At BB&T, our philosophy, culture, even the way we do business, is about creating opportunity for our employees, where individual differences are paramount to our success. BB&T fosters respect and appreciation for our individual differences including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, bankruptcy, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by law. This respect for our differences supports our mission of making the world a better place to live by:
Our vision to create the best financial institution possible inspires us to be the "Best of the Best." Central to this vision is hiring and retaining outstanding employees. We support the development of employees with highly regarded training and development programs offered through BB&T University, with formal mentoring programs, and with informal networking opportunities. We provide employees with information about job advancement opportunities and how to identify opportunities matching their interests. The value we place on diversity is reflected in the diversity-focused training provided to employees and managers.
BB&T is an organization committed to core values, such as justice, integrity and honesty. A key element of justice is rewarding competency, performance, and character. Individuals must be judged by their personal merits, not their membership in any group. Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King believes fairness is the cornerstone of who we are. "We will absolutely never, ever, take advantage of anyone, nor do we want to do business with those who would take advantage of us," says King. "Our employees, clients, and vendors are long-term partners and should be treated accordingly."
Innovation is also fundamental to our success. Innovation flows from the creativity and independent thought within the human mind. We believe creativity and innovation are enhanced by diverse teams imagining what could be. The varied life and business experiences of all of our constituencies help us provide better products, better service, and lasting relationships. "There are an infinite number of opportunities where we can get better together, grow and prosper together, and help our diverse clients achieve their financial goals. We are absolutely committed to their success," says King.