Regions Financial Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move (in 21 reviews)

  • Good benefits with 2-4 weeks vacation(max) depending on years employed and 6% contribution to 401 k (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management lacks common sense (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. Great company!

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

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are on the right team, the sky is the limit. Great CSM's, managers, and leadership in Central Florida.

    Cons

    Staffing can be a struggle at times, but the industry is changing to a smaller scale on staff with the use of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly add back a little staff but other than that...keep on keeping on.


  2. Great company, great culture, good long term opportunity

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

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management fosters a culture that is pervasive and positive. The company seems to truly care about the employees and employ several methods to ensure employee development and opportunity.

    Cons

    Competitive business decisions within the credit culture have somewhat of a hangover effect from the economic downturn.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to normal risk levels


  3. Questionable leadership and decision-making.

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

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, training and benefits, but production goals are unrealistic.

    Cons

    The computer system is slow and antiquated and takes valuable time away from trying to hit the unrealistic sales goals. Turnover of staff, from tellers to business bankers, is very high compared to other banks and an observant person can see that management is the reason why the staff is nervous and unhappy. Mistakes, no matter how inconsequential, are not forgiven and will be held against you. Hard work and good performance does little to reverse the damage. Do not voice concerns to management, even when they ask you for your honest feedback, because it will come back to bite you. Gossip is prevalent, management does little to discourage it, and is sometimes the source of it. As a whole, the company is good and these comments are reflective of the dysfunctional Orlando management.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware the company policy such as, "do the right thing" applies to them as well.


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  5. Not Bad

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

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company does care about their employees. Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, unrealistic expecations for sales quotas


  6. Branch service leader ( head teller)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Regions Financial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunities on a corporate level. In Birmingham AL, the opportunities are endless if you are willing to relocate. Senior Management listen and try to provide solutions.

    Cons

    If you want a promotion with a pay raise, it is best to leave the company. I've seen it time after time, great candidates are bypassed because senior managers are looking for a quick fix instead of investing in current employees.


  8. Regions will take advantage of hard workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Benefits
    Good employees
    Executive levels obtain extra special treatment

    Cons

    Over worked staff, long teller lines, every department is short staffed, lots of errors made by staff, limited training, employees are not knowledgeable. Poor technology due to resources.

    Advice to Management

    learn to team build and communicate with employees. listen to your employees so you get better production. give ideas instead of throwing your work on everyone else.


  9. Looking for a secure job? Come to Regions Financial!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Regions has a great work ethic, and they treat their employees very well. Of course alot of that has to do with your manager, and wether they are good leaders. It is especially good because the company has alot of financial strength and stability. I would recommend anyone who is currently seeking a good job with alot of room for advancement to take a look at regions financial, and move up the corporate ladder. Althought you dont need a degree, it always helps to have one to show your determination and hard work. Regions has been and is a good place to work.

    Cons

    The only downside that I can think of is the constant push for sales.

    Advice to Management

    I dont really have much advice to give to management except keep up the good work so that we can continue to keep our job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Regions Bank-It's time to expect more pressure and no rewards.

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

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable Company with a large customer base.

    Cons

    Constantly raising goals and requiring production regardless of what the financial markets are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting cheaters and brown nosers. It is demotivating for thos people who actually want to do a good job the right way.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Run, Don't Walk away from Regions !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay package is very very good. However, lot of sales stress to go along with that. Regions/AmSouth pays about the highest for all positions from tellers on up. There is a lot of talk about "do the right thing" but that is just talk not really what happens.

    Cons

    Sales pressure is excessive and cheating to make sales goals is widespread through the bank. The turnover from tellers to business bankers, private bankers, managers etc. is unreal, even higher than the banking industry norm. The sales and marketing is very good, the bank spends a lot of money in that area. Some business decisions are made fast, but others are very very slow. The computer system is ok, better than other banks in terms of ease to use.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Quit. Merge with another bank that cares about their employees.



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