Regions Financial Reviews

Updated 25 August, 2014
Updated 25 August, 2014
368 Reviews

3.2
368 Reviews
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Regions Financial President, CEO, and Director O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.
161 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - manager gave me free paid (non-vacation) day off to allow me to move (in 16 reviews)

  • Easy to advance in company, semi-national company (not a small town bank), good benefits (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to believe things upper management says until actually see it happen (in 21 reviews)

  • They push sales so hard that you're no longer focused on customer service (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Really is the former AmSouth Bank and not the old Regions Bank.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of vacation and government holidays, most employee interaction is helpful and friendly

    Cons

    This bank is really AmSouth Bank and not the old Regions, they are not willing to let go of the old AmSouth ways, polices, computer programs and Regions did some of those things better. The former AmSouth employees seem to get favoritism, especially in management positions or promotions. Hours can be inflexible at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go of all the AmSouth stuff and adopt new policies.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regions Financial

    Pros

    Made a lot of friends on the job.

    Cons

    Horrible scheduling.
    Stupid policies.
    Regional Manager was the worst person I ever met in my life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ups and Downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding. Regions offers 12 sick days per calendar year and vacation starts at two weeks, moving up to four weeks, based off of length of employment.

    Cons

    The company is very reliant on the "good ole boy" system. Internal applicants are given false hopes of internal advancement, yet overlooked when the time does actually come. Much like in college fraternities, it's all about who your family and friends are, that decide how high your ceiling is. Internal candidates are encouraged to give ideas and ask questions, yet when they do, they are looked down upon and in some cases reprimanded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into what management is doing in certain departments. The good ole boy system is going to eventually cause certain areas to face difficult times. If an upper management position has cycled through countless people in just a few short years, then the problem is the person hiring. Not the person getting continuously ran out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Tedious

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teller  in  Huntsville, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Teller in Huntsville, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    decent pay but not for everyone

    Cons

    management is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, I learned alot working at Regions and enjoyed what I did!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Lafayette, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Lafayette, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    There is tons of opportunity for advancement with locations throughout the country if you should need to relocate.

    Cons

    The upper management could care less about what is happening on a local basis. They are very slow to respond to anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to train employees, no matter the position, in a better way. The current training program for new tellers is basically done on the computer in 3 days time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was great up until the last manager took over.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Assets Officer
    Former Employee - Special Assets Officer

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Work well with family situations and seem to really be concerned when things aren't right at home.

    Cons

    Too much of management tell you what to do instead of knowing what to do. I was under approximately 5 managers within a year. Instead of getting to know who worked for them they always came in with a "hammer/nail" type mentality. When things went wrong, instead of accepting blame they were quick to pass the blame around and if the blame ever fell on them they would find a way to make the blame yours regardless so there is no use in reporting anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay attention to the morale in the department. I was there a year and physically witnessed over 20 employees leave from one department. I was there for almost ten years and I left. I also witnessed 3 people suffer from a nervous breakdown. Not a good environment at all!!! At least not anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was an ok experience nothing really to exciting.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller  in  DFW, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Teller in DFW, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    When you leave for the day you are done.

    Cons

    Very Boring and for the DFW certain branches can have almost no traffic which makes it very difficult to get referrals.

  9.  

    Shifting Landscape - Small Bank to Large Bank

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid training program. Decent benefits. Some banking perks but nothing that is out of the ordinary. Depending on the leadership, can create a community banking feel in large markets.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting focuses take away from the training provided. Programs and goals set from headquarters with not much consideration for different markets it operates in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market specific goals and programs would help to compete in each market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Questionable leadership and decision-making.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, training and benefits, but production goals are unrealistic.

    Cons

    The computer system is slow and antiquated and takes valuable time away from trying to hit the unrealistic sales goals. Turnover of staff, from tellers to business bankers, is very high compared to other banks and an observant person can see that management is the reason why the staff is nervous and unhappy. Mistakes, no matter how inconsequential, are not forgiven and will be held against you. Hard work and good performance does little to reverse the damage. Do not voice concerns to management, even when they ask you for your honest feedback, because it will come back to bite you. Gossip is prevalent, management does little to discourage it, and is sometimes the source of it. As a whole, the company is good and these comments are reflective of the dysfunctional Orlando management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware the company policy such as, "do the right thing" applies to them as well.

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

    Not Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Specialist II  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Services Specialist II in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Company does care about their employees. Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, unrealistic expecations for sales quotas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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