BB&T vs. Metlife?

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May 9, 2006 1:54 am

hey, i am interviewing with Metlife and with BB&T (bank in the southeast for all who are not familiar with it)...i am leaning towards going the bank channel....does anyone from the southeast have any news on BB&T's program???

May 9, 2006 8:59 am

Have a good friend who left a super community bank to go to BB&T.  He left BB&T after 8 weeks to go back.


He was not getting support from his branches and they have a tendency to micro manage their reps.  The technology was lacking from where he was (and that was by no means state of the art), the offerings were severely limited in terms of fund and annuity offerings, they roundly discouraged any individual stock or bond offerings and the compliance interference was incredible. 


Now, this may have been an exceptionally bad situation.  However, I would use caution and investigate thoroughly before making a move.

May 9, 2006 9:47 am

Read my experience with Metlife in Troy, MI posted here.


Ask alot of questions-


Do you need to sell before hire date?


Pass exam/exams before hire date? 


Be required to introduce a senior FA to family and friends before hire date?  Gotta luv that one 


If they answer Yes to any above I'd walk away.  They will not give this info. in thier recruiting RA-RA sessions so ask early. 


Metlife was my first interview in the field and was a eye opener. 


 Was a learning exp. but left a sour taste.  Share here as to help others avoid going through 4 interviewes to be informed of the above facts at time they offer you the job.

May 9, 2006 9:54 am

Ooops, good luck also.