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Strong company hitting hard times due to regulations and outside pressures

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Former Employee - Bank Officer  in  Winston-Salem, NC
Former Employee - Bank Officer in Winston-Salem, NC

I worked at BB&T full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

The culture is a strong part of BB&T. They make a large investment in training and feedback. I had a great manager, who cared about me both personally and professionally. I always felt respected and supported from within the organization.

Cons

The pressure of the banking industry affects all banks, especially large banks like BB&T. There are expected layoffs looming and some departments including commercial banking are feeling the squeeze. Work life balance in commercial and private banking can be very difficult, especially if you are seen as a top performer. Outside pressure causes the bank to be extremely cautious, which makes change slow and work hours inflexible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep rewarding the performers and top performers. Encourage more day to day fun as an entire culture.

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Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Company to work long term for and retire with if you are lucky to be working under a good manager.

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    Current Employee - Client Server Engineer III  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Client Server Engineer III in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at BB&T full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great employees across the board in IT, competitive pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    I worked for BB&T for 7yrs and absolutely loved 5 1/2 of them. The only reason I left is that I relocated to another state and was denied a transfer because the work that I do in higher tier IT prevented me from transferring with the company due to the data center locations. This of course was very shady because 100% of my job was done remotely from my desk and I did not need to visit any data centers since we had a team that worked at all data center locations. I was actually actively looking before I moved to another state beacuse of a POOR manager that slipped through the cracks of the hiring process. This manager was not liked across the board by many long tenured employees and it bothered me that so many of us found his blatantly obvious lack of management skills lacking while upper management was either blind to it or did not care. Some poor "mangers" somehow are hired for very high profile positions and are able to find a way to avoid upper management from noticing their lack of management skills. My first 6yrs there I had an amazing boss and would NEVER had considered leaving if he did not transfer to another department. BB&T is a great company and you need a certain personality to make the cut because they do not let people go often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and have them RANDOMLY review their managers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at BB&T full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are competitive.

    Cons

    Upper management does not seem to know or care what is going on for the average employee/manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved more with what is really going on and listen to what is being said. Culture and values need to be consistent.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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