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Yorkshire Building Society Overview

Bradford, South West England, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1864
Company - Private
Finance
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Nationwide Building Society, West Bromwich Building Society, The Principality
Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) provides mortgages, savings, personal loans, and brokerage services. One of the UK's largest mutually owned financial institutions, the group also offers insurance coverage including mortgage-payment policies and home and auto ... Read more

Yorkshire Building Society Reviews

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    I have been working at Yorkshire Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Pros:

    Benefits - the overall head office package is very good - holiday entitlement is on the high side; bonus can be good; pension contribution is better than most; flexible hours is an excellent benefit that's fairly well embedded - although be warned as there are some old fashioned managers who still refuse to trust their teams to do it. Fortunately I've never had this problem however.

    Work/life balance is excellent

    Office/location - Head office in Leeds is modern and central; great for socialising.

    Chief Officers are generally nice, genuine people. They'll often say hello and ask how your days going - it really does make a difference. SLT on the other hand are a mixed bunch.

    Projects - there's a lot of change happening, which does keep things interesting. Some areas who are really trying hard to change things.

    Cons

    Career progression - a lot of young talent exits the organisation after a few years. It's a very cozy place to work, so those higher up won't move on and generally they just want to keep things ticking along, doing what they know whilst sitting it out to retirement. There's a lot of chaff and deadwood sat in jobs that aren't needed.

    Managers - Most middle managers are actually really poor people managers. They are nice people, but have no idea how to develop, inspire or generally lead. There's been effort recently to correct this but, really, most of the managers simply lack the ability or willingness to change.

    Whilst pay is probably average, it feels like YBS do all they can NOT to pay you more as you develop.

    Silos - different departments don't work well together. It's a well known issue. A lot of work is duplicated around the business because of it, which creates friction.

    Hot desking - a horrible consultancy practice that really doesn't work and creates a lot of tension.

    Advice to Management

    Make some bold moves. Remove the dead wood.

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Yorkshire Building Society Interviews

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    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Yorkshire Building Society.

    Interview

    Compentancy based Interview. 2 Branch Managers interviewed me. Just have good examples of things you have done in previous employment and expect to be questioned further on your answers. Took about hour and a half

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