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  • Structured, proffessional and welcoming

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    Former Contractor - CDSA - Project Support in Skipton, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - CDSA - Project Support in Skipton, England (UK)

    I worked at Skipton Building Society as a contractor (More than a year)

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    Pros

    It was a great place to work. Everyone was really welcoming and the level of structure and organisation just made it a relaxing, efficient environment. As a mutual, teams were generally resourced to the right level and everyone could just get on with the job they were meant to do.

    Cons

    Parking was limited while I was there but this may have been resolved now. Key corporate values and messages didn't always cascade as well as they could have done, some people were a bit indifferent towards them.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time seeing and understanding how key messages filter down across the building society. I often minuted board meetings where initiatives (e.g. developing a 'Lean' organisation) were discussed and my experience was that messages discussed and agreed in board rooms became a bit watered down by the time it was delivered to the rest of the Building Society.


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Website www.skipton.co.uk
Headquarters Skipton, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1853
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

You can skip over to Skipton Building Society for a mortgage, investments, insurance, or any of a number of other financial services. Founded in 1853, Skipton is one of the UK's top 10 building societies. It specializes in savings accounts and mortgage lending, but also has nearly 20 subsidiaries whose offerings include investment advice, personal loans, and home, life, auto, medical, and other insurance coverage. Skipton operates more than 80 locations throughout the UK; it also lends through intermediaries. In 2009 the company acquired fellow North Yorkshire-based... More

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