I worked for a community branch of Bendigo Bank. I really enjoyed the involvement within the community and the way in which Bendigo differs from the big 4 in regards to providing service to customers. However, branch management was severely corrupt. Intimidation and bullying was put in place constantly by those higher up, including the board, as anyone who wasn’t in a management position was looked down upon and was not considered good at their job. Myself and other staff were constantly undervalued, lied to, manipulated, underpaid, and pressured to do more than what our role consisted of. It was a common occurrence for staff members to be having anxiety and panic attacks in the back office, we were emotionally abused if we didn’t make work our number 1 priority, and were ignored when we asked for help from management, the board, and HR of Bendigo. Very negative working experience within this company.