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BB&T Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 454 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(296 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This bank pays better than any other and you get an incredible work/life balance(in 25 reviews)

  • They have very good benefits and opportunities for advancement(in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Little room for advancement but it is there(in 12 reviews)

  • no room for advancement, sales goals that are met are never appreciated(in 17 reviews)

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    The company has been good to me in the time I worked there.

    Senior Teller (Current Employee)

    ProsBB&T is a good company to work for, there is opportunity to grow and make a career.

    ConsThe part that is not working for me is the schedule. It changes every week and I don't feel I have the freedom to work with my time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good to start with and grow

    Certified Relationship Banker II (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA (US)

    ProsGreat training, positive people, very supportive

    ConsRegional managers have no understanding at branch level of what it takes to be Successful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to be more involved in branches

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Stepping Stone

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood experience as a first job out of college. Learned a lot. Transitioning into a new roll will take some time, but you have to remember that success cannot be measured by what you did yesterday. New positions will come along frequently, but you have to show that you have excelled at what you were hired to do.

    ConsLow pay early on. Management is constantly overseeing everything that you do on a daily basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReviews are too frequent. Let the people work and establish relationships. Breathing down their necks everyday accomplishes little.

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

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are really genuine. The benefits are fantastic! The company truly has a strong culture that they operate by. Hard work is often recognized.

    ConsCommunication through the company can be lacking and disorganized. They tend to treat the people who work in corporate headquarters better than anyone else in the footprint.

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

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    My department was better than the overall corporation

    Digital (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC (US)

    ProsThe people are awesome. Work-life balance was great (good vacation) and the company is very ethical and promotes family values. I had an awesome supervisor. He/She was "one of us" before getting promoted, so really understood the work.

    ConsIn my specific role, there was not room for advancement. Once my boss got promoted, that's it -- they would have to leave before another opp for advancement came open. (We were a pretty specialized team.) So, it was out-to-go-up for me. I think Senior Management (outside of our building), and some of the product managers as well, had no idea what we did on a day-to-day, or how specialized/difficult it was. So, I think we were under-appreciated outside of our team.

    Also, even though we were a non-client-facing team, we had to dress the part ("because everyone else has to.")

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay folks what they are worth. Don't use outdated comps to justify low salaries. Let those who don't see clients -- ever -- enjoy a relaxed dress code.

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

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    Teller

    Tell Supervisor (Former Employee) Annapolis, MD (US)

    ProsGreat training and lots of room to move up and excel. Leadership was good however corporate was always pushing them pretty hard.

    ConsAlthough growth in the company was often easily obtained, you would be required to complete hours upon hours of training. Almost unobtainable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfactory

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance here at the bank

    Consmany dedicated people, some waiting for their careers to expire

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful Company

    Mortgage Loan Processor III (Former Employee) Pensacola, FL (US)

    ProsAmazing training opportunities, benefits are top notch. Upper management the best I have had the privilege to work with/for.

    ConsThough family is esteemed as important, a lot is expected from you. Makes it hard to balance work/family life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company and people

    Trainer (Former Employee) Virginia Beach, VA (US)

    ProsStable company, great coworkers, great benefits. Lots of career growth. Invests in employees.

    Constechnology is dated. this is a cost saving measure, but it hinders customer service

    Advice to Senior Managementthe larger the company becomes, the less cohesive it is. There is not a unified theme or culture across the lines of business, although the company tauts that there is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hope to retire here

    Relationship Banker I (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent salary. I think upper management genuinely cares for its employees. Local level not so much.

    ConsNot much room for advancement. Some promotions on the Community banking level leave room for speculation, seems to be who you know. Some employees seems to get away with doing nothing and are not reprimanded. Work with skeleton crew if someone is sick or on vacation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees that are performing at or above pace should be compensated for their hard work and devotion to BB&T.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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