Fifth Third
3.1 of 5 510 reviews
www.53.com Cincinnati, OH 5000+ Employees

Fifth Third Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.1 510 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

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

Kevin T. Kabat

(231 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They treat their employees terrible and have no regards for work life balance"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Worked with some awesome people; good benefits in line with what others offer"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "New upper management in the Chicago area have a personal agenda"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Sales goals especially from office in rural areas are unrealistic"
    in 24 reviews
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    Limited opportunity for advancement

    Customer Service Representative/Teller (Former Employee)

    ProsEnjoyed most of my coworkers

    ConsLimited opportunity for advancement
    Started downsizing and getting rid of locations
    ALOT of steps in the hiring process

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate the potential you have, otherwise they leave

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    Blind Leading The Blind-er

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent salary, but incentive comp is a joke. Some good people.

    ConsBad upper management: Tenure is the only thing that matters. You can be a complete idiot, but if you've been at Fifth Third for a while, you get moved up over more qualified individuals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou know who the good employees are. Pay for them for what they're worth, or say goodbye.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Running thin

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsLarge organization with many local opportunities. The company has some talented people, and some are rewarded for their contributions.

    ConsManagement is running the organization too lean for sustainable success. Many systems need updated, and 5 jobs for every 3 people has some truth to it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be pennywise and pound foolish.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 years

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, People, Benefits, and Networking

    ConsWages, Sales goals, and Opportunity

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    AWFUL SALES ORIENTED POSITION NO ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbank hours, paid holidays, fast paced, compensation

    ConsUpper management, policies, lack of communication, completely sales pressured

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

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    High turnover needs no explication

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery aggressive sales and production expectations, you're forced into finding sales opportunities with every customer interaction.

    ConsHeavy micro managing style, giving little opportunity to work autonomously. Very stressful at times. Incentive compensation is pretty lousy, especially considering the emphasis placed on investment referrals/revenue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReconsider management style and incentive compensation at the retail level. Find a way to bridge centralized underwriting with banking centers. While 5/3 is a strong lending bank, it's difficult to get deals done with very little underwriting authority at the branch level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Incompetant management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCo workers, benefits are okay, bankers hours

    ConsFees fees fees, management has no clue how operations are completed

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should know how to do every job your manage

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

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    Banks are intresting

    Lead Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsRenewed focus on employees, frequent employee engagement activities at least in the IT department. Great experiance, provides challenges on a daily basis that allow an employee to grow and organically enhance their skillset. Great co-workers.

    ConsPay is lower than average and HR is aloof to the fact. Tons of management layers. Even with the many layers of management advancement can take a fair amount of time.
    Banking in general is laden with regulations and rules, so many times doing what should be a simple thing takes 10 times longer and costs 20 times more than it should.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Operations Associate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat environment with a great culture. The management are more flexible regarding the work schedule and are always there for advice and help you learn…Plus this company care about the community

    ConsNot so many opportunities of growth in this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible company

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsThey are good about working with personal schedules.

    ConsThey don't have a good eating area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be flexible with scheduling.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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