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Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2019

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Nationwide Building Society CEO Joe Garner
Joe Garner
233 Ratings
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  • "Senior management are in some cases Jurassic in their style(in 22 reviews)

  • "Head office in Swindon, very few opportunities for progression if you didn't want to move(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Nationwide as an Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning and Development 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 a year

    Pros

    Great employer, focussed on customers and employees is very high. Diversity, fairness and opportunity aplenty. Right culture for me, the challenge is there and definitely get the support if challenges arise. Benefits are superb especially for employees in difficult situations.

    Cons

    HR policies could be perceived as lenient as some employees take advantage however I still look at this as a positive.

    Advice to Management

    Not much - Chief Exec is very inspirational, the culture is fantastic (please don't change) - you're doing a great job.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-10-08
  2. "performance consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 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 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work for , great opportunities for progression

    Cons

    no cons all is well within the organisation

    Nationwide Building Society2019-10-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Local Director in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with amazing people from diverse backgrounds, that contribute to the same goal. Focussed on providing the best possible customer experience. Pay is great based on similar roles elsewhere. The wider package including pension is fantastic. There is an opportunity for career progression, and self development including support with relevant qualifications.

    Cons

    Most head office based roles are based in the south, but if you’re prepared to travel the opportunity is there, The competition is the strongest it’s ever been with some challenger banks being more innovate with their approach.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-10-04
  4. "I feel proud to work for an organisation that puts the needs of its members and colleagues above all else."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is energising to work in an organisation of such scale that is so significant in the financial sector and feel you have the opportunity to inform and contribute to its future direction.

    Cons

    There genuinely are no downsides to being a colleague at Nationwide.

    Advice to Management

    More of what you are doing and quicker. Those tech only based banks are on our heels.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-10-07
  5. "Customer focused"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor 
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer focused helpful family orientated

    Cons

    No overtime no bonuses etc

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyalty better

    Nationwide Building Society2019-10-01
  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Architect 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely cares about members and it’s employees

    Cons

    Project delivery tends to be slow

    Nationwide Building Society2019-09-27
  7. "Good Company, but salaries not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor 

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pension scheme good flex benefits Flexible and good sick pay plan

    Cons

    Really difficult to progress, no salary pay rise, work is not recognised the salary

    Nationwide Building Society2019-10-11
  8. "Good emloyer"

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    Current Employee - Mortgage Consultant 

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, offer loyalty rewards,

    Cons

    Poor incentive structure, weak technology

    Nationwide Building Society2019-09-25
  9. "Brilliant Organisation overall"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people, the culture , the benefits

    Cons

    Very slow to change. Poor technology .

    Advice to Management

    Reduce back office functions to become more efficient . Continue to invest in branch network . Listen to what customers want

    Nationwide Building Society2019-09-25
  10. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, accountable freedom

    Cons

    Can work in silos at times

    Nationwide Building Society2019-09-20
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