Regions Financial
3.2 of 5 315 reviews
www.regions.com Birmingham, AL 5000+ Employees

Regions Financial Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
Regions Financial – Birmingham – “Branch”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 315 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.

O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.

(131 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
315 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Easy to advance in company, semi-national company (not a small town bank), good benefits"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Competitive benefits and good work life balance"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management is disconnected from its workers at the branch level"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Sales goals can be a little unrealistic sometimes"
    in 10 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

 

Strong growth projection after a few rocky years.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Regions Financial

ProsGreat chance to work for a company that appreciated its associates.

ConsDifficult to advance. It was an inside joke that you had to move to the competition in order to warrant a raise. Our sales generation software provided little aid.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

My experience at RF has been a positive experience working with a lot of smart and talented people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Regions Financial

ProsVery positive environment with good incentive plan. Good benefits with 2-4 weeks vacation(max) depending on years employed and 6% contribution to 401 k.

ConsSalaries could be more competitive and you should be able to accumulate more than 4 weeks vacation

Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate salaries and consider an off cycle for employees to get salaries in line with competition. We are loosing too many good people to competition. Competition is concerned so they are taking a lot of our good employees.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great culture, not so great pay.

Internal Auditor (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL

I have been working at Regions Financial full-time for more than a year

ProsBenefits are pretty good, and there are a lot of banking perks (obviously). Work-life balance is great, overtime is quite rare. People are generally very friendly and easy to work with, and management seems to care about their employees. An effort is made to retain employees (as long as that doesn't involve money!).

ConsIt's a bank, so the pay is not great. Some managers clearly got their position as a result of length of employment instead of quality (but I guess that's everywhere). Some senior leaders are resistant to change, and change that does take place comes about s-l-o-w-l-y. All roads lead to Birmingham, which isn't exactly New York or Miami (but a decent place to raise kids).

Advice to Senior ManagementGet the government to loosen up on excessive regulations so you can start paying your employees more.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Good company

Business Banker (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Regions Financial part-time for more than 3 years

ProsAbilities are rewarded. Promotions available for those who are willing to work for it. Great co-workers - I really enjoyed it. Great experience and a good way to build up resume.

ConsStressful environment, can sometimes feel like support is lacking. Could be better about communicating expectations to workforce. Management could do a better job at setting the company direction.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore support

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great company with aggressive sales focus.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Regions Financial

ProsGreat competitive pay and benefits.

ConsCertain areas are TOO aggressive.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on enjoy life.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great corporate culture with plenty of opportunity for upward mobility.

Branch Service Leader (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL

I have been working at Regions Financial full-time for more than a year

ProsRegions provides many opportunities for employees to move up the ladder, provides solid career paths, and typically helps to promote within the company. Every manager I have worked for has been fair and willing to help develop me as an employee. Rarely do I run across somebody I absolutely can't stand to work with.

ConsSometimes salary seems low for the responsibilities required in the position.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more opportunity for sales training among associates.

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Excellent

Prime Time Teller (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN

I worked at Regions Financial part-time for less than a year

ProsExtensive training/ support (mentorship), awesome company culture, really fun environment and bonuses for meeting referral/sales goals, great pay for prime time tellers. It was the perfect job for me while I was in college.

ConsSales goals can appear challenging, but with the right coaching and support they are completely achievable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

great work/life balance and superb middle management. salary and compensation were lacking, however.

Portfolio Manager (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL

I have been working at Regions Financial full-time for more than 5 years

Prosflexible hours and friendly work environment. promote from within and are keen to develop young talent. great place to start a career in finance.

Conscompensation and benefits are not great. i guess thats one of the tradeoffs to a relaxed work environment. coworkers can be unambitious. this sometimes makes project work difficult.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Not a big bank, which is good and bad.

Financial Services Specialist (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Regions Financial full-time for more than a year

ProsSmall bank feel. Not a lot of politics in the branches. The sales goal's are manageable and not too oppressive like other places I've worked at. Management seems to understand a work life balance and the benefits are on par with the industry.

ConsTechnology is lagging in some areas. In this position you will have a lot of work to do for simple tasks. Other banks I've worked for want you to sell products, this bank wants you to sell and handle all the maintenance issues that are very time consuming. A lot of operational issues here too. You'll spend 50% of your time with clients (selling/maintenance), and the other 50% is spent submitting paperwork and pulling reports for said sales and maintenance. This bank operates similar to a bank 10 years in the past. There seems to be very little branch support in form of teller functions (deposit holds, balancing, fraud etc.). If you end up working on the teller line be careful, they are just looking for ways to fire someone for taking a deposit and not putting a hold on the checks. Branches are getting thin on staffing, but that seems to be the norm for banks now a day's, so be prepared to be on the teller line some.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet us do what we do best...sell! We spend way too much time doing operational stuff when we could be on the phone or talking to clients.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Regions...what a joke

Relationship Banker (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN

I have been working at Regions Financial full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSome of the best things about working in the Regions contact center (Green Line) is having the support of a great team...that's if you're lucky to get a good team leader and supervisor. Some of the daily competitions are cool and fun as well.

ConsThey push sales so hard that you're no longer focused on customer service. You need to be selling credit cards to customers. If you're not selling, you're not worth their time.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop micro-managing, be available to assistance an employee if they need help instead of standing around with the irrelevant chitter chatter.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Regions Financial? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Regions Financial reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Regions Financial CEO O. B. Grayson Hall Jr. All 315 reviews posted anonymously by Regions Financial employees.