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Nationwide Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.3 638 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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    Great company to work for

    Commercial Processor III (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsGrowth Opportunites, Great benefits, Pay is highly compatible with area

    Constime off policies could be better

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

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity if you're willing to move. Good benefits/pay.

    ConsToo much training. Heavy work load.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for ways to promote talent without making people relocate. Cut back on work loads.

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    Amazing place with varied pace!

    Specialist, IT Applications Development (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsEmployee friendly, work life balance, benefits, flexible hours. One of the best employers in CMH

    ConsPay is below par and not great bonus plan. Career progression is not easy because of strong networking culture.

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

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    Airline pilot for 39 years

    Multi-Line Sales Agent (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsExecellent company to work for

    Conseverything was positive about this company

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    A great place to work with

    Java Web Applications Developer (Current Employee) Des Moines, IA

    ProsVery understanding Management. Very friendly working atmosphere. Scope for growing technically.

    ConsSalary hikes are very low.

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

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    Nice place to work

    BI Consultant (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsAmazing work life balance .
    No after work long hours
    Great flexibility
    Good culture
    Good People

    ConsSlow growth
    Moderate salary
    Less learning , but great family life.
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    Advice to Senior Managementkeep going

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

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    Solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorkload is reasonable and the pay equates to the workload

    ConsNot much room for growth unless you move.

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

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    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDiverse culture and opportunities to grow your career.

    ConsIt's a very political culture and if you do not play politics, you can be left behind.

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

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    Good company, slow to adapt to new technologies

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswork-life balance, paid training, opportunities for continual training, management that listens and seems to care, solid benifits

    Consslow to adapt to new technologies, over cautious

    Advice to Senior Managementnew management seems to be on the right track.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked at Nationwide for 25 years; ten in various management positions. The last one was in Commercial Underwriting.

    Commercial Underwriting Manager (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsGreat benefits.
    Opportunities for advancement depending on the department/area you work in.
    Big company in many different areas of the country. If you are unhappy with your job there are many opportunities for lateral movement to another area if you have good performance reviews & can get your manager to "help" you.
    Salaries are comparable to other insurance companies

    ConsNationwide used to be like a "family". It's certainly not that way anymore. That can be a good or bad thing depending on your viewpoint. I preferred the "old days" when the CEO would go to everyone's desk at Christmas time to wish you a happy holiday. The CEO's used to talk to anyone in the elevators; not just the executives. Nationwide is now very political. You have to have a mentor to move up to higher levels. The purchase of Allied brought more negatives than positives. There is more backstabbing in management than there used to be. Workloads are often not manageable & work/life balance doesn't exist especially in management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop moving upper level management to functional areas they have no experience in & no valuable knowledge of what their "people" do. Allied "runs" commercial & that has not been a good thing. They had no interest in promoting Nationwide people with valuable experience. Instead, inexperienced Allied employees are promoted & results suffer & morale suffers. Stop "advertising" you value work/life balance because you no longer do. Good job promoting many women to executive level positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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