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Skipton Building Society Group Chief Executive David Cutter
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  1. "Great Employers"

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

    Pros

    Committed to Staff Development. Supportive company culture, Pleasantly located head office

    Cons

    There isn't much to complain about.


  2. "A financial institution that cares about its workers and customers"

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

    Pros

    The feeling of belonging and having an important role to play in the success of the Society. At Skipton you really feel valued, and are playing an important role in customer satisfaction.
    Great commute, continually improving benefits package, on site café and restaurant.

    Cons

    Salary not as high as central Leeds, but improving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skipton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skipton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skipton Building Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Society offers a genuine family feel, like you belong from the outset. Their values are clear and I have experienced investment in delvelopment of their people at a level I've not seen in other employers

    Cons

    The pace of change is relentless as the Society continues to grow and change to meet the needs of its customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing mostly. Change is needed and is for the benefit of our customers but be mindful of the impact of delivering so much change at such a fast pace.


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    "Still a good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit in Skipton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Audit in Skipton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skipton Building Society (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and investment in people

    Cons

    Culture changing over time and not necessarily for the better

    Advice to Management

    listen to the feedback from your staff


  6. "Skipton Building Society- Administrative Assistant (Temporary)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Skipton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Skipton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skipton Building Society full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay within a friendly team atmosphere. Basic duties are relatively simple and repetitive, requiring a basic level of computer proficiency to perform.

    Cons

    Due to the temporary nature of the position I held, training was minimal and responsibilities were kept to simple and repetitive tasks.


  7. "Structured, proffessional and welcoming"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - CDSA - Project Support in Skipton, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - CDSA - Project Support in Skipton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skipton Building Society as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. Everyone was really welcoming and the level of structure and organisation just made it a relaxing, efficient environment. As a mutual, teams were generally resourced to the right level and everyone could just get on with the job they were meant to do.

    Cons

    Parking was limited while I was there but this may have been resolved now. Key corporate values and messages didn't always cascade as well as they could have done, some people were a bit indifferent towards them.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time seeing and understanding how key messages filter down across the building society. I often minuted board meetings where initiatives (e.g. developing a 'Lean' organisation) were discussed and my experience was that messages discussed and agreed in board rooms became a bit watered down by the time it was delivered to the rest of the Building Society.


  8. "A very comfortable experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Test Analyst in Skipton, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Software Test Analyst in Skipton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skipton Building Society as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well my first day at Skipton Building Society wasn't a usual one. My supervisor knew what I was capable of and ensured that I received work that I can handle. Furthermore if I was late, my supervisor wouldn't blatantly insult me like I got insulted in my previous work places. They were understanding and supportive (I wasn't late all the time but since I am from Bradford, the trains sometimes weren't operating properly during harsh weather in winter).

    Cons

    We are given tasks that may be out of our comfort zone, at first I was very uncomfortable working on them however I soon realised these tasks are giving me skills and knowledge which will benefit me greatly if I ever worked in a different company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and always challenge your employees. Without the challenges I went through I wouldn't be where I am now.



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