BB&T
3.3 of 5 405 reviews
www.bbt.com Winston-Salem, NC 5000+ Employees

BB&T Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.3 405 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

BB&T Chairman & CEO Kelly S. King

Kelly S. King

(260 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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Easy job for low wages.

Relationship Teller (Former Employee)
Greensboro, NC (US)

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

ProsGreat place to work (in the branch) for working day to day. Once you clock out you are done for the day. It is a great way to interact with people throughout the day and not have to worry about work the next day.

ConsThe only way to advance in the branch is to be a sales person. Whether people need a product or not you are expected to sell. The pay is terrible but the job doesn't have a lot of cumulative stress.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want employees to stay the wages need to increase. Management needs to advocate for 'front-line' employees.

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Average at best

Relationship Banker I (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat people, decent benefits and bank holidays

ConsManagement out of tune.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more in touch.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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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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Work well with clients and associates.

Market Leader (Current Employee)
West Palm Beach, FL (US)

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

ProsExcellent benefits and training, very diversified company, have all the right tools to get the job done.

ConsLittle bit short staffed, working on hiring more employees to fill positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways hire the person who in your opinion you think will get the job done.

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

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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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