Santander UK

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Santander UK Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
52 Reviews
2.6
52 Reviews
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Nathan Bostock
3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work life balance, probably better than most other banks (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Aggressive management streak - effectively populated by former RBS senior management (in 5 reviews)

  • You have almost no scope to get a senior position if you are not Spanish or a family of an existing senior manager (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bank Officer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Bank Officer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Santander UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    opportunity for advancement, good benefits

    Cons

    overworked, management did not take initiatives for further training and development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company. Fast growing

    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Santander UK full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Leading in the sector. They give you a good training. You will be working in a challenging environment. Efficient system.

    Cons

    Progression within the company can be a bit slow if you start in a sales role in a branch. Salary is not great. Though comissions can be a bit better if you can get them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should prompt branch ma annagers to discuss with the rest of the people of the branch about career progression. Managers just want you to succeed in your target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Graduate software developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Santander UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work / life balance, great trainings

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities, low salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    good support for progression

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Select Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Select Relationship Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Santander UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    progression
    convenience
    support
    great people
    if you have the right manager, they will help you get to where you want to be

    Cons

    salary
    bonuses
    unfair at times
    if you have the wrong manager, you can be held back for a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take better care of the 'little' people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Absolutely Awful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Control Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Control Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Santander UK

    Pros

    Santander mortgage/staff discounts/learning not to ever work for santander again.

    Cons

    Felt like suicide was an option. No joke. Constant stress. Horrendous audit. No support. Targeted daily for sales that weren't possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop falling upwards. Pay your staff properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic company with plans to be even better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Business Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Business Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Santander UK full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant organisation, strong executive management team, great products, brilliant opportunities, strong employee benefits, competitive salary

    Cons

    back office / support roles lacks training programme and internal politics can be counter productive, however starting to turn the corner on this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and hit the goals that have been set.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    SGBM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Santander UK

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Convenient location. Approachable people.

    Cons

    Caos. No strategy. No resources. Not talented people in average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you pay peanuts, you will get monkeys. Investment banking in London is nor for monkeys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mundane debilitating job role. Highly repetitive and unsatisfying

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    Current Employee - CSA in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CSA in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Santander UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    meet new customers, good exposure to banking and personal finance

    Cons

    unskilled job, low bonuses (if any),

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Santander UK

    Pros

    pay, role, growth, culture, diversity

    Cons

    not in the big league

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Choose this place if a work/life balance is your main concern.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I have been working at Santander UK full-time

    Pros

    - Very good work/life balance.
    - Good people to work with.
    - (Almost) everyone is (almost) always happy to help you out.
    - Nice little perks

    Cons

    It's easy to settle into a job at this place and forget about learning new skills. (For better or worse, this sort of thing might be someone's cup of tea, but it's certainly not mine!)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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