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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 277 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 276 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 263 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, rating is 7.

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

Interview process length
About a week
27%
About two weeks
24%
About a day or two
22%
About a month
16%
More than one month
11%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
73%
Phone call/screening
61%
Background check
50%
Problem solving exercises
37%
Written test
22%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Nationwide Building Society

  • 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
  • Interviewed with permanent members of staff with TCS.
    Shared on 2 October 2017 - Citrix Architect - Swindon

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

Interview tips at Nationwide Building Society

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)59%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)33%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)4%
  • They didn’t have a dress code3%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Nationwide Building Society

  • Just be yourself and try to relax and enjoy the time there.
    Shared on 31 July 2019 - Customer Service Advisor - Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Be yourself
    Shared on 19 July 2019 - Customer Service Advisor - Northampton, Northamptonshire

The first interview at Nationwide Building Society

How candidates got an interview
  • Other30%
  • Recruiter contacted me22%
  • Other online job site19%
  • Employee referral13%
  • Through Indeed8%

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