Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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3.9
78%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
Approve of CEO
Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
Joe Garner
294 Ratings
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  • "Private healthcare has now been withdrawn for new starters (below senior management level)(in 25 reviews)

  • "Most vacancies are at Swindon Head Office, if based elsewhere it can be hard to get promotion(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Decent job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Representative 

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity if you stay awhile

    Cons

    I didn't like the hours

  2. "Eh not great"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society

    Pros

    Not a lot to be honest. Hours are ok

    Cons

    Everything. Manager sucked. Owner was a jerk

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  3. "External Consultant"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work very friendly

    Cons

    Very slow paced work

  4. "pricing specialist"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Company is very family-oriented.

    Cons

    Company has too many managers, resulting in excess costs.

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  5. "Nationwide"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society

    Pros

    Great culture and good work life balance

    Cons

    Not great career opportunities at that site- work was migrating to Swindon

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start career in finance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The working hours and pressure is less than most of the big banks, generous support on learning and development (CFA study and exams etc), there are opportunities to move up or jump to other banks if you doing a good job in a good team

    Cons

    lower salary than most of the big banks, more local and closed than most of the big banks, not providing T2 work visa for foreign nationals

  7. "Mortgage and protection"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic company, ethical and great benefits.

    Cons

    Honestly none, they are a great company.

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  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Good work life balance

    Cons

    Perhaps too relaxed Male dominated at higher level

  9. "Nationwide Member Rep"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great at getting you set up and trained initially. Some branches have a great atmosphere and it's easy to make friends both in your branch and other similar branches.

    Cons

    Once trained, you're either left to it with no further help, or constantly observed. You also have strict targets to stick to even though you're not supposed to sell things in the financial sector. It's supposed to be done for the good of the member but you are measured against goals and if you don't meet them you are placed on a support plan - this basically leads to being observed once a week and if you don't improve there can be serious consequences. Branches are pitted against each other and things can get quite competitive between managers. Get less pay than the same role in a bank, despite dealing with the same amount of work.

  10. "Workplace"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Lovely people and a very nice environment to work

    Cons

    nothing i can think of

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