BB&T Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
528 Reviews
3.2
528 Reviews
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BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King
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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 44 reviews)


Cons
  • In my specific role, there was not room for advancement (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Stressful, management plays favorites

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    Former Employee - Market Leader in Bradenton, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Market Leader in Bradenton, FL (US)

    I worked at BB&T full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great coworkers, Bank Holidays

    Cons

    Short staffed makes it hard to do your job and reach goals. No loyalty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It's good company and great place to learn.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Strong culture and provides an environment for success

    Cons

    The company lacks innovation and open environment to take risk.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very pleasant. Adored my job until recently.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T full-time

    Pros

    The pros to working for BB&T are that if you are at least 30 hours, you do get some benefits that FT do. The paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401k, health insurance is great. Most of the people that they hire have proven to be ethical. It is a very sound and solid company surviving The Great Depression and was one of the first banks to repay the bailout because we didn't need to be bailed out.

    Cons

    A few cons to be noted is the fierce cut back on hiring and the amount of pressure and responsibilities Corp higher ups are placing on the branch staff. SELL!!SELL!!SELL!! And with all the federal regulations, the BB&T I was hired to work for no longer has the Community Bank feel with the benefits of a BIG Bank. You can't miss a day anymore without worrying that you are going to lose your job because we are so short staffed. I don't see how they can cut anymore and they really should be recognizing how people are dropping like flies due to these issues. No work life balance at all!! Former associates that have left for smaller banks or other professions are happier than they have been in a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really hope that you didn't realize until just now by reading this, just how bad so many of us at the branch level now DESPISE the jobs we once loved so much. We talk about it all the time about how it breaks our hearts that once, we were excited to come to work, but now, we lay in bed in the mornings dreading what the day will bring and more than once or twice a week cry on our ways either to or from there. It's really sad and I am sorry that the government is running BBT through the wringer, but the REALITY that you expect, isn't real at all. You've lost a lot of really good people to smaller banks, guys, and replacing them with underhanded branch level leadership... I am seeing now why so many Americans HATE BANKERS and sadly, now, I want out, too. But just out of Banking Period. Brand new industry is calling. Thanks for the good memories, but I'll never have a good taste in my mouth due to living the nightmare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Gained a lot of experience

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    Former Employee - Teller in Saint Petersburg, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Saint Petersburg, FL (US)

    I worked at BB&T part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was good and the experience

    Cons

    Being a float teller the hours aren't guar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Float tellers should have a minimum hour work week. Like 15hrs at least

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    BRANCH BANKER III

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    Current Employee - Branch Banker III in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Overall, Great company to work for. You can really climb the success ladder quickly.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good, strong, ethical bank with an almost family-like work environment. Many employees socialize afterhours & weekends.

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    Former Employee - Compliance Officer
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer

    I worked at BB&T full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and time-off policies. A bank that wants to do the right thing even if it takes a hit the bottom line for it.

    Cons

    Low base salary and "capped" bonuses. Large breakdown in communication between upper and middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    As long as you have great management you will be fine.

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    Current Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Savannah, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Savannah, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Insurance, the benefits are awesome. Pay is decent, recent cutback have resulted in low to non existant bonuses for tellers.Part time has same benefits as full time.

    Cons

    Management sometimes demand to much from teller line.
    Hard to transfer, or move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Extreme penny pinchers, with a lack of long term planning.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at BB&T full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great group of employees within operations group.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape, office politics and limited room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your teams more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Branch Banker III

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    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
  11.  

    Different, interesting, challenging

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    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

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