BB&T Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
497 Reviews
3.3
497 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 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teller

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    Former Employee - Teller  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you don't care about benefits and want to work less than 20 hours a week.

    Cons

    Can't work more than 20 hours a week, yet management treats you as if you are full time and expects you keep up with the handouts and everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Learn many aspects of retail banking and personal finance. You will learn how to advise clients to achieve financial success.

    Cons

    Restructuring of the company has lead to an exodus of employees. Managers have become micromanagers and constantly threating about future employment. The tides are rough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The vision about helping clients has been lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Market Leader

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    Current Employee - Market Leader  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Market Leader in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Good customer service culture, great benefits, great training.

    Cons

    Below industry salary, no clear direction, rapidly changing sales culture

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, limited room for growth

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    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
  6.  

    Branch banker IV

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Pay is better than competitors,

    Cons

    Under staff, 6 day week schedule,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

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

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    • 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
  8.  

    BB&T to the Rescue

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    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
  9.  

    quantitative and qualitative analysis , reporting to LOB

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Stepping Stone

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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 3 years

    Pros

    Good experience as a first job out of college. Learned a lot. Transitioning into a new roll will take some time, but you have to remember that success cannot be measured by what you did yesterday. New positions will come along frequently, but you have to show that you have excelled at what you were hired to do.

    Cons

    Low pay early on. Management is constantly overseeing everything that you do on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reviews are too frequent. Let the people work and establish relationships. Breathing down their necks everyday accomplishes little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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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 5 years

    Pros

    The people are really genuine. The benefits are fantastic! The company truly has a strong culture that they operate by. Hard work is often recognized.

    Cons

    Communication through the company can be lacking and disorganized. They tend to treat the people who work in corporate headquarters better than anyone else in the footprint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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