Regions Financial

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Regions Financial Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
421 Reviews
3.3
421 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move (in 21 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 24 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    It was great up until the last manager took over.

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

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Work well with family situations and seem to really be concerned when things aren't right at home.

    Cons

    Too much of management tell you what to do instead of knowing what to do. I was under approximately 5 managers within a year. Instead of getting to know who worked for them they always came in with a "hammer/nail" type mentality. When things went wrong, instead of accepting blame they were quick to pass the blame around and if the blame ever fell on them they would find a way to make the blame yours regardless so there is no use in reporting anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay attention to the morale in the department. I was there a year and physically witnessed over 20 employees leave from one department. I was there for almost ten years and I left. I also witnessed 3 people suffer from a nervous breakdown. Not a good environment at all!!! At least not anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ups and Downs

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding. Regions offers 12 sick days per calendar year and vacation starts at two weeks, moving up to four weeks, based off of length of employment.

    Cons

    The company is very reliant on the "good ole boy" system. Internal applicants are given false hopes of internal advancement, yet overlooked when the time does actually come. Much like in college fraternities, it's all about who your family and friends are, that decide how high your ceiling is. Internal candidates are encouraged to give ideas and ask questions, yet when they do, they are looked down upon and in some cases reprimanded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into what management is doing in certain departments. The good ole boy system is going to eventually cause certain areas to face difficult times. If an upper management position has cycled through countless people in just a few short years, then the problem is the person hiring. Not the person getting continuously ran out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tedious

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Teller in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Regions Financial part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    decent pay but not for everyone

    Cons

    management is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was an ok experience nothing really to exciting.

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

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

    Pros

    When you leave for the day you are done.

    Cons

    Very Boring and for the DFW certain branches can have almost no traffic which makes it very difficult to get referrals.

  6.  

    Shifting Landscape - Small Bank to Large Bank

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid training program. Decent benefits. Some banking perks but nothing that is out of the ordinary. Depending on the leadership, can create a community banking feel in large markets.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting focuses take away from the training provided. Programs and goals set from headquarters with not much consideration for different markets it operates in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market specific goals and programs would help to compete in each market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Contract Employee

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Expectations are not too high.

    Cons

    Decsions by upper management are questionable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK company

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

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

    Pros

    The hours are great. You'd work occasional Saturdays and have half days in the week if you did work a Saturday. Everyone's really nice and friendly.

    Cons

    If you want to move up you have to know the right people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    So So

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

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

    Pros

    Vacation time, decent benefits unless you have a family.

    Cons

    Pay is abysmal for the amount of tasks they force you to complete during the course of the day in addition to offering great customer service to spoiled customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a big bank, which is good and bad.

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

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

    Pros

    Small bank feel. Not a lot of politics in the branches. The sales goal's are manageable and not too oppressive like other places I've worked at. Management seems to understand a work life balance and the benefits are on par with the industry.

    Cons

    Technology is lagging in some areas. In this position you will have a lot of work to do for simple tasks. Other banks I've worked for want you to sell products, this bank wants you to sell and handle all the maintenance issues that are very time consuming. A lot of operational issues here too. You'll spend 50% of your time with clients (selling/maintenance), and the other 50% is spent submitting paperwork and pulling reports for said sales and maintenance. This bank operates similar to a bank 10 years in the past. There seems to be very little branch support in form of teller functions (deposit holds, balancing, fraud etc.). If you end up working on the teller line be careful, they are just looking for ways to fire someone for taking a deposit and not putting a hold on the checks. Branches are getting thin on staffing, but that seems to be the norm for banks now a day's, so be prepared to be on the teller line some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us do what we do best...sell! We spend way too much time doing operational stuff when we could be on the phone or talking to clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales based with room to grow within the company

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

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

    Pros

    Room to grow within the company
    Decent pay
    Paid Holidays

    Cons

    High amount of sales pressure
    Goals keep rising; doubling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your employees how they need to be. Micromanagement isn't necessary in all situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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