Compare Yorkshire Building Society vs first direct BETA

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Yorkshire Building Society

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Employee Ratings

  • Yorkshire Building Society scored higher in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance and CEO Approval.
  • first direct scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 147 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 53 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.7
Career Opportunities
3.0
first direct employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Yorkshire Building Society employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
first direct employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Yorkshire Building Society employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Yorkshire Building Society employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Yorkshire Building Society Ceo Mike Regnier
87%
87%Mike Regnier
Yorkshire Building Society employees rated their CEO Approval 23% higher than first direct employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
first direct Ceo Joseph Gordon
64%
64%Joseph Gordon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
% Recommend to a friend
59%
first direct employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than Yorkshire Building Society employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
37%
Positive Business Outlook
47%
first direct employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Yorkshire Building Society employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Yorkshire Building Society.
  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at first direct.
  • "Ybs" was the most mentioned Con at Yorkshire Building Society.
  • "Call centre" was the most mentioned Con at first direct.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 13 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 12 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 5 reviews)
"Benefits package"(in 3 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Ybs"(in 7 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Call centre"(in 3 reviews)
"No progression"(in 2 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Head of IT & Change

I have been working at Yorkshire Building Society full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great place to work where they look after colleagues and customers equally.

Cons

Salaries are not the highest but it's a great working environment.

"Great"17 May 2020

Current Employee - Collections

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

Pros

Good place to work great staff

Cons

No issues to really say

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