I am considering an employment opportunity with BB&T. I want to know what current employees think about the Company and their areas of operation. How do these areas compare to the competition (small, large banks and nonbanks). How well do retail/commercial lending, commercial RE lending, the branch system, Trust and Investments perform. Bank customers who care to comment and provide their perspective are welcome and it is appreciated.Thank you for your input. EOM.
First, I am new to this Message board but I thouroughly enjoy all comments. I started with SNB 9 yrs ago, and went through the MOE. I left BB&T for a position closer home and was hired by UCB. Then BB&T got me again. Since I've been with BB&T, I have LOVED my job and everyone within my dept. In my area, everyone treats you like an adult. Even then upper managent takes time several times a week to stop by and have informal chats. I am proud to call myself a BB&T employee.
If I were the Evil HR Director, Yahoo would make it difficult to get pass the alias, so I do not think those that respond are foolish.The public research/info sometimes has more spin than the posts. The perspective of the battle is much different on the front line than back at the Officer's Club over a G&T. I want front line info as opposed to the nice, pretty people that smile at me and tell me how great everything is in the world.Based upon the bluntness/frankness of your post, opinions like yours tend to be the most valuable as opposed to the "Tell them what they want to hear" and Rah Rah types, i.e. public research info and BSers, etc. If you have some information that you want to share, I am appreciative. I am a real (and a very good) banker and sincere in requesting information. Thank you for your interest in responding to my original post and for the Luck. PS Excuse the ignorance; what is "IMHO"? And if you are goofing on me, I rather remain ignorant. EMO
I am a recently "displaced" FTU contractor. I came on board w/ BBT on 3/15. The comapany seems to treat its employees better than anyplace I have seen. I thought that same of FTU, for what that is worth, but this is better yet. Employees are treated as professionals and with dignity as people. The managers in my department seemed sincerely happy to have me as a part of the department. The training is thorough and pleasant.
Other employees appear to be happy, without any complaining or whining. The benefit package is excellent, as far as I am concerned.
One caveat - expect to be held responsible for what you are given to read. No one will read it to you . I was glad to see this, but those that enjoy going to meetings and being read to from a piece of paper that you are given will be disappointed.
As in any investment, you are investing your life and time, do your own due dilligence and don't just take the word of someone on a message board.
Thank you for your reply and interest. The Company does have good credit personnel and ability. I was disappointed to learn that they lost a top individual (M.S.) to CAFC, but there are other very good individuals to run with the ball.