Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated 1 Mar 2021

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Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
Joe Garner
393 Ratings
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  1. "Good to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Good to work in Nationwide

    Cons

    No Points as of now

  2. "Senior Progamme Manager"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Good leadership and direction a

    Cons

    Can be more commercially inclined to gain value


  3. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Recoveries Advisor in Finedon, England

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Low salary for the job role

  4. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good opportunity to develop career across different functions

    Cons

    Leadership seems a little disorganised. NBS is so big, that consistency of approach to work often is lost. When at HQ in Swindon, organisational strategies can appear a little provincial.

  5. "Nationwide Building Society"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Caring culture and customer focused

    Cons

    Sometimes slower to react to enhancements or improvements

  6. "A comfortable and supportive place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Adaptable Fair pay Progressive Great place to be able to use your skills in a wide array of roles

    Cons

    Not competitive with moving markets No clear path to developing your skills Can be slow to move with the times

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  7. "Great company but hard to move with the times"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance, environment, pension, caring CEO, mutual.

    Cons

    Top leadership seem up for modernising but layer below somewhat resistant

  8. "Great Place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - The Legend 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and relaxed atmosphere - does things right!

    Cons

    Nothing at all, to be sure!

  9. "Cares about employees and members"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Director of Resourcing in Gloucester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Values Sense of Purpose Flexible Working Location agnostic roles

    Cons

    Processes need additional simplification Greater agility would help

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  10. "Dealing with customer queries"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society part-time

    Pros

    Good experience working with customers and as a team

    Cons

    Hit targets and deadlines, work well under pressure

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