Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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3.8
77%
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84%
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Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
Joe Garner
374 Ratings
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  • "Private healthcare has now been withdrawn for new starters (below senior management level)(in 25 reviews)

  • "Getting a job at the Swindon head office is a better idea than applying for a branch role - there are far more opportunities for progression(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant 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

    - Flexible company who do care about their staff, and allow their staff to work around their children if they can. - Many perks and benefits (MyRewards scheme allows you to take our private healthcare, sell holiday days etc). - My manager is fantastic, cares about her staff, listens to us and if there if we need anything.

    Cons

    - IT department can take an extremely long time to resolve faults, which can make working from home difficult (there are many different departments to cover different areas, and this means you can't always speak to someone on the phone who is dealing with your issue).

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  2. "Overall Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contact Centre Senior Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good benefits such as 8x life assurance, discounts with some companies etc... Internal development opportunities

    Cons

    Hours worked in Digital Services Communication can have large gaps for employees


  3. "Very Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant in Wakefield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Good place to work

    Cons

    Sometimes takes time before change

  4. "Lead BI"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead BI Developer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Does the right thing most of the time

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  5. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  6. "Enjoyable place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Support Specialist in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Supportive of flexible working arrangements/hours. Good overtime rates. Understanding attitude when mistakes happen.

    Cons

    Somewhat slow to change/introduce new things, though improving. Some red tape/inefficiency when requesting new equipment/access, though much better than it was.

  7. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Advice Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance and lack of accountability despite seniority

    Cons

    Politics and the lack of accountability means that decisions are very hierarchical

  8. "Customer service advisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    excellent team atmosphere and managers always there to support you

    Cons

    The diversity in the leadership perhaps could be improved

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  9. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Bank Teller in Falkirk, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good staff and enviroment to work in

    Cons

    Hard to fit training in normal day job.

  10. "Good employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Support Consultant in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Integrity, friendly, fair, honest, enjoyable

    Cons

    Lower pay than some, not enough opportunities

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