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Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
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Pros
  • "Flexible working for work life balance(in 112 reviews)

  • "Flexible working arrangements; great benefits package(in 68 reviews)

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  • "none, Nationwide is a fantastic employer(in 52 reviews)

  • "Progression difficult if role less visible at head office(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      complaint

      Jul 14, 2021 - Investigator in Northampton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      best training , great experience

      Cons

      I enjoyed working with Nationwide, flexible hours, best staff

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Overall Poor

      Jul 21, 2021 - Customer Service Advisor in Coventry, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is very little benefit to working for Nationwide.

      Cons

      Overall, working for Nationwide is not good at all as you are not given any prospects to improve, you're only treated as a number and nothing else...

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    3. 5.0
      Former Freelancer

      would recommend

      Jan 20, 2021 - Senior Change Manager in Swindon, England
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      Pros

      would recommend working for Nationwide

      Cons

      none, Nationwide is a fantastic employer

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Best place I ever worked in

      Dec 23, 2020 - Customer Service Consultant in Sheffield, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Healthy Culture, Dedicated Leadership, Awesome Colleagues, Great Salary & Benefits.

      Cons

      The only thing I'd say is that Nationwide should create opportunities for a smooth transition of temporary workers into more permanent based roles.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A sinking ship?

      Nov 21, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
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      Pros

      - The most talented peers I've ever worked with. - Before they were taken away, fantastic tools at our disposal.

      Cons

      - In four years no projects have gone live. - Managers in my department create a one size fit for "good" designers. If you don't fit their exact definition, life becomes difficult. This is not what the rest of Nationwide seems to be like. - To save money, the Bristol office has been closed. We are working from home, without a new contract to reflect this.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A stable company to work for - branches are not the future though.

      Sep 16, 2020 - Personal Banking Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      Generally my colleagues were good people and management were usually supportive and approachable. Life insurance and sick pay benefits were helpful. Pay is ok when compared to similar roles at other Building Societies/Banks.

      Cons

      Unfair advantages given to certain people when applying for promotions. Not paid for working Saturdays (given lieu instead). Not allowed targets so no commission - difficult to motivate colleagues to refer. Outdated role now that Nationwide have are moving to what they refer to as "The Digital World". Branches are remaining open, except some smaller ones that have closed already. Getting a job at the Swindon head office is a better idea than applying for a branch role - there are far more opportunities for progression. Perhaps this would be the case for the offices in Northampton and Bournemouth as well. There was also a slight nasty, two faced culture in a lot of the branches which could be uncomfortable. Technology in branches is terribly outdated and you have to work between 5+ systems.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Shambles

      Aug 11, 2020 - Risk Manager in Swindon, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great if you have no experience

      Cons

      They don’t value or acknowledge experience gained outside Nationwide Very bureaucratic and hierarchical, several years after stating they were going to change Poor behaviour is ignored/tolerated if perpetrator is senior

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome company to work for

      Apr 6, 2020 - Payments Product Owner in Swindon, England
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      Pros

      Very people focused, great culture

      Cons

      Can’t think of cons of working for Nationwide

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Supportive, member focused, can be too nice

      Apr 7, 2020 - Lead Reviewer in Swindon, England
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      Pros

      Nationwide is such a great company to work for, I would thoroughly recommend to anyone. They've supported my development and career from its beginning, the people are great and the culture fosters friendship and collaboration.

      Cons

      I have had experience where poor performance was raised and nothing actioned, either due to friendships or culture. Nationwide has a tendency to feel safe and secure and I have seen people take advantage of it. The pros by far outlay the cons as a place to work though!

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Middle Management are appalling

      Apr 2, 2020 - IT Consultant in Swindon, England
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      Pros

      Company culture based around "PRIDE" values, nice brand and history.

      Cons

      Middle management are a joke. People who are now managers, started off as administrators and think they are now the best thing since sliced bread, very odd, most don't have any experience outside of Nationwide. Not sure if this is due to the HQ being based in Swindon but must certainly be a factor

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