BBVA Compass Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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BBVA Compass President and CEO Manuel (Manolo) Sánchez
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Pros
  • They do try as best they can with the work life balance but gutting whole departments doesn't help (in 15 reviews)

  • Hard work is rewarded, we have great benefits and growth opportunity (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be tricky, so good time management skills are important (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Fast paced, room for advancement, must be a self-motivator!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator II in Decatur, AL
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator II in Decatur, AL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and support staff.

    Cons

    Too few employees for the volume of work.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate! Often there are initiatives put forth that are in direct conflict with other areas of the of the bank. Better communication would save time, money and resources.

  2. Former FSA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BBVA Compass

    Pros

    Easy to be promoted from within.

    Cons

    Very questionable NSF/OD practices for customers.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Mortgage Banking officer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mortgage Banker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mortgage Banker in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work life balance is great, management willing to help you, weekly calls to help find out where you are on your loans

    Cons

    Processing times are not up to par, 45 day turn time for FHA loans, benefit packages are getting worse at time goes by.

    Advice to Management

    Make processing times competitive and adjust to market. Make compensation package better, make benefits package better.

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  5. Still trying to figure things out

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBVA Compass full-time

    Pros

    Global company with a lot of room for advancement, base salary is competitive, employee benefits

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and restructuring to help the bottom line. Lack of communication from upper management

  6. BBVA Compass is a great place to work if you like a fast-paced environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at BBVA Compass

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced, great people, strategic vision, growing company.

    Cons

    Under-staffed, long hours, lack of proper change management.

    Advice to Management

    The current focus on client experience is a great vision but very hard to achieve with the current staffing and project levels.

  7. BE CAREFUL

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

    I have been working at BBVA Compass full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    if you get yourself into a successful branch, you will be very happy
    if you are willing to learn a good manager will help you
    used to have great benefits

    Cons

    some managers will forever prefer to hire someone from the outside and pay THEM more, than to train you.
    You will never get a real chance to get a promotion.
    IF YOU DO get a promotion into a much higher position with higher goals can only pay you x amount more.... an outside hire with no banking experience will start off with higher pay. pathetic.
    ALSO : if you go into a branch with older managers that used to work at GARANTY bank , they sometimes are still NOT able to adapt to change, and this is a bank that wants to become fully electronic. So that can sometimes be a problem.

    Advice to Management

    help your current employes get upgraded and have better incentives !

  8. Challenging and interesting place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Birmingham, AL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule.
    Strong emphasis on training and certifications.
    Good team environment.
    Multi-cultural environment.
    Intellectually stimulating environment.

    Cons

    Healthcare plan changes have made the insurance very expensive.
    Promotion decisions are secretive and communication is not always good.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer flexible scheduling options to employees and be transparent about the promotion process.

  9. Auditor

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at BBVA Compass (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    There was opportunity to travel for work.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of room for growth.

  10. IT Manager -Application Lead

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    Current Employee - Applications Lead in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Applications Lead in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at BBVA Compass

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent plays to work, it's still transitioning to high tech app concepts. Management clearly understood the need for technology to move forward.

    Cons

    Challenges to work with Mexico data center where resources are not up to service standards.

    Advice to Management

    Need to emphasis on cultural coexistence and remove bureaucracy with support organization

  11. Assistant Branch Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401K matching, some employees were great to work with

    Cons

    Managed by fear, Unrealistic expectations, did not pay bonus

    Advice to Management

    Not have intermittent culture, lay off the politics,

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