Pros: Pension plan, 50% of Flex Plus account, Preferential credit card rate and savings rate
Cons: Next to zero car parking (wakefield & Sheffield), shift patterns, no free lunch, paltry bonus
Joined on the pretence there was lots of scope for progression. If you're situated at Wakefield or Sheffield, there's essentially zero progression unless you want to become a manager. Anything else you need to relocate first down to either Swindon, Northampton or Bournemouth before they will even consider you in a position.
Management whilst no longer focused on target's (which is good) could be improved. Example; if you do something wrong or get nothing less than excellent from a customer, they treat you like a 2 year old attending a day care center. Hardest part of your job is picking yourself up from it when you get it.
Best part of the job are some of the regular staff that work with you..It's a shame when you appear to move to management the folk lose their way a little.
Most concerning part of the job is that Nationwide continues to get voted for best company to work for in the list, but doesn't take on criticism at all. It's more put you into a room and treat you like a bad kid talk.