Nationwide Financial
3.5 of 5 51 reviews
www.nationwidefinancial.com Columbus, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
Nationwide Financial – Columbus – “Nationwide Building”

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3.5 51 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Nationwide Financial CEO Steve S. Rasmussen

Steve S. Rasmussen

(13 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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An outstanding, policyholder-focused company that has established the gold standard for Agile software development.

Agile Coach (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

I worked at Nationwide Financial as a contractor for more than a year

ProsEvery 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.

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work space and Clean enviroment..

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nationwide Financial part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat place to work, pay is good and people are good.

ConsThe temp is changing in the winter

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

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Great company.If you work hard you can earn a good living.

Independent Contractor Insurance Agent (Former Employee)
Terre Haute, IN

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

ProsUnlimited income potential if you work hard

ConsLots of changing underwriting rules.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork harder at spending time in your agent's offices.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Big Company with room to move around

IT Specialist (Current Employee)
Dublin, OH

I have been working at Nationwide Financial

ProsAbility to move within the company for new opportunities
Benefits
Opportunities to learn more skills
Managers push you for success
Many locations

ConsPay seems to be below what one can find outside Nationwide
Employees are able to move up from within the call center sometimes leaving abilities lacking in IT

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that throwing bodies at a situation does not fix it. Employees should not be moved simply to appease a staffing model. Otherwise, management does a great job empowering and engaging the associates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Life, annuity, 401k, leader

Financial Advisor (Current Employee)
Floral Park, NY

I have been working at Nationwide Financial

ProsWork within the right agency, and warm leads are unending.

ConsSeveral brokerage platforms still exist due to mergers and acquisitions.

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamiline business submission over he web.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Strong company, good work/life balance, nice people, many opportunities!

Business Development (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

I have been working at Nationwide Financial

ProsProud to work here. Management supports you, if you are good they notice for the most part. You feel as if you really can move up the ladder. Good compensation package if you fight for it. Flexible schedule and easy time off. Support you when your family needs you. Very very very nice people. Feels secure. Beautiful women!

ConsComplacent, slow moving, a little political. Management is sometimes missing from the scene.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote me, I'm awesome.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Midwestern Company

Sales & Service Analyst (Current Employee)
Dublin, OH

I have been working at Nationwide Financial

ProsThey are fair to their employees and treat them with respect. Nationwide really looks out for their employees and is not quick to lay off valuable assets.

ConsFlexibility in schedule, however this depends largely on the department that you are in.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work - we have a great company here and I hope to see it continue to grow just as well in the future!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Plenty of opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nationwide Financial full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere was plenty of training for my position, and, depending on which department you are in, there are plenty of opportunities for growth. As with any large company, it helps to try to stand above the rest.

ConsIt's easy to feel lost the crowd.

Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain transparency about departmental changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nationwide Financial

Prosgreat company, the people are fantastic.

Consfluctuation pay which makes maintaining an income difficult.

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Depends on Which Department

Pension Specialist (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsGreat Company, Good Team, most people work hard. The compensation is high for a Midwestern company. Very little overtime required.

ConsOne's experience at Nationwide is highly contingent on the department and business division. Annuities is awful where the margins are low and both employee and management education is relatively low or not apparent. Retirement plans was a great Department. High margins, section of the market cornered. Corporate culture rules in all departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten the hierarchy (remove tiers), empower employees, improve career development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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