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Nationwide Building Society Manager Reviews

Updated Dec 13, 2019

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3.9
75%
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Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
Joe Garner
47 Ratings
  1. "Such a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Manager Lead in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have always loved working at Nationwide since I joined. The people are incredibly friendly, the culture is so customer-focused, and everyone works hard but has fun while doing that.

    Cons

    A delivery time over delivery quality culture when it comes to IT and Systems.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-11-30
  2. "Great"

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    Current Contractor - Recruiting Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice team environment, great place to work

    Cons

    Can be a little inflexible at times

    Advice to Management

    Carry on as you are

    Nationwide Building Society2019-12-13
  3. "Good benefits, can be fairly hierarchical"

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    Former Employee - Lead Digital Product Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary (especially for outside London) Customer focused Looks after its employees Good work life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes company hierarchy makes things harder Siloed business units without common targets Confusing strategy

    Nationwide Building Society2019-12-03
  4. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banking Manager in Waterlooville, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very generous pension contributions but at a cost of annual bonus

    Cons

    Poor L&D, minimal progression unless you know someone Targets inconsistent across branches

    Nationwide Building Society2019-12-11
  5. "Very good at developing if you work hard"

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    Current Employee - Change Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They develop you and want you to succeed

    Cons

    If you get hired externally you get higher salary than internal candidates

    Nationwide Building Society2019-11-19
  6. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Internal Communications Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good corporate philosophy and charity engagement

    Cons

    Individual managers fail to live up to the promise of the brand

    Nationwide Building Society2019-12-02
  7. "Great community - poor leadership."

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    Current Employee - Practice Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional and engaged workforce Good development and career opportunities Ethical and financially stable business

    Cons

    Some idiots in charge Overrun by consultancies

    Advice to Management

    Sack yourselves and get someone good to replace you.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-12-02
  8. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banking Manager 

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Building society Care about our members

    Cons

    Career progression is limited Long hours as I’m in Westfield

    Nationwide Building Society2019-11-25
  9. "If in doubt, hold a mtg... then hold another mtg."

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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Externally the Society's image is great and products are well thought of.

    Cons

    Apparently, those that can, do, those that can't, manage. Creating a governance and oversight function that outnumber the commercial teams, is costly lunacy. In an almost blemish free organisation (with the regulators); when teams are struggling with work capacity, is having 5 people, to mark one persons 'homework', an appropriate or efficient use of members money?? Ally this to career managers who look to fill... the safe ground between strategy and operations, are the shiny new Mental Health ads, so NBS are seen to fall in line with current social conscience or in recognition of the long-term issues that an inordinate number of employees have suffered?

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    Advice to Management

    If a company truly lived the notion, that 'feedback is a gift' and had managers that were in tune with (not feared by) their teams; and utilised skip level management mtgs appropriately, would they really need anonymised employee feedback, to understand employee feelings and force employee engagement..?

    Nationwide Building Society2019-11-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Do not allow a toxic culture to thrive!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

    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!

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    Nationwide Building Society2019-11-16
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