Fifth Third Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
537 Reviews

3.2
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Fifth Third President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Fifth Third Bank Kevin T. Kabat
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They treat their employees terrible and have no regards for work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Worked with some awesome people; good benefits in line with what others offer (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • New upper management in the Chicago area have a personal agenda (in 29 reviews)

  • Sales goals are not realistic and the training was inadequate (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Structured with Opportunity for Ownership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Leadership Program  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Audit Leadership Program in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Fifth Third as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very structured program and they put you on assignments they believe you would be interested in. Great people to work with and a cool environment. The location of the office can't be beat. Seniors give you the opportunity to take ownership of your assignments and contribute immediately.

    Cons

    With the structure and limits on hours it is tough to do more. Pay was decent but not high end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay would pull in better talent. I think after working at 5/3 it is tough to not love the company.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Supportive Leadership and Adheres to Values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Associate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Fifth Third full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I like the diversity of thought that you find here at the Bank. Thought leadership is the "new" buzzword, and i truly feel like the Bank is a thought leader. I work on the corporate level and everyday you interact with management that trudged through the financial collapse, VPs that have been here decades, and Young Professionals.

    Cons

    Performance management may be a little off, although they attempt to make it standardized... its difficult to find instances where a "needs improvement" is superseded by higher due to an better understanding of the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PM scores on the 1-5 scale should be revisited. A number means nothing if two people don't have the same understanding of that number.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never a dull moment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Fifth Third part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers! I have seen several co-workers get promoted to PB's and 2 of them moved to Chicago and we were sad to see them leave! Our office is good at teamwork. Good sales experience. Learned about banking and that helped me in my personal life! It feels rewarding when you help someone in a bad financial situation. Can be very rewarding. They like to promote from within, so that's a big plus! Monthly point clubs if you exceed 100% of your monthly sales goals. Fun to go to as it feels good to be recognized by the regional manager. Very repetitive though, but still fun to go to. Hey, it's free food! Free parking downtown Cincinnati on Fountain Square! My managers are good and know what they're doing. Professional employees that are mature.

    Cons

    1: Point structure just changed for 2014 and it is much worse than what it was. Feels like we're not helping customers anymore because they only focus on "transitioning" the customer from the front line to the back offices where the PB's can have conversations with customers. People transition customers for the smallest things that we can do on the teller line just to get points. It's sad but we have to.
    2: Micromanaging is quite common. It needs to stop. We all know what we're doing.
    3: Daily "huddles" are good to get new ideas and products out there and let the CSR's know what's new, but they're soo repetitive. CSR's know what we're doing. Don't insult us please!
    4: Now have a cap on how much commission you can earn on one customer. That is not fair and not good for employee morale and drive!
    5: Too many office favorites. Some lack attention because they're average. Feels like they only want the best people and the rest fall into another category.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the micromanaging. Pay CSR's more per hour because we are knowledgeable, and the low pay is not rewarding. Have one-on-one's more often! Actually care about your employees, and not just about what their point goal % is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Fifth Third full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and awesome benefits.

    Cons

    None that I think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Intern  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Fifth Third as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture is amazing - everyone is friendly and here to help.
    Pay is competitive to public accounting.
    There's a ton to learn.
    They will spoil you as an intern! Lots of lunches, intern social events, etc.
    Young work environment - lots of people your own age

    Cons

    I cant think of any except the internship was only 10 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Fifth Third full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Competitive salaries and benefits
    - Plenty of opportunities for development and growth across all business lines
    - Strong leadership from the top-down
    - Serious about corporate values and creating a good working environment for employees

    Cons

    - Geographic footprint limited to midwest and southeast regions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to focus on employee engagement and retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An extremely rewarding career with ample reward/recognition for high performers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Fifth Third

    Pros

    -Ongoing surveys about Employee Engagement keep this top of mind
    -Learning & Professional Development (online, classroom, seminar, etc.)
    -Recognition both formal & informal. Also feel it is a pay for performance organization
    -Gives back to communities in the form of time and money donated.
    -Support professional certifications/advanced degrees via reimbursement
    -Bank Holidays!!

    Cons

    -Some departments still require business professional dress
    -Paying for parking downtown

    Recommends
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  9.  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Underwriter  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Underwriter in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Fifth Third

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance for those willing to step up and work a little harder. Knowlegable and resectful management.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs. Some departments are short staffed but unable to hire due to budget constraints. Can be stressful.

    Recommends
  10.  

    There are a lot of opportunities to grow professionally.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Supervisor  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Fifth Third

    Pros

    Senior management has done a great job navigating the company through recent economic struggles. The people that work for the bank are very great to work with.

    Cons

    The compenstation is not competetive with other fields outside the banking industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on the core values and keep working on removing the silos between departments.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - WIRE ACH III  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - WIRE ACH III in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Fifth Third

    Pros

    Managers and supevisors well versed. Steady work.

    Cons

    Dress code not regulated and enforced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing I can add to my management team. Worked well together.

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