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Nationwide Building Society Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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  • "Senior management are in some cases Jurassic in their style(in 22 reviews)

  • "Head office in Swindon, very few opportunities for progression if you didn't want to move(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Product"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good work life balance in some areas. Other areas its woeful.

    Cons

    Poor management. Very hierarchical and beauracratic.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-04-09
  2. "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
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Does not recommend if you’re young and ambitious talent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance , pension.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than market average, poor poor location, little to no progression opportunities, lack of diversity - majority are white and middle class, extremely slow paced, a lot of senior people don’t seem to have a clue what they are doing, extremely poor management and leadership. A strategy that no one understand and knows how to deliver. People stay here for a long time which means same boring ideas and ways...

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    Advice to Management

    Reward and look after your employees, pay more, create clear opportunities to develop, re-train managers as they are too old school and not moving with the changing environment.

    Nationwide Building Society2019-03-07
  4. "Customer representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mutual organisation, opportunities for progression, uniform allocation, work life balance

    Cons

    Underpaid, lots to learn and understand, customers can be very rude, bonus cut from quarterly to once a year

    Advice to Management

    For all the hard work customer representatives do, the salary should be much higher

    Nationwide Building Society2019-02-19
  5. "Place to be if you want a good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst 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 Good benefits package

    Cons

    Leadership needs a shake up

    Nationwide Building Society2019-01-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "For a good time not a long time"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banking Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management A culture of care throughout the retail banking network Fun place to work Great work life balance They do try to make changes (for the better most of the time)

    Cons

    No room to progress Wrong people in the wrong place Training is non-existent, you're just expected to know what to do High expectations for very little reward Changes are poorly implemented and inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    Your all stick and no carrot, it's fine to have goals and ambitions of where you want the team to be but you got to properly plan that as a team. Listen to your people, they know there role

    Nationwide Building Society2018-08-03

    Nationwide Building Society Response

    August 8, 2018Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. As a mutual organisation, our culture is indeed important to us, it represents where we came from and who we are today. Your other comments have also been noted, thank you. Wishing you the very best of luck in your next role, ...

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  7. "Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society

    Pros

    Bonus and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Micro management and not enough opportunity for progression

    Nationwide Building Society2018-06-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely people, great culture and a can-do attitude across the business"

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    Former Employee - Marketer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People are great - The company really cares about work/life balance so you're able to flexitime - Opportunities are plenty, you can get involved in a lot of things outside of your "day job" and build a profile for yourself - There are structures, processes and procedures in place - Great benefits offered - Atmosphere is great

    Cons

    - most of the main roles are based in Swindon, which isn't the most exciting location

    Nationwide Building Society2018-04-09
  9. "Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance Flexible Good career progress Great working environment Friendly staff

    Cons

    Not much parking space Can be a little disorganised at times

    Nationwide Building Society2018-04-11
  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Very good work life Balance

    Cons

    Limited to a very low risk institution

    Nationwide Building Society2018-03-28
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