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Nationwide Building Society Overview

Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1846
Company - Private
Banks & Building Societies
$10+ billion (HKD) per year
HBOS, TSB Bank
We’re the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and the second largest mortgages provider in the UK.

As a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans, we have ... Read more

Mission: As a mutual, we are owned by and run for the benefit of our members, not shareholders. Whether you are a candidate or colleague, we always aim to ensure that you positively experience what defines and differentiates us. Doing so allows us to recruit, develop and retain a ... Read more

Nationwide Building Society Reviews

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Nationwide Building Society Chief Executive Joe Garner
Joe Garner
239 Ratings
  • "Brilliant community slowly being disbanded"

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    Former Employee - Mortgage Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mortgage Consultant in London, England (UK)
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Building Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic systems, outstanding morals, strong processes, people genuinely seem to care, flexible and reliable

    Cons

    As the business expands and areas become larger, the community which makes Nationwide special is being taken apart. As teams turn into 'communities', ironically there is less of a community. No one knows what anyone else is doing and this negatively effects branch engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to what Nationwide is about, not cheap adverts and cost cutting. The branch network is able to thrive, but only if focus is shifted from pointless metrics onto being commercial.

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Nationwide Building Society Photos

Nationwide Building Society photo of: Head Office
Nationwide Building Society photo of: 5 brave colleagues walked 20 miles on the Ridgeway in aid of a fantastic cause.
Nationwide Building Society photo of: Here are some of our colleagues along with our CEO Joe Garner at a local social investment event.
Nationwide Building Society photo of: Mobile & Digital Experience Studio
Nationwide Building Society photo of: Mobile & Digital Experience Studio
Nationwide Building Society photo of: Branch staff @ Edinburgh Pride 2018
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Nationwide Building Society Interviews

Experience

Experience
68%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
81%
7%
6%
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    Strategy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northampton, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Nationwide Building Society (Northampton, England (UK)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Competency based interview process where you are asked to highlight certain career aspects using the STAR system (Scenario Task Action Result). These questions will ask you about subjects like innovation, leadership, meeting deadlines and prioritisation. Make sure you are prepared with a few examples as there are 2 sets of questions per category which are worded differently.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you give an example of a time where you have had to complete a piece of work within an agreed timeframe.   Answer Question
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Nationwide Building Society Awards & Accolades

  • Top 25 Best Big Companies, Sunday Times Best Companies, 2014
  • Top 100 Employers - Star Performers, Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, 2014
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