Regions Financial

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Regions Financial Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
441 Reviews
3.3
441 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
193 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move (in 21 reviews)

  • Easy to advance in company, semi-national company (not a small town bank), good benefits (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Middle management is afraid to ask what the specific goals of upper management are (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Teller

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    Former Employee - Teller in Montgomery, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Montgomery, AL (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Bank holidays, benefits, training, welcoming culture. The hours are ideal. They treat their employees well. There is room to grow.

    Cons

    I had a problem with a manager that loved to micromanage. Constantly worried you will make a small mistake that will cost you your job. Pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Branch Team Leader

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    Former Employee - Branch Team Leader in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Team Leader in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The associates at Regions are the best. The company has a strong culture and very loyal associates. Very generous benefits and vacations. Good work environment.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement beyond branch management. Nearly impossible to move out of consumer banking. Company would rather hire outside candidates than qualified internal candidates. Compensation is terrible, as are raises. Sales goals are very high. Bankers are expected to sell, sell, sell and make outbound phone calls on a weekly basis. Company has reached quarterly financial goals by cost cutting and, boy, does it show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regions should look to hire candidates for positions internally rather than just giving lip service to associates. Also, banking is not all about sell, sell, sell. Sometimes it really is about taking care of customers and not trying to sell a loan, checking account or annuity. Pay more, too much greed at the top.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, not competitive pay

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Regions was a great place to work for. There are a lot of great people at the branches. Moving up takes a little bit of time but they do promote from within.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as competitive as you would get at another financial institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your young talent and watch your market grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    High pressured sales makes it a miserable job and uncomfortable.

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    Current Employee - FSS in Madison, MS (US)
    Current Employee - FSS in Madison, MS (US)

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was more than I asked for.

    Cons

    Having to ask customers too many nosy questions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    FSS

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    Former Employee - FSS in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - FSS in Memphis, TN (US)

    I worked at Regions Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job is not very hard, if you have good communication and sales skills you will be doing fine.

    Cons

    Benefits are not sufficient, some sales and loan pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less sales pressure and more concentration on customer service.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company, too high pressure sales culture, customers suffer.

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    Former Employee - BTL in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - BTL in Memphis, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth until hitting management level, great benefit and vacation polices

    Cons

    High pressure sales environment is absurd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff, adjust sales structure, promote and move staff according to skill and desire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for the moment, however long your moment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are not too bad, although there is always room for improvement. Most co-workers were pleasant to be around.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth, If you want to climb the ladder you have to leave and join another company. Company is trying hard to join the big-league and have gone from a family oriented culture to one of Sales, Sales, Sales. No longer is it knowing the customers on a personal level but how much business can we get from the customer in 90 days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When staff morale is great, customer service will be great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Teller

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    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Birmingham, AL (US)

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great hours, paid holidays, sick time and vacation start at 2 weeks each

    Cons

    Tons of compliances you have to remain in. Each day same thing different people. Hard to get promoted even with a degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the people who work hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    sometimes is was OK. Other times it was unreal.. I would not recommend them to a friend.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    During my time there I did a great job, meet and exceeded my goals and earned quarterly bonuses. I focused on the customers and keep it moving.

    Cons

    The health care benefits are not good. The work environment was OK sometimes. You have to be able to tolerate foolishness and focus on getting your job done, and staying away from negativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From observation, upper management and HR should use better judgement. They listen to allot of he say she say instead of maintaining a professional attitude when employees come to them with situations.. There's no confidentiality. Things that was going on with some of the employees that should have been confidential, was not kept confidential by managers and some HR Reps. Speaking of there values it was just written in black and white but they really didn't live those values...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company but limited opportunities in Pensacola

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Pensacola, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Pensacola, FL (US)

    I have been working at Regions Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great coworkers, amazing bosses who do care, a good amount of vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    In the call center in Pensacola limited growth opportunities. A lot of favoritism. They say sales are meet the need but in reality we have to find a need for every customer which is not always a good thing. Unrealistic sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers wouldn't be calling about fees for transfers and to close accounts if we didn't have to pressure them to open accounts to meet unrealistic sales goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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