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BB&T Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
548 Reviews
3.2
548 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 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Benefits, Poor Employee Advocacy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker II in Summerville, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker II in Summerville, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are wonderful, including insurance, payed time off, and sick leave.
    Employees at all branches have a great working, family like relationship.
    Great place to start a career in banking.

    Cons

    You get a great starting pay but if lucky can only expect an annual pay increase of 2%, if any.
    The bank operates on a skeleton crew which can cause many frustrations.
    Very little chance for advancing in the company; nepotism at its finest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your staff and end the "good ol' boy" system in place and promote employees with real talent and who produce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    A good place for an advisor that has limited scope or experience.

    Cons

    A graveyard for serious advisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Financial Advisors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Private Financial Advisor in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Private Financial Advisor in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    There is time flexibility when needed.

    Cons

    Financial Advisor Company is an after thought to the banks. Advisors are competing with the banks for assets under management. High turnover. No company commitment to advisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the Financial Advisor division and concentrate on banking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice company, but challenged w resources

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

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

    Pros

    The company has a good values-based culture, and works hard to stay true to it. Service-focused, do-the-right-thing-for-the-client approach.

    Cons

    Systems are so 1980's, and processes are too manual. Senior management is required far too often for approvals of basic, low-level decisions. It makes the company slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many providers of investment-oriented services all calling within the same bank for referrals. It's redundant, confusing and needs streamlining.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It's a job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Hours goal are reasonable management

    Cons

    Salary is light for industry

  7.  

    Beware...no security

    • 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

    Pays well but stressful at end of month.

    Cons

    Must be in a click...back stabbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen.to what your employee have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Well compensated and very well treated

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation is very generous when considering salary bonus plus stock bonus (requires 4 years vesting). Politics aren't very cut-throat, meaning that I haven't seen people being scapegoated or targeted. Pockets of vdry strong employees.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Still stuck in the "well we just do it this way" mentality, rather than embracing efficiencies. Too much hierarchy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can drive positive change while supporting work/life balance and while suporting your own aspirations. Be honest when setting delivery expectations and effort expectations. And don't be a fraid to escalate/report when estimates have changed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Regional Employment Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employment Consultant IV in Charleston, WV (US)
    Former Employee - Employment Consultant IV in Charleston, WV (US)

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

    Pros

    I really loved the fact that BB&T gives so much back to the communities that they serve. The benefits are excellent including health, vision, dental insurance. I also enjoyed the communication opportunity for upper management, BB&T is very employee oriented. There are also excellent time off policies including 10 Federal Holidays per year. Of course, personal growth is ultimately up to the individual, but BB&T encourages the growth of their employees through training provided by BB&T University. The work-life balance was sometimes hard to manage as a mother.

    Cons

    The reductions in force in the last couple of years that involved many 20+ year employees losing their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am really in agreement with all of BB&T's values. The Management works hard to promote from within. Raises could have been better the last couple of years. At my location the office culture was an enjoyable place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome company !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Non-Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Non-Manager in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great management that is very knowledgeable, professional, and fair. It feels like a small company in that you feel a teammate atmosphere.

    Cons

    Benefits are fair. Not a lot of room for advancement unless you have a masters degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefit, lower salary compared to peer institutions.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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