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Nationwide Building Society CEO Joe Garner
Joe Garner
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  • "Senior management are in some cases Jurassic in their style(in 22 reviews)

  • "Head office in Swindon, very few opportunities for progression if you didn't want to move(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Claims Representative 

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity if you stay awhile

    Cons

    I didn't like the hours

    Nationwide Building Society2019-05-21
  2. "Eh not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees for once

    Nationwide Building Society2018-11-03
  3. "External Consultant"

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    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

    Nationwide Building Society2018-09-19
  4. "pricing specialist"

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      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.

      Advice to Management

      Hire fewer managers and more people who can actually do the work.

      Nationwide Building Society2016-06-21
    • "Nationwide"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        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

        Nationwide Building Society2016-02-23
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        "Good place to start career in finance"

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        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 2 years

        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

        Nationwide Building Society2015-09-23
      • "Good culture"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

        Pros

        Great people and benefits packages

        Cons

        Slow to do things and deliver change

        Nationwide Building Society2019-05-22
      • "Great place to work, improving efficiency would make it amazing"

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          Current Employee - Branch Manager 

          I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 20 years

          Pros

          Great member focus. Our member focus is what makes the society such a great place to work. The Chief exec Joe, is open and honest and communication is very transparent. Shares his thoughts in regard to the economic pressure to wellbeing and looking after ourselves. Also encourages speaking up, you can really see even at that level the board what to know what is happening in teams on a day to day basis.

          Cons

          There is still a fear amongst staff about making a mistake and using initiative, this can lead to barriers dealing with members. local directors seem to have little involvement in teams or members, not hands on.

          Advice to Management

          Keep the member focus, please continue to allow employees to speak up, review the layers of management.

          Nationwide Building Society2019-05-19
        • "CORPORATE"

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          Former Employee - Case Handler in Northampton, England
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          The people, the money, the potential to move on to bigger and better roles in other companies

          Cons

          Very corporate, sometimes stressful, very repetitive basically a sausage factory

          Advice to Management

          None, they were great

          Nationwide Building Society2019-05-09
        • "nationwide"

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          Current Employee - Member Representative 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          great team busy branch always learning something new

          Cons

          low pay pressure constantly not rewarded enough

          Nationwide Building Society2019-05-20
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