Regions Financial Reviews

Updated 29 October, 2014
Updated 29 October, 2014
393 Reviews
3.3
393 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
172 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move (in 20 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 22 reviews)

  • Can be very aggressive with pushing sales goals (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regions Financial

    Pros

    I did enjoy my job.

    Cons

    Pay scale might be on the smaller side.

  2.  

    Meh...

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    Current Employee - Teller
    Current Employee - Teller

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

    Pros

    Getting all holidays off, and only working 1 weekend every 3 months.

    Cons

    leadership, high pressured sales (worse than being a car sales man)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more than just your job and be consistant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Teller in Ridgeland, MS (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in Ridgeland, MS (US)

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

    Pros

    flexible with work and life

    Cons

    horrible pay…no recognition…have to be great with customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize employers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Branch Manager

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Co workers are great, decent benefits. Plenty of time off. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Huge disconnection between upper management and associates out in the branches. Constantly changing goals, focuses, and directions. Waste too much time and money on initiatives that are not beneficial. Performance management program constantly puts the question of job security in the back of your mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Long time employee(12 years) saw culture deteriorate during economic crisis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regions Financial (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work with for many years. Great incentive plan for top producers. Competitive benefits package. Positive work environment.

    Cons

    Sales culture was disconnected from the published mission statement. Local management was actively involved however provided little support during sales process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to structure incentive plans to retain top producers and not penalize for times when "rest of the company did not achieve performance sales goals".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Was very flexible with school

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    Former Employee - Proof Operator in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Proof Operator in Birmingham, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    It was very flexible with school. I was able to attend school full time and work full time.

    Cons

    I was not able to advance after I received my Accounting degree. I had to obtain a job outside the organization.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great teams, and friendships built with co-workers because of severe understaffing.

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    Former Employee - Teller in Cedar Falls, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Cedar Falls, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    My co-workers were great. Very supportive and team oriented.

    Cons

    Absolute HR mess. Branches were ran by teller's because the hiring process is so slow. The manager's that were brought in were inexperienced and unproductive. It took over 2 years for the company to hire an Area President and over 18 months for there to be a Consumer Sales Manager hired (who was fired a month later). I graduated college and put an application in for promotion before looking elsewhere for employment. My first interview came the same day I told my boss I have an offer from another bank. I was then offered 4k less and told to make it up by selling insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take HR and hiring seriously, there should not be staffing issues when there are less than 10 branches in the entire state.

  9.  

    working for regions has been ok. nothing special, nothing to be proud of.

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    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    pay is done immediately, you get solid 8am to 5pm hours and federal holidays.

    Cons

    salary, unreasonable expectations. if you are not a sales oriented person you are in the wrong field as a banker in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if your highly organized and expect to be underpaid.

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, vacation time, and transferability if you choose to move somewhere else and want to transfer with the company. Health insurance is great as Regions is able to self-fund their health insurance so employees do not have to fear massive increases in premiums. In fact, from 2013-2014, premiums didn't rise at all! Family health insurance premiums are the same for any # of children so if you have 2 or more children, this is a great company to work for. Regions has made a terrific effort in creating opportunities and training for internal advancement. (please see cons of this)

    Cons

    If you are promoted internally, be sure you will be making thousands less than someone hired externally, and not just for a little while, but for years. Most Branch Managers promoted internally start out making in the low to mid 40,000's while those hired externally (which similar or even less experience) typically make in the 50k's from day one. Regions knows they have very competitive benefits and it shows in their salaries. The saying, "there is no such thing as a free lunch" rings true here. Basically, if you just want to earn more money and benefits are not as important you will be better off working for a smaller bank and vice versa. If you need good benefits Regions may be a better fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify your business model and stop expanding into something new every year. It is very difficult to extend excellent customer service and be an expert on over one hundred products and processes that are constantly being updated and added to. Also, adjust your goaling on your tellers as not every teller can achieve the same #. Just walk through random branches and you will be able to tell that they all operate differently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work if you live in Alabama or Tennessee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regions Financial (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love Regions company values

    Cons

    Banking has slowed down a lot due to online and mobile banking but the goals keep rising. Its discouraging when you go from meeting goals every quarter to barely or never meeting them. Its especially difficult when you live/work in a low-income, high-poverty area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain people in management need to review the company values and learn how to encourage the team rather than discourage them with a bad attitude all the time. Regions used to be a fun place to work, I loved Regions! Now, it feels like you were walking into a funeral every, single day. My co-workers are great but something needs to change with senior management. We are constantly being micro-managed and threatened to be written up.

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