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Skipton, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1853
Company - Private
Finance
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Skipton Building Society Group Chief Executive David Cutter
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    I have been working at Skipton Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Skipton genuinely believes in delivering the right customer outcomes without putting people and customers under any pressure. What I love about this company is that there is no hierarchy culture and you are always treated with respect regardless of your job role. The Leadership team provides clear direction and any changes are thought through before they are implemented. The company invests a lot of time and money into people development . I have only worked for the society for just over 2 years and I have developed my skills so much over this priod that I can honestly say that i go home everyday with a great sense of achievement whether it's from helping a collegue or a customer.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are limited for branch staff.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back large town allowances and this allowance doesn't have to be a big amount. As long as it covers some of the parking costs in city centre branches, it would help keep existing employees and recruit new part timers. I know some people park half an hour away and walk to the branch to avoid daily costs so they are tired before they even start their day. Other than this small thing my advice to management would be to keep up the good work and invest in some new technology to move on with the times..... Why not localise some of the assessments and courses to save on travel costs to the head office and put that money to better use. May be hire some regional assessors instead ??

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Skipton Building Society Photos

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Skipton Building Society photo of: Once again Skipton have featured in the Times Top 100 Companies To Work For list.
Skipton Building Society photo of: At Skipton we appreciate the challenges of parenthood, so any Skipton employee on Maternity/Paternity leave will receive one of these lovely Maternity Packs from Mamas and Papas.
Skipton Building Society photo of: If you fancy getting some work done away from your desk, the Atrium is an ideal space for sharing ideas and discussing the next big project.
Skipton Building Society photo of: With both formal and informal meeting spaces, the Atrium is a perfect place to catch up with colleagues, or get stuck into a big piece of work.
Skipton Building Society photo of: Opened in February this year, the Atrium has transformed what was once a barren courtyard here at Head Office into a modern and dynamic working space.
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Skipton Building Society Interviews

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    Customer Adviser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amersham, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Skipton Building Society (Amersham, England (UK)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was ok. The follow up was mostly through an agency. My interview was thoroughly taken by an Area Manager and the Branch Manager. The discussion about the role, about my skills and experiences, expectations and role play.
    After my interview I didn't hear from them as they told me it'd be by couple of days. I had to keep ringing the agency after couple of days to find out the outcome of my interview. After several calls I got the reply from the agency. It was a let down by The Building society as they didn't bother to send me any email or communication after my interview. I also asked for a feedback and they still haven't come back to me about the reason for not being successful. Very poor communication from them.

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Skipton Building Society Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017

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