Nationwide Building Society Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.9
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Nationwide Building Society  Chief Executive Joe Garner
Joe Garner
295 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work for."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Newbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great company values. Benefits. Culture.

    Cons

    Poor progression! On call too much.

  2. "Decent Employer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Banking Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for career progression if you perform well.

    Cons

    Certain roles can require experience in an arbitrary and unrelated position seen as a stepping stone to the new job.

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  3. "Decent Company to work for with good values"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Good values And care for their members.

    Cons

    Salaries could be more competitive

  4. "Finally an organisation that actually cares"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Company Secretary in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society part-time

    Pros

    - Really does put its members at the heart of every decision - a truly ethical organisation - Puts its employees first too! Wellbeing and work-life balance is high on the agenda - Strives to be best in class - Pays well

    Cons

    - No kitchen access to make a cup of tea (hot water tap and microwave in canteen but no sink or fridge) - Large structure which sometimes complicated to navigate

  5. "Not as good as it looks"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company ethos and pension contributions

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy, location centric

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  6. "5"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mortgage Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Building Society full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    not much opportunity for progression within the company

  7. "Very customer focused"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Fraud Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Head office is an amazing site with all the amenities. Companybalways investments in staff

    Cons

    Structure can be overly hierarchy. Hard for an external hire to join.

  8. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Training and quality of staff

    Cons

    Too much reliance on expensive consultants and too little trust on permanent staff.

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  9. "TERRIBLE"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Stafford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society part-time

    Pros

    There isn't anything good. It's all terrible.

    Cons

    Everything.The staff here are rude, offensive, unprofessional!!!

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  10. "New CEO ruined the fun"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good facilities, good salary compared to cost of living and the area, relatively good work life balance, good pension

    Cons

    Recognition, people in higher positions get comfortable which makes progression very hard, cost cutting, bad decisions at the top (investment in business/commercial which went to waste), shared bonus pool

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