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Coventry Building Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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  1. "Great people, lots of potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coventry Building full-time

    Pros

    The people. No matter what role or where in the business, the people are the greatest asset. Everyone puts the customer's first, and personal development is high on the agenda.

    Cons

    Some of the technology is a little outdated, but hopefully that will be changing soon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep thinking forward to the future. Keep offering great products. Keep looking after your staff.


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Coventry Building full-time

    Pros

    Good friendly people to work with, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    None really, I only left as the office moved


  3. "CBS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RTP
    Current Employee - RTP
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees truly believe in and display the company's values! Executives are approachable, honest, transparent and set a great example of what capable and equitable leaders they are!

    Cons

    Paperwork and dated technology! They are working very hard to bring us into the present modern age but are not quite there yet!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Whatever you do clearly shows in the staff engagement studies and numerous prices and awards The Society has won!


  4. "Great to a level"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coventry Building full-time

    Pros

    Ethical place to work with a lot of people who actually believe what the values of the society are.

    Cons

    Everyone above manager level is recruited externally making internal development impossible and meaning that talented home grown staff leave.

    Advice to Management

    Examine your recruitment strategy and internal training! Why let your best assets leave elsewhere simply because you have no coherent plan for their development?


  5. "Customer Relations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Coventry Building full-time

    Pros

    Growing bank, lots of opportunity. Nice building.

    Cons

    Not enough co-operation between different departments, too much back-stabbing. Gossip and other stuff like that.


  6. "good for students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Coventry Building part-time

    Pros

    good first job for students
    accommodating for moving around

    Cons

    compared to jobs at other banks its not that competitive for pay

    Advice to Management

    increase pay scale


  7. "Insightful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Coventry Building part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provides a great experience into working in a more niece area of commercial banking.

    Cons

    A little behind with the times.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in infrastructure.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Putting Members and Staff First"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Coventry Building full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career development is taken very seriously. If you want to progress, you'll be supported and guided in how to do so. Some great resources and initiatives to support this.

    Job stability - never once in my 5 1/2 years have I felt like my job was insecure. A forward moving organisation that is keen to grow further (in the right way).

    Values - the Coventry really does promote their values to staff and customers. Doing the right thing is vitally important from both an internal and external perspective - key when the organisation is growing so quickly.

    Cons

    Salaries are not at the high-end for the industry, although competitive. This reflects the Coventry's conservative nature and ensuring that they are taking fewest risks possible (sometimes overdone).


  9. "Customer Service - Branch Network"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good entry point job for a career in financial services.

    In the branch environment there was a fair bit of variation with activities which you could get involved with on a daily basis (Having the time to do them was another matter altogether)

    Cons

    My overall experience of the management was poor - Lots of micro-management and there wasn't any support for career progression (I was once lambasted for even suggesting looking to advance my career!).

    No support for further qualifications.

    Severely under resourced branch.

    Lots of pressure to sell financial products to customers.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate my experience may have been different depending on the manager I had, but ultimately my advice would be to support your staff with their career development and be honest if moving on is the best way to fulfil this.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "the coventry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Coventry Building full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great values & commitment to its customers
    Supportive environment because of its people

    Cons

    Pay for certain roles is not competitive
    Flexible working policies vary depending on role/department
    Lagging in terms of adopting new technology


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