I know I will probably flamed here. But I am a previous hSTI who took the VSRP. Yes I did and am thankful for it. Yes, with BR now in charge it will not get better. Outsourcing is his middle name. But, what is bothering me, is what I read here about hBBT vs hSTI. In my group, I so welcomed my hBBT folks, so knowledgeable and great teammates! We worked together to make the conversion work. And by their own words they were so thankful to finally a manager who has their back. That manager is hSTI, but is awesome. So, what I do not understand is all of the negativity and the ‘SunTruist’ references. Help me out here please, because I don’t get it and I’m sure many others do not, and are afraid to post.
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You’ll never get the sunTruist reference unless your eyes were open. If you worked at bbt and you lived in their culture you’ll understand it. As soon as bbt bought Suntrust the culture was dead. Bbt people worked at bbt to be away from people like Suntrust. It was a haven for people who were high moral aptitude and honored their work. It was a country club, no goals no bonus no incentive no Commissions. Suntrust is like saying enron or Wells Farto to someone at bbt and they’ll never admit it to your face but it is what it is. You’ll never get it unless you worked at bbt. Bbt was a good bank, had its small imperfections but it’s in the coffin as soon as sun Truist formed.
Bbt people who are honest will say the same. If they don’t, their either afraid to upset your feelings or they weren’t long enough to understand the culture at bbt before Truist.
HSTI back, thanks everyone for their honest replies. I truly appreciate it. I am so sorry to hear from so many to hear of the bad experience with sti folks. That is so wrong and should have been quashed. HBBT actually brought sti, so I don’t understand how this was allowed by any manager, because in the long run we should have all been in this together. I actually should have reached out to other bbt folks before I did, versus the one resource I was given. When I did it was great!
I overheard a conversation in Charlotte, if you qualified for the VSRP and did not take, you'll likely be riffed within a 6-month time frame. Has anyone else heard this?
As a Suntrust employee in Risk Management/Compliance and with regard to management’s abilities:
You know the old saying “fish rots from the head down”?
Your experience with the merger makes you a unicorn. Majority of hBBT had and have a complete different experience. I know of more than one hBBT that just missed qualifying for the VSRP and then we’re riffed a month later at a much lower buyout. Some were integral to the merger but didn’t matter. Replaced by hSTI people with no clue what they are doing. I hope they all go to a better situation.
congrats on getting off the sinking ship. the rest of your hSTI colleagues are doing their best to be unhelpful and rude. I left the company as well after not even a year, the place was a disaster.
hSTI, thank you for your post. I will say your situation is literally one of the first I have heard where hBBT employees were being treated by hSTI employees as equals - or with any degree of respect for that matter. Your confusion over the negativity of posts from hBBT employees on this forum arises because your team’s experience is extraordinarily rare - the treatment of hBBT employees in the VAST majority of cases has been abysmal. That is evidenced by hBBT employees leaving in droves - and many of these are fantastic people and producers.
I think it depends on your department and area in which you work. When you have leadership which is predominately hStI over a region predominantly hBBT and we see mostly hSTI functions will be adopted & with leadership leading but not understanding hBBT processes while they still exist, It makes for a negative experience. I think generally both side think this merger is a joke. Go figure PNC and BBVA did it much faster.