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Nationwide Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.3 640 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Nationwide CEO & Director Steve Rasmussen

Steve Rasmussen

(315 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance was better than average, especially for non-salaried employees(in 73 reviews)

  • Great Company, Good Benefits, This company knows how no treat employees(in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads are often not manageable & work/life balance doesn't exist especially in management(in 26 reviews)

  • Upper management only care about saving money(in 24 reviews)

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    Not very team work oriented.

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsThere's some flexibility with schedule, especially in the call center. Company has a relaxed atmosphere, dress code

    ConsDepartments don't work as team. It may well depend on the manager of that dept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork as a team with other depts. and drop the "us vs. them" attitude. It's the same company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great in the beginning until management started getting confused on how to best get the most out of their employees and

    Retention Agent (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsI loved my coworkers! They made my stay there bearable!

    ConsBenefits are great, but compensation not much, considering that they drain every drop of blood out of you on a daily basis

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic in terms of what you want your employees to achieve

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good considering the size of the organization

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsCompany encourages and promotes work-life balance

    ConsEmployees are highly encouraged to complete engagement surveys so the company can broadcast how well the employees are engaged; however employees are coached on how to answer the questions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work load is not equal for all employees of the same pay grade.

    Claims Adjuster (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGood training, Good benefits and experience.

    ConsConstant reorganizing and changing management..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Internship

    Data Analyst (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    Pros- Great people to work with
    - Stable and secure work environment
    - Positive work culture

    Cons- Slow to adapt to changes
    - Average age of employees is higher than usual

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical huge bureaucratic organization.

    Multi-Line Sales Agent (Former Employee) Des Moines, IA

    ProsFair stability, good benefits, 401(k) match, time off, et cetera. Good place to collect a check if you are one of the "in" crowd chosen by mid manager.

    ConsMicromanagement, substandard pay, weak correlation between compensation you earn and contribution you make. Too many Chiefs, not enough Indians.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the walk, stop spouting platitudes, staff up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 year plan changes every month

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsGood products to offer. Direct team mates are good to work with.

    ConsDirection from the top changes all the time. Communication is poor from the top down. They waste so much money planning and changing but execution and delivery is poor. By the time you are ready to execute and measure results the plan changes. Favoritism and back biting is rampant. You want to play the game you will be fine.

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    Insurance Agent (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsGood company. Decent rates, not hard to sell.

    ConsUnless you are directly appointed by Nationwide your paychecks come from your agency owner. Since you're an out of pocket expense for your agency owner, stay away from smaller agencies because they can only afford to pay you pocket change. Larger agencies have enough income to pay you a higher base salary and commission percentage but the smaller ones don't. As an associate agent you only get a VERY small percentage of the agency's commission, usually around 3% of the total business sold. Very little room for advancement unless you buy into a book of business. People sit at the same desk for 25 years and never advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementALLOW YOUR AGENTS TO TRAIN WITH THE COMPANY. Realize that your agents aren't here to sit and be your assistants for the rest of their lives. Set them up for their own personal success and in turn, succeed yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a lot of room for growth but a good place to start early in an Agents career

    Agent (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    Proseducation, learning the route and procedures

    ConsNot a great work life balance commissions are low

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to bring young people up in the company

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    Dramatic Changes

    Personal Lines Underwriting (Former Employee) Lincoln, NE

    ProsOffers great work schedule flexibility

    ConsPoor communication from top management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more upfront concerning upcoming changes instead of waiting until the change is happening to announce it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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