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Shawbrook Bank Reviews

Updated 7 Oct 2019

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5 Ratings
  1. "Best in class"

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    Current Employee - Head of Personal Loans in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shawbrook Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Progressive business Flexible working Supportive environment Forward thinking organisation

    Cons

    A little more “silo’d” than is probably required.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Shawbrook Bank2019-10-07
  2. "Yes"

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    Current Employee - Risk Analyst 

    I have been working at Shawbrook Bank full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working Great learning and development Family feel

    Cons

    High people churn due to the growth

    Shawbrook Bank2019-09-14
  3. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shawbrook Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot over the time

    Cons

    Work politics at its worst

    Shawbrook Bank2019-09-01
  4. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Shawbrook Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working available for staff

    Cons

    There is a dependency on key staff

    Shawbrook Bank2019-08-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unexpected change in culture"

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    Former Employee - Head of 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shawbrook Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are lots of excellent people. Progress made across corporate communications and strategy.

    Cons

    There is a culture of promoting from external rather than internally. Many ignore wider viewpoints in the drive for achieving personal agendas, removing decision making powers. Exclusion from information, which is held at a certain level. Attrition is too high. Lack of knowledge retention and seemingly low value put on retaining knowledge and talent.

    Shawbrook Bank2019-08-16
  6. "Niche UK Bank, with offices in London, Essex."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shawbrook Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Need a larger product range

    Shawbrook Bank2019-05-23
  7. "Lots of change and little direction from new owners"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Brentwood, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shawbrook Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, country site , newly refurbished office

    Cons

    Lack of Mgt direction, lots of changes at senior level

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the small people!

    Shawbrook Bank2019-06-04
  8. "Good but not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, England

    I worked at Shawbrook Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn and develop

    Cons

    They've lost what makes them a good place to work. Communication was terrible at the end

    Shawbrook Bank2019-05-30
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shawbrook Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working (depending on who you report to) Open to providing external training/qualifications

    Cons

    Inconsistencies Multiple divisions working in isolation with different processes Poor company structure Change poorly managed/supported at top level

    Advice to Management

    Invest in quality people Align divisions as one business Review/improve/invest in Change processes

    Shawbrook Bank2019-02-26
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Best company I've worked for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shawbrook Bank full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Flexible working -Customers and staff are treated like people not just numbers -Staff treated like adults, not children ( as larger Banks!) -Great progression/ Learning and development offering -Real family feel -Work hard/play hard ethos -Personable on-boarding process

    Cons

    If you are frightened of change, SB would not be for you.

    Advice to Management

    Exco members to visit other sites than just London! Spend time on the 'shop floor' to build relationships with all staff.

    Shawbrook Bank2018-10-11

    Shawbrook Bank Response

    November 3, 2018Head of Resourcing

    Thanks for your comments

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