Regions Financial

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Regions Financial Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
410 Reviews
3.3
410 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
182 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move (in 21 reviews)

  • Easy to advance in company, semi-national company (not a small town bank), good benefits (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management is afraid to ask what the specific goals of upper management are (in 24 reviews)

  • Can be very aggressive with pushing sales goals (in 14 reviews)

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    Changed

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    Current Employee - Branch Team Leader in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Team Leader in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for this company for over 5 years. The atmosphere is great. There are a lot of wonderful associates. The job isn't difficult if you are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    The pay is not great, especially if you are promoted within. The company has gone to a more sales approach, where it is very pushy. Banking has changed a lot in the last few years and I feel like Regions is trying to figure out how handle the change by throwing a lot of different micro management procedures at their associates. In return, morale is being lost and people are leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out an approach and stick with it. If you are constantly changing how you want us to do things, we will stay frustrated. It's hard to stay positive when we don't know the direction we're going in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great co-workers

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    Former Employee - Teller II
    Former Employee - Teller II

    I worked at Regions Financial part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved my co-workers and great atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay, upper management not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Could do much better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Pros

    Great people, and benefits, compensation, work-life balance

    Cons

    Upper Management lacks common sense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so slow to embrace change

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Teller

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    Former Employee - Teller in Montgomery, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Montgomery, AL (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Bank holidays, benefits, training, welcoming culture. The hours are ideal. They treat their employees well. There is room to grow.

    Cons

    I had a problem with a manager that loved to micromanage. Constantly worried you will make a small mistake that will cost you your job. Pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, not competitive pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Regions was a great place to work for. There are a lot of great people at the branches. Moving up takes a little bit of time but they do promote from within.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as competitive as you would get at another financial institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your young talent and watch your market grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company, too high pressure sales culture, customers suffer.

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    Former Employee - BTL in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - BTL in Memphis, TN (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth until hitting management level, great benefit and vacation polices

    Cons

    High pressure sales environment is absurd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff, adjust sales structure, promote and move staff according to skill and desire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for the moment, however long your moment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are not too bad, although there is always room for improvement. Most co-workers were pleasant to be around.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth, If you want to climb the ladder you have to leave and join another company. Company is trying hard to join the big-league and have gone from a family oriented culture to one of Sales, Sales, Sales. No longer is it knowing the customers on a personal level but how much business can we get from the customer in 90 days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When staff morale is great, customer service will be great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Teller

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    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Birmingham, AL (US)

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great hours, paid holidays, sick time and vacation start at 2 weeks each

    Cons

    Tons of compliances you have to remain in. Each day same thing different people. Hard to get promoted even with a degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the people who work hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Branch Team Leader

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    Former Employee - Branch Team Leader in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Team Leader in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The associates at Regions are the best. The company has a strong culture and very loyal associates. Very generous benefits and vacations. Good work environment.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement beyond branch management. Nearly impossible to move out of consumer banking. Company would rather hire outside candidates than qualified internal candidates. Compensation is terrible, as are raises. Sales goals are very high. Bankers are expected to sell, sell, sell and make outbound phone calls on a weekly basis. Company has reached quarterly financial goals by cost cutting and, boy, does it show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regions should look to hire candidates for positions internally rather than just giving lip service to associates. Also, banking is not all about sell, sell, sell. Sometimes it really is about taking care of customers and not trying to sell a loan, checking account or annuity. Pay more, too much greed at the top.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    FSS

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    Former Employee - FSS in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - FSS in Memphis, TN (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job is not very hard, if you have good communication and sales skills you will be doing fine.

    Cons

    Benefits are not sufficient, some sales and loan pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less sales pressure and more concentration on customer service.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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