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Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2019

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Nationwide Building Society CEO Joe Garner
Joe Garner
205 Ratings
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  • "Senior management are in some cases Jurassic in their style(in 22 reviews)

  • "Head office in Swindon, very few opportunities for progression if you didn't want to move(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hackney, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good way of learning about the banking industry

    Cons

    Becomes very repetitive and you would want to find new challenges

    Nationwide Building Society2019-06-19
  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Crime Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pension package. Lots of opportunity to move around if you want. Understanding company.

    Cons

    Can be cliquey and mostly men in higher rolls

    Advice to Management

    To be fairer when promoting and giving development opportunities

    Nationwide Building Society2019-06-13
  3. "Study support/pension"

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    Current Employee - Accountant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Strong pension contributions and full study support to cover all needs

    Cons

    2 year lock in after qualification date on study fees

    Nationwide Building Society2019-06-09
  4. "It's alright"

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Consultant in Northampton, England

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bonus each year. good holiday, great for social life.

    Cons

    Stress and feeling like a number.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-06-16
  5. "Poor Pay"

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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Macclesfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay and too many targets

    Advice to Management

    reduce targets!

    Nationwide Building Society2019-06-13
  6. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor 

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Good at promoting its employees internally.

    Cons

    The systems used do not contribute fully to productuvity.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-06-13
  7. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great people and benefits packages

    Cons

    Slow to do things and deliver change

    Nationwide Building Society2019-05-22
  8. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Claims Representative 

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity if you stay awhile

    Cons

    I didn't like the hours

    Nationwide Building Society2019-05-21
  9. "Great place to work, improving efficiency would make it amazing"

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      Current Employee - Branch Manager 

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

      Pros

      Great member focus. Our member focus is what makes the society such a great place to work. The Chief exec Joe, is open and honest and communication is very transparent. Shares his thoughts in regard to the economic pressure to wellbeing and looking after ourselves. Also encourages speaking up, you can really see even at that level the board what to know what is happening in teams on a day to day basis.

      Cons

      There is still a fear amongst staff about making a mistake and using initiative, this can lead to barriers dealing with members. local directors seem to have little involvement in teams or members, not hands on.

      Advice to Management

      Keep the member focus, please continue to allow employees to speak up, review the layers of management.

      Nationwide Building Society2019-05-19
    • "Salary"

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      Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Friendly atmosphere, challenging, fast paced

      Cons

      Not as much employee development as initially indicated

      Advice to Management

      Focus on your employees and help them achieve their career goals

      Nationwide Building Society2019-05-29
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