Regions Financial

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Regions Financial Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
374 Reviews
3.3
374 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
164 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Not competitive with Salary or Incentive compared to other banks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller Supervisor/BOR  in  Slidell, LA
    Former Employee - Teller Supervisor/BOR in Slidell, LA

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They offer fairly affordable benefits and promote from within a good part of the time.

    Cons

    As I mentioned they are not competitive salary or incentive wise compared to other large banks in the market. Not very good work / life balance concern. Incentive plan constantly changing making it nearly impossible to get. Audit branch wise regarding compliance is a nightmare......with ROMs breathing down the branch's neck (oh the ROB box) it creates a very stressful work environment especially in a high volume branch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    As with anything there are good and bad points.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Teller in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    I loved the people at the branch I worked in. We had a very great manager always out there and working hard for customers. Paid Holidays are great. Slow paced and easy work.

    Cons

    Previous manager did not work and had tellers doing her job. The is no room to grow. There is a lot of unfair practices favoring higher ups. Personal items were not safe and often gone through. Out of the six tellers I know, all were on assistance programs and/or had a second job because the pay is so low. Sales goals are impossible to reach. Lots of drama within the branches internally and externally. The systems are slow and there are too many to use thus taking too long for decent customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the values stated by Regions. Put people first by caring about the lower worker bees. Increase pay and help out. Do what is right by respecting personal space and making sure people in the company can live off their pay and care for their families. Reach higher by being a company that honestly cares and supports each other. Learn what each level in the company is about and try living one month to gain an understanding on how people live. Focus on the customer by taking notes on what upsets them not on just meeting sales goals. Cold calls are an invasion and outdated. Enjoy life by deleting the men's club mentality. Do special things for the branches and see how each branch is a unique family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Start for your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Pros

    Benefits are great with this company

    Cons

    Be prepared to solicit and develop business

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    Regions is on the lower end of the salary spectrum for the banking industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Specialist  in  Starkville, MS
    Current Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Starkville, MS

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

    Pros

    Very lenient with personal time and sick time.

    Cons

    Salaries and raises plus ability to grow with the company outside of Birmingham.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's OK to demote under-performing associates even if they have seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pay is very bad

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. They offer tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

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

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The retirement program they offer.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Branch service leader ( head teller)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Service Leader  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Branch Service Leader in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great team mentality, opportunity for growth,

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Service Leader  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Branch Service Leader in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Quit 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Its ok... Decent place to start for banking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Teller in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Meet 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.

    Cons

    High 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 ManagementAdvice

    Tellers 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Regions Bank

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regions Financial

    Pros

    It was close to home.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity unless your friends with someone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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