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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 (USD) 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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Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#5)

Nationwide Building Society Reviews

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    Current Employee - Lead Risk Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Lead Risk Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
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    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management are very mature and good, the framework surrounding analyst management is beneficial to those being managed. New CEO is pushing innovative ideas that are good.

    Cons

    Senior management tend to try to do too much to the detriment of the work. The vast majority projects run over, costing money and producing worse final outputs. Rework or sacking of unfinished expensive projects is common.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your project planning. Plan what is doable and look for a good outcome rather than trying to appear overly capable to impress your peers and management.

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Nationwide Building Society Photos

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Nationwide Building Society Interviews

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Nationwide Building Society (Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England) in June 2017.

    Interview

    telephone interview, assessment centre, second interview. Long gaps between application stages and I didn't get a second interview but they told us we would be told in 24 hours and to keep diaries free for a second interview but then sent rejections over two days later which felt unprofessional and discourteous. Interviewers pleasant and polite and the environment professional. Materials were clear what they were looking for.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard what makes you suitable, why nationwide, what's your leadership style. Assessment centre was written case study followed by group exercise with other candidates. Case study looked at business problem and write one page presentation which was handed in, not verbally presented. Group Exercise was material to assess and then decide as a group how to present.   1 Answer
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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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