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Good leadership is integral in a recession and the bank has done a poor job of creating a motivating environment

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Current Employee - Commercial Lender
Current Employee - Commercial Lender

I have been working at BB&T

Pros

up to 6% matching 401K, flexible time off however vacations start off at a paltry two weeks

Cons

- poor leadership - micro management is rampant and feels like certain managers do not genuinely care for their staff, only how they appear to their bosses and exec management
- pressured to cross-sell products that clients don't need so that managers can look like they are doing their job - short term approach that counters the bank's "relationship banking" philosophy
- constantly need to report calls/referrals - should look at the bottom line instead
- poor technologies which create redundancies and inefficiencies. Recently invested lots of time and money training for an ineffective software that was confusing to use
- credit is understaffed, therefore deal decisions are delayed

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Keep it simple
- recognize and nurture talents' strengths and not focus too much on weaknesses
- invest in technology and employees
- face reality - we are not a community bank

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Small company, bank centric, 'frugal'

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Loyal to employees. Great job of indoctrinating managers into the BBT culture

    Cons

    Frugal in any and every way imaginable

    No opinion of CEO
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    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    BB&T continues to stick to it's core values and has NEVER deviated from that. You are never asked to do anything that is not the right thing for the client.

    Cons

    No Assistant Managers in the branches---get rid of the AOO role and put assistants in the branches. Watch productivity soar. FCL's can not do everything they are asked to do and run the day to day issues in the branch---it is impossible. They are overwhelmed and stressed out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course---it's worked for 139 years!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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