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Updated Feb 26, 2015
Updated Feb 26, 2015
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  1.  

    Marketing Communications Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Nationwide Building Society.

    Interview Details

    Standard initial online application. This was successful and I was asked to attend a face to face interview. The interviewers asked me to go through my CV and proceeded to ask me competency based questions. I used the STAR method when answering. Finished the interview by allowing me to ask questions about the role and company. Fair interview process.
    I have not heard back from the recruiter yet, it has been over a week.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you have had to deal with conflict?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Compliance Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Nationwide Building Society in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    There was an initial telephone conference call which was very open and gave both parties a chance to talk about the role and experience. The face to face interview was Competency based, very structured and the interviewers did not veer away from their list of questions. This did not give much opportunity to share information and one or two of the questions were a little unclear. That said I found the process fine and got a good impression of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a question about agility which was confusingly phrased, and nothing to do with fitness.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Commercial Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nationwide Building Society in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process involved an on-line application in the form of a covering letter and CV. Initial interview with the Head of Sourcing and another Senior Commercial Manager, followed by a meeting with the Group Head of Commercial

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were rather vague and generic and nothing that wouldn't come up at any interview. The most challenging would be "tell me about a time when you have had to deal with a difficult person"   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Throughout the initial interview with the Head of Sourcing, I found that he showed a lack of interest in the interview from the outset. He made it clear that he didn't have much time for the interview which in my view suggested that, as my potential line manager, he lacked interest in his team and the role. He continually looked at his watch or the clock on the wall, sighing throughout and looking bored.

    After the initial interview I was surprised to be invited back to meet the Head of Commercial and although that appeared to go well. I ultimately took the view that the Head of Sourcing was not professional and someone I would wish to work with.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Capital Markets Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nationwide Building Society in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received a response after 2-3 weeks requesting me to complete numerical and verbal reasoning tests. Circa 2 weeks later was invited for an interview. In the interview they asked many questions about my background related to the position. Afterwards, they said they would get back to me in a few days. So, I sent an email a week later. No response. Then I called after 2 weeks and they said they would call me back the next day. No response. So, I called after 3 weeks. Again, they said they would call me back. No response. Finally, after 1 month they sent a standard template HR email that they send to people who don't make the first round of interviews. So, it was disappointing how the follow-up was handled.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Credit Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nationwide Building Society in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fairly swift process, interview was organised very quickly and interviewers were friendly enough. Office environment also seemed quite friendly. However, didn't get the job and no feedback at all, which I consider bad after spending the time to do the tests and interview/s

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Assistant Marketing Communications Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Nationwide Building Society.

    Interview Details

    I had to complete numerical and verbal reasoning tests. Was invited to an interview and asked to prepare a presentation on the role of digital media. I did not get the job and was not notified of this decision by either phone or email, which I found disappointing and discourteous.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Customer Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Nationwide Building Society.

    Interview Details

    Online application, phone interview (the stage I am up to) one to one interview, as far as I know, that is the full process, although I imagine there's a maths test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Personal Banking Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Nationwide Building Society in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went for this position from being a Customer Representative internally. I applied online and was emailed by HR letting me know of the interview date which was 4 days time. I was interviewed by the Senior Manager of the branch and one of the existing personal banking managers in that branch. There were 6 questions and a product based exercise.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you give me an example where you have used diary management in the workplace?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Complaint Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nationwide Building Society in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    It is a competency test based interview. The interviewees are very friendly and welcoming. I loved the fact that this is only dependant on merit and not on reccommendation. If you do well and give a good impression you'll be given a chance.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Bournemouth, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Nationwide Building Society in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    6 out of a possible 12 competency based questions asking to give a time when you have done certain types of things, depending on the role.

    Interview Questions
    • give me a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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