Regions Financial Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits with 2-4 weeks vacation(max) depending on years employed and 6% contribution to 401 k (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management lacks common sense (in 24 reviews)

  • Can be very aggressive with pushing sales goals (in 14 reviews)

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  1. FSS

    Current Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Belleville, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Belleville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multiple routes you can take to advance career Focus more on doing what's right for customer rather than be sales oriented Able to have an identity outside of work

    Cons

    Inconsistencies with management when it comes to "grey areas" Must hit threshold for "PE" points before you can bonus. What makes this difficult is for the platform in the slower regions, where even meeting threshold is stressful. Employees should be rewarded for every sale they make, every time.


  2. Regions has been an eye-opening opportunity for me.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Banking Specialist in Hoover, AL
    Current Employee - Video Banking Specialist in Hoover, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about Regions is that it is not as stressful as other banks. They firmly believe that you should "enjoy life."

    Cons

    Not everything across the board is consistent. To move up, you have to play politics and favoritism is shown.

    Advice to Management

    The employees need to be treated fairly and, even though Regions attempts to do so, it does not always work out.


  3. Good company depending on your department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mid-level management truly cares about their employees, a team atmosphere across most divisions, great benefits, stable environment, once you move up the ladder some there is good exposure to area executives.

    Cons

    Sub-par pay, centralized decision-making vs giving employees discretion to use judgement, bureaucratic red tape (some of this is driven by regulatory environment in financial services).

    Advice to Management

    2 things: First, please focus on our core identity and what we need to accomplish to succeed. We take on so many initiatives that employees can easily become over-saturated. It's always this or that focus week. Second, please ask employees in the field for input when beginning new initiatives. It's usually apparent that corporate doesn't because there are a lot of non-user friendly systems and processes that we are forced to use.


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  5. Great feel, workers are amazing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    enjoy making everyone happy an feel good about work , and them selves. Good work place helps people work better, also giving out information to help others make my day.

    Cons

    Tend to over work my self at times , if I don't finish a project I try and stay until its done.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to get to get to know your workers better and hear there ideas


  6. BTL

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Certain managers like to micromanage


  7. Good interim job; easy to get hired.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time

    Pros

    Time off week prior to scheduled weekend (which also helps them avoid overtime). Loyal customers at our branch, friendly atmosphere. Company offers decent benefits, occasionally to people only working 30 hours per week. Good opportunity for growth. Excellent orientation process, good ongoing training and education. Very easy to get hired because there are always openings.

    Cons

    Some things may be branch-specific, but in general there is a culture of control and mistrust. Employees at my branch are denied time off (just an hour or two) for necessary doctor appointments, even when requested a week or 2 in advance. Management calls in sick a lot. I've witnessed some employees being disciplined for things that supervisors are also guilty of. Supervisors can be very inflexible. Despite excellent training and high expectations of staff, salaries are very low, especially for tellers. Many people with kids qualify for government assistance and have children on Medicaid.

    Advice to Management

    Please ensure supervisors apply policies consistently among employees. Look into reasons certain branches have enormous turnover. Encourage management and supervisors to keep their religious beliefs and practices separate from work. Allow more flexibility for employees who have health issues and regular scheduled doctor appointments.


  8. Former manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Branch Sales Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President, Branch Sales Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company overall in other markets! The customers and the coworkers! The products they offer the customers. They spend the money to train you to get you licensed.

    Cons

    Don't bother! They are prejudice especially against African Americans and people with dreads and disabilities! Come on, it's 2015. Explains why jobs (especially teller positions) are always available. I suppose this is job security for HR. This is true of employees in Arkansas, so I don't want to taint the entire company, just this market. Pay is low for current staff and outsiders make more than those already employed. Come in for the experience, move up, get the title and get out. They don't work to keep what they invest in. They add more and more duties and give less and less in pay and bonuses. The bonus structure continues to change so that you get less and are barely rewarded for what you do. What's the point of promoting the bonuses during the hiring process but you have to risk life and limb just to get $1500/qtr for managers and less for other positions.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the under handed racism! It starts from the top. Pay your employees in the branches for all they go through and hard work they do! We interface with the bulk of the community, but make the least. Give a real bonus!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Branch Manager

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good. Good group of peers. Good benefits, PTO. Good training.

    Cons

    Goals are not realistic. If you meet your goals you are rewarded with higher goals. Too much micromanaging. Daily number reporting conference calls.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging.


  10. Financial services specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist II in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist II in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive management and human resources department. Team oriented environment to achieve goals.

    Cons

    Quarterly goals are hard to achieve to receive bonus. Helps to be licensed in insurance and annuities. Also must make daily sales calls to customers and it can be uncomfortable.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Comfortable

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Portfolio Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, Comprehensive Benefits. There may be growth opportunities in the future as the company continues to recover from the financial crisis.

    Cons

    Behind technologically, super conservative culture. If you want to innovate or go against the grain, this is not the company for you. Instead, you'll find yourself surrounded by committees, working groups etc, but not much changes.

    Advice to Management

    Please learn how to keep younger employees that are bright. Once they get a load of the conservative culture that is heavily weighted toward college football, anti-public transportation, they realize that there a more fish in the sea and leave.



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