Nationwide Building Society Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated Jan 16, 2021

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Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
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  • "Good work life balance for banking(in 77 reviews)

  • "Good employee benefits and flexible working(in 48 reviews)

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  • "Nodding your head seems a requirement in a head office led organisation(in 26 reviews)

  • "Private healthcare has now been withdrawn for new starters (below senior management level)(in 25 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Overall an amazing experience

      Nov 27, 2020 - Administrator in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, Great food options, Everyone is very approachable, Professional work environment

      Cons

      Only con I had is was given a task with no clear direction/purpose

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Enjoyable place to work.

      Jan 16, 2021 - Infrastructure Support Specialist in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
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      Pros

      Supportive of flexible working arrangements/hours. Good overtime rates. Understanding attitude when mistakes happen.

      Cons

      Somewhat slow to change/introduce new things, though improving. Some red tape/inefficiency when requesting new equipment/access, though much better than it was.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Getting there but has some work to do

      Jan 15, 2021 - Insights Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really do embrace flexible working. Joe Garner is a force for good.

      Cons

      Historic working practices still drive the general culture although this is changing.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Sales job with a few nice perks

      Jan 9, 2021 - Member Representative in Manchester, England, England
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      Pros

      Good job security. Flexible working arrangements available. Free uniform. Good benefits- generous pension contributions, option to buy and sell holidays, generous maternity/paternity leave, annual bonus.

      Cons

      The job is sales based as much as the company would pretend that it is not. There is weekend work involved, as a new starter you may be told a condition of working there is that you have to work every Saturday. You may earn less than your peers doing the same role who knew someone who worked there prior to getting the job, or people who worked there prior to pay caps being implemented on roles. Limited opportunities to progress if you don't work in a head office site. Some of the managers aren't nice to work with, you'll become a target if they don't like you. The pay doesn't reflect the stress associated with the work.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Dec 21, 2020 - Instructional Designer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working environment and average pay

      Cons

      Doesn’t follow industry standards in any of its skill practices

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Sep 27, 2020 - Business Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexible working, Good Benefits and very Customer focused

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent as a temporary job

      Aug 23, 2020 - Personal Banking Manager in Bournemouth, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, sociable colleagues, helping people, empathy and understanding from senior management

      Cons

      Repetitive over time, customer-focused but individual success measured against sales targets, no incentives, inbound sales so never know when you'll finish, progression limited to MC or FPM - need to study for CeMap or DipFA for these however.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company to work for

      Jun 15, 2020 - Business Support Consultant in Northampton, England, England
      Recommend
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      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

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      Apr 23, 2020 - Personal Banking Manager in Wakefield, England, England
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      Pros

      Good employee benefits and flexible working

      Cons

      Career progression can be limited

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    10. 1.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Poor management

      Feb 22, 2020 - Complaint Handler in Northampton, England, England
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      Pros

      The option for flexible working

      Cons

      poor management and poor training

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