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John Pelizzari asked others to uproot their lives for the good of the company - so that made it easier when Fifth Third Bank asked the same of him. Full Story
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JAMES ECUADOR

Quito, Ecuador

#42 Mar 18, 2008
Iceman wrote:
One suggestion get rid of the most stupid name in the banking industry 5th3rd what the hell is that?????
It's simple read their history, combine consolidated banks 5th national and 3rd national thus 53 bank
watito

Brookville, OH

#44 May 8, 2008
Yes i agree with the internal racism aspect of it.. I have experienced it. If your not blond with big breasts forget that position your looking for
Selene

Newport, KY

#45 May 19, 2008
Fifth Third. Their first bank was on the corners of Fifth and Third Streets. That's how they got that ridiculous name. Horrible bank.
JAMES ECUADOR

Quito, Ecuador

#46 May 24, 2008
can all these negative posts be wrong, I think not.
richard dayton

United States

#47 Nov 6, 2008
they take when you make a mistake but from what i have read they're having a little trouble just like everybody else. and yes our tax money is going to save their rich butts. so when you a-hole start looking down your nose when i'm off 2 dollar and they take 37, they're off billions and we pay their fees!!!!!!!!!!
Ex Employee

Traverse City, MI

#48 Jan 22, 2009
Under $3 a share, this was a crap place to work, GOB all the way.
Timbo

Flagler Beach, FL

#49 Mar 18, 2009
This bank is the worst I have ever dealt with in my fifty years. Don't go anywhere NEAR them!

We tried buying a house that was on the bank's books as a foreclosure property, and as anyone who knows the industry would appreciate, banks have an obligation to rid themselves of real estate holdings. We put in a good offer, they accepted, and when we came to an agreement on a total figure for rolling in the costs of closing, the presented us with an amendment that contained two completely conflicting clauses. One stated that they agreed to pay the closing costs, with a specific figure mentioned, while another clause stated that they WOULD NOT pay the buyer's closing costs. Thinking it was an oversight, we crossed out the negative clause, initialed it, and returned the contract back to the bank through their agent. They came back at us and told us it had to remain as is! It was a complete joke, and we even sought legal opinion and were told not to sign such an ambiguously worded document, as it would open end the agreement and leave us having to trust the bank's integrity! Would you do this??? We went backwards and forwards with them over it, but they refused to budge, essentially blackmailing us into signing the document through our desire to buy the home. Our mortgage broker finally told us to go ahead, stating that if the bank played any games afterwards we could use the ambiguity to back out. But so much time had been taken up with all of the crap from the bank that we asked Fifth Third to change the closing date - they refused, even though they caused the delay.

I come from a Real Estate family, and I have never seen a deal made such a trial of humiliation and aggravation by such an uncooperative and hostile party, one that seems to think it exists to make buyers jump through every hoop imaginable. If they had set out to make the signing process as difficult as possible in order to drive us away they couldn't have done a better job, because that's what we did. Against legal advice we were prepared to sign the document to try and buy a house we'd fallen in love with, but to be such SOB's over changing the closing date due to delays they'd caused was just too much.

The punchline? We found out recently that another buyer offered $15,000 over what we agreed to with the bank and has a closing date less than a week after the one they were trying to force us to stick with. Wonder perhaps that the treatment we got had a motive behind it? Or was it just coincidence and Fifth Third are just a pack of arseholes?

Our advice? Don't EVER deal with Fifth Third where real estate is concerned. Or maybe just don't deal with Fifth Third period. Any business that treats the public the way we were by Fifth Third doesn't deserve any custom at all.
Emily

Saint Cloud, FL

#50 Oct 15, 2009
I am a black female and have my associates degree and have lots of customer service experience and cash handling experience. I have applied for many jobs with 5/3 and have never even received a phone call. When I try and check on the status of my application they are rude and just basically give me the run around. I wish the Labor board or NAACP would investigate on how many minorities they have employed by them. The town that I live in there are some 5/3 banks and there are no minorities in there. I will continue to apply and document how many times I have applied and maybe I can hire my own personal lawyer to take the case and do his investigation. I probably should contact a civil rights attorney. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. We have come to far to continue to discriminate ,I mean come on our president is black grow up!
QTPA2T

United States

#51 Mar 3, 2010
This company is the WORST to work for. I was with them for over 3 years and moved quickly into positions. My most recent position couldn't hold a team lead or a manager. When they finally hired two, the two MEN came from outside the company were the most disrespectful, unethical, clowns I have seen. They made up lies about certain people in the department to have them removed from the bank so they could bring in people they worked with prior. Fifth Third Banks HR department refuses to provide and documentation of your termination. They tell you you aren't doing your job correctly but then don't have any proof to back it up, when you bring forward your reviews that show that you scored far exceeds they tell you that doesn't matter, they say " What we say stands, conversation over". They also refuse you the ability to go up the chain of command if there are any issues. It has gotten so bad that corporate had to do an internal investigation because of the complaints that finally started leaking passed these two. My suggestion.... Don't waste your time with them. They are a horrible company to work for and they do NOT back anything they say they stand for. Its all just a front.
steath

Waterford, MI

#52 Mar 7, 2010
Emily wrote:
I am a black female and have my associates degree and have lots of customer service experience and cash handling experience. I have applied for many jobs with 5/3 and have never even received a phone call. When I try and check on the status of my application they are rude and just basically give me the run around. I wish the Labor board or NAACP would investigate on how many minorities they have employed by them. The town that I live in there are some 5/3 banks and there are no minorities in there. I will continue to apply and document how many times I have applied and maybe I can hire my own personal lawyer to take the case and do his investigation. I probably should contact a civil rights attorney. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. We have come to far to continue to discriminate ,I mean come on our president is black grow up!
I doubt you being black has anything to do with promotions. They hire plenty Ethnic, people of color. Maybe it's time you reevaluate your self and stop using the "It's Cause I'm Black Card", I am sick of hearing it..
Chicagovanka

Chicago, IL

#53 Apr 10, 2010
well every branch is different... while you can make your way up in one - you cant in other... and as current employee i can say that may 5/3rd sucks - but working there definately does. At my branch - you can have prestige school, Menza IQ test 128, excellent working etiquette, speaking fluently several languages, and have results... still - maybe thats why you will be bully by people with iq, knowledge and culture of monkey. If you dont fint in club - forgot that. And if you open mouth - you gonna be punish for being victim. Terror any kind - no surprise. I had to work temporarily at 2 branches - and i had no issue they even wanted me to stay there - with proven that problem is in "my" branch... Change branch - I asked they didnt let me go... in my country are beautiful proverb when you wanna hit the dog - you will always find a stick. Another one - when you hit on donkey - even Kings karavan dont go through... you were lucky while i have to suck it up and its no fun being bully by not smart person, with very low quality personality whos gonna be always covered up by boss {like old mafia style}

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