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Great Place to work for a Commercial Bank

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Various in Norfolk, VA
Current Employee - Various in Norfolk, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

BB&T now has all the advantages of a large commercial bank while still trying to maintain a community bank reputation.

Cons

BB&T now has many of the disadvantages of a large commerical bank and is quickly losing that personal feel that has always been it's main calling card and primary advantage in the market place.

Advice to Management

You have teams of associates that are perfectly willing to work their hearts and bodies to the bone "to produce more with less" assistance because the recent economy has made things more difficult for all businesses. They are more than willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to help BB&T weather any storm and shine as the "best of the best" They have trouble buying into this logic for downsizing departments and eliminating positions when Senior Management is awarded massive extra bonuses for saving the bank so much money. Those bonuses could have been better used to keep the existing workforce fully engaged. Senior Management needs to be more sensitive to the associates' feelings when they are losing regional employees to increase productivity and cut costs but are then told of Senior Management's massive extra rewards for "saving" the bank money and increasing the dividends for stock holders and are then told of vacation homes and lavish lifestyles those bonuses finance. It makes it difficult to justify the eliminations and cost cutting when there is that much extra $$$$ to award. Sadly, it is becoming difficult to equate the BB&T Core Values with the organization as it is now evolving. There is a great senior team in place. They need to pay attention to the mixed message they are sending to the associates outside of Corporate Headquaters.

Other Employee Reviews for BB&T

  1. Helpful (1)

    Terrible working in branches

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Center Leader II in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Financial Center Leader II in Montgomery, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BB&T full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life force health insurance and good training programs for your job.

    Cons

    Financial Center Leader, Branch Manager, Market Leader. Depleted branch staff, heavy sales goals, cold call nights, sales. They laid off several jobs over the summer 2013 so check the reviews since then. Its resulted in poor customer service and 60 hour work weeks. If you're in the branches, its all about product pushing and sales goals just like any other big bank. They increased fees on customers rather than updating loan policy to generate income. Basically, I think BB&T is good to work for if your in the back office, but its difficult if your in a client facing position in the branches because you have limited staff and you have no authority to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    You have no idea what life in the branches is like. I suggest living off the salary of branch staff and then making the cold calls and sales goals for a quarter like you required us to do.


  2. Lots of Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Teller in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Company, Fair and Equitable. Willing to work with my college schedule.

    Cons

    They drag their feet making hiring or promotion decisions. They also don't seem very excited to move employees up unless you push.

    Advice to Management

    Educate all employees on all products so that all associates are able to talk about and cross sell products.


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