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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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

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  1. Decent job for someone in college but not for a career after college

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits - Good people - Easy work

    Cons

    - Takes a long time to advance in most case, it's a policy that you must be in a position for 18 months before you can would be considered for another role - Moving to another region it is unlikely to be promoted and instead you must stay at the same level or take a demotion - A teller with a BS in Bus. Admin with < 3.0 GPA will find it next to impossible to advance beyond that position for this company within a year

    Advice to Management

    Value the potential your workers have and allow people to advance to a role where they can get the experience they need to be successful. There is no reason a Iraq veteran with a college degree in business should not be able to get promoted from Teller after working a year in that position and exceeding expectations.


  2. territory is everything

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, a lot of flexibility with your schedule, newbies without licenses are given a lot of leeway

    Cons

    you will only be as good as the referrals that you receive, you will be micromanaged to death by trade review, you don't really advise much, nor will you grow into a well-rounded advisor

    Advice to Management

    people would stay longer if there was a higher draw, even if it meant a lower bonus- it takes time to build a territory and you can't live off of the draw


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