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Yorkshire Building Society Group Reviews

Updated 9 Aug 2019

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3.1
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46%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Mike Regnier
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Much more of an emphasis on people and work/life balance than any of the Big 4 UK Banks with whom I have worked(in 11 reviews)

  • "Nice offices, ambitious agenda, trying to be better(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Friendly people if your face fits(in 6 reviews)

  • "Whilst pay is probably average, it feels like YBS do all they can NOT to pay you more as you develop(in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Is trying to update itself"

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    Former Employee - Note Taker in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employer, great colleagues, good benefits

    Cons

    Lost its way through previous leadership vision

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to customer and colleague not be fixated on cost cutting

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-08-02
  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Cheltenham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Annual bonus if reach company targets, management care about developing employees

    Cons

    Even if you excel at your job, your rating is still only classed as good, so the bonus is lower

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-07-30
  3. "Nice folk, shame about the rest"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Yorkshire Building Society Group part-time

    Pros

    You spend 8 hours a day with your pals

    Cons

    Soul destroying etc etc etc

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-08-09
  4. "Savings Trading team at Yorkshire Building Society"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager 

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a large national organisation

    Cons

    Due to scale, communication is sometimes long-winded

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-08-06
  5. "Hasnt delivered on promises"

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    Current Employee - Collections in Peterborough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They run lots of internal training courses to enhance your career.

    Cons

    Seem to be reactive rather than proactive. Don't think things through thoroughly before making business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Have a long term plan before making any business decisions. Its not healthy for staff to have job insecurity long term. Also for staff to join a business and their job being made redundant after 1 year.

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-08-06
  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Customer Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and clear outline of responsibilities

    Cons

    No progression available from consultant upwards

    Advice to Management

    Gain advice from HR in dealing with conflict resolution dont just ignore it hoping it will go away

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-07-20
  7. "Technology is on the up"

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    Current Employee - Learning Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of exciting work happening around organisation and bring organisation into the digital era.

    Cons

    Not always communicated and lots of organisational change which creates uncertainty. Career opportunities if you live near head office are great.

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-07-24
  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Yorkshire Building Society Group full-time

    Pros

    Options to move across teams

    Cons

    Underpaid in my opinion compared to others

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-06-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible working, but that’s about it."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working Pockets of brilliant people Salary and benefit are ok but not exceptional

    Cons

    Poor career growth opportunities or training. Management slow to commit to decisions or work strategically. You face either fits or it doesn’t. Clique environment and highly political. Extremely slow to make any change a reality. Poor systems, processes and technology.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision and stick to it

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-06-26
  10. "Fair employer with room for progression if you work for it"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yorkshire Building Society Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A fair employer with nice offices. Opportunities to progress and move around to new roles if you work hard and push yourself out of your comfort zone.

    Cons

    Commute to Leeds can be tough, somewhat losing sight of its mutual purpose.

    Yorkshire Building Society Group2019-06-05
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