Nationwide Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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  1. Inside sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Good place to work overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for but their metrics suck

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Commercial Insurance Agent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Insurance Agent in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Commercial Insurance Agent in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    . . . . .


  6. LOVE IS IN THE AIR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Associate in Des Moines, IA
    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


  7. Good corporate atmosphere, good sense of community

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Frequent teambuilding exercises as well as regularly scheduled division-wide meetings provide a sense of community among full time employees. Company also offers frequent training to employees looking to break into other fields or enhance their own experience.

    Cons

    Frequent evaluations regarding team progress, efficiency, and morale can become irksome, more of a chore than an effective evaluation exercise. Some hiring/contracting practices appear to hinder good team-building than help (such as requiring teams to be made up of a certain percentage of contractors, even if the team would like some hired on full time.)

    Advice to Management

    Cross-profession training is a great idea, but if thorough tests for those seeking to move to a different department aren't in place, it may hinder existing projects in those departments.


  8. Feel betrayed by company that I had high regard of respect for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In the beginning this was a great place to work. I loved my job and then they cut our dept of 14 full time associates to 7 and expected us to be able to do the same amount of work. They raised targets so high that most couldn't reach them.

    Cons

    Well with optimization that is going on we were told that it was highly unlikely that our dept would be eliminated because we were way ahead of Ohio. They brought in more work and had us get everything set up and running smoothly just so they could have it ready to be shipped to Ohio.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and honest. Don't push associates so hard to meet targets that are unlikely to be met therefore affecting the raise and bonus of hard working associates


  9. Helpful (1)

    total loss department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Holiday pay, paid time off

    Cons

    Everything besides holidays and pto


  10. Great Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody is really outgoing and not afraid to help you. A lot of chatting going on around you but there is still a lot of work getting done.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lot of projects that are all very time sensitive so it makes it hard to prioritize.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the interns


  11. Helpful (2)

    Not a bad place to start working right after college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Casualty Claims Specialist I in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Casualty Claims Specialist I in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits A good job right after college

    Cons

    Casualty claims department is way understaffed. Be aware

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees Fox the understaff issues within claims department.



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