Nationwide
3.2 of 5 568 reviews
www.nationwide.com Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

Nationwide Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.2 568 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Nationwide CEO & Director Steve Rasmussen

Steve Rasmussen

(286 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work life balance was better than average, especially for non-salaried employees"
    in 56 reviews
  • "Great Company, Good Benefits, This company knows how no treat employees"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "Preach work life balance but not really supported through benefits and workload"
    in 19 reviews
  • "direction from upper management shifts with the wind"
    in 21 reviews
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Amazing. Not just a job, but a lifelong career

Insurance Agent (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Nationwide full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSetting your own hours, excellent pay, travel covered.

ConsHigh work load from time to time.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways acknowledge the achievements of your staff to ensure they stay engaged.

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

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Stable environment that offers challenges and growth potential

Regulatory Specialist (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsI love the focus on doing what is right for our members. Being mutual company affords us the ability to think and act differently - having a group dedicated to continuous improvement - focus groups that foster collaboration - and front level focus on employee engagement - all create an environment of open dialog to benefit the company, business partners and our members who choose our products and services.

ConsBeing a large organization there are politics that can sway the overall focus. Having a plethora of administrative systems to run a business can be cumbersome and, at times irritating.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember who our customer really is - it's not the agent or producer who sells the products, it's the member who chooses to use them. If we work in that space it will drive us to do the right things and to do things right... Every time.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Supportive colleagues, extensive community involvement, long-term career prospects.

IT Management Intern (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

I have been working at Nationwide as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople oriented culture, approachable leadership, and a superb work-life balance!

ConsThings might move slow at times.

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

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Good Company, Bad Department

Claims Adjuster (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsGood Benefits. Overtime was good with profit sharing bonus for all employees.

ConsThe salaries weren't that great. Their 401k could be better since the matching was only 50 cents to the dollar. Very stressful and management didn't help much. Claims adjuster role could be very stressful because of all the work associated with it and also with the client.

Advice to Senior ManagementSalaries need to go up for compensation of stress. Internal mobility could be improved.

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

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overworked

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nationwide

Prossome of the people in the office

Conswork hour requirements, this was of 1 year ago

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Test Analyst (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsFriendly employees around to work with and good managers

ConsPackages are very less compared to other companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mixed Feelings...

Financial Services Representative (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

I worked at Nationwide full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBenefits and perks, dress down days, alternative work schedules...

ConsAbusive managers who abuse their authority, inappropriate behavior from coworkers, no boundaries...

Advice to Senior ManagementBe mature, be honest, and grow up...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They're not on your side

Member Care Representative II (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

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

ProsThe pay is excellent. And overtime is great when offered.

ConsTheir training is terrible! They need detailed training.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on your occurrence policy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nationwide

ProsVacation and benefits are decent

ConsNo chance to move. Favoritism big time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ok to start here, but don't expect much

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nationwide full-time

ProsCan't be fired unless you commit a crime or your department is downsized

ConsNo one gets fired. Many many incompetent people work here, including management on up. If you know the right people, you can be a horrible person with no technical skill sets, but still be promoted and well reviewed.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire or use current employees with actual skill. Soft skills can be taught in a 2 hour seminar, you need actual hard skills to do well.

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

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