Regions Financial
3.2 of 5 348 reviews
www.regions.com Birmingham, AL 5000+ Employees

Regions Financial Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
Regions Financial – Birmingham – “Branch”

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3.2 348 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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

O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.

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57% of employees 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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    Miserable work environment!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStarting base salary is reasonable and benefits are reasonable, some great staff working at the branch level

    ConsFirst they get you into the company thinking it's wonderful because the mission statement and vision are all about "Doing the right thing" and "Enjoying your life" etc. You soon realize that is not what you signed up for. At least in the Texas Market that's how it is. I can't speak for our more saturated regions where they have tons of advertisments and walk in traffic. It does seem those employees seem to be happier. In Texas they give you the same goals as other states and expect you to figure out how to bring in business yourself. From Head Teller, ABM and BM they want you out of the branch cold calling and constantly making sales calls. Upper Management manages by intimidation and are completely unproffessional. Even when goals are met or exceeded there is never any appreciation. Expect to pat yourself on the back. People that continually meet goals are still treated the same as employees who do not. So where is the motivation in that? They have an annual survey that goes out to all employees and a couple years ago it tanked and upper management had to come up with an action plan. Now they practically intimidate employees and trick them into thinking the survey is just about their immediate branch and nothing about upper management so the ratings will get better. They are over the top nice the week prior and pressure each employee about scoring it "fairly and not off emotions" and then afterwards it all goes back to the same thing. The way it's set up it's not really confidential so employees worry about scoring too low even when they want to. I've worked here for several years and have seen rediculous turn around that I have never seen at any other financial institution. Yet managment doesn't bat an eye or try to figure out what is causing the mass exodus of their employees. If they were smart corporate would call past employees and find out what is going on. The incentive plans grow harder and harder to meet with your payout growing smaller. I understand that is everywhere because of the economy but at Regions it's beyond sad. I sadly had an employee on my staff who was working harder each year and getting better but was paid less each year that she worked here because the annual raises didn't compete with the lessening incentive plan. I can't think of a single employee that works at Regions bank in Texas that enjoys their job... and that is just plain sad. Some stay because they don't like change and some stay because they are nervous about the economy... but most just leave as soon as they can and if they arent gone now they are always looking for other opportunities. I've stayed too long out of personal reasons but have recently decided those reasons are not worth the stress this company puts into my life. With the backing this company has it had the potential to be better and be a great company. With the upper management they have in place that will never happen.

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

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    Working Hard = Nothing, Popularity = Everything

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company overall has good standards and seem to want to treat their employees well.

    ConsThe area that I work in do not seem to care about the efforts employees put in. They have their favorites and those favorites are going to be the ones promoted. The pay is good if you are one of their favorites, if not, don't expect to be paid much more than the minimum.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would give my advice if I thought they would care to hear, but I know they don't.

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

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    Bad morale and poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLearned valuable info from mid-level member of the team.

    ConsPoor management. Management not concerned with employees' thoughts or opinions

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The worst job ever!!!!!

    Teller (Former Employee)
    Madison, AL

    Prospaid holidays and off on weekends

    Consexpensive health coverage, terrible management, unrealistic goals, selling products you wouldn't recommend to family/friends

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sincere when it comes to meeting customer's needs. If you are setting goals for tellers and other platform associates, make sure that you are setting great examples of ways to better customer service. Don't take your stress out on you team. Be apart of your team! Show your employees that you truly value them and appreciate their hard work. Corporate needs to hire better managers, assistant managers, and head tellers.

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

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    bad bank

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnot many pros to speak of about this bank at this point in time at this juncture at the moment

    Consthere are many cons to speak of about this bank at this point in time at this juncture at the moment

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    Over worked and under paid!!!!

    Teller (Former Employee)
    Jackson, MS

    ProsHolidays and weekends off, PTO, and benefits

    ConsToo pushy with goals, work load is too heavy, management just cares about profit not people!

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to work like a slave, be pushed to sell unrealistic goals, work with no voice or options, looked over for the great things because of small things. and get paid the bottom of the barrel then Regions is the place for you! Regions has lost sight of caring for the customer and their employees and only focus on profit. Working at a small less busy branch or working for a fair manager may save you some grief but not much. I have never been so stressed out by a job in my life! I will never work for Regions again. JUST SAY NO AND FIND ANOTHER JOB! Save yourself the headache!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    In relation to the Call Center enviroment, find another CSR career elsewhere.

    Relationship Banker (Former Employee)
    Pensacola, FL

    ProsIf one becomes desperate for a job, there are always open positions. High turnover.

    ConsManagement puts blinders on the associates to Sell,Sell,Sell.....NOT resolve the customers issues, problems or concerns..

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat customers and associates the way you want to be treated

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

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    Wouldn't recommend working for Regions.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMet some nice people there.

    ConsRegions operates with a lean staff (when fully staffed), and in my opinion and experience, they have significant teller turnover. Unfortunately, every time a teller quits, it takes a minimum of 2-3 months before you have a new teller, hired, trained and placed in your branch. This is a constant, continual problem, which leaves the rest of the branch employees understaffed, overworked and not very happy. You can't get coverage from other branches in your area because they are short-staffed as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe it will fall on deaf ears, so, I won't waste my time.

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

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    they lure you in with promises

    Financial Consultant (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    Prosfreedom to work your own hours and no office time requirement

    Conswhen I was interviewing for the Financial Consultant position (new company position since Jan 2013 – be wary of this), they promised a large book of existing business, and plenty of prospects to call on. I was there for many months and this was NOT the case. no book, they will not allow you to call on clients with out the permission of the bankers. now about these bankers, I have never in my 12 years in the job markets seen a group of people with less work ethic! they are great people, and its not their fault, the upper management allows it. this is all management does not coach you, they just send out emails and do calls asking what you have in your pipeline, this is their “coaching.” no experience as well – my manager had no financial sales experience (they may even be violating an SEC regulation here). their pay grid is terrible, it will take millions of dollars in sales to make a decent commission. Last, they advertise this position as a “investment/financial PLANNER/ADVISOR” you will do NO advising, they will ask you to be transactional: sell, sell, sell, mostly mutual funds and annuities. also, I was told by several colleagues that this is not the only position Regions lures people in with promises and takes them away! if transactional sales is your thing, trust me, work for one of their competitors. if advising is your thing, do not work in banking

    Advice to Senior Managementstop sugar coating this job, create a better salary and comp grid, take a step back and realize your mistakes and revamp

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

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