Skipton Building Society

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Skipton Building Society Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Structured, proffessional and welcoming

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CDSA - Project Support in Skipton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CDSA - Project Support in Skipton, England (UK)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awful, never worked for a worse organisation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Newbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Newbury, England (UK)

    I worked at Skipton Building Society full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None. I hope this building society collapses.

    Cons

    Treated badly from start to finish despite turning a branch successful. Was given a good rating on my review and literally the next day told to clear my office out for no reason what so ever. I would have taken to court for unfair dismissal but as I had been there a week under 6 months, employment law does not allow this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After the way I was treated there I would not share any advice I could give.

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

    A very comfortable experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Analyst in Skipton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Test Analyst in Skipton, England (UK)

    I worked at Skipton Building Society as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well my first day at Skipton Building Society wasn't a usual one. My supervisor knew what I was capable of and ensured that I received work that I can handle. Furthermore if I was late, my supervisor wouldn't blatantly insult me like I got insulted in my previous work places. They were understanding and supportive (I wasn't late all the time but since I am from Bradford, the trains sometimes weren't operating properly during harsh weather in winter).

    Cons

    We are given tasks that may be out of our comfort zone, at first I was very uncomfortable working on them however I soon realised these tasks are giving me skills and knowledge which will benefit me greatly if I ever worked in a different company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and always challenge your employees. Without the challenges I went through I wouldn't be where I am now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Skipton Building Society

    Pros

    The fact Skipton is a mutual with its members at its heart means it's got a slightly different mindset from corporates who are there to service the shareholders (who aren't always the customer). It gives you the feeling you're genuinely on the side of your customers.

    Cons

    The exec team have to get the balance between putting customers first and being a profitable business. Sometimes they get it right, sometimes they don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great local employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive
    Former Employee - Executive

    I worked at Skipton Building Society full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The fact Skipton is a mutual with its members at its heart means it's got a slightly different mindset from corporates who are there to service the shareholders (who aren't always the customer). It gives you the feeling you're genuinely on the side of your customers.

    Cons

    The exec team have to get the balance between putting customers first and being a profitable business. Sometimes they get it right, sometimes they don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the staff more to help them understand the bigger picture for how and why decisions have been made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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