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Skipton Building Society Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2019

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Skipton Building Society CEO David Cutter
David Cutter
28 Ratings
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  • "The exec team have to get the balance between putting customers first and being a profitable business(in 3 reviews)

  • "Pay is not close to market rates, they rely on people who dont want to travel to Leeds or Bradford to keep wages lower than market average(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent benefits - old fashioned values.."

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      Current Employee - Manager in Skipton, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Excellent benefits and they really do care for colleagues, sadly at the expense of actually getting work done!

      Cons

      The exec team have no idea how to run a business - we don't do programmes as they're too expensive.. but run multiple linked projects that never work!

      Advice to Management

      Try to learn from other companies - not just Gartner research

      Skipton Building Society2019-06-19
    • "Pleasant place to work"

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      Current Employee - Customer Relationship Consultant 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      * Customers are lovely and a pleasure to deal with. * Wonderful support form rank-and-file colleagues which make it feel like you are working in an extended family. * You are trusted to do your job and not micromanaged.

      Cons

      * Unusual working patterns mean you are in perpetual TOIL with odd working hours. * Position is more sales orientated than expected - you may not have a formal personal target, but you do have “expectations” that you might feel some pressure to meet.

      Advice to Management

      Concentrate on working as a team, not pedalling corporate spiel.

      Skipton Building Society2019-06-16
    • "Friendly and encouraging company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      A great place to start out your career. There are opportunities available if you want progression and people are willing to help and support you. I feel like they genuinely want to do the best for people and the wider Society and are driven to do the right thing.

      Cons

      With it being a smaller company in a more remote location, there's less opportunity for progression at higher levels. The pay is not as competitive as other locations.

      Skipton Building Society2019-06-10
    • "Career Wrecker"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Skipton Building Society full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Nice offices in a great location. Some nice/friendly people.

      Cons

      Mis-sell roles because they cannot attract candidates on average salaries alone. Onboarding a joke - no probation procedure, very little support, everyone too busy to show you the ropes so e-learning modules used to replace that. Toxic culture - b!tching and bullying were rife. 10-15 years behind when it comes to software/technology. Meeting culture absolutely ridiculous - nobody has time to do any work because of...

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      Advice to Management

      Try doing a bit more managing and a few less meetings.

      Skipton Building Society2019-06-20
    • "Good place to be"

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      Current Employee - Customer Relationship Consultant in Colne, North West England, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      At Skipton they genuinely care about staff and customers. There is a lot to learn but many opportunities and the support you will receive in getting where you want to be is brilliant.

      Cons

      There is a lot to learn and some times it feels as is there is not enough time in the day but there are many pros which out-weigh this.

      Skipton Building Society2019-03-13
    • "Good starting point"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skipton, England
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Skipton Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great start off to work and training was good

      Cons

      Managers pick and choose who they want to do well with not much support for everyone

      Skipton Building Society2019-03-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Shiny on the outside"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skipton, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Skipton Building Society full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      - Facilities - air con, updated computers and internal IT department. - Location - not much can beat Skipton as a working location, especially in the summer. - Some of the people are great - Working hours/breaks are good for a healthy work life balance

      Cons

      - Poor training - allowed to change details of accounts with minimum training. - Bullying/school environment - if your face doesn’t fit you’ll know about it. It feels a bit like an extension of school. Not a normal working environment. Managers quite happy to gossip and talk about your colleagues personal problems in 1:1 meetings. Pay - in comparison to other companies it’s very poor. It seems they try to make up for...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to employees/more effort taking care of team members mental health and wellbeing.

      Skipton Building Society2019-04-06
    • "Varied"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skipton, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Skipton Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Nice working environment Flexibility Benefits package Cafe Employee sounding board Loved it there but left for personal reasons. Would go back if I could So many colleagues are fab!! Made friends for life

      Cons

      Some people have been there too long doing things the way they have always been. Some people need to be reviewed in their current role and maybe more movement to get ‘fresh blood’ cross skilling colleagues and sharing best practice. Let’s make that positive :) Sometimes a policy is taken too literal and needs to be adapted to help the individual it impacts. Some people don’t always do the right thing; some people...

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      Advice to Management

      Remember there is a human at the end of your decisions and behaviour. Not just a colleague that works 35 hours. You’re impacting lives!!!

      Skipton Building Society2019-02-28
    • "A safe bet"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skipton, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Skipton Building Society full-time

      Pros

      Personal development, colleagues and comfortable work environment

      Cons

      Many managers have been there too long (especially directors)

      Advice to Management

      Move on, get some new ideas.

      Skipton Building Society2019-03-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Information Security"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Skipton Building Society full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work if you live local. Almost like a little civil service in its own right. I dont think some of the Skiptonites realised just how good they had it with something like SBS on their doorstep. Definite long term opportunities and somewhere I could have got my feet under the table if I lived locally.

      Cons

      Micro management Cliques local jobs for local people

      Skipton Building Society2019-02-14
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