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Nationwide Building Society Overview

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Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
10000+ employees
1846
Company - Private
Finance
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
HBOS
Welcome to Nationwide, the world's largest building society. We're the UK's 2nd largest savings provider and 3rd largest mortgage provider in the UK. Our size means you can expect enormous scope, variety and opportunity ... Read more

Mission: Nationwide is “On your side”, so it's our mission to help you make the right financial decisions. We aim to provide long-term good value for our customers so you can be secure in the knowledge that we are looking after your best interests.


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    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

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    culture, values, ethos, ethics, customer service

    Cons

    very process orientated, slow to innovate

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Nationwide Building Society Photos

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Nationwide Building Society photo of: Living On Your Side, working in the community, Nationwide sports field
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Nationwide Building Society Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nationwide Building Society.

    Interview

    Firstly I filled out an application online to show my interest.
    I then received an invitation to attend a recruitment evening at my local branch where I had quite an informal chat with the Branch manager as he went through my CV and wanted to learn a bit about myself.
    I was then told if they thought I could be suitable for the role I would then be invited back for a more formal interview with the Branch manager again and the customer service manager.
    I luckily was invited back for the second interview where you have to prepare a to talk about one of their products ( I chose the flex plus account ). Along with answering some competency questions.
    I received a phone call the same day to say I'd got the job!

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time when you have done something for someone and exceeded their expectations.   Answer Question
    • Explain a time when you built a relationship with a difficult customer or colleague.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • We've recently had the results in from our employee survey, and here are the results...

    5 reasons our employees love working here

    Our employees are an important asset to us. We recognise the hard work they do by delivering so much for our customers, community and society. Happy employees mean happy customers; we give them a brighter future and they give customers a warmer welcome. That's why we strive to create a workplace that our employees love!

  • Here’s a collection of our employees thoughts and feelings on working here at Nationwide, the best bank/building society to work for in the UK. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI6rp

    Welcome to our PRIDE Tree

    PRIDE is the acronym we use to describe our Culture. It's something we live and breathe. It's how we work together, encourage and support each other. It's all these things and more.

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Nationwide Building Society Awards & Accolades

  • Top 25 Best Big Companies, The Sunday Times (UK), 2015
  • Top 25 Best Big Companies, Sunday Times Best Companies, 2014
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