Nationwide Building Society

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Nationwide Building Society Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
45 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor organisation who claim lots and deliver little

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    Former Employee - Financial Planning Manager
    Former Employee - Financial Planning Manager

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

    Pros

    Used to be a great company to work for (about 4 years ago) but they have lost the focus and will continue to lose their staff.

    Cons

    Poor management, a building society pretending they are not a bank but acting as if they are, low staff morale, high pressure, poor communication, inefficient leadership, back stabbing and only getting promoted when your terrible at your job (to promote poor people out of their jobs into a different role)???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up to what is really going on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    old school BS, struggling to be a bank

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    well known name in FS, rather stable organisation

    Cons

    they claim to be pride, but it is only a façade. Back-stabbing is a very popular sport, but few will admit it.
    low salaries, no training opportunity and old-fashion way of working. obsolete IT systems and cahotic environment. Too hierarchical organisation dows not help inner communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start acting in alignment to your pride values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I was trained briefly by Nationwide

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    Former Employee - Case Owner  in  Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Case Owner in Bournemouth, England (UK)

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Difficult to assess this as I was released on day one with my post training 'team'. I was informed that the work was not for me by a rather nasty manager. I subsequently joined Barclays and love it.

    Cons

    Very narrow minded management stifles any actual talent or ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a chance! Why train someone for nearly 5 weeks only to release them at a days notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Quite Unimpressed with the overall morale in the workplace

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Job security. Other than that it is difficult to say.

    Cons

    lack of transparence in peer salaries and poor skills/job matrix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to understand the skills of your employee and match them to the right jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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