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BB&T Reviews

Updated 17 August, 2014
Updated 17 August, 2014
504 Reviews

3.3
504 Reviews
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BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Stepping Stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    My department was better than the overall corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Digital in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    The people are awesome. Work-life balance was great (good vacation) and the company is very ethical and promotes family values. I had an awesome supervisor. He/She was "one of us" before getting promoted, so really understood the work.

    Cons

    In my specific role, there was not room for advancement. Once my boss got promoted, that's it -- they would have to leave before another opp for advancement came open. (We were a pretty specialized team.) So, it was out-to-go-up for me. I think Senior Management (outside of our building), and some of the product managers as well, had no idea what we did on a day-to-day, or how specialized/difficult it was. So, I think we were under-appreciated outside of our team.

    Also, even though we were a non-client-facing team, we had to dress the part ("because everyone else has to.")

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay folks what they are worth. Don't use outdated comps to justify low salaries. Let those who don't see clients -- ever -- enjoy a relaxed dress code.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is OK. Not the best in the industry but not the worst. You are also able to have a good work life balance. When projects are due you will be expected to work until your part is completed, but normally the pace is reasonable.

    Cons

    Advancing in your career can be a challenge. Some people stay in their same role forever. You must make your own path as management doesn't seem to promote from within based on job performance alone. It can be done but networking is key.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for employees who perform beyond their job grade and promote from within. This will make employees feel worthwhile so they continue to perform at a high level.

  6.  

    Good Environment for working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)

    Pros

    On job training, and a favorable environment.

    Cons

    Equipment is not up to date with the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    uiKeep up the good work

  7.  

    Teller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tell Supervisor  in  Annapolis, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Tell Supervisor in Annapolis, MD (US)

    Pros

    Great training and lots of room to move up and excel. Leadership was good however corporate was always pushing them pretty hard.

    Cons

    Although growth in the company was often easily obtained, you would be required to complete hours upon hours of training. Almost unobtainable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work - has some irritants like most places

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Resource Planner  in  Wilson, NC (US)
    Current Employee - IT Resource Planner in Wilson, NC (US)

    Pros

    Compensation is great, Company really believes and practices its values for employees and customers. Opportunities for personal growth every year through training. Great life balance perks and benefits.

    Cons

    As companies get larger the understanding of processes between departments gets clouded. Sometimes and irritant. As always too much work and not enough hours in a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Holistic approach to all processes would leverage more consistency and learning between LOBs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at BB&T

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Center Leader II  in  Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Center Leader II in Columbia, SC (US)

    Pros

    Still offers pension. Still uses DOS to submit loan applications; system breaks down all the time.

    Cons

    Closed minded, traditional values, overtime abuse;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    BB&T to the Rescue

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  11.  

    IT Security, Risk, and Governance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Don'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 ManagementAdvice

    Share 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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