Regions Financial Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
397 Reviews
3.3
397 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
174 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move (in 20 reviews)

  • Easy to advance in company, semi-national company (not a small town bank), good benefits (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management is afraid to ask what the specific goals of upper management are (in 22 reviews)

  • Can be very aggressive with pushing sales goals (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great financial company in the Southeast

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

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Regions has a great corporate culture and continues to develop as a regional bank with a bright future. If you are willing to work hard developing as a professional, you can advance within the organization.

    Cons

    Management at times can be slightly dislocated from the employees in the markets. Expense tightening has also some departures and additional responsibility for those currently at Regions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lackluster at best

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    ...next question. Do not apply for the contact center, very political.

    Cons

    Career development is based soley on who you connect with in the company, instead of raw talent and proven results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your employees. Create a career development plan from the fisrt week of hire and document their success.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if your highly organized and expect to be underpaid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, vacation time, and transferability if you choose to move somewhere else and want to transfer with the company. Health insurance is great as Regions is able to self-fund their health insurance so employees do not have to fear massive increases in premiums. In fact, from 2013-2014, premiums didn't rise at all! Family health insurance premiums are the same for any # of children so if you have 2 or more children, this is a great company to work for. Regions has made a terrific effort in creating opportunities and training for internal advancement. (please see cons of this)

    Cons

    If you are promoted internally, be sure you will be making thousands less than someone hired externally, and not just for a little while, but for years. Most Branch Managers promoted internally start out making in the low to mid 40,000's while those hired externally (which similar or even less experience) typically make in the 50k's from day one. Regions knows they have very competitive benefits and it shows in their salaries. The saying, "there is no such thing as a free lunch" rings true here. Basically, if you just want to earn more money and benefits are not as important you will be better off working for a smaller bank and vice versa. If you need good benefits Regions may be a better fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify your business model and stop expanding into something new every year. It is very difficult to extend excellent customer service and be an expert on over one hundred products and processes that are constantly being updated and added to. Also, adjust your goaling on your tellers as not every teller can achieve the same #. Just walk through random branches and you will be able to tell that they all operate differently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work if you live in Alabama or Tennessee

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love Regions company values

    Cons

    Banking has slowed down a lot due to online and mobile banking but the goals keep rising. Its discouraging when you go from meeting goals every quarter to barely or never meeting them. Its especially difficult when you live/work in a low-income, high-poverty area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain people in management need to review the company values and learn how to encourage the team rather than discourage them with a bad attitude all the time. Regions used to be a fun place to work, I loved Regions! Now, it feels like you were walking into a funeral every, single day. My co-workers are great but something needs to change with senior management. We are constantly being micro-managed and threatened to be written up.

  6.  

    Great people but a little behind

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Pros

    Great support from managers and those that have been with the company. lots of training to get you up to speed and continued support.

    Cons

    Some systems seem outdated and slows down processes. Needs to look at what other institutions offer and catch up to the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging and supporting

  7.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time

    Pros

    If banking is your fit then Regions is a great place to start.

    Cons

    As with any job there is small cons to this company

  8.  

    Great place to work while in school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Teller
    Former Employee - Bank Teller

    I worked at Regions Financial part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience in customer service,well -rounded employment standards

    Cons

    Depends on which branch you work for will decide if you will have a great experience or negative experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership and team Managment

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hard work but great rewards

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

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging, great hours, fun environment, great benefits

    Cons

    Goals are getting aggressive, sell or go mentality, a great deal of pressure with limited staffing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's been great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BRL
    Current Employee - BRL

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great place compared to other bank

    Cons

    Still have to sell like any other bank

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great I love them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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 (less than an 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

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