BB&T Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
524 Reviews
3.2
524 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This bank pays better than any other and you get an incredible work/life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Decent balance of work/life and good benefits with the company (in 44 reviews)


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

  • Micro-managing, unrealistic sales goals and high pressure from management (in 22 reviews)

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    BRANCH BANKER III

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall, Great company to work for. You can really climb the success ladder quickly.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good, strong, ethical bank with an almost family-like work environment. Many employees socialize afterhours & weekends.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and time-off policies. A bank that wants to do the right thing even if it takes a hit the bottom line for it.

    Cons

    Low base salary and "capped" bonuses. Large breakdown in communication between upper and middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    As long as you have great management you will be fine.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Savannah, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Certified Senior Teller in Savannah, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Insurance, the benefits are awesome. Pay is decent, recent cutback have resulted in low to non existant bonuses for tellers.Part time has same benefits as full time.

    Cons

    Management sometimes demand to much from teller line.
    Hard to transfer, or move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Extreme penny pinchers, with a lack of long term planning.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great group of employees within operations group.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape, office politics and limited room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your teams more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Branch Banker III

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III
    Current Employee - Branch Banker III

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits 100% 401k Match, Medical, pension, the employees and management are supportive and take interest in their employees. Plenty of paid holidays and not to many weeks over 40 hours.

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures have put a serious strain on staff. Sales goal expectations are unrealistic. Management often only looks at production numbers and doesn't consider the operational/service/management aspect that is integrated into most platform positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your values, spend more time taking care of your current clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Different, interesting, challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correspondent Lending Section Manager in Norcross, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Correspondent Lending Section Manager in Norcross, GA (US)

    I worked at BB&T full-time

    Pros

    Management expected you to perform at levels you were hired and encouraged you to do so.

    Cons

    Senior management did not always consult with lower management on procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    State your goals and let lower management execute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Market Leader III, AVP

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Leader III, Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Market Leader III, Assistant Vice President in Wilmington, NC (US)

    I have been working at BB&T full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, Salary, Benefits, Managers are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Changing Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BB&T

    Pros

    Very employee oriented. Great benefits

    Cons

    Changing environment in leadership. It appears that compliance and account run the bank, but I am sure this is part of the banking environment we are in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The experience at BB&T has been a nice company to work for and has opportunities for advancement if you apply yourself.

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    Current Employee - Teller in Mechanicsville, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in Mechanicsville, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the holidays and benefits that come with the job. The hours are always a plus for me since I came from working in retail. The people I work with are supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    The staffing is an issue from time to time. They don't always follow through with certain things that they say they will assist you with. The changes occurring in the company are so frequent that you have to constantly adjust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try minimizing all the changes that are implemented at one time and show more appreciation for your employees on a consistent basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If you're under the right management, its a great place to work with great opportunities.

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

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

    Pros

    BB&T is a solid company/bank that isnt going anywhere anytime soon. The benefits are GREAT! Salary is okay. Higher then most banks.

    Cons

    Depending on what branch you are in, dont think about having a life of the weekends. They will make you work every Saturday even when it is suppose to be 'rotated'.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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