Nationwide Building Society
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Interviews at Nationwide Building Society

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Nationwide Building Society.

Interview experience

Based on 642 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 632 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 515 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Nationwide Building Society

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a week
28%
About a day or two
22%
About two weeks
22%
About a month
17%
More than one month
11%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
66%
Phone call/screening
62%
Background check
48%
Problem solving exercises
39%
Written test
23%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Nationwide Building Society

  • Straight forward process. I sent my cv through a jobsite. If successful you are sent an email with a link to some online assessments takes roughly half an hour. there is also a mini interview where yo…
    Shared on 7 May 2022
  • My interview was with my ex area manager (who was a diamond!) and a branch manager. It was very friendly, but at times very corporate.
    Shared on 2 November 2017 - Customer Representative - Lowestoft
  • Difficult and different stages
    Shared on 24 October 2017 - Senior Service Consultant - Swindon, Wiltshire
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Interview questions at Nationwide Building Society

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Interview questions are all competency based, interviewing manager can usually pick 5-6 competency based questions to ask the interviewee
    Shared on 12 September 2017 - Payments Service Manager - Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Situation task action result will get you through most of the questions . competency based question tell me a time when, tell me how you dealt with this .
    Shared on 12 July 2017 - Insurance Claims Advisor - Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Previous experience + scenario questions such as "what would you do in this scenario".
    Shared on 26 June 2017 - Senior finance business partner - Swindon, Wiltshire

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Interview tips at Nationwide Building Society

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)51%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)35%
  • They didn’t have a dress code7%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Nationwide Building Society

  • Bare in mind that this is a position which requires you to sell.
    Shared on 9 March 2022 - Member Representative - Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Prepare for a practical task - to ‘serve’ a customer with some query (eg how to transfer £10,000 using CHAPS payment and how much fee would be, how long would it take to process the payment etc). You’…
    Shared on 17 February 2022 - Member Representative - Winchester
  • Read up about their core values
    Shared on 15 March 2020 - Member representative - Birmingham, West Midlands

The first interview at Nationwide Building Society

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed28%
  • Other23%
  • Other online job site15%
  • Recruiter contacted me14%
  • Employee referral13%

How candidates received their first interview at Nationwide Building Society

  • Applied for the role on indeed
    Shared on 19 July 2019 - Service Consultant - Dunfermline, Fife
  • Job website
    Shared on 6 March 2019 - Mortgage Consultant I - West Midlands
  • I applied internally with a CV and covering letter, then offered an interview through video. I then got offered a face to face e interview.
    Shared on 29 December 2018 - Personal Banking Manager - Dunfermline, Fife
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