Nationwide Building Society - A company that invests in its people, and has great ethics for its customers | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "A company that invests in its people, and has great ethics for its customers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nationwide is about more than a job. It's like being part of a family, both the people that work there and the customers. They are very supportive of work life balance and wellbeing. Good career prospects in branches and in Head Office departments

    Cons

    Not amazing pay at the start of your career, at around £17000, but they are willing to negotiate for the right person. Market leading benefits package though, so it's about more than the pounds in your pocket.

    Advice to Management

    The salary progression needs to be considered, have steps along the way to show how salary will increase.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-08-01
  1. "Great values and environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly, value driven, customer focused, flexible, pension, forward looking

    Cons

    Salary, slow advancement, siloed, parking, risk averse

    Nationwide Building Society2019-08-16
  2. "Great place to work, limited opportunity to progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Risk Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lovely place to work, employee wellbeing is high on the agenda, great people around who are supportive and friendly. Interesting and challenging place to be. The CEO, Joe Garner, is a top man - don't read what the Daily Mail says about him!

    Cons

    Scope for promotion is severely limited. The cost challenge internally ensures that if anyone leaves at their own accord, the first question that is asked is "can we do without this role". In many ways that is fair enough! Any company has the right to structure itself anyway it likes, but it can be frustrating if you've been eyeing a particular job up for a while. Nationwide also takes forever to get anything done...

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    Advice to Management

    Think about how you reward and support people in their careers quickly! Otherwise you may end up losing a lot of your best people.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-08-18

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