Regions Financial

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Regions Financial Reviews

Updated 11 September 2014
Updated 11 September 2014
374 Reviews
3.3
374 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working in a restrictive work environment

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Operations in Birmingham, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment and benefits

    Cons

    To more up you need a college degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make way for advancement and professional growth from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful Company To Be A Part Of

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    Gained lots of experience, and met a lot of good people. I miss working there.

    Cons

    I didn't find anything that I disliked while working for Regions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company direction is not consistent from market to market.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Training is within banking standard and systems are user friendly. Company has great core values. Good Benefit package! Advancement is available and internal candidates are given first consideration.

    Cons

    Coaching is in effective. Expectations are not ever clearly conveyed and can change at a moments notice. Leadership does not always have the ability to make a decision when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take every decision and evaluate individually and base outcome on past actual performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    branch service leader

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    Former Employee - Branch Service Leader  in  Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Service Leader in Birmingham, AL (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    i enjoyed the honers and the values of Regions

    Cons

    The stress was over welming and they swap branch Manager to much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you Employees as you want to be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mediocre

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High turnover industry makes it easy to get hired on. Most new employees don't stay very long, so it does not take very long to build up seniority if you plan on staying with the corporation.

    Cons

    Very micromanaged. Branch employees must make daily commitments of sales. If commitments are not aggressive enough, employees are questioned. If aggressive goals are made and not met, the employee is chastised. Contrary to what one other poster listed, only 10 days vacation are given until the year following the 3 year anniversary, then more vacation is earned. Most of the time, employees must send hourly "sales updates" which take about 10 minutes to prepare, recapping the activity from the past hour. On the corporate level, sales numbers for employees are updated about 3 times per month, generally the goal is every Thursday, but any kind of conflict such as month end or quarter end may delay the weekly update by up to a week or two, making it a very ineffective tool to use in a micromanaging environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is declining, with the no overtime push and inadequate staff to handle all activities causes employees to be required to take multiple short unpaid lunch breaks daily at a moment's notice. Also, branch employees must work 6 day workweeks with only 1 Saturday per month. Saturdays off during vacation requests are at manager's discretion only and you may be "required" to work a Saturday between days off you have or find a replacement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Balanced scales depending on where your at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Pros

    Hours of operation provide excellent work-life balance. Work ethic and individual results do not go unnoticed. Lateral and upward movement capabilities/potential. Company's benefits are very generous (holiday hours and sick time allotted). Training sessions provide valuable knowledge and tangible resources to utilize and implement for improvement. Most valuable resource are your fellow employees

    Cons

    "Competitive salary". Inconsistent standard operating procedures. Skills and knowledge acquired and developed through years of service seems to be 2nd when compared to hiring based on experience acquired in a similar job field, resulting in an increased workload for seasoned employees. "Coachings" rarely result in positive and obvious permanent changes. Varying goals and requirements between locations, without consistent communication/reasoning from top to bottom management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on more promotion from within. Seek out your talented staff and nurture and grow their potential. Less training required, saves on costs, and less errors/problems created when promoting from within because knowledge exists. Work on competitive salary.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Workplace satisfaction Depends on Management

    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist II  in  Shreveport, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist II in Shreveport, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience for entry level position. Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Management styles and goals can vary depending on location, sometimes they are great and other times not so much. Can be very aggressive with pushing sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for professional development on all levels.

    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Don't trust this company with confidential information!!!!

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

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

    Pros

    This has great opportunities for advancement, great benefits and great bonuses. Coworkers inside the branch was great to work with.

    Cons

    There is one particular area manager also known as a CSM that talks very bad to the associates that work in the branches that he oversee. He also call the female associates out of there names to other mangers. Human Resource does not keep confidential information confidential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resource employees and Area Managers need to go to training classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fast-paced work environment but great co-workers

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    Former Employee - Branch Service Leader
    Former Employee - Branch Service Leader

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Co-workers are easy to get along with and customers are friendly. Pretty flexible work schedule as long as you schedule ahead of time to ensure adequate staffing.

    Cons

    Underpaid for the amount of responsibility. Short-staffed a lot so it was difficult to provide optimal customer service. Customers would get angry about fees or long wait times that employees can't control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees have great ideas and opinions that should count. Take the time to listen and respect them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    some ups, many downs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller  in  Lafayette, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in Lafayette, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    bankers hours are pretty nice, payout if you meet your sales goal, friendly co-workers (usually), other good incentives to get paid days off and bonuses.

    Cons

    Always short staffed, no float team, managers dont really know how to be on a teller line even though they are trained to do so in case it is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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