Skipton Building Society

  www.skipton.co.uk
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Skipton Building Society Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
3 Reviews
4.1
3 Reviews

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John B. Rawlings
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  1.  

    A very comfortable experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    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 for 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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