Alliance & Leicester

  www.aboutsantander.co.uk
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    Enjoyable but robotic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor
    Current Employee - Customer Advisor

    I have been working at Alliance & Leicester

    Pros

    The area that I work has a supportive environment. There scope to move up the ladder and the director has open-door policy and encourages positive and negative feedback.

    Cons

    The productivity targets are based on numbers only and not customer service. The job can be robotic and employees feel undervalued.

    No opinion of CEO

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    Personal Banking Advisor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Alliance & Leicester in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Went on the company website, uploaded a CV and after many months i received an email asking that I do to tests online namely IQ test with numbers & a personality test by SHL. Then had telephone interview based on sales acumen general likability, so I suggest you just be as open & interactive as possible.

    The 1 to 1 interview is normally in 1 go but its a panel of two senor managers. (if you're asked to have a two part interview that's good it means you've been shortlisted as one of the best candidates & they need to decide whether to hire just one or stretch the budget by getting more than one).

    P.S. If you need the money fair enough, but if successful be prepared to work disproportionately hard. (at least compared to the other banks I've worked for. So I advise you to only apply for the smaller branches)

    Interview Questions
    • Show them examples of team work & familiarity with work in a referral based work environment. Smile & wave.   View Answer
    • Examples of questions include an example of times you've worked as a team to solve a problem & dealt with adversity in the workplace.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Generally speaking once an offers on the table you may name your terms.
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    Difficult Interview

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Website www.aboutsantander.co.uk
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Finance
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Santander UK (formerly Alliance & Leicester) offers deposit and lending services throughout the UK. Its largest segment is its traditional savings and home mortgage business, but the company also offers checking accounts, credit cards, and consumer finance, as well as commercial services such as cash management and asset financing. The firm has alliances with such firms as Legal & General and Zurich to provide investment and insurance products. Its approximately 5.5 million retail customers can access the bank through more than 300 branches, 2,500 ATMs, and 14,000 post... More

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