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BB&T Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.3 461 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(301 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Branch banker IV

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay is better than competitors,

    ConsUnder staff, 6 day week schedule,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, limited room for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsIt'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    BB&T to the Rescue

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Security, Risk, and Governance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf 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.

    ConsDon'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 Senior ManagementShare 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Benefits, difficult to advance.

    Senior Teller (Former Employee)

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

    ConsPoor 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    More concerned with image than internal communication and talent

    Commercial Banker (Current Employee)

    ProsSuperior training
    Solid benefits including pension and up to 6% 401k match
    Wellness programs with reduce health insurance premiums
    Well developed corporate values and vision

    ConsSilo'd product lines
    Women tend to be overlooked for promotion opportunities
    HR is more concerned with supporting management, not addressing serious employee concerns
    Extremely conservative lending culture, difficult to support even long term clients.
    Technology-challenged (internal systems)
    Complex bonus structure restricts earning potential, salaries below national average
    Many positions eliminated reducing efficacy to properly serve clients at local levels

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the client focus of the Allison days. Less propaganda and more action. Revitalize a bank-wide mentoring program to advance from within and develop strong minority and women leaders. Revisit mission statement. Making cuts after cuts restricts organic growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    it was informational.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthey offer very good benefits

    Consthe position was too much pressure.

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    on call teller

    On Call T Eller (Current Employee) Auburn, AL (US)

    Prosthey pay 20% premium as compensation in addition to the basic pay

    Consgot a lot of last minute call

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    its alright

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgrowth in market, higher than average pay

    Consnon-competitive products. Management is way to busy establishing the region to pay attention to individual growth

    Advice to Senior Managementemployee retention is key

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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