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BBVA Overview

Bilbao (Spain)
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Banks & Credit Unions
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
BBVA’s purpose is “to bring the age of opportunity to everyone,” including our team members. We do that by putting the customer first, thinking big, and working as one collaborative team. Our values are an integral part of our culture: they define ... Read more

Mission: At BBVA we have a differential banking model that we refer to as responsible banking, based on seeking out a return adjusted to principles, strict legal compliance, best practices and the creation of long-term value for all stakeholders.

It is reflected in ... Read more

Company Updates

  • “The key thing about AI is really the quality of data sets that you can work with, because the better the data, the easier it is to negate issues around bias, unfairness, interpretability,” said Global Head of Open Innovation and Data, Elena Alfaro at the Money 20/20 event in Amsterdam. Read more:

    Money2020 new mantra: data, data, data

    Money 2020 Europe is the biggest conference on the continent focused on the future of banking, money and financial services. Over the course of three days in Amsterdam, around 10,000 business leaders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, press and potential customers will be sharing and debating the trends likely to shape the future of the sector.

  • “People tell me I’m too little or frail to do what I do,” says Michelle Lok, a social media specialist for BBVA Compass and powerlifter. “But I like the power. Power just makes me feel good. It makes me confident in who I am.”

    BBVA Ambassadors: It takes strength to think big | BBVA

    That desire to compete led her to a local trainer named Russel Orhii, a world-renowned powerlifter who helped Michelle step up her game while also providing a support system for her development. "I have her trust," Orhii says, "so I just have to give her a plan, and she'll follow through with it."

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BBVA – Why Work For Us?

We are people centered.

BBVA is a global bank that looks towards the future.

What is it like working at BBVA? We are reinventing banking and building a work environment that differs from your average bank. At BBVA, 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 is a subsidiary of BBVA USA, 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, 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. 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 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 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.

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do here at BBVA. Get to know their stories on our Employee Life page and discover why they’re so passionate about their team members, our customers, and the work that they do.

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BBVA Reviews

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    Helpful (1)

    "Great company, benefits, coworkers, and leadership"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at BBVA full-time (More than a year)


    As I've shown aptitude and skills in certain areas I have been given additional responsibilities and opportunities to advance and hone my skills. The salary and benefits are great, I genuinely like my coworkers, and I have had the two best managers of my career while working here. We are a team and each jump in to help whenever needed. Sometimes I put in extra hours but I'm rewarded by flexibility of schedule when needed and the ability to work from home at night rather than stay late in the office. The decision to come to BBVA Compass is one of the best decisions of my life.


    There could be better communication about company-wide prioritization of projects. There are lots of projects, both big and small, going on at the same time and when needing work or assistance from other groups it's difficult to determine which project is the higher priority.

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BBVA photo of: BBVA Compass employees
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BBVA photo of: Agile meeting
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BBVA Interviews



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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BBVA (Dallas, TX) in February 2017.


    Pretty straight forward process. It starts with a coding challenge and then a onsite interview where you will be asked only domain related question.If you are going for android development, make sure you have read the android develop documentation which is more than enough.

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BBVA Awards & Accolades

  • BBVA Compass has been recognized by DiversityInc as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2017
  • BBVA Compass received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, a measure of workplace equality for LGBTQ employees, Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • BBVA Compass receives second Gold status Health Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, American Heart Association, 2018
  • 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
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