Nationwide Financial

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Updated February 21, 2015
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Nationwide Financial CEO Steve S. Rasmussen
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Pros
  • Sometimes the work/life balance could be better (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people and a great leadership team (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • You may not get rich at Nationwide, but you can make good money and have a work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good company to work for, though there is a propensity for rumors.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Low level management is relatively good and helpful to find the right position for and connect with employees. There is a great amount of discussion around synergy and employee engagement, including occasional team-building, offsite trips. The company does a good job of training their employees and keeping them up to date with the technology they use.

    Cons

    There is a large disconnect between the employees and upper management. There is a lack of trust between fellow coworkers, leading to rumors. Senior employees don't stick around too long since the company is unwilling to pay a high enough salary for their experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the employee engagement, pay the senior employees enough not to leave the company, and discourage rumors.


  2. It programmer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fast paced, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to market.


  3. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Constant chance for promotion, diverse workplace.

    Cons

    Salary is not what I would expect

    Advice to Management

    Provide more feedback


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  5. A lot of fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Insurance Agent in Des Moines, IA
    Former Contractor - Insurance Agent in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Nationwide Financial as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great, a lot of fun working there

    Cons

    Too much fun sometimes, new offices are too open


  6. If only you knew people on the inside, then you'd be offered permanent employment."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Contractor - IT Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. The people you work with or even meet briefly are amazing.

    Cons

    Management is incredibly unprofessional and moronic. Unless you are a white male, you're word does not matter.

    Advice to Management

    Start opening your doors to more minorities and females in the IT sector. You could benefit from it.


  7. The company is caring but also less competitive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Nationwide Financial as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Employees are cared
    2. The work culture is pleasant
    3. The company is stable

    Cons

    1. The company is less competitive
    2. Columbus is a dull place


  8. Good company, lots of changes, poor management decisions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very sound company, conservative with products, strong desire to grow

    Cons

    Management continues to cut jobs even when economy was stabilizing. Lost a lot of great people, will take a long time to recover.

    Advice to Management

    Use the Southwest Airlines approach of employee first, which leads to consumer happiness. Your quick to cut the workforce attitude has ruined employee morale.


  9. Great company but hard to advance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company is a great place to gain experience in the financial services industry. Great products and competitive in their space.

    Cons

    Distribution is lacking. Could be a larger player in the industry if they looked at their distribution model a little closer.

    Advice to Management

    Defining a career path for engaged employees and having more competitive compensation would probably allow for greater retention of and attraction of top talent


  10. An "OK" and stable position, but ....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - very stable position, no fear of layoffs as a full-time employee (at least in my department)
    - laid-back, able to balance between family and job
    - flexible to take a couple hours here and there, as needed

    Cons

    - too political
    - career growth is no longer done by promotion.. either you move to another department for a higher position, or get out of the company
    - process, process, process --- to much paperwork
    - benefits are being cut year after year.. what's left ??

    Advice to Management

    - treat your employees right, and it will pay off !!
    - don't make big changes and not communicating to employees
    - reduce paperwork, and process as just a means to make everything look good on paper.


  11. Could Pay better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big Company with forward thinking management

    Cons

    Pay could be better & more vacation would be great

    Advice to Management

    Pay better



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