BBVA Compass

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BBVA Compass Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
239 Reviews
2.8
239 Reviews
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BBVA Compass President and CEO Manuel (Manolo) Sánchez
Manuel (Manolo) Sánchez
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I found BBVA Compass to have a stable working environment with a great work/ life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good work environment, upward movement for some (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The company still has work to do in improving work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • There is No way to pull sales list, but there are huge sales goals ex (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Associate  in  Granbury, TX
    Current Employee - Branch Associate in Granbury, TX

    I have been working at BBVA Compass full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great hours, benefits and pay

    Cons

    Only one Saturday a month off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Branch is outdated and needs a face-lift badly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A solid company with good people, however mgt tends to focus on the bottom line over employees work/life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Sales Advisor  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Sales Advisor in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    After working with the bank for 5+ years the vacation offered was better then most. Staff always had a "team" spirit. Offer competitive products that benefit the client a great deal when compared to competitors.

    Cons

    Advancement to new positions/different dept. was a challenge. Incentives/rewards were broken down to reward all, leaving many to do a great deal of work for the same benefit as those who did very little.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stressful, but possibly worth it?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager  in  Idyllwild, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Idyllwild, CA

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, steady hours, quick promotion

    Cons

    Potentially dangerous (robbery), high stress, horrible technology, VERY sales heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on the sales figures and more on the training of your staff and the happiness of your staff. A happy knowledgeable banker is better than an unhappy, uninformed banker.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    What Happened?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Finance  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Finance in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I guess Pay is ok if you negotiate well coming in, once you are there good luck! I am at the Houston Tower (new building on Post Oak), there is a gym, reasonable priced cafeteria, and covered garage parking, if you are a coffee and tea drinker - nice free individually packed dispensers.

    Cons

    I really think good leadership and management is really a dime a dozen here. This was partially an attractant, I thought hey, these folks really suck, I can make a name for myself and really get to the top... nope, stupid promote and reward stupid, if you even show you have some motivation and tenacity you will get black balled. So motto of the story, if you want a place to shut up and work, without really being bothered by management - perfect place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes, your leadership team stinks, no one, I mean no one is truly motivated to work there. This will come out during the big survey - thank God it was run out of Spain, they may actually do something about it. Also, please, please stop the Spaniards from coming over, they just instill fear and mediocrity and are only there for a couple of years - so no motivation to achieve greatness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    BBVA Compas MBO / Loan Officer / Mortgage Banking Officer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBO  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - MBO in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time for 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
  7.  

    High Stress and Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Teller in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at BBVA Compass part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They encourage you to be the best at your job as well as a sense of team values.

    Cons

    They stress speed and accuracy which can come at a cost to employees. The systems are older and not as efficient as other bigger banks and don't catch errors. The branch I worked for was very flirty and I had to deal with a lot of workplace drama which I had no part of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the workplace a more fun place to be. Don't allow drama in the workplace.

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

    BBVA Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst IV  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst IV in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at BBVA Compass full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, not too stressful

    Cons

    pay scale. If you get a promotion to a new job you have to start at the bottom of the pay scale. if someone is hired from the outside they are usually put in the middle. This leads to employees that have been here for many years making less than a new person doing the same job. Because of this a lot of people try to leave and come back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix pay scale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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

    I have been working at BBVA Compass full-time

    Pros

    I loved working with the clients and employees, the bonuses were pretty nice and easy to achieve, it was an easy company to work for

    Cons

    Work-life balance, lack of promotions, lay offs, management not held accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I have learned a great deal here at BBVA Compass.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Asset Coordinator  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Consumer Asset Coordinator in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at BBVA Compass full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to different bank processes.

    Cons

    Job stability is questionable.
    Multiple jobs have been outsourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is needed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Employer, High Goals

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBVA Compass

    Pros

    Work Life balance is good. Very involved in the community. Managers that are willing to help.

    Cons

    High goals. Employee turnover is very high.

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