BB&T
3.3 of 5 398 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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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "value every employee and their work/life balance, especially in the wealth division"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Good benefits and team-mates, overall a pretty good place to work"
    in 29 reviews
Cons:
  • "no room for advancement, sales goals that are met are never appreciated"
    in 15 reviews
  • "little room for advancement for those who have not gone through Leadership Development Program"
    in 8 reviews
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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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Great company to work for. I have been in banking over 20 years and this is the best by far

Relationship Banker II (Current Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

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

ProsWonderful senior mgmt. They really do care about their employees and balance of work and personal life. They promote from within and give each and every employee the tools and training to grow and develop. Morale here is amazing.

ConsThe only con that I can find is that perhaps more marketing in the Texas area. We are fairly new here and many people do not know about us.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing. It is working out great.

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

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Still has some catching up to do technologically but is very very stable

Teller (Current Employee)

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

Proseducation driven, flexible, stability, family oriented

ConsNeeds to improve on technology

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

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Friendly company with great corporate values

Roving Teller (Former Employee)
Fayetteville, NC (US)

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

ProsFriendly people, supportive environment, and great training allowed me to acclimate quickly. I found that the company wanted me to succeed and allowed for me to make mistakes in the learning process without fear of retribution.

ConsClose minded, traditional values, little room for advancement. The company started out small in the south and it is reflected in the corporate culture. You are expected to be a reflection of their faith based values that are stated in the corporate beliefs.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to support your employees, but don't let your personal values limit your corporate values.

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

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