Regions Financial

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Regions Financial Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 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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    Pay is very bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are good. They offer tuition reimbursement.

    ConsManagement is bad. They allow managers who don't have a clue to run major parts of this company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Each department manager has their own rules and the company has no set standard.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe retirement program they offer.

    ConsManagement is not monitored and can be really rude to employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be a standard that all managers must follow. Make sure managers have some formal training and can leave their personal lives outside the department.

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

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    Branch service leader ( head teller)

    Branch Service Leader (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsGreat team mentality, opportunity for growth,

    ConsLowest paying bank, lack of proper management, attempting to grow too quickly in order to compete with the larger banks

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

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    Very Sales focused company, and if you are not comfortable selling products it is not the job for you.

    Branch Service Leader (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat PTO benefit, 96 hours a year! Great vacation 2 weeks a year, and after 5 years 3 weeks.

    ConsI never liked the sales pushing the company was so focused on. They were so focused on pushing products and customer attention that it came across as fake.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit focusing so much on pushing products and offer products that people will come in for on their own, every bank offers about the same thing, so think outside of the box on what products people need instead of pushing bad ones on them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its ok... Decent place to start for banking

    Teller (Current Employee) Knoxville, TN

    ProsMeet some good people. Good benefits, 2 weeks vacation, closed all federal holidays for the branches, 12 sick days a year too. On the good side of technology. Easy system, very user friendly... Decent training program. Decent place to start your banking career.

    ConsHigh pressure sales. Getting rid of teller position and making everyone a sales person. On the low end of the pay average, especially for the size of bank. Non competitive products you are made to sell... Lots of fees on customers, deal with some angry folks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTellers are the face of your business. Dont turn them into cheesy used car type salesman. Not everyone wants or needs a credit card or a mortgage refinance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Regions Bank

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt was close to home.

    ConsNo advancement opportunity unless your friends with someone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent job while looking for another.

    Bank Teller (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood company to learn about financing from.

    ConsUpper management is all about themselves, take advantage of employees, terrible compensation, nobody is on the same page (get 5 different answers for one problem), they tell you what you want to hear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your own and they'll take care of you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    decent, for a call center job.

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) Pensacola, FL

    ProsDecent pay $11.25 starting out plus comission
    Pay half of your medical insurance
    Not hard to do

    ConsCall Center environment
    Not a career only a temp. job, though you can last a decent bit there. average employee has been there around a year and a half (though there are a few exceptions)
    High Turnover

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pay is very low (45k-50k) compared to competitors.

    Branch Manager (Current Employee) Jackson, TN

    ProsGreat benefits and vacation time is good if your a manager as you get a month each year.

    ConsWork load is extremely high and not a lot of appreciation for your past successes. Pretty much management only cares what you're doing for them today. A lot depends on what branch you get especially if you work in management. If you get a slow branch, management has little control over your goals and you better bet they are going to be way high so chance of hitting 3k+ quarterly bonuses are slim. When you succeed and hit goals, management will continue increasing goals until their unreachable to save the company money. Takes a long time to move up in the company, especially if your a high performer because they want you to stay in your cubicle and keep producing revenue for the bank.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize the value your people bring and stop goaling them to death to make them leave in which case you then have to start all over and train someone new and invest another 20k-30k. Make goals achievable and put goaling back into the hands of CSM's so that they can have more control in managing their branches. Simplify your product structure, you really only need 3 or 4 types of checking accounts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Branch team leader

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLarger bank tends to attract larger numbers of customers

    ConsManagement is only focused on numbers. It does not care about quality.

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