Nationwide

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Amazing work environment

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

Pros

Very good agile practices followed

Cons

Average work group is between 30 - 40 years old. Hampers growth for development

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Nationwide

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much potential but can't get out of their own way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Good place to learn, but only if you take charge of your own learning plan because no one else cares in spite of what they say. Good benefits, especially for retail. Also, good pay if you can stomach the "cons" and many people do, which might not be a good thing. Nationwide is a great name, but may be losing brand equity to companies that have the ability to evolve and execute. Company has a great value statement, but senior management needs to practice what they spew.

    Cons

    Innovation is slow for things that do need to be changed. Lot's of changes for things that aren't broken. Direction changes regularly based on the political winds of the day. Leaders are stuck managing most of their energy on protecting their job and territory. Expenses are out of control, which drives higher loss ratios and uncompetitive rates for the NSA product. Technology is stuck in the 80's and in spite of huge budgets cannot seem to develop a solid platform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowlegde that you don't know what you don't know and let people that actually do know do their jobs. Try to limit the amount of politics (understandably difficult in a company this size with this culture). Cut the dead weight you carry around that have produced zero results for you for xxxx years. Stop talking about cutting expenses and execute some hard decisions. Your traveling "road shows" are a complete waste of time and money because you really don't want to know the truth so stop asking.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work

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

    Pros

    Fairly good work environment as far as equipment, desk etc in some parts of the company. Other parts of the company forget it. Semi ok health benefits.

    Cons

    Yearly evaluation process (EPMP) is a complete waste of employees time. Day to day employees have to fill out evaluations at end of year, which is supposed to be used for raises etc. Unknown to most employees is that raises and ranking in the system, were already determined months before the reviews are filled out by employees. Nothing the employees fill in is used for increases. Most upper management seems to be out of touch. Average employees will never get promoted based on merit or ability, almost all promotions are done based on the buddy system, which has lead to many people being in positions they are not really qualified to be in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to what day to day employees have to say for a change and try to get some standards in place that can be enforced and not changed for every situation that comes along to the detriment of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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