Nationwide

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Nationwide Reviews in Columbus, OH

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
742 Reviews
3.6
742 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance was better than average, especially for non-salaried employees (in 87 reviews)

  • Very good benefits (they match 50% of your 401k up to 6% and also have an employer funded pension) (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads are often not manageable & work/life balance doesn't exist especially in management (in 30 reviews)

  • Upper management talks about core values and hard work but upper management has no values (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Above Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Accountant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity and pay are good.

    Cons

    Competition and overstaffing make it tough.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company... very relationship-based, reasonable work/life balance, lots of ongoing opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, work environment driven by best practices. Good work/life balance. Made great friends there and built strong professional relationships.

    Cons

    Can be political in certain departments. Hiring philosophy can be narrow (need to find people who have done the exact same job before rather than think outside the box about transferable skills). "Nice guy" culture means candid feedback can be tough to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your minds about transferable abilities. Provide management training to new managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome! It was a great learning experience. People are very helpful and always ready to help and teach.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Management Intern in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - IT Project Management Intern in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People. They are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Salary. A little low compared to others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    They don't care about professional experienced workers that they acquire frim company they purchase

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Accountant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and pensions, benefits vacation and sick time

    Cons

    They don't do quality work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your company is to too heavy with management that doesn't have a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    You better know someone that already employed with company; otherwise it can be a nightmare navigating through the company for career advancement.

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    Former Employee - Property Casualty Call Center Management in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Property Casualty Call Center Management in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not a public company.

    Cons

    Not a public company; stakeholders are not not fully known. Little diversity in all levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity among all levels of management is a growing problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Midwest mutual insurance company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consult in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Business Consult in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Not driven by shareholders. Can focus on long-term wins as opposed to immediate returns.

    Cons

    Can seem slow and very hierarchical. Not very innovative. Keep low performers around too long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great environment to work in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer, IT Applications in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Developer, IT Applications in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Fun place to be. Good opportunities to move within the company from one field to another.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay and outdated on technologies used

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Dublin, OH

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

    Pros

    Nationwide has a great company culture. Management truly cares that you do well and are happy.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. people tend to stay in position for long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nationwide is truly on your side as an employee too!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    At Nationwide, it prides itself on protecting what matters most to the members, however I have the same as true as an employee. Specially, in Marketing, the organization's leadership shares information, encourages training, and promotes work life balance. Working from home when necessary is never a problem. There is a training budget that it's accessible. And the work environment is collaborative and friendly.

    Cons

    Every position and every company will have its own set of challenges. My experience has been management is willing to help remove barriers when issues are raised. Each year we take an employee engagement survey via a third party. Those results are shared with the leaders anonymously st that they address the issues. I have witnessed sincere change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Culture is outstanding. Great opportunites

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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