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What do you think -- is this company going to survive and thrive? Are they looking to expand their staff, or do you think layoffs are inevitable?

How does Fifth Third Bank stack up against the competition?

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BigAnonymous in Casselberry, Florida

85 months ago

definitely survive and thrive!

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George in Suwanee, Georgia

84 months ago

Any bank that would allow Fred Pezeshkan to be on the board of directors can't be much of a bank.

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Anonymous in Lakeview, Michigan

84 months ago

I have only worked for this bank for a few weeks now and I can tell you, WE WILL survive and WE WILL thrive! Without a doubt. I do not think that anyone who doesn't know about the bank or work for the bank should be stateing anything. If you have not been inside a company to see how it works then what do you know? I personally did not think much of them until now. They have great ethical standards, and they treat their employees wonderfully. I would never want to trade my position for anything else. Without working for this company I would not have been able to say these things, and niether should anyone else who doesn't know the in's and out's of the place. Point Ended.

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Neeta in Schaumburg, Illinois

84 months ago

As a ex manager my advice is don't work for 53 unless you are good at office politics, if you are good at it and then get ajob there because of the turn over they have kiss the righ butt and you will get promoted really really fast.

I know of a certain regional manager in the chicago area, if you are a you man and know how to flirt with her you will be promoted really really fast.

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Anonymous in Grand Rapids, Michigan

84 months ago

To anonymous in lakeview, mi, I do have experience working for this bank and it's awful. They do not treat their employees wonderfully in every department. In most, they don't. They don't care about you.

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Who_Cares in Chicago, Illinois

79 months ago

I worked for a bank that is primarily found in a large grocery store chain that rhymes w/ cool. The environment at 5/3 is hands down much better. While it depends on which location you will be working at you will work hard, without a doubt. The environment is a typical bank, suits and business attire.

While I am not an insider by any means, just an employee I can only tell you that this company is expanding, and they are committed to doing so. The new senior management knows what they are doing since they have transplanted talent from the west coast, w/ successful banking backgrounds. They take customer service serious and are aggressive in seeking opprotunity. They have huge plans for Chicago and I really think they will be big here when all is said and done.

I am not drinking the coolaid, just comparing the old environment to the new one. We will definitly be poised to take on Chase and BOA and be a force in the midwest. Chicago will develop fine.

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gigiwestover in Michigan

77 months ago

just got laid off, mentioned this in a previous post, but made all my goals and even paid bonus every quarter. Why would you layoff someone making money for the bank. Oh, had no other issues either, great review. I think they just had to make cuts and I wasn't well liked by a senior manager in my dept. I am also a minority, not sure if that made a difference. Basically they are cleaning house right now.

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HR Buddy in Detroit, Michigan

77 months ago

Word is that 5/3rd is laying off over 10,000 employees. However, they are doing it in incremental steps to keep it under the media radar and off TV & Radio..... HA!

What a great place to spend your career.

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Offense D in Atlanta, Georgia

75 months ago

gigiwestover in Michigan said: just got laid off, mentioned this in a previous post, but made all my goals and even paid bonus every quarter. Why would you layoff someone making money for the bank. Oh, had no other issues either, great review. I think they just had to make cuts and I wasn't well liked by a senior manager in my dept. I am also a minority, not sure if that made a difference. Basically they are cleaning house right now.

could you please shoot me an email to jadvisor@bellsouth.net.. I would love to talk to you!

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lal bulden in wyoming, Michigan

75 months ago

i think fifth third bank going down every minute, they don't care about employee at all. my advice is don't work for 53 bank.it's awful. They do not treat their employees wonderfully in every department. In most, they don't. They don't care about you.

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lal bulden in wyoming, Michigan

75 months ago

WHERE IS NEWS 8 (WOODTV) WHY THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT THIS BANK, THEY SHOULD SEARCH AND REPORT.OR WZZM OR FOX 17 OR OTHERS.THEY CAN'T DO THIS TO PEOPLE, THIS IS WRONG.

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53employee in Cincinnati, Ohio

65 months ago

HR Buddy in Detroit, Michigan said: Word is that 5/3rd is laying off over 10,000 employees. However, they are doing it in incremental steps to keep it under the media radar and off TV & Radio..... HA!

What a great place to spend your career.

Where did you get that word? There are only 22,000 employees across the bank? Do you think they're going to let go of almost half of them???

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53employee in Cincinnati, Ohio

65 months ago

lal bulden in wyoming, Michigan said: WHERE IS NEWS 8 (WOODTV) WHY THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT THIS BANK, THEY SHOULD SEARCH AND REPORT.OR WZZM OR FOX 17 OR OTHERS.THEY CAN'T DO THIS TO PEOPLE, THIS IS WRONG.

Check the news in Cincinnati. They jump on 5/3 every chance they get, whether it's meaningful or not. The Retail dept's service isn't great, but the media perception only makes things worse.

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QTPA2T in Grand Rapids, Michigan

51 months ago

gigiwestover in Michigan said: just got laid off, mentioned this in a previous post, but made all my goals and even paid bonus every quarter. Why would you layoff someone making money for the bank. Oh, had no other issues either, great review. I think they just had to make cuts and I wasn't well liked by a senior manager in my dept. I am also a minority, not sure if that made a difference. Basically they are cleaning house right now.

I'm not a minority, but the rest is the same for me.. The way the did it was really shady like too...

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former 5/3 call center employee in Grand Rapids, Michigan

31 months ago

Same here - not a minority, but I got fired [from their call center] under really shady circumstances, after being a Top Performer for almost 3 years.

It's really embarrassing to talk about at job interviews (I've been unemployed since the end of May - about 6 mos).

Basically, it was a "she said" sort of thing - a retail representative from another state supposedly alleged that I hung up on her. Of course, I did no such thing! I had no idea who this lady was - or if she existed, at all! There was no transcript of the phone call in question, nor was there a recording. I had been scheduled for time off the phone for a meeting with my boss' boss, and I had no idea why. I actually thought - and, you might laugh - that she was going to tell me that I had yet another customer compliment and give me the customary award to pin to my cubicle wall.

My Supervisor feigned ignorance when I asked her what the meeting was to be about - or rather, she SAID she didn't know... but her rigid posture and her refusal to make eye contact with me said otherwise.

I was then herded by my boss and her boss into a tiny conference room, and... you know the rest. Thankfully, they let me go back to my desk, grab a few things and then leave without the customary security escort to walk me back to my car.

So, yeah. I suspect that when good employees wind up getting fired, that it's GOT to be a "house cleaning" thing - they just need to open up a few more spots to fill with New Hires.

Maybe I made too much money? *snorts*

All I know is that I've been out of work for far too long - and I'm supposed to be getting married in six months.

*sigh*

Oh, well... Back to the job listings...

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