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They used to be fair and fun, but the new management are too big for their boots

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)

I worked at Yorkshire Building Society

Pros

Reasonable salaries and benefits.
Nice coffee in the canteen.

Cons

Crap location, miles out of town, with nothing to do at lunchtime. OK if you travel to work via the motorway (M62), but not if you have to drive home via Bradford centre.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your staff, and stop growing so fast. All the fun is disappearing as acquisition after acquisition is chased. It's not fun to work there any more.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

4 Other Employee Reviews for Yorkshire Building Society (View Most Recent)

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    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yorkshire Building Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Local, honest, community driven, financial

    Cons

    micro management, inflexible, old school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of the little man. They keep the business ticking over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)

    I have been working at Yorkshire Building Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic people, really friendly and you do feel that you work for a mutual. Definitlley being a building society is a big plus, and really proud of the business for coming through the financial crisis stronger than most.

    Cons

    Work load really high due to sucesssion of mergers and sometimes you feel like your chasing your tail and not making headway. This causes frustration across the business. Fragmented communication can be an issue not just trying to work cross functionally but also within my department. A lot of change is taking place which does mean that things are slightly unsure, I am trusting the business to do the right thing as they haven't let me down as yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The business needs to be structured in a way that allows staff to make a difference and offer the best for our customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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