Nationwide Building Society Senior Leadership FAQ

Read what Nationwide Building Society employees think about senior leadership and the CEO at the company.

Nationwide Building Society has a Senior Management rating of 3.5, and Joe Garner , the CEO of Nationwide Building Society, has an approval rating of 84% across the organisation.

All answers shown come directly from Nationwide Building Society Reviews and are not edited or altered.

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2 English questions out of 2

16 November 2019

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Nationwide Building Society?

Pros

Mostly amazing people who try hard to do the right thing Collaborative stakeholders who care Some flexible working

Cons

ExCo members can be duplicitous saying one thing and doing the other Bullying covered up as ‘strong management’. No, it is bullying when you shout and swear Constant restructuring without a strategy other than cut costs Senior contractors know nothing of our values and are disruptive but are celebrated A good culture at risk of becoming toxic

Advice to Management

Stop and think: why is your team moral at a low point - look at what you have done recently and think about the human impact. Look at the manner in which your contractors behave and think about the surge in illness, low productivity and emotional upset - your actions are the root cause, no one else’s. Take charge and be visible - turning up just when the CEO wants isn’t enough, you know the HO is in Swindon so make the effort and get out of London (and not just when it suits you). Finally, know your limitations and ask for help - we all prosper as a team that recognises limitations so don’t pretend you will know everything just by reading Committee papers. Be a leader!

Constant restructuring without a strategy other than cut costs

16 November 2019

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7 March 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Nationwide Building Society?

Pros

Work life balance , pension.

Cons

Pay is lower than market average, poor poor location, little to no progression opportunities, lack of diversity - majority are white and middle class, extremely slow paced, a lot of senior people don’t seem to have a clue what they are doing, extremely poor management and leadership. A strategy that no one understand and knows how to deliver. People stay here for a long time which means same boring ideas and ways of working. Challenge is discouraged.

Advice to Management

Reward and look after your employees, pay more, create clear opportunities to develop, re-train managers as they are too old school and not moving with the changing environment.

majority are white and middle class, extremely slow paced, a lot of senior people don’t seem to have a clue what they are doing, extremely poor management and leadership.

7 March 2019

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