Nationwide Building Society Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 May 2020

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Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
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  1. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society

    Pros

    A good work life balance

    Cons

    Location no longer suitable for me

    Nationwide Building Society2020-02-17
  2. "New CEO ruined the fun"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, good salary compared to cost of living and the area, relatively good work life balance, good pension

    Cons

    Recognition, people in higher positions get comfortable which makes progression very hard, cost cutting, bad decisions at the top (investment in business/commercial which went to waste), shared bonus pool

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    Nationwide Building Society2020-05-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, easy to stay for awhile."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity in one place. Good pay. Excellent benefits. Good work life balance for banking.

    Cons

    Swindon head office so limited options to move for senior roles.

    Nationwide Building Society2020-02-13
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    "Not for the ethnic minorities"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    excellent work life balance to the point of zero productivity

    Cons

    not the best place for progression unless you rub shoulders with the right people and/or you are British.

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    Nationwide Building Society2020-02-18
  5. "Ok company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and colleagues

    Cons

    Salary could be better Management

    Nationwide Building Society2020-01-21
  6. "Great job but only short term"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Personal Banking Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work place. Easy work. Great work life balance and really good with personal situations. Family friendly policies. Boss' are easy enough to get on with and respect is given to all. Great job for someone who just wants and easy life 9-5 with the odd Saturday.

    Cons

    Doesn't require a much brain power, what's not scripted is obvious. Lack of progression. Very fast paced and changing but the changes are often very last minute. Job gets boring after 2+ years, plan your exit or next step fast.

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    Nationwide Building Society2020-01-31
  7. "Very good employer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - IT Delivery Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work - Life balance, pension.

    Cons

    Training opportunities not the greatest

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    Nationwide Building Society2019-12-27
  8. "Great company; terrible location"

    3.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society

    Pros

    - One of, if not, of the best cultures in financial services. - Head office is quite modern although this depends on what community you're in. - Plenty of professional and friendly stakeholders who genuinely care about nationwide and its members. - Good laptops and upto date software packages - fairly flexible although this is largely down to your team's culture. - Very good nationally recognised brand - Some inspirational leadership; however, there are still plenty of old timers scared of change. - Good levels of collaboration and not overly task focused; definitely has a more human element then some commercial banks I've worked for. - relaxed dress code has made the organisation feel a lot less corporate. - slowler pace then working in a city centre environment; definitely a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Truly woeful location for a head office - Salaries very good for the local area but lower then competitors based in Bristol/London - Extremely limited connections to and from Swindon rail station - Limited on site parking after 8am (you can literally see cars abandoned in the middle of the road). - Traffic around Swindon can be horrendous after 4.15pm meaning that it can take well over 30mins to reach the train station or M4 Junction. - No subsided usage of Swindon's public transport for employeees which isn't helping congestion and pollution around Swindon (shuttle buses that nationwide provide are often oversubscribed leaving many people stranded). - Main organisational strategy of recent times is to religiously focus on cutting costs in order to remain profitable (knee-yerk redundanices and restructuring having been arriving in waves throughout the past few years). - Private healthcare has now been withdrawn for new starters (below senior management level). - Not a particularly diverse organisation with middle and executive level overwhelmingly white and middle class. - Some really grotty toliets in Nationwide House.

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    Nationwide Building Society2019-12-19
  9. "Positive culture, encouraging management"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England

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

    Pros

    Positive culture, work life balance, ample opportunities

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Nationwide Building Society2019-12-04
  10. "Good benefits, can be fairly hierarchical"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Lead Digital Product Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary (especially for outside London) Customer focused Looks after its employees Good work life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes company hierarchy makes things harder Siloed business units without common targets Confusing strategy

    Nationwide Building Society2019-12-03
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