BB&T
3.3 of 5 402 reviews
www.bbt.com Winston-Salem, NC 5000+ Employees

BB&T Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 402 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(257 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work week of 40-50 hrs creates good work/life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "They have very good benefits and opportunities for advancement"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "Little room for advancement but it is there"
    in 9 reviews
  • "no room for advancement, sales goals that are met are never appreciated"
    in 16 reviews
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I love the people I work with and our clients are the best.

Certified Senior Teller (Current Employee)
Roanoke Rapids, NC (US)

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

ProsTraining and updating are awesome. The banking rules and regulations change frequently, BB&T keeps its employees apprised and provides the training necessary.

ConsThey like to keep part-time tellers exclusively. Only two tellers at each branch are full time in my area.

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

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In the begining it was wonderful

Account Balancer (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC (US)

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

ProsA chance to move to other departments

Conscompany is not family friendly

Advice to Senior ManagementBe able to show empathy

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

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Says that they value work/ family balance, however all is not as it seems. Management will misrepresent job demands.

Commercial Appraiser (Current Employee)

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

Pros4 days per year vacation. You get all the post it notepads that you want. They even give you a computer and a stapler.

ConsHiring manager says that they value work/ family life balance, and that this is a 40 hour per week job. After hire, it was demanded that I work 70 hours per week if I value my job. I am a professional in my field with over 20 yrs experience at other banks, so I am familiar with job demands at competing institutions.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you really value work/ family balance, then live by those values. If you dont value work/ family balance, dont say that you do during hiring interviews. Maybe be up front and say that your really dont care and if you want to work for BB&T, be prepared to work 80 hours per week, including weekends.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stayed longer than anticipated

Market Leader (Current Employee)

I have been working at BB&T full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSame vision, mission, values purpose. Consistency.

ConsConstant restructuring which makes some employees concerned about their future with the organization. Causes uneasiness and concern.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Same as any other big bank

Relationship Banker II (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

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

ProsCulture outside of sales is great. Vision of executives is outstanding. Unfortunately it is not being executed well at the branch level.

ConsBranch and regional managers are nothing but product pushers. Un-insightful, un-imaginative, and care about sales goals more than their own people or customers. They claim to be different than similar banks, and they are...in the worst way. Do not work for BB&T if you really want to help people with their finances. That goes for any retail bank though.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to motivate and train employees in more ways than just how to robotically regurgitate the account opening process.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good, but very time intensive

Compliance Risk Manager (Current Employee)
Greenville, SC (US)

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

ProsGood experience, good contacts, very ethical

ConsLots of work, very time intensive, if need to test then you lose weekends more frequently

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed help with workload

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

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More Bad than Good

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC (US)

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

ProsMost people awesome to work with

ConsTerrible Management
Good Ole' Boys Club
Archaic

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Teller Supervisor (Former Employee)
Savannah, GA (US)

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

ProsFamily environment, benefits, not numbers oriented

Conspay, hard to move up

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

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Great Culture and overall experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BB&T

ProsGood management experience and leadership in managers. A great place to learn about banking and opportunities to expand into non-traditional banking roles.

ConsTechnology is lacking. Their systems are antiquated and need to be overhauled completely. Very conservative bank and credit standards (not a con, so much as how the bank operates).

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease upgrade the bank systems. Many of our computers are so slow and the servers are awful. Consider a cloud based solution instead of using the current Wilson Servers. Long-term it'll be a tremendous cost savings to the bank to outsource the data storage side.

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

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Great People and culture

IT Solutions Architect (Current Employee)
Wilson, NC (US)

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

ProsOutstanding people throughout the organization. Very talented and knowledgeable in the financial industry.

ConsDo not seem to look up enough to see what others are doing even if it is to just understand what is driving changes in the industry. The budget and project process is very informal and relationship based.

Advice to Senior ManagementClearly communicate the strategies that are important to ensuring that the best years are ahead.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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