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Yorkshire Building Society Reviews

Updated Nov 11, 2019

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3.2
46%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
Yorkshire Building Society CEO Mike Regnier (no image)
Mike Regnier
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Much more of an emphasis on people and work/life balance than any of the Big 4 UK Banks with whom I have worked(in 11 reviews)

  • "A great place to work with great people and great flexible working opportunities(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "no cons - everything is good at YBS(in 7 reviews)

  • "Friendly people if your face fits(in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great place and people"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ALM Analyst in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture Lovely people Lots of opportunity to rotate around jobs internally

    Cons

    Ruthless culture in recent years of hiring and firing In danger of letting too many experienced staff go

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of not making senior staff redundant too abruptly

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-11-11
  2. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly people and nice environment

    Cons

    no cons - everything is good at YBS

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-10-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of progression let's it down"

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    Current Employee - Customer Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Yorkshire Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Great staff everywhere Great on development Pay is about average Annual bonus scheme Great pension scheme

    Cons

    No way to increase basic pay No career progression Dont know how to treat staff in redundancies Some managers are poor

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-09-09
  4. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Yorkshire Building Society part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility around hours. Can work from home. Good pay

    Cons

    No clear direction or job security

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-09-10
  5. "Good company to work for - flexible"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility and good place to work with good pension scheme and other benefits. People are really friendly and always try and help where possible.

    Cons

    No room for progression unless someone leaves or on maternity for example.

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-08-27
  6. "No Standards / Discrimination"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yorkshire Building Society full-time

    Pros

    Not in this work place.

    Cons

    You are treated very badly by management in Customer Communications. Show you no respect. Communicate to you with aggression. Treat you unfairly. Extremely challenging work environment because you are targeted. Lack of ethical standards by management.

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-09-29
  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Trade Counter Assistant in Blackburn, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Yorkshire Building Society full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Well known in the area

    Cons

    Unknown in other areas of uk

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-08-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Old school"

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    Current Employee - Team Manager in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Great leader in Janis Hambling

    Cons

    Stuck in the past No real direction at ops manager level

    Advice to Management

    Know your stuff - Get in the detail

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-08-29
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Is trying to update itself"

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    Former Employee - Note Taker in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Yorkshire Building Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good employer, great colleagues, good benefits

    Cons

    Lost its way through previous leadership vision

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to customer and colleague not be fixated on cost cutting

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-08-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Focus is more on fun than professionalism"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good pension and uniform.

    Cons

    No teamwork , everyone seems to compete with each other. Too much favouritism in the area. Very repetitive work and little recognition as an individual. Work mostly under staffed with no support.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and consistent. Motivate those who potentially offer you more.

    Yorkshire Building Society2019-08-22
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