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Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2019

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Nationwide Building Society CEO Joe Garner
Joe Garner
205 Ratings
  1. "Looking to leave"

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    Current Employee - Personal Banking Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company benefits, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Promotion depends on who you know, annual rating depends on how close you are to your manager. Colleagues are generally nice. Bad behaviours are not dealt with.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-03-30
  2. "Mortgage Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great Managers Good environment Support from the team

    Cons

    Poor Training provided for interns

    Nationwide Building Society2019-03-13
  3. "Good company for a steady balanced life"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance The people at the heart of the business are fantastic

    Cons

    Middle management out of touch with the workers. Stuff gets done because of the team in spite of the managers, not because of. Ambition is huge, but still too slow at actually making the changes to enable this. The talent get frustrated quickly and become restless. Swindon.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-03-13
  4. "Nationwide"

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    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Northampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good friends , team vibe, sometimes allowed to laugh

    Cons

    Pay, careers opportunities, lied too

    Advice to Management

    True the truth in training

    Nationwide Building Society2019-03-17
  5. "Nice People - but not currently a company for the ambitious - pace of change is glacial."

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    Current Employee - Applications Support 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

    Nice Friendly, helpful people Flexible Working Good benefits Inspirational leadership at board level

    Cons

    Layers and Layers of management who show no leadership whatsoever Values length of service above quality of work Performance Management is very broken - Poor Objectives and no real management of poor performance Role definition is poor Very few career development and growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Keep the friendly people focussed culture, but toughen up lot. Cut out the dead wood, making space for those who are ambitious prove their worth and grow.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-03-15
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's no escaping that you are well looked after and protected with Nationwide. Management tend to be positive and approachable. There is always an agenda for change and evolution.

    Cons

    Being a building society feels like it is now hampering the speed of deployment of some much need change and update to real estate and tech. With the emphasis on protecting the members money quite rightly it can be hard to see things done at pace. While reputation is everything to the society the line of checking to get change through can be enormous.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting open discussion. Be clearer about specific goals that you want your employees to meet and don't be afraid that these goals will be construed as targets. Targeting a set level of performance is what will make an individual, a team and a society perform

    Nationwide Building Society2019-02-18
  7. "Business Analyst Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    - There is a lot of opportunity to learn - Good facilities

    Cons

    - Although the facilities are great, its location is less desirable

    Nationwide Building Society2019-02-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "No promotions, if you want to move up apply for an internal vacancy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are up for it there is a lot to learn by yourself. Others will help to explain or teach you.

    Cons

    However well you performed, there is no concept of encouraging people via promotion. if you wish to move up wait for a vacancy and apply for it. The internal interview process is as same as external candidates. You can be good at what you do but if you fail to explain it in competency based interview ( not everyone is good at communication especially Technical people) you don't get it.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people for what they do by offering promotions other than frustration and demotivating valuable employees with the horrible interview process. You know how good or bad your line reporting is

    Nationwide Building Society2019-03-07
  9. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training of staff very effective

    Cons

    Slow progression Outdated systems Employee turnover

    Nationwide Building Society2019-03-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people, frustrating company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Aligned teams who are broadly speaking trying to achieve the same direction of travel. Much faith in the brand values.

    Cons

    Slow, sluggish, lack of direction from many (mostly white and male) middle management. An organisation that knows it needs to change but doesn't know how.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-03-06
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