Regions Financial

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Regions Financial Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
378 Reviews
3.3
378 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
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 19 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Middle management is afraid to ask what the specific goals of upper management are (in 21 reviews)

  • Can be very aggressive with pushing sales goals (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Regions is an amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Team Leader  in  Lafayette, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Team Leader in Lafayette, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great business community
    Great leadership
    Southern based company

    Cons

    a lot of turnover
    structure changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working in a restrictive work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great company, great culture, good long term opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Senior management fosters a culture that is pervasive and positive. The company seems to truly care about the employees and employ several methods to ensure employee development and opportunity.

    Cons

    Competitive business decisions within the credit culture have somewhat of a hangover effect from the economic downturn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to normal risk levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company treats its IT department like personal assistants

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Representative  in  Birmingham, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Representative in Birmingham, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Regions, being a bank, has money, so they can afford to entice you with a fat chunk of cheddar. You'll be all excited, oh, this is the job I've been looking for, they can pay well and they talk about "work/life balance" so maybe I finally have arrived. Unfortunately this is a company of the most entitled people you will ever meet in your life. The goal at Regions is TRY TO GET SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT.

    Cons

    Regions has no problem breaking laws asking its employees to work on their own time and travel uncompensated. If you work in IT, good luck.

    The company treats its IT department like its own personal whipping boy when they want to vent. You are the defacto complaint line for the entire company. People will call you because they are too lazy to read emails, messages, alerts, warnings, or to do the simplest of web searches. They will call you because they don't want to follow the rules that everyone in the company has to deal with. They will tell you how important they are and hence why you should move mountains for them even though they called 5 minutes before a meeting.

    If you need help with something, don't hold your breath. Most of the people above you have spent their careers with the company learning how to avoid responsibility or having to talk to other human beings. They will pretend you don't exist. They will tell you flat out to "go away". They are the worst of the worst.

    The phone queue system is a joke. The veterans know how to abuse the system and will spend their day skipping phone calls which you will end up taking. Those employes who are the favorites of the micro-managing horrible attitude supervisors will get away with everything. Picture the worst manager you ever had in that high school retail job, now triple that and you're about halfway to the way these people treat their staff. Hope you like having the minutes counted that you're taking a pee, because they will.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually adhere to the crap you peddle. "Work / Life Balance"? Yeah right! It's hard to have your own life when you spend the rest of the day you aren't at work stressing out because you're going to have to go back. Why don't you hire supervisors who actually know things and can speak to people like HUMAN BEINGS instead of just slavedrivers whose job it is to make sure no one spends a second getting paid that they might not be fixing something or doing busywork.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Company To Be A Part Of

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    TELLER

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Pros

    drive thru is better then up front

    Cons

    YOU BECOME A SALES PERSON

  8.  

    branch service leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Mediocre

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Balanced scales depending on where your at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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

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