Nationwide Building Society FAQ

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31 English questions out of 31

25 March 2018

Does Nationwide Building Society pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Great facilities at Head Office - the restaurant is superb with a wide choice of meals each day,. Good low cost gym. Open plan office space which has been upgraded. Very good pension scheme

Cons

Car park can take ages to get out of in the evening. Lots of cost cutting and redundancies at the moment.

Good low cost gym.

25 March 2018

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24 May 2020

Does Nationwide Building Society have a pension plan?

Pros

Good facilities, good salary compared to cost of living and the area, relatively good work life balance, good pension

Cons

Recognition, people in higher positions get comfortable which makes progression very hard, cost cutting, bad decisions at the top (investment in business/commercial which went to waste), shared bonus pool

Advice to Management

Have a clear cost cutting plan, cutting jobs and bonuses is understandable but when you waste the money you save both on internal and external programmes and strategies that are a waste of time or don’t work, it just reduces morale and makes you question the people at the top of the firm

Good facilities, good salary compared to cost of living and the area, relatively good work life balance, good pension

24 May 2020

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12 April 2019

Does Nationwide Building Society offer parental leave?

Pros

Benefits, pay, maternity, opportunities to progress

Cons

Hierarchy, change in culture away from pride

Benefits, pay, maternity, opportunities to progress

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16 September 2020

Does Nationwide Building Society offer life insurance?

Pros

Generally my colleagues were good people and management were usually supportive and approachable. Life insurance and sick pay benefits were helpful. Pay is ok when compared to similar roles at other Building Societies/Banks.

Cons

Unfair advantages given to certain people when applying for promotions. Not paid for working Saturdays (given lieu instead). Not allowed targets so no commission - difficult to motivate colleagues to refer. Outdated role now that Nationwide have are moving to what they refer to as "The Digital World". Branches are remaining open, except some smaller ones that have closed already. 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. Perhaps this would be the case for the offices in Northampton and Bournemouth as well. There was also a slight nasty, two faced culture in a lot of the branches which could be uncomfortable. Technology in branches is terribly outdated and you have to work between 5+ systems.

Advice to Management

Be honest with employees about the future of the society in terms of branches. Those who use branches are not the future of banking unfortunately. When interviewing employees for promotions don't give an unfair advantage to those who have flirted/lied their way to get the job.

Life insurance and sick pay benefits were helpful.

16 September 2020

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22 February 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Nationwide Building Society?

Pros

Yearly bonus (dependent on company results) Option to buy more holiday Good pension scheme Flexible with hours

Cons

Management continuously increase workloads and responsibilities of your job but no extra pay is ever given or extra resource. Pay is starting at £19,500, which is a joke compared to Thames water also based in Swindon who pay £25,000 for the same role. No opportunities for career improvements other than outside of the department

Advice to Management

Increase pay and staffing levels

No opportunities for career improvements other than outside of the department

22 February 2020

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31 English questions out of 31