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"Trust no promises. Get as much pay and signing bonus as u can before accepting job."

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Current Employee - Financial Center Leader I in Falls Church, VA
Current Employee - Financial Center Leader I in Falls Church, VA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

It's hard to get fired other than for ethics. Upper mgmt will treat you like a human being and not just a number. You will definitely get the training that you need. Maybe even more than you want. As long as you want to stay in the retail banking roles, there is plenty of opportunity. After the financial center leader role for your branch you can progress to the sales and service leader role where you are in charge of 16 branches. After that role is the regional banking manager role who control 77 branches in my region. Don't want to do management after being a financial center leader? No problem! There are other roles if you are a "high performer". You can become an auditor or merchant services rep or mortgage loan officer or whatever. The key is performing above average but mainly being well liked and to get into all the cool circles. Sounds high school I know but it worked for me and many others. Does senior mgmt think your fun and cool is number 1. Performance is number 3. I'm still figuring out number 2.

Cons

The pay has to be the lowest I've seen in regional and mega banks. People leave here to get a minimum 20% higher than what they were making. One person left here making 50k (FCL I)so they can go make 75k at PNC. As for career growth, it is difficult right now to get out of the retail banking role. Also since everyone is so young, it will be a while before a position opens for the Sales and service leader role. I must also say to not trust any promises. Get it in email/writing or don't believe it. They will string you along for years on the same promotion promise.

Advice to Management

Stop holding people back from leaving the retail banking role. Stop jerking us around about pay. For some reason, pay is not seriously increased until you think about leaving the bank. Have clear tangible goals for each branch location. Location does matter especially if you only speak English.

Other Employee Reviews for BB&T

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Conservative company in a changing world"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits. Occasionally work from home at individual manage's discretion. Professional membership
    dues paid. Did not need TARP money.

    Cons

    Very siloed company. Little cooperation or compromise across departments.
    Many promotions are completely mystifying (who you know). Upper
    management very plugged in to good ol' boy network (it's a southern
    company).

    Advice to Management

    Be bolder, especially in the areas of technology and acquisitions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was amazing! BB&T is positive, full of integrity and challenging."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Commercial Finance Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great pay for college student
    -Beautiful office
    -Challenging work but guided through it
    -Friendly, helpful employees who are willing to teach you

    Cons

    -Very strict about hours (going over or under)
    -Not very structured until I asked for structure!
    -Quite alot of downtime, asked them for work at times

    Advice to Management

    BB&T leadership should continue with what they have been doing! They are amazing! very friendly leadership and encouraging people. Loved my time there


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