BBVA Compass Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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BBVA Compass President and CEO Manuel (Manolo) Sánchez
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  1. Overall good place to work

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    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager II in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager II in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass

    Pros

    There was a chance to move up if you put in the work and the environment, while competitive, was friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes unrealistic goals were set and as I was leaving bonuses were starting to be reduced significantly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great learning experience but lots of red tape and mixed messages on company culture.

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    Former Employee - Credit Products Officer - Assistant Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Credit Products Officer - Assistant Vice President in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The Bank is large enough to gain experience with complicated deal structures. Lots of resources to complete a thorough underwriting.

    Cons

    Company culture was undefined and confusing due to many mergers and acquisitions of other smaller banks during the "Great Recession". Middle managers were able to get away with treating employees however they wanted without much oversight from higher executives. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees don't feel appreciated by middle level managers. Too much squeezing every last ounce of work from employees until they can't handle it anymore and leave. HR should look into why some groups have higher turnover than others. I bet you'll find a lot of it is because of bad management style my middle managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Banker in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Banker in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass

    Pros

    Good benefits and well recognized

    Cons

    Too much change and very few customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow bankers to go out and look for business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. BBVA ruined Compass

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Plano, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    BBVA is a much bigger company than compass therefore after the merger the firm grew stronger and one felt a sense of job security despite the rescission.

    Cons

    As a part of a conglomerate compass lost its customer service and what it was known for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is powerless, the orders come from Madrid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Good pay, high stress level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Benefits are average or better. Generally speaking, most of the employees are pleasant in spite of the working conditions.

    Cons

    There is a lack of work/life balance. Continual layoffs with no reduction in workloads is a recipe for disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Best Place to Work" is only a slogan. When employees fear losing their jobs and are expected to perform the duties of more than 1 person because of annual (or semi annual) layoffs, they will never view BBVA Compass as a good place to work -- much less a best place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. BBVA Compas MBO / Loan Officer / Mortgage Banking Officer

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    Former Employee - MBO in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - MBO in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Processing was great. Had a good niche product.

    Cons

    Managers did not have experience in their fields. With rates going up they panicked and brought in managers from other retail outlets to manage mortgage banking officers. This didn't work for Chase and it will not work for BBVA. It's hard to tell your boss how to do his/her job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your current talent and promote people with potential to mid level managers. Bringing in non experienced lending managers is suicide.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Sales Consultant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Sales Consultant in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    fair compensation and personal time off

    Cons

    promoting top sales people to a manager position and then failing to give them proper training to manage people effectively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    setting up a career growth / employee development program would make more loyal employess.

  9. BBVA Compass is good but could be better

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at BBVA Compass full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive. Benefits is great.

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking. Lay-offs in the bank.

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

    This is not a serious place of employment.

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    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager II in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager II in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A job if you need one. There's always a job available because people quit on a daily basis. If you're a successful used car salesman and are ready for a career upgrade, this is your place.

    Cons

    Like so many large banks, they subscribe to the retail model of a centralized management and control. They hire salespeople with no banking skill or knowledge and depend on systems and policies to make decisions. Management up to the regional level have no financial, accounting, or credit skills. There is constant pressure under the threat of firing to produce numbers - thus the revolving door of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the used car sales culture. Install a community bank culture that values employees and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Could be a lot better

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    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None that come to mind

    Cons

    Micro managing, upper management is hard to deal with unless you are one of their favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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