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Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated 5 December 2018
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  • "Senior management are in some cases Jurassic in their style" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Traffic around the head office can be very heavy meaning it can take a long time to get to work during normal commuting hours" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great and supportive corporate culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frad Controls Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Frad Controls Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is very member focused and aims to always make the correct call in terms of supporting our members

    Cons

    Can be slow to adopt change

    Advice to Management

    Higher investment in new robotics systems

    Nationwide Building Society Response

    19 Nov 2018 – Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for leaving a five star review! It's also really helpful to hear for staff who have recently joined the Society on their experiences.

    As part of our multi-billion tech investment... More


  2. "Flexible and fair"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working patterns
    Fair treatment
    Development is available easily
    Benefits are good
    Opportunities are clear
    Culture is great
    Modern environment

    Cons

    None that I can think
    Of!

  3. "Great company, limited opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banker
    Current Employee - Personal Banker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You are given great support to improve yourself.

    Cons

    Progression is limited, not many roles come up to move up


  4. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Loved working for NBS. Very nice people always friendly and helpful. It's a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Occasionally they can be a bit disorganised. For example setting you up on systems can take a while.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good sense of team work and the company really seems to put the customer first.

    Cons

    Nothing you wouldn't experience elsewhere.

    Nationwide Building Society Response

    20 Nov 2018 – Employer Brand Manager

    A four star review, thanks so much! Really pleased to hear of your positive 3+ years with the Society.

    Our mutuality defines us, our values and how we go about our business. From treating our... More


  6. "Building Society, Nationwide"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Strong, positive values.
    Great employees who do care about the Society
    A mutual, so really focussed on delivering great value to members

    Cons

    The pace of change. However, this is improving.

    Nationwide Building Society Response

    20 Nov 2018 – Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to comment; really good to hear from our current staff too.
    Our members are indeed our focus with more and more people are experiencing the
    value of mutuality. Our... More


  7. "Good employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great ethics and focus on the members all the time. Possibilities to progress.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid for the amount of work that is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base rate.

    Nationwide Building Society Response

    20 Nov 2018 – Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a such a positive review.
    As a current member of staff, we naturally want to support you too. Your line manager is the first person you should talk to about your... More

  8. "Customer focused"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mortgage Representative in Northampton, England
    Former Employee - Mortgage Representative in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work ethic and support to progress

    Cons

    Lots of evening finishes and weekends


  9. "Regrets Leaving"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People Centric Org, Great people passionate about the members, change is finally being accepted and acknowledged as needed.

    Cons

    Pockets of resistance "we've been fine like this for the past 140+ years", slow to acknowledge staff struggling.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Nationwide Building Society Response

    20 Nov 2018 – Employer Brand Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review. Really pleasing that your 8+ years with Nationwide were an enjoyable part of your career to date. Do stay in touch.


  10. "All the seniors levels jobs are fixed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nationwide helps you to study ACCA

    Cons

    All the senior level/Analyst roles in finance department are spoken for well before the interviews. Many a time job requirement requires qualified or part qualified but the jobs are given for unqualified person.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes before all the unprofessional people fill up the space