Regions Financial

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Regions Financial Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
Regions Financial – Birmingham – “Branch”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 354 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

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

O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.

(154 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move(in 16 reviews)

  • Easy to advance in company, semi-national company (not a small town bank), good benefits(in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to believe things upper management says until actually see it happen(in 21 reviews)

  • They push sales so hard that you're no longer focused on customer service(in 11 reviews)

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    It was great up until the last manager took over.

    Special Assets Officer (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits! Work well with family situations and seem to really be concerned when things aren't right at home.

    ConsToo much of management tell you what to do instead of knowing what to do. I was under approximately 5 managers within a year. Instead of getting to know who worked for them they always came in with a "hammer/nail" type mentality. When things went wrong, instead of accepting blame they were quick to pass the blame around and if the blame ever fell on them they would find a way to make the blame yours regardless so there is no use in reporting anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease pay attention to the morale in the department. I was there a year and physically witnessed over 20 employees leave from one department. I was there for almost ten years and I left. I also witnessed 3 people suffer from a nervous breakdown. Not a good environment at all!!! At least not anymore.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ups and Downs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are outstanding. Regions offers 12 sick days per calendar year and vacation starts at two weeks, moving up to four weeks, based off of length of employment.

    ConsThe company is very reliant on the "good ole boy" system. Internal applicants are given false hopes of internal advancement, yet overlooked when the time does actually come. Much like in college fraternities, it's all about who your family and friends are, that decide how high your ceiling is. Internal candidates are encouraged to give ideas and ask questions, yet when they do, they are looked down upon and in some cases reprimanded.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into what management is doing in certain departments. The good ole boy system is going to eventually cause certain areas to face difficult times. If an upper management position has cycled through countless people in just a few short years, then the problem is the person hiring. Not the person getting continuously ran out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tedious

    Teller (Former Employee) Huntsville, AL (US)

    Prosdecent pay but not for everyone

    Consmanagement is not the best

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was an ok experience nothing really to exciting.

    Teller (Current Employee) DFW, TX (US)

    ProsWhen you leave for the day you are done.

    ConsVery Boring and for the DFW certain branches can have almost no traffic which makes it very difficult to get referrals.

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    Shifting Landscape - Small Bank to Large Bank

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSolid training program. Decent benefits. Some banking perks but nothing that is out of the ordinary. Depending on the leadership, can create a community banking feel in large markets.

    ConsConstantly shifting focuses take away from the training provided. Programs and goals set from headquarters with not much consideration for different markets it operates in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMarket specific goals and programs would help to compete in each market.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Questionable leadership and decision-making.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    ProsDecent pay, training and benefits, but production goals are unrealistic.

    ConsThe computer system is slow and antiquated and takes valuable time away from trying to hit the unrealistic sales goals. Turnover of staff, from tellers to business bankers, is very high compared to other banks and an observant person can see that management is the reason why the staff is nervous and unhappy. Mistakes, no matter how inconsequential, are not forgiven and will be held against you. Hard work and good performance does little to reverse the damage. Do not voice concerns to management, even when they ask you for your honest feedback, because it will come back to bite you. Gossip is prevalent, management does little to discourage it, and is sometimes the source of it. As a whole, the company is good and these comments are reflective of the dysfunctional Orlando management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware the company policy such as, "do the right thing" applies to them as well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I thought I had a career opportunity with a wonderful company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI enjoyed working day shift.

    ConsHigh turnover rate! I was terminated for using an earned "evergreen day".

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave consideration for people who are there to earn a living, I have lost my home, my car, my income because of using my evergreen day...I'm sorry I thought it was earned...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for!

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL (US)

    ProsThe company putos people first. The work environment is great. Great management. I love it here. It is a great company to build a career. Though I don't have every luxury, I have everything that I need in order to be successful and have a fulfilling career here.It's the best bank that I have worked for.

    ConsI am happy with my compensation, though I have heard others say that it is average.

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

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    Regions is a very nice place to work!

    Information Technology (Current Employee) Hoover, AL (US)

    ProsGreat personal and professional growth opportunities. Competitive compensation. Very much committed to promoting from within and developing leaders internally. Friendly yet professional work atmosphere.

    ConsBenefits are just average. Can't really think of any other cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be more willing to listen to associates and not be so narrow minded. Think out of the box and be a little more open to change even if it means a bit more risk.

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

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    Overall great experience. Will definitely stay awhile.

    Vice President, Marketing (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL (US)

    ProsNot the best compensation in the world, but the benefits are good. Small annual salary increase based on your performance and the company performance. (Basically cost of living/inflation adjustment.) I started out with 3 weeks of vacation being an exempt employee. You earn a 4th week of vacation after 5 calendar years with the company. 401k 4% match. Work/life balance is great. They understand last minute things come up and you have to take care of it. Lots of opportunity for advancement in or outside your department.

    ConsNo tuition reimbursement for Master's Degrees or MBA, only undergraduate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the customer, especially younger ones. The majority of our current customers are getting older and their needs are not the same as younger customers. Invest in technology and don't charge for it. Change policies to benefit the customer rather than the company. (i.e. Reg E, check cashing, etc.)

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

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