Fifth Third Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
540 Reviews

3.2
540 Reviews
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Fifth Third President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Fifth Third Bank Kevin T. Kabat
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242 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Flexible company

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

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

    Pros

    They are good about working with personal schedules.

    Cons

    They don't have a good eating area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be flexible with scheduling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Running thin

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

    I have been working at Fifth Third full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't be pennywise and pound foolish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    High turnover needs no explication

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Heavy 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    5 years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fifth Third

    Pros

    Flexibility, People, Benefits, and Networking

    Cons

    Wages, Sales goals, and Opportunity

  6.  

    AWFUL SALES ORIENTED POSITION NO ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT

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

    I have been working at Fifth Third

    Pros

    bank hours, paid holidays, fast paced, compensation

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Incompetant management

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

    I worked at Fifth Third full-time

    Pros

    Co workers, benefits are okay, bankers hours

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should know how to do every job your manage

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

    Banks are intresting

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

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

    Pros

    Renewed 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.

    Cons

    Pay 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micro managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Personal Banker  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Retail Personal Banker in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Fifth Third full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, coworkers, and great customer base.

    Cons

    You may have 5 different managers telling you 5 different ways to get the same results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen the management before hiring. My manager led me to leave 5/3, and after I left that same manager was let go for the reasons I had already talked to upper management about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    In Branch Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Milford, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milford, OH

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

    Pros

    Great work experience and wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    Only opportunity to advance is with Sales. Promotions are slow to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To better value the hard workers and to have more opportunities to move up in the company (not just sales)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Lead Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Fifth Third full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong bank that is very employee and customer oriented. It's the Big Little Bank! You're not just a number. You are valued and career advancement is encouraged. Corporate environment without the micromanaging.

    Cons

    Sometimes you're without the necessary tools to do your job well. High turnover lately. Lack of managers and regional managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lately upper management has somewhat unrealistic goals about production and time management. 50 hours of work in 40 hours doesn't work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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