Compare Nationwide Building Society vs first direct BETA

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Nationwide Building Society

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Employee Ratings

  • Nationwide Building Society scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • first direct scored higher in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 701 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 64 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
first direct employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Nationwide Building Society employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Nationwide Building Society employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Nationwide Building Society Ceo Joe Garner
86%
86%Joe Garner
Nationwide Building Society employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
first direct Ceo Joseph Gordon
82%
82%Joseph Gordon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Nationwide Building Society employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
first direct employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Nationwide Building Society employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Nationwide Building Society.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at first direct.
  • "Senior management" was the most mentioned Con at Nationwide Building Society.
  • "Call centre" was the most mentioned Con at first direct.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 70 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 42 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 6 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 25 reviews)
"Head office"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 3 reviews)
"Unsociable hours"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Contractor - Senior Liaison Officer

I worked at Nationwide Building Society for more than a year

Pros

Flexibility, diverse culture, trusting leaders, fun and challenging work environment. Great commitment to customer service.

Cons

High number of temporary staff.

"Staff"5 Sep 2020

Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

I have been working at first direct full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great lively company to work for

Cons

Having to work from home

Advice to Management

N/A

Job Postings

Nationwide Building Society has 79 more recently posted open jobs than first direct.