BBVA Compass

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BBVA Compass Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
290 Reviews
3.0
290 Reviews
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BBVA Compass President and CEO Manuel (Manolo) Sánchez
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Branch Retail Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture, Small bank feel in a big bank structure, competitive products

    Cons

    high turn over mostly of tellers, hard to retain good bankers due to compensation plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve incentives on teller positions to improve retention and increase compensation target, re-evaluate banker compensation. High base/ low incentive is a lose-lose plan. Low base/ high incentive = Producer mentality. We are getting the people from Wells and Chase who couldn't produce and are looking for a high base. When we get a producer, the incentive is hard to get and since they are already getting a decent base, they don't try to get production.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great place to work until Spanish took over

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at BBVA Compass

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Spanish are very demanding and don't try to understand how things are done in the US

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Relationship Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Commercial Relationship Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Small office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great opportunities for professional development.

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

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

    Pros

    Very competitive and comprehensive salary and benefits package.
    Ability to work remotely when the need arises.
    Wide array of internal education opportunities are available.

    Cons

    It's a bank so public perception isn't always positive.
    Staffing cuts have forced employees and managers into situations where the have to do more with less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely on fundamental processes and less on individual heroes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    A great learning experience. You get compensated based on your production. Great Leadership.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager II in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager II in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass

    Pros

    You get recognized and compensated. Great team environment and really awesome to work for them.

    Cons

    A lot of internal changes on their structure. A lot of pressure regarding sales production goals. Need to be focus all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and be flexible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Unorganized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at BBVA Compass

    Pros

    Relaxed culture. That is about it.

    Cons

    Too much of a relaxed culture which impacts the ability to be "professional"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up professionalism and upgrade technology

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

    BBVA compass

    • 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

    Pros

    I love working at bbva

    Cons

    Not any cons at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • 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

    Pros

    There are good people to work with. Good hours and time off. The bank has good products and usually have good promotions. They offer good deposit rates which drives business allowing the bankers to talk more ab investments

    Cons

    There is lots of overturn in the branch which can be frustrating. Goals are set really high which makes it real hard to hit the bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to start off your banking career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation is above average for the position, perks include free banking. training depending on the position is online, via skype and of course hands on. Health benefits are great as are the 2 weeks vacation and all the bank holidays!

    Cons

    promotions occur mostly only if someone leaves, in our area at least. lots of continuous training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    BBVA ruined Compass

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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