Compare Nationwide Building Society vs Starling Bank BETA

See how Starling Bank vs. Nationwide Building Society compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Nationwide Building Society

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Starling Bank

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 636 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 62 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Nationwide Building Society Ceo Joe Garner
87%
87%Joe Garner
CEO Approval
Starling Bank Ceo Anne Boden
82%
82%Anne Boden
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
77%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
57%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Service Representative47 Salaries
£17,154/yr
Mortgage Consultant28 Salaries
£32,331/yr
Solutions Architect6 Salaries
£65,054/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Service10 Salaries
£25,280/yr
Financial Crime Specialist2 Salaries
£40,298/yr
Software Engineer5 Salaries
£75,069/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 66 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 39 reviews)
Pros
"Breakfast on fridays"(in 12 reviews)
"Starling"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 25 reviews)
"Head office"(in 22 reviews)
Cons
"Starling bank"(in 7 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 5 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Financial Crime Analyst

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

Pros

Professional peers Very helpful Excellent team manager

Cons

None actually, great organization to work at

Advice to Management

Upgrade your technologies

Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Starling Bank full-time for less than a year

Pros

Working at Starling as a software engineer is a constant learning experience. Expect to be flexible and happy to get stuck in wherever your work is needed - this can be a very different way of... working if you're not used to it. Starling's growing very quickly, so there are always a lot of new people and early on you can feel lost - but the key is to ask questions. Other perks: - Excellent technology (Well architected, extensive automated testing, short release cycle, good CI/CD) - Flexible-ish working hours (i.e. nobody cares when you come/leave, as long as you're doing good work - and make it to stand-up) - Ability to work from home occasionally when you need to - Free breakfast on Fridays - Most people are very enthusiastic about Starling - Ability to talk to senior people and get big things done, quickly. - People are very friendly and do things together e.g. Thursday pie, Friday drinks, biscuit club

Cons

If you are used to having a huge amount of structure and formality Starling is probably not the place for you. Largely you get to decide what projects are important for you to be working on. However,... with great power comes great responsibility - you need to be okay being held accountable for your changes and for getting stuff do you say you will. The onboarding experience for new engineers isn't perfect, but it's currently undergoing significant improvements.

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