BB&T Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
524 Reviews
3.2
524 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 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great Company and Values

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    This is a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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.

  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too many politics

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    Former Employee - Semi-technical In Nature
    Former Employee - Semi-technical In Nature

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

    Pros

    Better than average benefits. Solid overall company that is not going bankrupt any time soon.

    Cons

    Difficult to move to other departments. Too many games played, once it's determined that you're not happy in your current department. The fraternity boy types are rewarded with managerial jobs, because they all golf and hang out together, or they've found their way into a manager's heart higher up the food chain. If you tell the truth, and it is determined that management is culpable, it will be ignored or you will be ostracized. Great place to be a manager, as long as you're good at the social game, brown-nosing, and politicking (as long as you're aligned with the people that win that game, otherwise you'll eventually be shown the door or be pigeon-holed into a dead-end career). Technology is a bit limited, and they've taken all of their training dollars away, except for "important" resources like developers making their highest visibility tool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when they complain, and make real changes. Provide training, or your employees' skill sets will become stagnant. Realize that you have a real problem in some of your departments as it pertains to management. If employees in a given division are complaining about their management, they can't ALL be wrong, can they?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    • 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
  10.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Schedule was flexible and manager was family friendly

    Cons

    I was a contractor so lack of benefits was the only con.

  11.  

    New management in Processing/Underwriting with no knowledge of Mortgage experience and implements unnecessary processes that doesn't pertain to the job.

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    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor in Greer, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Processor in Greer, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Only working 8 hours and good benefits.

    Cons

    No overtime, horrible salary, horrible management, inexperience associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your role and mortgage guidelines. Don't be stupid!!

    No opinion of CEO

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