SunTrust
2.8 of 5 646 reviews
www.suntrust.com Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

SunTrust Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.8 646 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

SunTrust President and CEO William H. (Bill) Rogers Jr.

William H. (Bill) Rogers Jr.

(234 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You will have a good work life balance if you manage your time effectively"
    in 32 reviews
  • "good benefits package to employees and potential room to grow"
    in 55 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very product pushy and upper management liked to micro-manage"
    in 37 reviews
  • "Hard to transition from Branch Manager position into Corporate"
    in 23 reviews
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Data Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at SunTrust full-time for more than a year

Prosthe job gives you a good salary

ConsThe job is repeatitive and boring

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rewarding

Bank Manager (Former Employee)
Bethesda, MD

I worked at SunTrust full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOpportunities for advancement and some of the best training I have seen in corporate America

ConsGoals can sometimes be unrealistic

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to demand the best, but consider all aspects of the economy when setting revenue goals

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a great learning experience to go behind the scenes of processors and closing details.

Credit and Preprocessing (Former Employee)
Maitland, FL

I worked at SunTrust as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe team at SunTrust mortgage were very cohesive and dedicated to getting everyone on the same page when dealing with the clients. The training was very complete and everyone stepped up to help each other.

ConsThe building was not as updated as I would have liked.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe training was very helpful and everyone made sure that it was well received.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyable

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at SunTrust full-time

ProsGreat managers in some departments.

Consinsistence on outsourcing non-bank functions.

Advice to Senior ManagementOwn the process, do not outsource it. Otherwise, you lose control over your assets.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fun to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunTrust

ProsI don't know any cons

Consnot fun to work for

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Long Hours, frequent SDLC changes

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at SunTrust

ProsThey are trying to figure out how they want to manage projects

ConsThey are way far away from having a working, stable methodology

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Good experience

Teller II (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I worked at SunTrust part-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent managers, very friendly colleagues, very efficient training.

ConsThe quarter goals were a little high.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, the are fantastic.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SunTrust

ProsFriendly staff, great people to work with.

ConsVery product pushy and upper management liked to micro-manage.

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Initially a great company

Branch Manager (Former Employee)
Duluth, GA

I worked at SunTrust full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPlenty of growth opportunities in the branches

ConsOpportunities to move outside of the retail branches are few especially if meeting your sales quotas in the branch
Goals change & those changes expect more sales from employees and less bonus pay in a bad economy

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more realistic with sales goals
Do not let management changes make it different for current employees to be successful

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This company is penny wise and pound foolish. People are the least important asset here.

Vice President (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at SunTrust full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits, respected brand, solid employee base, opportunity to give back to the community. (Sun Trust offers an extra day off per year known as a "Day of Purpose" to allow employees to volunteer at a charitable activity of their choice.)

ConsCost cutting measures have been taken to extreme with the singular goal of improving the company's efficiency rating. (reduced business travel, reduced training opportunities, in some cases office cleaning is neglected to the point of diminished hygiene, elimination of coffee in the offices, scarce office supplies, adverse impact on annual raises and bonuses)

No respect is given for time away. (expect to be called and questioned about business issues no matter where you are or what is going on around you)

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on rewarding top performers to encourage exceptional performance in the organization. Expand and emphasize other recognition programs. (money is not always required to motivate) Respect time-away as it is needed to re-charge and re-energize.

Cost cutting alone will not improve efficiency if employee morale is so harmed in the process that the lost productivity negates any savings.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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