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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
78 Reviews
3.9
78 Reviews
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Nationwide Financial CEO Steve S. Rasmussen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Sometimes the work/life balance could be better (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people and a great leadership team (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • You may not get rich at Nationwide, but you can make good money and have a work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer, IT Applications in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Developer, IT Applications in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture to learn and grow.
    Willingness of team members to teach.
    Clear, reasonable expectations.
    Fun, friendly place to be

    Cons

    Since it's a larger, older company, lots of bureaucracy and some out-dated tech remains. Seems like they're shifting to get rid of it, however.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very satisfying to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    Good benefits and excellent management.

    Cons

    Some obscurity on upward mobility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I was a financial advisor.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great support. Great benefits. Great people.

    Cons

    Our branch closed down in NJ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest and spend in advertising.

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  5.  

    Great People! Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Internal Sales in Dublin, OH
    Current Contractor - Internal Sales in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Culture - Been there for a short period (3Months) of time and I have not had one negative interaction. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful.

    Training - extremely insightful and it really prepared me for my current role. Also,

    Development - it is clear - thus far - that the managers are invested in your professional development and advancement.

    Cons

    Call center environment. Although, you are not timed on calls instead on the quality of the call.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Nationwide

    Current Employee - Member Care Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Member Care Representative in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    benefits, good people, good managers and sups

    Cons

    work hours as csr is kind of bad, but it is like that everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  7.  

    Associate Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great people and a great leadership team.

    Cons

    None at this time, promise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great people and a great leadership team.

  8.  

    Great benefits, very transparent but hard to move around at the upper levels

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    Great culture. Fun and friendly environment. Sometimes the work/life balance could be better. Management at all levels does a great job of being transparent and living the values. There is a very diverse workforce that helps in developing solutions and products.

    Cons

    The opportunities to move around the company at the higher bands (F and G) could be better communicated and made available. There is still some politics and "who you know" verses job skills. It is much better that it was though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An amazing opportunity for anyone in this industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    They value you individually as an employee. They provide you with all of the recipes for success. Your advancement is completely up to you; in a world where nothing comes to you for free, you'll want to have a driver for more if you're trying to advance. Dress and work for the position you want, not the position you have.

    Cons

    Introductory pay may not be as sufficient to current financial needs, dependent on the person, but the room for growth far exceeds any initial benefits. If you don't stand out as an employee or as a hard worker, you may be in jeopardy of moving up. Also, it seems the only real way to get offered an introductory position is through a contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management? Maybe focus less on politics and focus more on the employee putting in the hard work. I've seen some instances where people are getting paid drastically more and aren't as capable or hard working as their peers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great people and management team

    Cons

    Poor work / life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An outstanding, policyholder-focused company that has established the gold standard for Agile software development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Agile Coach in Columbus, OH
    Former Contractor - Agile Coach in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Every single image, color, and line of text on a Nationwide Financial site or app has meaning and is carefully evolved by the team that created it. The IT talent is the absolute best I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Some new execs could use focus on how to be an executive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your rapid growth is producing newly promoted execs who have not learned to be execs. Invest in them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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