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Skipton Building Society Reviews

Updated 14 Oct 2019

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4.2
90%
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88%
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Skipton Building Society Group Chief Executive David Cutter
David Cutter
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fantastic culture and values for staff and amazing work/life balance makes working here really fun and enjoyable(in 5 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and a fun, pleasant working environment overall(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Doesn't pay quite as well as Leeds city centre, but the advantages definitely make up for it,(in 4 reviews)

  • "The exec team have to get the balance between putting customers first and being a profitable business(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Horsforth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and values for staff and amazing work/life balance makes working here really fun and enjoyable. The people here are what makes the place.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay quite as well as Leeds city centre, but the advantages definitely make up for it,

    Skipton Building Society2019-10-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great if under right management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Relationship Consultant in Blackburn, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skipton Building Society part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to grasp the role

    Cons

    Very low salaries Lack of staff Lack of knowledge in certain branches Lack of structure within branch No time for training given All one to ones have to be done in your own time and these are quite lengthy Computers out of date Use of different systems on the same computer regularly don’t update notes. The diary system is beyond a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Train staff in line with head office procedures. Discussions on courses shows the variant of training within branches. Certain managers think they are above you in every way. Quite disgusting behaviour and lack of respect towards employees.

    Skipton Building Society2019-09-13
  3. "Great values"

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    Current Employee - Customer Relationship Consultant in Wirral, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skipton Building Society part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great values they try to live by. Lovely people to work with. Excellent benefits. Flexible working.

    Cons

    Experience can be different depending on area of business. HO is different to branch, branch experiences vary from branch to branch.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to achieve what you are striving for.

    Skipton Building Society2019-09-10
  4. "Fantastic place for my internship"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Planning Assistant in Skipton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture, progression, training programmes

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility for lower level employees

    Skipton Building Society2019-08-14
  5. "A great culture and a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Leader in Skipton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skipton Building Society full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really positive culture Lots of opportunity Great people to work with across the business Great location

    Cons

    Location is lovely but for some it will seem remote

    Skipton Building Society2019-08-13
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Relationship Consultant in Settle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good promotion opportunities in all departments

    Cons

    Large company, which doesn't appreciate that some people do not want to progress

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees say

    Skipton Building Society2019-08-01
  7. "Great if you like that sort of thing"

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    Former Employee - Drone in Skipton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits 9-5 working hours Nice location

    Cons

    Poor relationships between departments Hierarchical Too many stakeholders in every project Cautious to the point of inertia

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the skills and abilities of your employees and let them get on with their jobs.

    Skipton Building Society2019-07-30
  8. "not bad"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Skipton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lovely place to work for

    Cons

    takes time to work way up

    Skipton Building Society2019-07-26
  9. "Excellent benefits - old fashioned values.."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Skipton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skipton Building Society full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and they really do care for colleagues, sadly at the expense of actually getting work done!

    Cons

    The exec team have no idea how to run a business - we don't do programmes as they're too expensive.. but run multiple linked projects that never work!

    Advice to Management

    Try to learn from other companies - not just Gartner research

    Skipton Building Society2019-06-19
  10. "Good starting point"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skipton, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great start off to work and training was good

    Cons

    Managers pick and choose who they want to do well with not much support for everyone

    Skipton Building Society2019-03-19
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