Bbva Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Great Learning & Development!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Funder/Closer I in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Funder/Closer I in Austin, TX

    I worked at Bbva full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and competitive salary! Upper management did make efforts to visit my department to let us know how much we were appreciated.

    Cons

    Workload was a bit overwhelming at times.

    Advice to Management

    Really enjoyed working with direct managers.


  2. Imperialism alive and well....for now

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bbva full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Some talented people (usually no the decision makers)

    Cons

    Limited/Non-existant career path except for expats. Poor management, very pompous and arrogant senior management, senior management predominantly expats

    Advice to Management

    Invest in sensitivity training for management. The American worker is not necessarily accustomed to being treated like workers in other parts of the world. Especially those of us in NYC. Cutting back on the elitist and classist arrogance would do wonders for staff moral.


  3. Very kind and caring people, lots of room for growth as Investment Bank

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Considerate and caring people Pockets of enthusiastic people striving to improve themselves and the company Lots of opportunity to learn and grow as a person, even if not as an employee

    Cons

    Inefficient processes and weak systems implementation Extremely bureaucratic Without speaking Spanish, you will struggle to survive Cronyism overshadows meritocracy

    Advice to Management

    Learn to delegate, not just from management down, but also geographically speaking - Head Office should not be a black box that makes decisions and does not answer questions, nor should it micro-manage its employees thousands of miles away --- Dual-reporting matrix style org chart is disastrous If you want to be a global bank, you can't be embarrassed to speak English Make the investment in global systems if you want to compete globally - thousands of wasted hours on tedious tasks will never let you prosperously compete in developed countries


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Up and coming Global Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operational Risk Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Operational Risk Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

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

    Pros

    Always a change happening, never consistent with processes, new technology makes for better customer experience.

    Cons

    Being global has it's toll on legacy employees, not everyone adaptable and flexible and cooperative.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities to those that demonstrate a desire to move up.


  6. great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Bbva

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work atmosphere. Lot o fopportuities to gtrow as an individual. Feeling of being at home. Very happy to join

    Cons

    tiring and very very long hours. Great travelling and pay packet is limited as compared with the other firms in the market.

    Advice to Management

    great job. Keep up the good work. very Very Very Very happy to be part of this firm . All the best.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Lots of room for improvement

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

    I have been working at Bbva

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Bbva

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. BBVA

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

    I have been working at Bbva

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Good Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Bbva

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Innovation

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

    I have been working at Bbva full-time

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

    Pros

    Good Life / Work balance. Competitive salary and interesting projects

    Cons

    No career development. Very complex organization; lots of reporting, complex processes and very difficult to deploy.



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