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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Market Leader III, AVP

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    Current Employee - Market Leader III, Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Market Leader III, Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Culture, Salary, Benefits, Managers are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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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    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
  3.  

    Changing Company

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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

    Very employee oriented. Great benefits

    Cons

    Changing environment in leadership. It appears that compliance and account run the bank, but I am sure this is part of the banking environment we are in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If you're under the right management, its a great place to work with great opportunities.

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    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
  6.  

    Great Company and Values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    BB&T has exceptional benefits, treats their employees well and genuinely cares about giving back to the community.

    Cons

    You typically do a job for 2-ish years before you are appropriately compensated for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This is a great company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Service Assistant in Reno, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Business Service Assistant in Reno, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    BB&T gives employees excellent training and the company provides great benefits There is always someone to contact to assist employees and customers when needed. I enjoyed my time with the company and would love an opportunity to return.

    Cons

    The company is based on the east coast and opted not to maintain offices in Nevada.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe the company could grow and proper in the Nevada market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Run. Run far far away from this bank, or any other, unless you are not in a retail bank position.

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    Current Employee - Branch Banker IV in South Florida, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Banker IV in South Florida, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    100% match to 6% for 401K, still has a pension, if you can stomach making this place your life.

    Cons

    Low pay for the level of work expected of you. HR is a nightmare. Management is ridiculous in every single thing they do or say. Internal promotions are almost non existent. Filled with people with low to average intellect. Majority of the staff is female and most will not hesitate to stab you in the back to try to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BB&T is a well respected company in other markets. In South Florida, BB&T is either an unknown, or thought of as a low class banking institution. Make as many changes as you can, and it would probably help to fire 80% of the current staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    My co-workers were like family.

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    Former Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Fayetteville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Fayetteville, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    My hours were pretty set, and my supervisor was awesome at scheduling. I really enjoyed the clients as well.

    Cons

    Huge emphasis on selling products, and large turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better system for float or fill in tellers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BB&T

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Communication was lacking at times.

  11.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst

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

    Pros

    Solid career advancement, promotions are done mostly internally, very mutually supportive atmosphere, low employee turnover, and fantastic training programs.

    Cons

    Typically lower salaries than other competitive banks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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