Nationwide Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Nationwide CEO & Director Steve Rasmussen
Steve Rasmussen
38 Ratings

Pros
  • Work/life balance is really good (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 only care about saving money (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Admin Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    i currently work at Nationwide Bank Mortgage, which is in a transitional period of change. The benefits packet for insurance/dental/vision is great.

    Cons

    The transitional period is a little hard but eventually will all straighten out. Otherwise, there are not any other cons for me.


  2. Meh...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Des Moines, IA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Benefits are good. * Good company for young people starting out. * Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    * The top of the house in IT is a do-nothing "Invisible Man" * Parts of IT are allowed to ignore strategic direction with impunity * If you're not in Columbus, you're not much * If you ARE In Columbus, if you're not in Plaza One, you're not much * IT strategy has apparently become "replace everything all at once", creating utter chaos * Leaders are promoted mostly based on political intrigues, not abilities * Infrastructure and Operations runs like an unresponsive impenetrable fortress

    Advice to Management

    IT leadership needed an overhaul years ago


  3. Nice perks

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MCR I in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - MCR I in Des Moines, IA

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

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

    Pros

    There is a gym in office. There are also cafeterias and nearby food within walking distance. They also provide free parking for employees.

    Cons

    There are lots of new employees constantly being hired. Training is a very long process, probably about three months of time.

    Advice to Management

    It is nice how they keep up updated on company news and events. Keep up the friendly atmosphere also. I also enjoy the volunteer options.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    IT Manager

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    Current Employee - Specialist, IT Applications Development in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Specialist, IT Applications Development in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Manager displayed negative attributes including lying on reviews, changing time entries to fit her needs, showing favoritism among subordinates, discouraging collaboration and training, expecting employees to find their own work (myself only, an example of favoritism), allowing certain employees comp time but not others, creating a toxic work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty and integrity are not just nice buzz words they should be required managerial attributes. Managers should be helping to support and help their subordinates grow. As opposed to current method of expecting their workers to perform their work for them. When asked to help with inter-departmental issues the manger views the worker as being at fault. The manager has a strongly divided team and shows strong favoritism between employees. This should not be allowed.


  6. Member care Rep

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Care Representative II in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Member Care Representative II in Des Moines, IA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work and great benefits Free Parking A place you can work and make a career out of!

    Cons

    Schedule is strict to adhere too and phone calls are steady busy Mangers is luck of the draw..all manage differently


  7. Inside sales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Des Moines, IA

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

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

    Pros

    I have very little positive to say about this company. The weight room is decent.

    Cons

    Awful place to work. NSS is a boys club no chance of moving around if you're not in it.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are running agents out the door with your lack of concern for agents as people.


  8. Good place to work overall

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Nationwide

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

    Pros

    Come to work everyday and do the best you can and you will thrive.

    Cons

    There was a lot of "owes me" behavior when promotion time comes around.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for but their metrics suck

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Nationwide full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company wise a great place to work, benefits, and employees are all great

    Cons

    There system to grade you at your work is messed up. They make it impossible to get a good score and thats what determines your raises/bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Update the way you grade your employees.


  10. Commercial Insurance Agent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Insurance Agent in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Commercial Insurance Agent in Des Moines, IA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Many opportunities for growth and development. Excellent benefits and pay.

    Cons

    . . . . .


  11. LOVE IS IN THE AIR

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Associate in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Nationwide

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

    Pros

    I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! EXCELLENT COMPANY!!!!!

    Cons

    none. They are always trying to genuinely improve

    Advice to Management

    keep up the hard work



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