Regions Financial
3.2 of 5 313 reviews
www.regions.com Birmingham, AL 5000+ Employees

Regions Financial Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
Regions Financial – Birmingham – “Branch”

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3.2 313 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
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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 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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Refusal to see more than 4 quarters into the furture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Regions Financial full-time

ProsGreat benefits, and great people working with you.

ConsSenior Management is very self serving

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Teller of a southeast branch

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Regions Financial

ProsFair pay with good benefits

ConsWorked different Saturdays within any given month.

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Good people but bureaucratic environment

Financial Specialist (Former Employee)
Shreveport, LA (US)

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

ProsPromotes within. Great support for employees. Great retirement.

ConsCrazy vacation policy. Must plan all days off one year in advance and can only be off on Friday twice per year. Can not be off on the same holiday two years in a row. And it goes on and on.... hopefully they will consider changing that policy.

Advice to Senior ManagementVacation policy stinks. It will deter quality candidates from choosing Regions as their work place. Consider revising.

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

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bad bank

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Regions Financial full-time

Prosnot many pros to speak of about this bank at this point in time at this juncture at the moment

Consthere are many cons to speak of about this bank at this point in time at this juncture at the moment

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Business Development Officer (Current Employee)
Cape Town (South Africa)

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

ProsFreedom of schedule and time. Great footprint in growing southern markets.

ConsBonuses are subject to change without any notice. Usually to the downside despite your record setting performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay what you promise based on goals and objectives. Don't change it if the number get too big.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Short and sweet, gained a lot of knowledge about the banking sector.

Teller (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

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

ProsSmall chain bank, more worried about consumers than pushing products.

ConsManagement at my branch wasn't that transparent.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone really to give

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sales driven, high pressure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Regions Financial

ProsPay was above average at the time of my employment

ConsCustomer care didn't come first, it was all about making a sale!

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It's an OK place to work.

Head Teller (Former Employee)

I worked at Regions Financial full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEasy to advance in company, semi-national company (not a small town bank), good benefits.

ConsOnce you move up to the next position you must be in the new position for a year or longer before you can advance again. I felt like I was on a higher level than that mentality and ultimately it cost them a great employee. Also, you do not receive merit raises.. it is annually and usually around 25 to 50 cents. (at least the 3 years I was there, and I was a top performer!)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The first year there was great.... Then I noticed how inefficient the company happily operates.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Regions Financial

ProsDecent pay for the city I live in.. Every Sunday off and good vacation time and sick pay available. The benefits are decent. Stead schedules.

ConsAlmost ALL of the systems that we use on a daily and hourly basis crash and are slow and clumsy when they're not crashing. It's a high call volume center and an even higher expectation to produce sales numbers for your team. The upper management push for higher and higher scores, but in training you are told that it is a "needs based" sales job.. What they don't tell you is that the "need" is entirely relent ice to the company's point of view and not the customer, so you have all the people answering phones to "help the customer" but then they end up pushing an idea for an impractical solution that will "meet the need"

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop promoting people to management only for their personalities. Most of your service reps (who have degrees in finance) are extremely disgruntled that they were passed up for a promotion. A good leader should be experienced and able to get something done and actually be useful to help their subordinates -not be a glorified cheerleader with a loud personality who knows how to put a nice spin on bad news to the team about changes to their incentive pay or systems and services meant to help the customers not being available.

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