Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
Joe Garner
289 Ratings
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  • "Private healthcare has now been withdrawn for new starters (below senior management level)(in 25 reviews)

  • "Most vacancies are at Swindon Head Office, if based elsewhere it can be hard to get promotion(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Finally an organisation that actually cares"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Company Secretary in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society part-time

    Pros

    - Really does put its members at the heart of every decision - a truly ethical organisation - Puts its employees first too! Wellbeing and work-life balance is high on the agenda - Strives to be best in class - Pays well

    Cons

    - No kitchen access to make a cup of tea (hot water tap and microwave in canteen but no sink or fridge) - Large structure which sometimes complicated to navigate

  2. "Caring employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Gloucester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society part-time

    Pros

    Can't fault them for taking care of staff, wellbeing, personal circumstances, mental health etc. Also very strong values, do the right things for the right reason.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, slow to move/react, but they're very aware of it and improving

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  3. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Governance Consultant in Bournemouth, England

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and opportunity

    Cons

    Some things can be slow/lacking pace

  4. "Intense but fun"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Lead Product Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    I think the culture is great

    Cons

    Difficult to manage work life balance sometimes

  5. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues & excellent training

    Cons

    Low pay & low morale

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  6. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Support Consultant in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fair to all employees Flexible working

    Cons

    Most vacancies are at Swindon Head Office, if based elsewhere it can be hard to get promotion

  7. "Great to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Collector in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great Breaks, Great Colleagues, etc

    Cons

    not any i have found right now

  8. "Great company to work for."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Newbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great company values. Benefits. Culture.

    Cons

    Poor progression! On call too much.

  9. "Decent Employer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banking Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for career progression if you perform well.

    Cons

    Certain roles can require experience in an arbitrary and unrelated position seen as a stepping stone to the new job.

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  10. "Decent Company to work for with good values"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Good values And care for their members.

    Cons

    Salaries could be more competitive

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