Yorkshire Building Society Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2021

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3.5
61%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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Yorkshire Building Society Chief Executive  Mike Regnier (no image)
Mike Regnier
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Much more of an emphasis on people and work/life balance than any of the Big 4 UK Banks with whom I have worked(in 13 reviews)

  • "Flexible working, good training, big organisation(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "no cons - everything is good at YBS(in 7 reviews)

  • "Very little empowerment and zero options for career progression, especially post-restructure(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Interview and on boarding process"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mortgage Advisor in Harrogate, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Yorkshire Building Society full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Competent staff - Friendly and helpful staff - Clean interview process Person responsible for recruitment process (Jessica ) extremely friendly, competent and helpful. Interview process very smooth. I was surprised by professional and in the same time friendly approach from Manager Dianne during first stage of interview. Second stage I had pleasure to be interviewed by two Managers Dianne and Sam. Again very pleasant experience, even due to some internet connections issues on my end. During the whole process contract terms were clarified to me few times and always I felt that person talking to me wanted to ensure I fully understand all term and conditions. Definitely one of the bests if not the best experience in my professional career.

    Cons

    - Nothing I can think about

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  2. "Quite good culture but disgustingly busy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Advisor in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is only ok, sick pay, pension, benefits are also quite goood

    Cons

    Far too busy, No staff recruitment for months and impossible to book holidays unless it’s 12 months ahead

    Yorkshire Building Society Response

    March 1, 2021Resourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time working for YBS. It is good to hear that you have been able to enjoy the benefits that we offer to colleagues. We would be interested to hear about your experience in more detail. Please email recruitment@ybs.co.uk if you would like to provide further feedback.


  3. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PPI Complaint Handler in Cheltenham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people & social aspect

    Cons

    Resources and the decision to close the site.

  4. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Leeds, England

    I have been working at Yorkshire Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues friendly and nice working environment

    Cons

    Career progression and scope for promotion

  5. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work however branch staff expected to work 5 roles for the pay of 1

    Cons

    Pay not enough Job role too demanding

    Yorkshire Building Society Response

    March 1, 2021Resourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time working for YBS. We would be interested to hear about your experience in more detail. Please email recruitment@ybs.co.uk if you would like to provide further feedback.

  6. "Ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bank Teller in Dronfield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Yorkshire Building Society part-time

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    Very harsh if mistake made

    Yorkshire Building Society Response

    March 1, 2021Resourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time working for YBS. We would be interested to hear about your experience in more detail. Please email recruitment@ybs.co.uk if you would like to provide further feedback.

  7. "Great culture, poor exec team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Corporate Communications in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The HR department looks after people well, good culture & benefits. The work is interesting & challenging, lots of opportunities to make your mark.

    Cons

    The power dynamic within the senior leadership (Chief Officers) is unhealthy and managed poorly by the CEO. This impacts negatively on senior managers who get caught in the cross fires, causing delays, wasted time on cancelled projects etc.

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  8. "."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collections Officer in Peterborough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yorkshire Building Society full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training was quite intensive and thorough

    Cons

    I didn’t feel management were very supportive

    Yorkshire Building Society Response

    February 9, 2021Resourcing Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time working for YBS. We would be interested to hear about your experience in more detail. Please email recruitment@ybs.co.uk if you would like to provide further feedback.

  9. "For some leadership is a tick box exercise"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in York, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Nice Office,Free Parking, Lifts and Coffee

    Cons

    Too many planners, not enough do-ers

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  10. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team Very social Talented people No micromanagement Flexible working before it was cool

    Cons

    Progression is slow and was the reason for leaving.

    Yorkshire Building Society Response

    February 9, 2021Resourcing Manager

    Thank you for your positive review of your experience working at YBS. It's great to know that you enjoyed a positive workplace environment in Leeds. We wish you the best of luck in your future career!

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