Surpassing hundreds of major organisations from a wide range of industries, Nationwide was placed third on the Sunday Times' list of the Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work for 2016, moving up three places from last year.
The accreditation is due to us receiving a high score in Best Companies’ survey, which examined the ins-and-outs of company life within organisations across the UK. The survey reveals how employees really perceive their work environment.
Group Director Alison Robb said:
“This is excellent news and shows how focussing on doing the right thing for customers goes hand-in-hand with being a great employer. Investing in our employees and valuing their contribution has made Nationwide what it is today – a financial services organisation that’s trusted by millions with the highest level of customer service on the high street.
I’d like to thank all our employees for their ongoing commitment to make Nationwide a successful and sustainable business which supports communities across the UK.”
We employ more than 17,000 employees across the UK and have around 700 branches as well as admin centres in Bournemouth, Swindon, Dunfermline and Northampton.
“ Our third place echoes our own anonymous annual employee survey which shows that 93% of employees are proud to work for Nationwide, 88% would recommend Nationwide as a good place to work and 92% believe that the Society provides benefits that meet their needs. ”
Apprentice, Jack, who started with us last year said: “Before joining Nationwide I did work experience here and at other companies too. There’s something about the culture that I liked at Nationwide and I felt it even on day one – its values run right through the organisation and have an impact on how we treat customers and our colleagues.”
Employee of the Year, Jess, said: “Nationwide is a fantastic employer because we really do put our customers and employees at the heart of everything we do. People are treated equally and with respect and in my experience we everyone wants to help each other – it's the culture which has been created that is the key.”
Julie, Yeovil Senior Branch Manager said: “Nationwide makes me feel motivated and gives me the ability to motivate others, so I am really engaged and love my job. I feel really proud to work for a company that puts its people and customers first.”
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