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Bbva Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
76 Reviews
3.4
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Bbva Chairman and CEO Francisco González Rodríguez
Francisco González Rodríguez
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits for the employees (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people, working environment and diverse people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Occasionally you may experience certain peaks of work that may lead you to long hours in the office (in 7 reviews)

  • Nothing you are told in the hiring process is set in stone in my case benifits commision structure and salary increases changed (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bbva

    Pros

    Great working environment: international, multicultural, relaxed
    Good growth plans if Europe crisis does not destroy them completely. Awesome upside potential.
    Fantastic location in NYC.
    Language lessons during working hours.
    Very conservative, and therefore safer during crisis times.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Unfortunately strategy (defined by Spanish-minded bankers sitting 4,000 miles away) changes every 8 months... therefore it is impossible to develop a career away from BBVA's motherland. Junior staff usually leaves as soon as possible and only those tied by a visa to BBVA stay around more than 12 months. No training whatsoever, no career development.

    International network does not really change anything, as the bank is actually a federation of local banks scattered around Latin America and Europe.

    Compensation is really weak, with salary increases in the 2% range.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management (mostly expats from Spain) live really well in NY, I dont think they realize at all of what's happening behind their noses, nor that they really care. Please show employees that you care, do communicate more and better, improve compensation and define a credible growth (and career) path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The people are great, but the opportunities to grow are very limited.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bbva

    Pros

    The people are friendly and great to get along with.
    All benefits covered...medical, dental, vision, etc...
    Great location in the NYC branch.

    Cons

    Very long hours depending on what group you are in, and compensation does not reflect the hours you are required to work.
    Overload of work, and not enough employees to spread the work.
    And no set annual review system in place, leaving the employee aimlessly wondering "Is my hard work going to be rewarded with a promotion of some sort?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees know you care, and want them to succeed as they help the group/company to succeed. Give them recoginition of the hard work they put in, and reward them for it. The lack of doing this only drive the best and brightest talents away from the company to seek better opportunities elsewhere.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    BBVA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Bbva

    Pros

    there is a lot of growth going on within the company that is allowing for more opp if you are ready for it.

    Cons

    There have been too many changes and the best strategy has not always been employed recently. Not as much stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more of a set protocol so that there is a set way of doing things. This will leave less variability.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Bbva

    Pros

    BBVA has a great benefits package, some of the most cutting edge technology in the industry (Retail Banking). Management is "hands off" allowing people to perform their tasks w/o constantly having to look over their shoulders.

    Cons

    Communication b/w areas of the Bank is lacking and information is very slow to come from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better, more transparent communication with employees regarding their roles w/in the company and organization.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Positive Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fraud and Chargeback Specialist in Panama City (Panama)
    Former Employee - Fraud and Chargeback Specialist in Panama City (Panama)

    I worked at Bbva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    My experience with BBVA was positive because of the following:
    Decent salary (Certainly it could have been better but it wasn't that bad)
    Work-life balance (M-F 7AM - 4PM; No weekends)
    Brand Recognition (BBVA is one of the 50 largest banks in the world)
    Excellent location in Panama City close to bus stops and the renovated Balboa Avenue
    Casual Friday
    Freedom to create and innovate (I didn't have to ask my supervisor permission for everything)

    Cons

    Training; this was one of its weakest points -the lack of training - I never ever received any training in two years at the company
    Panama's subsidiary was sold to a regional bank that is not at the same level as BBVA so I decided to leave the company after the acquisition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to examine if selling a subsidiary is necessary. We were producing consistently good results; even better than those of the subsidiaries you decided to keep instead of us. If you had to sell because of the financial crisis in Spain, you could have arranged a deal with a better institution than the one you sold us to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Chance to move functions and learn lots. Very kind, social, talented and helpful people inside. One of the only global and big companies putting lots of efforts to become innovative and flexible - still some work to do but will get there sooner and better than others

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Bbva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Global company, you get to travel or work with many international locations
    Strong innovation culture building up, new ways of working, new spaces/headquarters allow for a close relationship of employees and better atmosphere
    Compensation depends where you work, bonus is normally very good news
    Change the bank projects are very interesting as the bank is committed to be digital and evolve in the ways of working
    Management is accessible

    Cons

    management board still needs to work more in new values and understand that being flexible, innovative and merit rewarding are keys to keep employees motivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go and have a tour in many start ups and innovative companies to realize that this is about taking care of your employees, sharing knowledge and becoming flexible and connected
    Forget about hierarchy = power

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HR Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at Bbva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits and basically every economic opportunity as a bank employee. I was also lucky with my colleagues and supervisor, enjoying all those too-many-working-hours with really good professionals and friends.

    Cons

    A poor Work-Life balance as the department had several differences between employees' job responsibilities-tasks-salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take much more into account employees feedback...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Micky mouse bank

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bbva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    positive work environment within the team

    Cons

    salary, bonuses, commissions, career prospects and lack of formation and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    complete restructure of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ever work with people that just get it? That's who hiring managers are looking for. This question demonstrates that you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stockbroker in Santiago (Chile)
    Current Employee - Stockbroker in Santiago (Chile)

    I have been working at Bbva as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ever work with people that just get it? That's who hiring managers are looking for. This question demonstrates that you understand a job is about more than just going through the motions ... successful people have a specific frame of mind, approach, attitude, work ethic, communication style, etc. and you want to know what that mix looks like at this company.

    How It Helps You: Because these characteristics are often hard to pin down, this question forces a hiring manager to articulate that "it factor" they're really looking for -- even if it wasn't written in the job description.

    Cons

    Ever work with people that just get it? That's who hiring managers are looking for. This question demonstrates that you understand a job is about more than just going through the motions ... successful people have a specific frame of mind, approach, attitude, work ethic, communication style, etc. and you want to know what that mix looks like at this company.

    How It Helps You: Because these characteristics are often hard to pin down, this question forces a hiring manager to articulate that "it factor" they're really looking for -- even if it wasn't written in the job description.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ever work with people that just get it? That's who hiring managers are looking for. This question demonstrates that you understand a job is about more than just going through the motions ... successful people have a specific frame of mind, approach, attitude, work ethic, communication style, etc. and you want to know what that mix looks like at this company.

    How It Helps You: Because these characteristics are often hard to pin down, this question forces a hiring manager to articulate that "it factor" they're really looking for -- even if it wasn't written in the job description.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Intern in Paris (France)

    I worked at Bbva as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good place to work in paris

    Cons

    not many opportunities for starters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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