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

Regions Financial Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 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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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Easy to advance in company, semi-national company (not a small town bank), good benefits"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Work/life balance and pay good if you can bear the culture; benefits OK"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Middle management is afraid to ask what the specific goals of upper management are"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Pay is low for the amount of work you do and how many referrals you are required per quarter"
    in 7 reviews
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Great experience

Bank Teller (Former Employee)
Chalmette, LA (US)

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

ProsGood money, good schedule, great co workers

ConsCan be stressful, difficult customers, hard to get referrals in this economy

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

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

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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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Sales

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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Great group of people to work with but growing with the company leaves something to be desired.

Senior Teller (Current Employee)
Plant City, FL (US)

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

ProsFantastic employees! Never have I worked with such a large group of people and gotten along with all of them before! They hire in some talented people. Lots of focus on being a team player.

ConsPay raises are ridiculously small and managers are instructed not to give good reviews to justify this.
Not enough pay when offered promotions. (Offered $1000 extra per YEAR to take on a job with much more responsibility, stress and headaches. Tuppence!)
Random customer reviews play too large a role.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop closing branches and upping sales and referral goals, making it impossible for low level employees to reach bonuses while lining your own pockets with millions in bonuses! (12 million Mr. Hall? Really?) Living Regions values is part of our evaluation as an employee. Hold yourself to the same standard. Do what is right means from a moral standpoint, not do what is right for the shareholders only.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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Short and sweet, gained a lot of knowledge about the banking sector.

Teller (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

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

ProsSmall chain bank, more worried about consumers than pushing products.

ConsManagement at my branch wasn't that transparent.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone really to give

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales driven, high pressure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Regions Financial

ProsPay was above average at the time of my employment

ConsCustomer care didn't come first, it was all about making a sale!

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Great experience great people

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Baton Rouge, LA (US)

I worked at Regions Financial as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery friendly people to work with and great working atmoshpere

ConsThere were not any cons while I was interning with them

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice for management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company to Work for

Teller (Current Employee)

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

ProsRegions treats their employees very good, there are plenty of little perks that come with the job.

ConsSales goals can be a little unrealistic sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Positive People and Culture

Telebanking (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL (US)

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

ProsThey provide excellent perks such as time off.

ConsThe sales part could have a more lucrative bonus schedule.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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