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BB&T Reviews

Updated 21 February, 2015
Updated 21 February, 2015
184 Reviews
4.0
184 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 45 reviews)


Cons
  • In my specific role, there was not room for advancement (in 13 reviews)

  • Micro-managing, unrealistic sales goals and high pressure from management (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Teller

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Winchester, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Winchester, VA (US)

    I worked at BB&T

    Pros

    They have great benifits, specially health insurance and pay vacation

    Cons

    The management can be horrible. Sometimes, that only thing they care is about sales, sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should respect your employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    can be worse

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

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    good schedule. They try to make sure you are no more than 30 miles from you house.

    Cons

    You won't make to much money in this company or go anywhere if you don't know somebody up there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It's all in who you know and who you work with at BB&T

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SSO
    Current Employee - SSO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, healthy 401k match, pension, and the work itself is very enjoyable. You get an opportunity to really become part of the fabric of your community and learn who the players are.

    Cons

    Technology is outdated and too many people are BB&T lifers who drink the kool-aid. Constantly changing priorities and too much nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire outside talent with fresh ideas, hold everybody accountable for executing the vision and not just some roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The experience at BB&T was a positive one; the management invests in your success.

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    Former Employee - Risk Management Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Risk Management Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    The company rewards its long-term employees with great benefits.

    Cons

    There is a line for promotion and seniority will usually take priority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade some of the technology in the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    BB&T is a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Teller in Wilson, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in Wilson, NC (US)

    I have been working at BB&T part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    BB&T values family and I love their incentive program.

    Cons

    I wasn't to big on pushing a sale on a customer especially if I knew that they did not need the service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The amount of time you have to stay in your position to post out was a bit extreme.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    30-Hr Relationship Banker II (Save the World Worker I)

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Relationship Banker II
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker II

    I worked at BB&T part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Part Time benefits (insurance/401k)
    Decent Pay
    Paid Vacation
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Sales pushy
    Lack of schedule flexibility
    Time off (weird system of vacation selection)
    Bosses throwing you under the bus
    Having to keep a straight face when you'd really like to tell the person in front of you "YOU overdrew. This is completely YOUR fault!)
    Horribly scripted save the world speech to new "clients"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone is able to be universal employee. Being a teller requires a certain set of skills that not everyone is equipped with. The idea that no means not right now is completely false; it means no unless I tell you otherwise. REspect your clients and be more clear with your policies. So many "clients" were taken advantage of because of sneek fees and it was usually senior citizens on fixed budgets.

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

    I had a good experience as a contractor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Operations in Durham, NC (US)
    Current Contractor - Operations in Durham, NC (US)

    I have been working at BB&T as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The department I worked in had flexibility with hours and working remotely if needed.

    Cons

    It was only a contract job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The BB&T Workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    There is a healthy amount of work-life balance. There are times when the work load can be demanding, but for the most part if you can manage your own schedule it's easy enough. They have great benefits and culture.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower across the board compared to competitors or cross-industry positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people and atmosphere. Unattainable goals.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in Lauderhill, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in Lauderhill, FL (US)

    I have been working at BB&T part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoy working in this company. Mainly because while they are a bank and the point of being a banker is sales, they really do try to focus on providing the clients with the best possible form of customer service.
    401k, 2 weeks vacation, paid holidays

    Cons

    Not all clients will have an account to best fulfill their needs... leading to conflicts.
    Branches are understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While I do understand that the bank spends money on training and guaranteeing customer service, they should stop charging such steep fees. this leads to bad word of mouth and conflicts in branches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    teller

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    health benefits, 401K, vacation days, & holiday pay

    Cons

    you have to be in your position 18 months before you can apply within the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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