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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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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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome company !!

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • 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.  

    Great Company, Strong Values, Stellar Training and Growth Potention...IF you drink the Kool-Aid

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Loan Administration Credit Analyst I in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Business Loan Administration Credit Analyst I in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    BB&T offers top-notch training for employees. Pay for mid-to-high-level positions is somewhat competitive, though not enough to compensate for sub-par job location in many instances. Opportunities for growth abound, both within departments and inter-departmentally. Annual reviews are thorough (sometimes to a fault). Promotions are, for the most part, based on skills and performance. Training and experience gained at BB&T are easily transferable to other financial institutions.

    Cons

    Corporate headquarters are in Winston-Salem, so the company loses many qualified high performers due to desired relocation. There is obvious and pervasive promotional preference given to graduates of the highly-valued (internally, at least) Leadership Development Program. The Company constantly creates new positions based on particular projects, which are often ambiguous and poorly defined. Freedom of thought is stifled, and team members who question processes or management are often stifled in their career growth (rather than commended for thinking outside the "BB&T Box"). Employees with a proven track record are often able to find comparable or higher-level positions with other financial institutions, often for significantly higher pay (pro for individuals, con for BB&T).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BB&T does a phenomenal job of indoctrinating employees into the corporate culture and values. E-level management is impressive and seems to have a finger on the pulse of the Organization. However, the siloed department structure can create an environment in which team members are unable to communicate or voice unfiltered feedback to multiple chains of command.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful, management plays favorites

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    CEO was very friendly and made a point to visit the different branches in the area and personally introduce himself. I felt that allowed me to feel like an important part of the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Local "upper management" at main branch not very reliable (would not follow up/ through with concerns brought to her attention) at the time; however I believe that person is no longer with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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