Nationwide Reviews in Columbus, OH

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
673 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Laid back yet enriching

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant and Project Management  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - IT Consultant and Project Management in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed, employee centric organization with a perfect work-life balance

    Cons

    Not a challenging environment for consulting type roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more fresh graduates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience is you like project work.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Home and life balance is ideal.

    Cons

    Very political and difficult for vertical advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down if your not qualified.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for overall.

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    Current Employee - Attorney  in  Delaware, OH
    Current Employee - Attorney in Delaware, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and generous vacation time. Executive management is good. Middle management is inconsistent

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for upward mobility in certain departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company but bad supervior

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    Former Employee - Member Care Representative II  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Member Care Representative II in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Nationwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They really care about employee happiness and compensate well.

    Cons

    My supervisor had no idea what she was doing! She got hired in from another company that did a completely different job and she made absolutely no attempt to figure out what we did. It also worked to our benefit but was mostly frustrating when problems came up and a lot of the time they were her fault!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure management knows what their employees do!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An excellent company, not a perfect workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong financial company
    Offer social/teambuilding activities
    Competitive pay

    I got the impression the workforce was generally happy. They care about continuous improvement.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure early on to prove yourself
    Dreary office spaces
    Constant evaluation

    In my role, management tried to test the interns early on to see how far they could push us. I was stressed out and anxious for the last 4-6 weeks of my internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the transition into a new position less stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I worked here for 13 months as a contractor

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    Former Employee - Health and Wellness Coordinator  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Health and Wellness Coordinator in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a professional environment overall with lots of room for growth, great perks, good food

    Cons

    My department was customer service for Benefits and that in itself is not fun to deal with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I love being here.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    First off, I work as a software engineer. We have a very relaxed workplace. We use industry standard tools, which means I very rarely have to work on something I can't use on another project/job. Also, I don't have to spend time writing stuff that already exists, is better tested, and also already free. Nationwide's infrastructure team is hands down the best I've ever experienced. Releases happen on very well coordinated schedules with plenty of support people on call. Both management and IT are both supportive in allowing me to try new tools to help get my work done. The gym is also super handy; I use it every day. Lots of opportunities available.

    Cons

    Can be slower paced than other places. Salary slightly below other places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work!!

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    Current Employee - Specialist, Process Management  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Specialist, Process Management in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work with great people, they encourage development, have a great education reimbursement package (for degrees, certificates, etc.), great benefits...awesome location with lots of places to walk for a break or lunch!

    Cons

    It doesn't happen in every department, but there are some places where there are managers in the wrong jobs, and it really makes or breaks your engagement and happiness to have a decent manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at people in leader positions, all they way down, and make sure they are in the right jobs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I feel very loyal to Nationwide

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    Current Employee - Executive Secretary  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nationwide's culture is great. The company tries really hard to hire good managers and executives and they care about all employees. There are many opportunies, endless really, if you are so inclined. There are a lot of perks working at the headquarters of a company as large as Nationwide. I feel very loyal to Nationwide overall. For my current job, I feel that I am fairly compensated. The work/life balance at NW is AWESOME! Very fair.

    Cons

    The opportunities are hard to come by unless you know someone in the area or have mentored. It's easy to get pigon-holed by a title and at times it's hard to even get an interview unless you have some kind of "in" or a very specific degree. There is no such thing as a quick decision in a company as large as this one. Red tape slows every process down. I have come to understand that NW does not pay as much as some other companies, but I do not currently experience that, especially living in Columbus, where the cost of living is so low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move more quickly and don't have so many meetings!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Executive Secretary  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - flexible scheduling, comfortable working environment, higher than market pay

    Cons

    - difficult to move out of current role, who you know not what you know mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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