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Nauseating Work Environment

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - IT Engineering in Wilson, NC
Former Employee - IT Engineering in Wilson, NC

I worked at BB&T

Pros

The customers holding up the bank are over 65 and have strong traditions. The branches are in the southeast, and they will remain in the southeast.

Cons

The customers holding up the bank will be dead most likely in about 20 years.
In IT Engineering, everybody was left to themselves which led things to go from bad to worse. Managers were let loose in supporting disciples they clearly didn't understand such as the content of the work at hand, teamwork and more importantly good leadership. The senior managers were driving change in too many directions. The person I reported to administratively was an associate manager who acted like he was the manager of the place who tried to intimidate you, he harissed people, and he enjoyed dropping project bombs on you with unthinkable deliverables, no intros and no project representation. The probability of achieving project goals there became an inverse ratio to its desirability. Getting goals accomplished was not practical because very few could work through the processes successfully, and you could ask but could not get direction from management on how to work through them. To get anything done there, you first had to prove that you didn't really need to get it done and then at about the time you make the ends meet, somebody goes and moves the ends! There were plenty of smiles usually when things went wrong and that was only because the smiling people had somebody in mind to blame. Overall my experience left me with a solid impression that you really can blame the blamers and management for everything.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

GET OUT

Doesn't Recommend
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    Good pay and some benefits...but that's about it.

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    Current Employee - Part Time Teller in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Part Time Teller in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Hourly rate is good.
    PTO on holidays.
    Vacation days.

    Cons

    Responsibilities aside from the teller line duties.
    Are not considerate of students.
    No time for outside life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so you don't have to work your current employees like dogs.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Best Bank in Town

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Above average benefits: eg, vacation time, 401k match.
    Commitment to doing it the right way.
    Conservative financial positioning.
    Largely hands-off approach in management of subsidiaries.

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy means more red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate senior management's commitment to high levels of integrity, its conservatism and its commitment to personal liberties. While other large bank holding companies are dealing with the after-math of excessive risk-taking, excessive financial leverage and overall poor decision-making throughout their ranks, BB&T steadily plows ahead.

    Approves of CEO
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