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  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.19
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Bank Independent

Reviews - What employees say

3.19 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 28.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • It seems that advancement opportunities are pre-determined before interviews. It seems that they have in mind who they want for the job before the interview is held or completed, which results in a basic lack of advancement opportunity for most employees. Sometimes employees are unclear on exactly what the rules are for check cashing and depositing procedures because one group is told one thing in training and another is told something different. It needs to be clear and unified.

What I like about the company

I like the employee savings plan that matches our contribution up to $500 per year that is paid out in November. I use this money for Christmas spending.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Bank Independent
  • City
    Sheffield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered
  • 08.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

The head tellers would tell me good job sometimes, but you really get reprimanded for everything, sometimes to an extreme, by management. I did. Not trust my managers or head teller at all when I left. They gossipped so horribly it was scary to be gone a few days and have to come back. I was continuously stressed out, this place sucked my soul. I went on antidepressants while I was there just to get through the day, because I knew even if I did I'd still have to go back.

Support from management

The management's conduct in conflict situations is terrible. The managers directly about you will literally lie to human resources to keep themselves out of trouble. If you go directly to them, you are called crazy and become a target.

When introducing new products or services or changing policy they do not consider the employees whatsoever, some whom they like get a say and the ones whom they don't it's almost better to them if they dislike it.

Teamwork

In most of the branches the tellers get along, in mine they did not. They were very passive and talked negatively about each other behind each other's backs.

Freedom to work independently

You have no say in any responsibilities given to you. If they want to make things hard on 100 people to make it easy (or basically effortless) on 4 higher up, they will

Internal Communication

If you like being called crazy when you're targeted (not the first not the last) by management, this is the job for you.

Gender Equality

As a women I wasn't targeted, but as an individual not from the small town I was targeted.

Attitude towards older colleagues

One man literally said "change my shifts, I don't want to look at her old, ugly face on Saturdays too."

Career Development

I was there for over a year, and I didn't even get transfered (although openings came up) to work closer to my college. They wouldn't transfer me, and once when the opportunity came the branch manager wrote me up to keep me from being eligible. So they wouldn't have to deal with a new employee training there.

Overall compensation for your work

Amazing compared to other places, but that's like comparing vacationing in the Bahamas or Hell for cheaper.

Office / Work Environment

The overall working conditions were okay, but I wasn't receiving emails and clicking in would be spotty but I was still blamed.

Environmental Friendliness

They do some community action projects, but branch managers do not push them they almost see them as a pain in the branch I was in.

Work-Life Balance

Yes, peer pressure to take shifts for other people on your off day so they can do whatever they want is ridiculously high. And although other part-time tellers were getting day shifts (even some there less time than me) I never got one. If I wanted to not work at night I had to take a vacation day. But I will say you get a ton of vacation time, but what good is that if work is so stressful you bring it home and are scared to go back?

Company Image

You get mixed reviews, depending on whether or not the management decide to like you or not which is decided upon Day 1

Job Security

They will cut your hours, even if you are told a number upon hire if you don't pay for their $200 monthly insurance they may cut your hours to as little as 17, even if you give up your scholarship because they said you had to work 24 previously.

Handicapped Accessibility

Most places would be accessible to disable works.

Workplace Safety

They leave there, alone, at 19 years old, to close a bank with no one to watch you out but the local police who have other things they have to do so sometimes I would even walk out alone. I did Not feel safe there. I was often the person working alone at night until 8 pm the majority of the time.

Challenging Work

Mindless doll comes to mind. That's what they want from you. As I always say "the bank, where if it's not boring, it's bad." I was never proud of my work, not because of the work but who I worked for. Being a teller could be very rewarding if you are seen as a human being while you do it.

Inclusive / Diverse

No, diverse ideas are not supported. But if you agree it flows well.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communication between management and staff and making sure that their managers are performing their jobs when they hear a complaint by multiple employees rather than demeaning us by calling us crazy or saying that they aren't connected.

What I like about the company

Good benefits, paid off time, some of the employees are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and are just trying to work hard.

What I dislike about the company

Management is a disgrace from the bottom to the top. Some departments (like the ones who work in the same building with human resources) have their comfortability placed over yours or even rationality. One word said and your head is on the chopping block over some ridiculous rule set in place so they can leave by 5, even if it means we are there until 8:59 at night hurrying to get out by 9 because you have to be out by then or call security and wait for him (who works hard to keep the bank as safe as they let him and has a family and is a good man) to come and let us out and none of us get home until 10 or later.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Bank Independent
  • City
    Sheffield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.19
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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3.19
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