Nationwide Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Security

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair management, fitness area on site at the larger campuses. Warm(feel-good) environments, and the facilities are well maintained.

    Cons

    Health insurance recently went to high deductible plans.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific, engagement at nationwide is very good.

  2. Lead Consultant

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    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good working environment, flexible and enjoyable. Good salary and good management.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels it is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Can be proactive and adapt to latest technology faster.

  3. Excellent company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant IT Applications Development in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Consultant IT Applications Development in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good benefits (want to call out the pension plan)
    2. Good opportunities to diversify your experience
    3. Decent management
    4. Work life balance

    Cons

    1. Sometimes the contractors bully the employees (too much freedom for these contractors)
    2. Sometimes its hard to get the individual commitment from those that are settled thru retirement

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!

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  5. Work Experience for IT department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Promotes collaboration and giving back to the community

    Cons

    Lot of Silos, Risk Averse and Slow to adapt to change

  6. Great company, work life balance, meaningful work, and good pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off, work life balance, salary, helping people, friendly culture.

    Cons

    Slow moving, long time to become director, some poor managers have upped through the cracks making it on the work of others they have taken credit for.

    Advice to Management

    360 feedback for all people leaders.

  7. Like a step back in time, say 1970

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company gives back to the communities it serves

    Cons

    IT runs the business and they run it poorly

    Advice to Management

    Modernize the systems to at least the year 2000

  8. Good, not great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Specialist in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    most people move at a snail's pace, plus there is a lot of movement between departments, so plenty of opportunity to try new roles or be promoted
    managers care about your development and you as a person
    work/life balance, 38.75 hour work week

    Cons

    HSA rates have gone up over 20% 2 years in a row
    too many are enabled to not take risks and do just enough to get by. can be frustrating when you are passionate about your work.
    in many areas of the company, fixation on process bogs down progress.

    Advice to Management

    a fire needs to be lit to instill an urgency to be great. loosening HR's stranglehold on pay would be a start, then reward the difference makers financially.

  9. Pl underwriting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PL Underwriting in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - PL Underwriting in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Educational reimbursement, 401k company match, pension

    Cons

    Structural re-organizing every 6 years, eliminating tenure and jobs.

  10. Very people focused culture, though not a fast moving organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist, Process Management in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Specialist, Process Management in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing family culture where people make lifetime careers
    Lots of Associate Engagement, and clubs/orgs to support. Associate focused sports, quilting, scrapbooking, choir, musicians group, astronomy and so much more
    They focus a lot on my health and wellness
    Lots of opportunity to move around the company

    Cons

    Can be very slow moving (though great that we don't have shareholders, it can make change go at a glacial pace)
    Slow to fire people (which can be good, but sometimes if an individual isn't performing...)

  11. Awesome! Very friendly and encouraging people!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Management Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - IT Project Management Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourage you to perform different activities. Very friendly

    Cons

    Salary is a little low compared to others.

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