BB&T Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
510 Reviews

3.3
510 Reviews
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BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King
Kelly S. King
318 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This bank pays better than any other and you get an incredible work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • They have very good benefits and opportunities for advancement (in 37 reviews)


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

  • no room for advancement, sales goals that are met are never appreciated (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    I think if the employees changed their attitudes from negative to positive that would solve 95% of the issues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Teller  in  Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Teller in Columbia, SC (US)

    I have been working at BB&T full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    you have the privilege of having your birthday off, 6% 401k match, you receive vacation within your first year of employment, longevity, team mates are flexible and helping, lots of training, classes, and quarterly test to keep you informed and up to par with your job description, there is an incentive in place called "peak health" where you can receive your medical health care benefits at a discounted price

    Cons

    the management tends to play favorites, the employees that have tenure and have been there for years all have problems and issues streaming from all of the disappointments they have had to endure over all the years they have been employed with the company. They become BITTER instead of BETTER. That can be a problem for new hires because they come in over joyed to be employed by BB&T and after 3-6 months of dealing with bitter employees they are on other websites clicking on "careers", poor morale, they don't understand that HAPPY employees play a HUGE part in "THE PERFECT CLIENT EXPERIENCE"
    There is an employee merit program called
    Peak Health is hard to maintain and get the discount if you aren't already living a healthy life style
    Little to NO room for advancement
    Some members of management do not act professional or display their leadership skills well for example they talk about other employees among other team members. Which in part is the reason for the resentment and bitterness towards the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of paying to have envelopes mailed to each employee with hardly nothing but a piece of paper in them announcing new promotions (we are already informed about the upcoming promotions whether through the company personal email or in Monday and Thursday team meetings), it would be wise to use that same money and put towards improving the MORALE of the company. Kelly King, the president of BB&T, does a luncheon with some employees annually. I, honestly, do not know how it is determined which employees get to attend but I don't think its fair nor justifiable that only "certain" ones get to attend. It should be as to where anyone who wants to attend should be able to. It should be done AFTER work hours to ensure that anyone that wants to attend can do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, limited room for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent balance of work/life and good benefits with the company.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up in the center that I am in, women seem to be promoted more than men, who are more qualified for the position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    BB&T to the Rescue

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

    I worked at BB&T full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The way they came in and took over during the Colonial Bank disaster was awesome.
    The employees that were living in that nightmare were thrilled the day BB&T took control and breathed a huge sigh of relief.

    Cons

    My position was eliminated when the merger was complete, however the severance package was very generous.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    quantitative and qualitative analysis , reporting to LOB

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at BB&T full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work and life balance, 401k match,

    Cons

    poor senior management, slower salary rise, salary lower than market value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't let family member of boss directly report boss

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IT Security, Risk, and Governance

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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

    If you are looking for a job that pays well with decent benefits, this may be the place for you. Work-life balance is good and everything looks good on the surface.

    Cons

    Don't expect to come in and grow your career unless you are a part of the good old boy network, brown nose, or can manipulate the higher ups. If you are a good performer on your job, you'll be rewarded with being stuck in that position. If you can talk the talk and claim you are always busy, you'll have a very bright future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information with your team so that they can provide feedback on things that they are seeing so that you can move in the right direction, not just what a small group of hands off managers think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits, difficult to advance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Teller
    Former Employee - Senior Teller

    I worked at BB&T full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits, had full paid maternity leave! Decent pay. Very good training.

    Cons

    Poor Work- life balance. If you have to work a Saturday, then you're working 6 days that week since full timers aren't allowed any weekdays off. Not easy if you have a family. over time is a big no-no. Unless you have a manager really helping advance your career it's difficult to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It has been a good experience, but the culture leaves much to be desired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are the best things about the company. There's a strong work ethic and sense of accomplishment. The benefits could be better but for the most part are good. Work/Life balance is really good.

    Cons

    The culture is far behind the times and much too conservative. The simple niceties are nonexistent (such as dress down Fridays, telecommuting, free WiFi). There's hardly any budget for training and education reimbursement only happens for certain employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be addressed. Decisions are made and often times not share in a timely manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Room for growth but unrealistic sales goals.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Center Leader I
    Former Employee - Financial Center Leader I

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

    Pros

    The company makes great contributions to retirement accounts. Willing to promote motivated employees from within. Offered a lot of training opportunities. Worked with a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Sales goals were unrealistic for some markets and they micro-managed employees. When employees did not perform to the standards set, the company did not provide support or assistance. Spent 2-4 days a week on conference calls instead of helping clients. Required unpaid hours outside of the normal business day making sales calls. Salaried employees make a low salary considering the amount of hours they need to put in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Environment for working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at BB&T as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    On job training, and a favorable environment.

    Cons

    Equipment is not up to date with the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    uiKeep up the good work

  11.  

    Teller

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tell Supervisor  in  Annapolis, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Tell Supervisor in Annapolis, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great training and lots of room to move up and excel. Leadership was good however corporate was always pushing them pretty hard.

    Cons

    Although growth in the company was often easily obtained, you would be required to complete hours upon hours of training. Almost unobtainable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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