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”

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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
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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
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Great Workplace

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Regions Financial

ProsGreat management from the branch to the District level and above

ConsNone really as management seems to act on what employees have to say

Advice to Senior ManagementTeller bonuses for referrals could be better

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

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Amazing company!

Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL (US)

I have been working at Regions Financial full-time for more than 8 years

ProsRegions is non-discriminatory, has excellent vacation and holidays, and allows for personal and professional growth.

ConsCompensation and communication seem to be a little lacking. Merit increases are on the low side.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest being more transparent with direct reports. The more we understand, the better we can perform at any level.

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

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Branch Manager (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

ProsRegions has more of a family atmosphere not only in the branches but even in the upper management and corporate level.

ConsInitial training focuses on products and services but lacks training around day to day operations of the branch. That training does take place but mine happened about 5 months after my hire date and I was in my branch approximately 1 month after hire.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore preparation before entering the branch.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great

Branch Team Leader (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

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

ProsGreat management. Love that they care

ConsLow turnover so hard for promotions

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you rdoing

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

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The worst job ever!!!!!

Teller (Former Employee)
Madison, AL (US)

I worked at Regions Financial full-time for more than a year

Prospaid holidays and off on weekends

Consexpensive health coverage, terrible management, unrealistic goals, selling products you wouldn't recommend to family/friends

Advice to Senior ManagementBe sincere when it comes to meeting customer's needs. If you are setting goals for tellers and other platform associates, make sure that you are setting great examples of ways to better customer service. Don't take your stress out on you team. Be apart of your team! Show your employees that you truly value them and appreciate their hard work. Corporate needs to hire better managers, assistant managers, and head tellers.

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

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Post Amsouth Merger made for a very difficult environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Regions Financial full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt seems like all commercial banks are the same, so, if you worked for one, you know what it's like. Other than size, I cant think of any significant difference between commercial banks today.

ConsAmsouth take over made for a difficult environment outside of Birmingham. Narrow and unpredictable authority structure made lending and work outs extremely difficult. As of 2008, a time of crisis, that was likely the norm at most commercial banks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Regions Financial

ProsMost Coworkers are great. The schedule is very Flexible.

ConsMore Emphasis on Sales then service

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Great group of people to work with but growing with the company leaves something to be desired.

Senior Teller (Current Employee)
Plant City, FL (US)

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

ProsFantastic employees! Never have I worked with such a large group of people and gotten along with all of them before! They hire in some talented people. Lots of focus on being a team player.

ConsPay raises are ridiculously small and managers are instructed not to give good reviews to justify this.
Not enough pay when offered promotions. (Offered $1000 extra per YEAR to take on a job with much more responsibility, stress and headaches. Tuppence!)
Random customer reviews play too large a role.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop closing branches and upping sales and referral goals, making it impossible for low level employees to reach bonuses while lining your own pockets with millions in bonuses! (12 million Mr. Hall? Really?) Living Regions values is part of our evaluation as an employee. Hold yourself to the same standard. Do what is right means from a moral standpoint, not do what is right for the shareholders only.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience

Bank Teller (Former Employee)
Chalmette, LA (US)

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

ProsGood money, good schedule, great co workers

ConsCan be stressful, difficult customers, hard to get referrals in this economy

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

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

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Great experience great people

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Baton Rouge, LA (US)

I worked at Regions Financial as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery friendly people to work with and great working atmoshpere

ConsThere were not any cons while I was interning with them

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice for management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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