Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.9
78%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
Approve of CEO
Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
Joe Garner
294 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Private healthcare has now been withdrawn for new starters (below senior management level)(in 25 reviews)

  • "Most vacancies are at Swindon Head Office, if based elsewhere it can be hard to get promotion(in 23 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great team, not your average part-time job.

    Cons

    - Customers can be a pain

    Continue reading
  2. "MR"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recognise staff, team, diverse, good management

    Cons

    Customers, rates, pay, incentives, small


  3. "Mortgage and protection"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic company, ethical and great benefits.

    Cons

    Honestly none, they are a great company.

    Continue reading
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nationwide Member Rep"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great at getting you set up and trained initially. Some branches have a great atmosphere and it's easy to make friends both in your branch and other similar branches.

    Cons

    Once trained, you're either left to it with no further help, or constantly observed. You also have strict targets to stick to even though you're not supposed to sell things in the financial sector. It's supposed to be done for the good of the member but you are measured against goals and if you don't meet them you are placed on a support plan - this basically leads to being observed once a week and if you don't improve there can be serious consequences. Branches are pitted against each other and things can get quite competitive between managers. Get less pay than the same role in a bank, despite dealing with the same amount of work.

  5. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Good work life balance

    Cons

    Perhaps too relaxed Male dominated at higher level

  6. "Workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Lovely people and a very nice environment to work

    Cons

    nothing i can think of

  7. "Pay not great for the responsibilities"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher/Researcher in Darlington, North East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society part-time

    Pros

    Good pension Worked with really lovely people

    Cons

    Pay isn't good enough for what we do Attitudes of some customers

  8. "Caring employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Gloucester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society part-time

    Pros

    Can't fault them for taking care of staff, wellbeing, personal circumstances, mental health etc. Also very strong values, do the right things for the right reason.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, slow to move/react, but they're very aware of it and improving

    Continue reading
  9. "Good employee"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Planner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good employer good money nice place

    Cons

    Management leads branches colour hours

    Continue reading
  10. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Governance Consultant in Bournemouth, England

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and opportunity

    Cons

    Some things can be slow/lacking pace

Found 679 reviews