BB&T Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
531 Reviews
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531 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This bank pays better than any other and you get an incredible work/life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • Decent balance of work/life and good benefits with the company (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • In my specific role, there was not room for advancement (in 13 reviews)

  • Micro-managing, unrealistic sales goals and high pressure from management (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great benefit, lower salary compared to peer institutions.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Liability Risk Technical Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Liability Risk Technical Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible management, great benefits, dedication to employees, employee wellbeing is a big thing

    Cons

    salary seems to be lower than market average for similar roles and/or institutions. i have heard many peers in other LOBs say similar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non-client contact positions -- relax the dress code!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company has a good culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Banker in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Banker in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good training, good culture, values-driven company. People are extremely friendly and very supportive of each other.

    Cons

    Very conservative ways to do business, traditional values. I work in Texas and its hard to line up the traditional ways to Texas way of doing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More coaching would definitely be useful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Benefits are great, chance for advancement-slim, company is downsizing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Teller
    Former Employee - Senior Teller

    I worked at BB&T part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great! Hope they continue for current and future employees.

    Cons

    Business is so busy, growth may not be given in case the employee diligently seeks. It is a job and one must not take it for grant it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use more positive reinforcement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience at BB&T can be explained as a rollercoaster ride.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in Norfolk, VA (US)

    I have been working at BB&T part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This job has great benefits and they match your 401k plan. You're not made to sell products however you must call people a couple times a day. Plus, I only worked every 3rd Saturday. It was required that you work every Saturday. It's a great entry level job for someone who has normal retail experience. Paid holidays as well.

    Cons

    Had very catty women working there making the environment unbearable. My manager didn't push his team a lot.He spent more time in his office watching sports on his phone instead of going out and getting clientele for the branch. They also have many unnecessary rules and it's easy to get in trouble over small things as a teller.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more males to work as tellers for your company. Women can be very catty and high school like. Thoroughly interview the people who are prospects for working there because a lot of times, these people are putting on fake facades.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Market Leader II

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension, 401 (K), overall mission and vision minded to be the best of the best in banking.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very difficult if you are a clustered manager. Upper management is spread very thin and could not possibly understand the difficulties of branch management with their large number of direct reports and responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Branch Banker III

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits 100% 401k Match, Medical, pension, the employees and management are supportive and take interest in their employees. Plenty of paid holidays and not to many weeks over 40 hours.

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures have put a serious strain on staff. Sales goal expectations are unrealistic. Management often only looks at production numbers and doesn't consider the operational/service/management aspect that is integrated into most platform positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your values, spend more time taking care of your current clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Fellow employees attitudes in the area I work with pitch in to get the job done.

    Cons

    The inability for some to adapt to the constant changes mostly due to having to meet changing Government regulations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Different, interesting, challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correspondent Lending Section Manager in Norcross, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Correspondent Lending Section Manager in Norcross, GA (US)

    I worked at BB&T full-time

    Pros

    Management expected you to perform at levels you were hired and encouraged you to do so.

    Cons

    Senior management did not always consult with lower management on procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    State your goals and let lower management execute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The experience at BB&T has been a nice company to work for and has opportunities for advancement if you apply yourself.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Mechanicsville, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in Mechanicsville, VA (US)

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the holidays and benefits that come with the job. The hours are always a plus for me since I came from working in retail. The people I work with are supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    The staffing is an issue from time to time. They don't always follow through with certain things that they say they will assist you with. The changes occurring in the company are so frequent that you have to constantly adjust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try minimizing all the changes that are implemented at one time and show more appreciation for your employees on a consistent basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    If you're under the right management, its a great place to work with great opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    BB&T is a solid company/bank that isnt going anywhere anytime soon. The benefits are GREAT! Salary is okay. Higher then most banks.

    Cons

    Depending on what branch you are in, dont think about having a life of the weekends. They will make you work every Saturday even when it is suppose to be 'rotated'.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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