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BBVA Compass Overview

Birmingham, AL
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
BBVA Compass is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. We have a large presence in the Sunbelt region and rank among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th), and Arizona (5th).

Through three major business units - Commercial Banking, Retail Banking ... Read more

Mission: Banking on a brighter future.
Everyone deserves a brighter future with the chance to fulfill their dreams, to feel safe and secure, and to act on life's limitless opportunities. Guided by compassion, honesty and optimism, our purpose is to bring this ... Read more

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BBVA Compass – Why Work For Us?

We are people centered.

BBVA Compass is a global bank that looks towards the future.

What is it like working at BBVA Compass? We are reinventing banking and building a work environment that differs from your average bank. At BBVA Compass we are looking for smart team-oriented people to help us achieve our goal. Each division within our organization offers dynamic positions for all experience levels. Find a line of business that best matches your interests and experience and then watch your career grow.

As a people-centered organization, we see great value in each of our employees. We are invested in your long-term professional success and offer many opportunities for growth. Take advantage of free internal training tools and financial assistance for external training programs. Go ahead challenge yourself and expand your skillset.

We are global

BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of the global financial services group. The BBVA Group operates in over 30 countries, provides financial services to 50 million customers worldwide, and employs more than 100,000 people all over the world. If you are interested in an international position, BBVA has job openings all over the globe.

At BBVA, workplace diversity and inclusion is a priority.

We strive to appreciate the inherent uniqueness of everyone, recognizing our similarities and differences.

At BBVA Compass, we recognize and respect diversity of thought. We also believe that the varied backgrounds of everyone lead to unique ideas, opinions, and beliefs, all of which add value to our organization. From supplier diversity, to employee programs, to support for our diverse communities, we make diversity a competitive advantage and demonstrate it in everything we do

Whatever your skills and interests may be, there is a place for you at BBVA Compass. Each division offers dynamic roles, positions at all experience levels, and the chance to work in a collaborative environment. Here’s an inside look at the main line of business teams within our organization:


Evolve and bring to life the banking applications supporting key global initiatives. Ensure systems and tools remain efficient and secure while driving business forward. Working in an agile environment, Engineering team members are streamlining BBVA Compass processes to accomplish ambitious and exciting projects that have a significant impact - both at a customer and company level.

Digital Banking:

Develop simple-to-use digital products and real time transaction platforms. Working for a bank that values innovation, you will have many opportunities to create a digital experience that helps us better service customer needs and grow our customer base.

Commercial Banking:

Help companies expand into new markets, build new offices, and capitalize on important growth opportunities. The Commercial Banking division of BBVA Compass has the capacity and commitment to take a consultative approach with clients delivering flexible solutions that focus on the specific needs of the organization.

Wealth Management:

Work with high-net worth individuals to build wealth, protect what they have accumulated, or share it with others. Whether a client is looking for a new investment solution or a fully integrated wealth management strategy, you can help others make informed decisions about their financial future.

Retail Banking:

Take your passion for helping customers and thrive in the many client facing and managerial roles available in our call centers and branches nationwide. The rewards in Retail Banking include the opportunity to gain experience in finance, sales, operations, and customer service.

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    Excellent training - full month of webinars and hands-on computer experience in a group of new hires. Lots of opportunities to ask questions and feel confident about your duties. They have downsized tech support but have supplemented the online FAQ so you can find what you need by searching key words.


    Upper management is stretched too thin in visiting branches - they don't see the day to day issues: too many huddles and report backs and not enough lobby management- especially when it's busy and there are multiple vendors in line with multiple transactions and a couple quick transaction customers who are stuck behind waiting. More effective lobby management to talk about other ways to deposit or to take deposits would help. Branch managers should not be putting office tasks like copying, filing on tellers who already have more than enough checks to order, change orders to fill, accounts to research for customers who resist online banking, all the day to day tasks to finish.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the merits of your employees beyond what you hired them for- everyone knows more than you know about. Try to treat people on an even keel - meaning avoid recognizing their achievements only to berate them later the same day and then when leaving for the day talk about what a great team the group is. Coaching in front of other employees should be avoided unless it is done in a positive manner - it easily becomes embarrassing for the associate who had the issue in the first place. Competition is healthy- but encouraging it too aggressively pits the team against one another and leads to poaching of sales and customers being sold on products rather than benefits.

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at BBVA Compass (Birmingham, AL) in September 2017.


    Interview was in webex 2 persons were there,going through my background and questions from informatica and oracle .explained about which project i am going to work and what will be my roles and responsibilities etc and so on .

    Interview Questions

    • how many mapping you have done ?
      what kinds of mapping ?
      how complex mapping you have done?
      how do cleanse the data
      facts and dimensions tables
      procedure,package and functions used in previous projects
      explain with business scenerios
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BBVA Compass Awards & Accolades

  • BBVA is the best place to work in the banking sector and 8th amongst the 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces, according to Great Place to Work: BBVA has been present on Great Place to Work lists in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela., GPTW, 2016
  • Randstad Awards 2016: The Randstad Awards 2016 have recognized BBVA as the most attractive company to work in banking in Spain., Randstad Award, 2016
  • BBVA, the best workplace within the Spanish banking sector: By GPTW 2016 ranking, we are also one out of 10 bestworkplaces, in large category., GPTW, 2016
  • Great Place to Work award to the Best Multinational Workplaces in Latin America, Great Place to Work, 2015
  • World's Best Multinational Workplaces, GPTW, 2015
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