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BB&T Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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  1. "Excellent early career track, but stagnant once in middle management."

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BB&T provides great benefits, high-quality people, exposure to many aspects of financial services industry. Ability to advance early in one's career.

    Cons

    Too much micro-management, not very entrepreneurial or tech savvy, not very intellectually challenging, little decision-making authority outside executive management team.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your people- seems like you aren't hearing feedback.


  2. "Branch Banker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork, great benefits, and opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Needs better organization of personnel and more consistent policies

    Advice to Management

    Better time management with staff

  3. "BBT Bank"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T part-time

    Pros

    Clients and company is very family oriented. Work environment is always clean and safe considering that it is a financial institution

    Cons

    the downside of working here is that they expect so much from you with so little pay. growth opportunities are minimal

    Advice to Management

    not at the moment


  4. "Struggles to progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very stable environment. There is tons of institutional knowledge at BB&T. The company STILL has a pension and 401(k). Benefits start immediately. The pay is fair at the company. BB&T strongly pushes it's mission, vision and values consistently. The CEO stands firm on the values and he seems like a fair man.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive. Company has lots of employees who have been in place for decades which makes the company associates resistant to change and hard to advance. Many of my teammates don't even use instant messaging. It can be difficult to advance in some areas because those associates who have been in roles for literally decades. It's also a "gotcha" environment that breeds mediocrity. Ultra conservative and the company is a "follower". As an example the company's mobile app just started allowing (2015) mobile check deposits through the app. Most banks initiated that process many years before. Company has issues with diversity at mid and high levels of management.


  5. "Not bad, but not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time

    Pros

    Bonuses can be good. Friendly culture below the management level.

    Cons

    BB&T wants to be a big bank, but is still operating like a small company. Lack of processes and standards have resulted in a lot of internal issues. Executive Management is out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a culture of continuous improvement and hold people accountable for results.


  6. "Depends on your life goals"

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    Current Employee - Branch Banker II in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Branch Banker II in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Great benefits
    Great culture and values

    Cons

    Some managers can be very pushy. It is only really an issue if you don't like so much customer contact


  7. "IT Business Consultant"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Business Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - 401(k) match is excellent
    - Health Insurance coverage is reasonable and opportunity to participate in a wellness program can result in lower premium expenses
    - Generally colleagues are great to work with and the conservative risk appetite has ensured solid financial footing over the years
    - Onsite wellness clinic for common ailments with some free prescriptions available
    - Work/life balance is generally good despite staffing levels

    Cons

    - Extreme cost consciousness has lead to bare bones staffing levels and lower morale
    - Not always prone to promoting from within
    - Culture has changed over the last 5 years from its rooted essence of a community bank that has its community and associates at heart. Focus now seems to be heavily on shareholders with investments into associates diminished.

    Advice to Management

    Quit touting the pension as such a wonderful benefit. While potentially a material payout could be achieved, it is after 30+ years of service and the modern workforce just does not work for a single company anymore for that duration of time. Consider re-purposing those funds to boost employee salaries.

  8. "Branch Banker IV"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

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

    Pros

    401k match is great, hours are great

    Cons

    Staffing is horrible, limited career opportunities in my area. No employee appreciation.


  9. "Wealth Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits lots of vacation

    Cons

    super conservative and reserved environment

    Advice to Management

    lighten up and allow for more interplay between departments


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Trust division review"

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    Current Employee - Retirement and Institutional Services in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Retirement and Institutional Services in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BB&T (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are nice. The biggest perk being job security. In fact, most people have been there for 20+ years. Salaries are less than competitive but low inflation in immediate area makes it manageable.

    Cons

    The incentive was just taken away, I imagine the pension will be gone in a few years as well. Technologically incompetent, way behind their competitors. Company buys growth as opposed to fomenting it organically. Shareholders are number one priority.

    Advice to Management

    Technology and not remaining competitive with salaries will be this institutions downfall. I predict they will not adapt in time, be broken and up and sold to the highest bidder.


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