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- "A very very good pension offering which is rare these days in the UK" (in 110 reviews)
- "Good benefits (if you are not a temp)" (in 106 reviews)
- "Bonus and good work/life balance" (in 103 reviews)
- "Some really great people at ground level and branch teams" (in 99 reviews)
- "Great culture and ethic of care for customers." (in 66 reviews)
- "Low pay and boring work" (in 83 reviews)
- "Salaries are low and increases are miniscule." (in 82 reviews)
- "Poor management and inefficiency in work" (in 65 reviews)
- "3) Too many managers that walk around and have chats rather than actually do anything" (in 46 reviews)
- "Slow career progression for those who want to progress" (in 38 reviews)
- 5.029 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Great attitude of colleagues Ability to work at your own pace and deliver value Non-toxic environment
None that I can think of
- 2.011 Nov 2023Team Member (Retail Worker)Former Employee, more than 3 years
Some great people Embrace different cultures Caring values and empathetic at times Great pension Good training
No Flexibility, too much changes to rota, working in retail we were forced to do contact centre calls meant less staff on shop floor, working is busy city centre branch we were asked to cover other branches it was very rare we got cover in our branch. 6 weeks notice for time off unacceptable. 2 people off at a time rule had to find your own cover if you wanted a specific day off. Manager favoured certain employees. Nothing is confidential so I stopped leaving feedback. Lack of mental health understanding. Lots of pressure on staff to work harder customer opinions are at the heart of everything disregarding employee opinion and mental health. Too much focus on sales and performance. No discount on mortgages for staff- being a building society.
- 4.024 Oct 2023CommunicationsCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
Flexible benefits, pension etc. Friendly colleagues and progression opportunities if you work hard and put extra time in.
Some positive changes recently since the change of CEO but new CEO not bringing colleagues along on the journey. Requires some form of media/leader training around how to speak to employee/colleague audience. Focuses a lot on the work she and the 'big wigs' do, other colleague recognition seriously lacking, I don't work on the front-line but it's surprising how little recoginition Retail/front-line channels get these days, comparative to when Joe was CEO. They're the face of the Society. Answers to questions very nonchalant and lackadaisical, not well thought out or considered. There's a difference between leading and managing the business. Completely uninspired by leadership right now like many others, affects morale.6
- 1.09 Oct 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 8 years
Reasonably good benefits, pension and colleagues are mostly lovely. Great experience working anywhere for many years but all changed moving into the department I worked in before leaving. Unfortunately one individual ruined the whole experience
Read Trustpilot reviews to see how customers are treated. My specific experience was being horrifically bullied by my line manager for 6 months to the point of wanting to end my life, despite this being reported to HR via numerous channels and her line manager nothing was ever picked up or investigated further. Manager had a real ‘god’ complex and was inexperienced in management which led to her giving incorrect information and speaking to staff like she owned them. Had no experience with dealing with mental health at all and showed no compassion. To use exact words ‘people don’t get upset about dead relatives from years ago’ in response to bereavement calls. Micromanaged every second of every day to the point of harassment, marked on stats of how many customers picked up calls? Impossible to control. No empathy, no remorse, no apologies , just purely horrendous. Would consistently tell other managers she was better than them. Was told Nationwide would get in touch to discuss the horrific bullying I received after I left but of course they never did. I honestly cannot stress enough how horrendous working in this specific department was and how little nationwide cared.3Nationwide Building Society Response2mo
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- 2.05 Dec 2023Senior Fraud AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSwindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
The fraud team are amazing and it’s such an interesting role
Debbie has ruined everything to do with nationwide since taking over3
- 3.01 Dec 2023Mortgage OperationsCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNorthampton, England
Currently working from home. Good pension
Communication really isn’t good. A lot of hear say and management not kept informed. Not good for progression.
- 5.026 Nov 2023AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearWakefield, England
Lots of development opportunities. Management is really good in providing support. Will also be able to get lots of certifications
Promotion is a bit difficult as have to wait for someone to leave for that opportunity to be available and then there are many who'd apply for that position.
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Nationwide Building Society has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 1,904 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at Nationwide Building Society to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
69% of Nationwide Building Society employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Nationwide Building Society 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.