BBVA Compass Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
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BBVA Compass President and CEO Manuel (Manolo) Sánchez
Manuel (Manolo) Sánchez
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Pros
  • work life balance is pretty good (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good work environment, upward movement for some (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • No Work/Life balance if you work at a branch (in 14 reviews)

  • Complete reduction in staff while increasing of goals and responsibilities while decreasing compensation along with unreasonable sales goals (in 12 reviews)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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

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

    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 Management

    Listen to employees and be flexible


  2. Helpful (2)

    Dead in the market. A third tier bank living off fumes of former legacy banks. Eroding deposit share.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President CML in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President CML in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Large unit presence in the market

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals for a secondary Metro Market
    Lack of understanding of US banking competition and culture
    High turnover AT&T all levels

    Advice to Management

    US has completely different banking culture; just because it works in Spain doesn't mean it translates here. Socialist democracy in Spain is pervasive mindset within US operations.


  3. good benefits, so-so management

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    Former Employee - Senior Teller in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Teller in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at BBVA Compass part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    good benefits and pay, good working hours. benefits for part time employees

    Cons

    company changed a lot during integration with BBVA, sales policies changed and bank fees went higher which made customers more difficult to deal with

    Advice to Management

    watch the bank fees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    No work/life balance and does not care about their people

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to move up within the company is above average.

    Cons

    BBVA Management does not care about work life balance. They micromanage to a fault. Do not give people the ability to think on their own or outside of the box. They punish rather than reward or push for new ideas. Management leads with a very heavy hammer. I worked for Compass for over 15 years and have seen extreme decline in how employees are treated since BBVA purchased them in 2007 and re-branded in 2009. The upper/senior management states they want to be family friendly and push work life balance but they rarely if ever visit branches to see what is really going on. There are daily threats in reference to work performance. You are punished by taking away family time if you do not have the results they are looking for making you stay at work late into the evening hours or work more on the weekends. This change in how they treat employees led me to leave and after so many happy years there, the last few months were miserable. I haven't looked back with regret even once. They were once an amazing employer with happy staff. The morale is so bad it is thick with stress.

    Advice to Management

    Give people autonomy to work independently and to offer ideas to better the business. Take into consideration work life balance. Reward good results don't lead with a heavy hand and demean others publicly or on conference calls. Take time to really get to know your employees individual strengths and work to utilize those strengths. Invest in the happiness of your workforce. Take time to find out what makes them tick and how to motivate them. Do an blind survey within the banking centers that allows employee comments to find out what really goes on each day, you may be surprised.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Compass

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at BBVA Compass

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work, great benefits

    Cons

    not enough vacation time for personal/work balance

    Advice to Management

    more time off would be appreciated


  7. Helpful (1)

    Strong bank

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Banker in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Banker in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at BBVA Compass

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Strong bank with full service of financial products.

    Cons

    A large number employees are looking for differnent jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Strong bank


  8. Overall Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at BBVA Compass

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Compass is the opportunity to for me to learn from really experienced bankers and businessmen. In the year that I have worked for the bank I have the opportunity to grow and expand my knowlege base.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lack of communication at times with top managers and lower level workers.

    Advice to Management

    Advice I would give to senor managment is that there should be more cummunication on the direction and vision the company has for the future. It helps employees become more motivated when they feel like the company they are working for is going places.



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