Regions Financial
3.2 of 5 309 reviews
www.regions.com Birmingham, AL 5000+ Employees

Regions Financial Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
Regions Financial – Birmingham – “Branch”

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3.2 309 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.

O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.

(130 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not a big bank, which is good and bad.

Financial Services Specialist (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Regions Financial full-time for more than a year

ProsSmall bank feel. Not a lot of politics in the branches. The sales goal's are manageable and not too oppressive like other places I've worked at. Management seems to understand a work life balance and the benefits are on par with the industry.

ConsTechnology is lagging in some areas. In this position you will have a lot of work to do for simple tasks. Other banks I've worked for want you to sell products, this bank wants you to sell and handle all the maintenance issues that are very time consuming. A lot of operational issues here too. You'll spend 50% of your time with clients (selling/maintenance), and the other 50% is spent submitting paperwork and pulling reports for said sales and maintenance. This bank operates similar to a bank 10 years in the past. There seems to be very little branch support in form of teller functions (deposit holds, balancing, fraud etc.). If you end up working on the teller line be careful, they are just looking for ways to fire someone for taking a deposit and not putting a hold on the checks. Branches are getting thin on staffing, but that seems to be the norm for banks now a day's, so be prepared to be on the teller line some.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet us do what we do best...sell! We spend way too much time doing operational stuff when we could be on the phone or talking to clients.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales based with room to grow within the company

Teller (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

I have been working at Regions Financial for more than a year

ProsRoom to grow within the company
Decent pay
Paid Holidays

ConsHigh amount of sales pressure
Goals keep rising; doubling

Advice to Senior ManagementManage your employees how they need to be. Micromanagement isn't necessary in all situations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Regions Financial

ProsNice hours and holidays, people

Conslittle growth opportunity, low salary, understaffed, behind on technology

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Gained great career experience.

Branch Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

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

ProsGood training and career growth opportunities. Benefits and pay are competitive.

ConsThe culture that is touted in their values is not the culture of the actual company. Micro-managment is a problem.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower your employees. Follow your company's 5 values.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoyed working for Regions

Bank Lending Officer (Former Employee)
Dalton, GA (US)

I worked at Regions Financial full-time for more than 3 years

ProsReally enjoyed the people I worked with. Ample opportunity for career progression, and management really took personal interest in employees.

ConsTraining was administered by the "trial by fire" method. More formal training would give employees a better since of being equipped to successfully perform their job function.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's changing for the worse for employees.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Regions Financial

ProsGreat benefits.
Great paid time off.
Work well with family situations.

ConsThe over the top sales requirements for tellers. The expectations are unrealistic. The pay is not competitive compared to other banks. Salary increases are minimal.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better so they will want to stay. Each year the employees are treated worse and worse and the expectations are increased while the pay is not.

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I worked at Regions for almost 3 years as a Teller

Vault Teller (Former Employee)
Conway, AR (US)

I worked at Regions Financial full-time for more than a year

ProsYou get decent benefits and paid holidays.

ConsThere was no encouragement or assistance to advance within the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo better when hiring branch managers and listen to your employees when all of them have a complaint about said manager.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Post Amsouth Merger made for a very difficult environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsIt seems like all commercial banks are the same, so, if you worked for one, you know what it's like. Other than size, I cant think of any significant difference between commercial banks today.

ConsAmsouth take over made for a difficult environment outside of Birmingham. Narrow and unpredictable authority structure made lending and work outs extremely difficult. As of 2008, a time of crisis, that was likely the norm at most commercial banks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Regions Financial

ProsMost Coworkers are great. The schedule is very Flexible.

ConsMore Emphasis on Sales then service

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Teller (Former Employee)
Miami Beach, FL (US)

I worked at Regions Financial full-time for less than a year

ProsMost people I encountered were great to work with. The hours are good and there are ample opportunities for advancement.

ConsThe salary is on the low side and having to work one Saturday out of the month is a little annoying. Also, I'm not sure if every branch does this, but the weekly meetings drag on far too long and really intrude on your personal time. I also didn't like the sales quota system for referrals and new accounts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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