BB&T
3.3 of 5 399 reviews
www.bbt.com Winston-Salem, NC 5000+ Employees

BB&T Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.3 398 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(255 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Ok Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BB&T

ProsGreat benefits, positive company values and willingness to train employees.

ConsNot much potential for movement within the company.

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An old school company that is unwilling and unable to change.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC (US)

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

ProsThe pay was decent and my co-workers created a good environment.
As with all things, it depends on your manager and their manager (that's the secret) make sure you interview with both and grill them. If you're at the interview they want you... now just make sure you want them too!

Cons"But we've always done it this way" is a motto of many banks, but executive leadership that has been with the company their entire career make this a top down culture that doesn't understand or embrace change and technology.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou think your competition is mid-size banks like Nations, but it is any bank that has a branch or an ATM near yours. Bank of America with their amazing ebanking and cutting edge ATMs is your competition. Be careful BB&T... the baby boomers will die some day and then who will be your market?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Slow Growth

Account Manager (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsOffice Culture, Building Perks, 40 days sick paid

ConsPersonal Growth, Favortism, Not a challenging job

Advice to Senior ManagementSalary to Match Experience and let employees grow!

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Overwhelming

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BB&T

ProsCulture and leadership structure are strong.

ConsSales, sales, sales... never ending, relentless sales goals.

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

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Not a bad company to work for (collections department)

Collections Representative I (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe health benefits, 401k, and FSA are great. The pay is fair enough.

ConsThe job in and of itself by nature (collections) is stressful. This is not helped by the fact that the company has made some major blunders in the last year and not handled transitions well.

Advice to Senior ManagementTest your systems prior to a launch. The jobs that are handed to us in collections is difficult enough, but when we have no conception of what is going on it only makes it more so. We all have a job to do, we all want to do it well, but then you are trying to take on a big corporate positioning in the market and don't have the infrastructure to support it, you are setting us all up for failure in addition to your unrealistically goal settings. Upon first coming to work for BBT, I personally loved it, and for someone that is desperate for health care, I'd recommend you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Confused about what direction to focus on

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BB&T

ProsThe benefits at BB&T are great. 6% 401K matching and up to 40 days off for sick time plus vacation.

ConsThey are confused about what to focus on and have created multiple reports for everything. No time to actually work.

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Ehhhh

Credit Analyst (Current Employee)
Winston-Salem, NC (US)

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

ProsJob security and the benefits are ok

ConsSlow changing environment-difficult to bring up creative ideas

Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate! Take some risk!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No Room For Growth

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Annandale, VA (US)

I have been working at BB&T full-time for more than 8 years

ProsTeamwork, good environment, Great learning opportunities

ConsNo Room for growth. I have been at the same position for over 10 years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It is a bank job--no better or worse than any other bank job

Banker (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

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

ProsGood work/life balance
Nice compensation package
I feel secure working in a branch
Sr. Management all seem to be good, decent people

ConsIt is a Boy's Club, and there are definite cliques
Nepotism is a major problem in this market
The promotion structure has more to do with who you know, than how you perform
Banking partners (such as merchant, treasury, etc) are overloaded to the point that they cannot work the referrals branches are required to send, and this leads to great frustration for everyone
Staffing is skeletal, and branch staff frequently work overtime without showing it--senior management knows this and has spoken openly about it being appreciated

Advice to Senior ManagementStructure staffing to support sales goals, and state laws.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Micromanagement with great success

Business Service Officer (Former Employee)
Bethesda, MD (US)

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

ProsGreat training and preparation for your functional role.
Transparent performance measurements.
Profitable company.

ConsYour behavior is monitored daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly.
Emphasis on process over results.

Advice to Senior ManagementLess micromanagement. Reward results and not process. Have fewer meetings in order to allow for greater work-life balance.

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

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