Regions Financial

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Regions Financial Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
368 Reviews

3.2
368 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
161 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move (in 16 reviews)

  • Easy to advance in company, semi-national company (not a small town bank), good benefits (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to believe things upper management says until actually see it happen (in 21 reviews)

  • They push sales so hard that you're no longer focused on customer service (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's been great

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

    Pros

    Great place compared to other bank

    Cons

    Still have to sell like any other bank

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great I love them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Regions is an amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Team Leader  in  Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Branch Team Leader in Lafayette, IN

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great business community
    Great leadership
    Southern based company

    Cons

    a lot of turnover
    structure changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, great culture, good long term opportunity

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Get back to normal risk levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working in a restrictive work environment

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment and benefits

    Cons

    To more up you need a college degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make way for advancement and professional growth from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Company To Be A Part Of

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

    Pros

    Gained lots of experience, and met a lot of good people. I miss working there.

    Cons

    I didn't find anything that I disliked while working for Regions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company direction is not consistent from market to market.

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

    Pros

    Training is within banking standard and systems are user friendly. Company has great core values. Good Benefit package! Advancement is available and internal candidates are given first consideration.

    Cons

    Coaching is in effective. Expectations are not ever clearly conveyed and can change at a moments notice. Leadership does not always have the ability to make a decision when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to take every decision and evaluate individually and base outcome on past actual performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    branch service leader

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Service Leader  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Branch Service Leader in Birmingham, AL

    Pros

    i enjoyed the honers and the values of Regions

    Cons

    The stress was over welming and they swap branch Manager to much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you Employees as you want to be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mediocre

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

    Pros

    High turnover industry makes it easy to get hired on. Most new employees don't stay very long, so it does not take very long to build up seniority if you plan on staying with the corporation.

    Cons

    Very micromanaged. Branch employees must make daily commitments of sales. If commitments are not aggressive enough, employees are questioned. If aggressive goals are made and not met, the employee is chastised. Contrary to what one other poster listed, only 10 days vacation are given until the year following the 3 year anniversary, then more vacation is earned. Most of the time, employees must send hourly "sales updates" which take about 10 minutes to prepare, recapping the activity from the past hour. On the corporate level, sales numbers for employees are updated about 3 times per month, generally the goal is every Thursday, but any kind of conflict such as month end or quarter end may delay the weekly update by up to a week or two, making it a very ineffective tool to use in a micromanaging environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance is declining, with the no overtime push and inadequate staff to handle all activities causes employees to be required to take multiple short unpaid lunch breaks daily at a moment's notice. Also, branch employees must work 6 day workweeks with only 1 Saturday per month. Saturdays off during vacation requests are at manager's discretion only and you may be "required" to work a Saturday between days off you have or find a replacement.

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

    Balanced scales depending on where your at

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

    Pros

    Hours of operation provide excellent work-life balance. Work ethic and individual results do not go unnoticed. Lateral and upward movement capabilities/potential. Company's benefits are very generous (holiday hours and sick time allotted). Training sessions provide valuable knowledge and tangible resources to utilize and implement for improvement. Most valuable resource are your fellow employees

    Cons

    "Competitive salary". Inconsistent standard operating procedures. Skills and knowledge acquired and developed through years of service seems to be 2nd when compared to hiring based on experience acquired in a similar job field, resulting in an increased workload for seasoned employees. "Coachings" rarely result in positive and obvious permanent changes. Varying goals and requirements between locations, without consistent communication/reasoning from top to bottom management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on more promotion from within. Seek out your talented staff and nurture and grow their potential. Less training required, saves on costs, and less errors/problems created when promoting from within because knowledge exists. Work on competitive salary.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Workplace satisfaction Depends on Management

    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist II  in  Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist II in Shreveport, LA

    Pros

    Great learning experience for entry level position. Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Management styles and goals can vary depending on location, sometimes they are great and other times not so much. Can be very aggressive with pushing sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for professional development on all levels.

    Positive Outlook

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