    Direct management in some areas


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company for starting a career in the financial industry.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training program and great health benefits program. Still offers a pension plan.

    Cons

    The company limits internal progression by basing movement ability on current job grade rather than basing on actual qualifications. The company also has great values but not all areas of the company actually understand, live, and teach those values. The company also faces struggles with technology and system development; consistently trying to develop applications and programs in house where it is obvious that is not a strength of the company.


  9. Good place to work - has some irritants like most places

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Resource Planner in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - IT Resource Planner in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (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 Management

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


  10. Great People and culture

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    Current Employee - IT Solutions Architect in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - IT Solutions Architect in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding people throughout the organization. Very talented and knowledgeable in the financial industry.

    Cons

    Do not seem to look up enough to see what others are doing even if it is to just understand what is driving changes in the industry. The budget and project process is very informal and relationship based.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly communicate the strategies that are important to ensuring that the best years are ahead.


  11. Helpful (1)

    BB&T is A Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Engineer III in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Web Engineer III in Wilson, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging position with plenty of training opportunities. Above average compensation and excellent benefits including 6% 401K match and Defined Benefit Pension Plan. For the most part the people I work with are great.

    Cons

    Like most companies these days they are taking advantage of the economy and not giving raises like they should. Sometimes technical decisions are made by middle managers that don't have a clue. They solicit advice and direction from the Sr. Engineers but often ignore it.

    Advice to Management

    You had better get with it on the yearly raises or you will start losing some very talented employees. There are some large companies moving into the area and they are actively recruiting top notch IT talent with attractive offers.



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