Nationwide Financial Network

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Nationwide Financial Network Reviews

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  1.  

    Beats being unemployed

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

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial Network

    Pros

    Location in columbus is good. Nationwide is active in community and is respected as a whole in columbus

    Cons

    Lack of direction and mismanagement of initiatives. The whole purchase of Provident was a mess from the start and only got worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect better with rank and file workers. lately I have seen improvement here, but its important for everyone to see the value in others. Its also important for senior management to "prove' themselves to their employees in leading by example. NW has brought in too many unproven people from the outside while overlooking or ignoring the talent they have within.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Reinvention without Direction Yields Little Change

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

    I worked at Nationwide Financial Network

    Pros

    As stated by others, Nationwide Insurance itself is a tremendous company and a good corporate citizen, particularly in respect to its support of the community and various charitable organizations. As a fairly conservative mutual company it's nice to know the parent organization won't be sold out overnight, particularly in the current economic environment. This conservative attitude also shows up in its financial produc ts.

    Nationwide Financial has a solid product line-up, that while not cutting edge, is certainly one that a producing agent wouldn't have to apologize for. Also, there is a strong commitment to internal support; the team in Dublin supporting all channels is professional, competent and willing to go the extra mile. The Advanced Sales team is second to none in the industry.

    Cons

    That said, Nationwide Financial Network, the retail distribution arm of Nationwide Financial, seems to constantly be in search of itself. The Exclusive Agency distribution channel is fairly stable, but continually underperforms, with a long-standing 5% penetration of its P&C households with financials despite constant efforts to improve.

    The Provident/Professional Consulting Group was a wreck from day one that only go worse over time, and its ultimate demise in 12/08 was long overdue.

    The new Nationwide Securities, LLC broker-deraler seems over-extended and somewhat inept, but mostly unnecessary. In an environment that would easily be serviced by a limited b/d, they expend an inordinate amount of energy and capital toward offering a full-service menu, when 99% of their business is basically "cheeseburgers." No serious General Agent will be content with them long-term, and the PPGA/Personal Producing GA channel's future is at best questionable.

    The technology simply stinks. It still takes a small forest of paper products to write a simple variable life app. And heaven forbid you have a switch, replacement or other additional form generator. If Raymond James can write Nationwide paper without touching an application, why can't a Nationwide Agent?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NFN needs to go back and re-read the basic tenets of "Good to Great" and decide what it is they can be the "best in the world" at, and quit trying to reinvent themselves as Northwest Mutual, ED Jones, Raymond James or New York Life "lite." They are not equipped to be a "career channel" company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Navigating change is a constant

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

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial Network

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits package are above average for this position level compared to others in the industry. It seems that management has good intentions with the change initiatives that are being introduced and progress is definitely being made toward making NFN a more competitive force in this market.

    Cons

    There seems to be a constant state of change in direction without a clear communication to all levels of employees regarding the reason for the change and the proposed endgame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work toward providing better levels of communication with employees regarding strategic plans.

    Approves of CEO

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