Nationwide Financial

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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
61 Reviews

3.6
61 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 5 reviews)

  • Great people and management team (in 4 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    An amazing opportunity for anyone in this industry.

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Director

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and management team

    Cons

    Poor work / life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

    I worked at Nationwide Financial as a contractor for 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
  6.  

    Great work space and Clean enviroment..

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The temp is changing in the winter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor Insurance Agent  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor Insurance Agent in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential if you work hard

    Cons

    Lots of changing underwriting rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder at spending time in your agent's offices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Big Company with room to move around

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    Understand 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life, annuity, 401k, leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Floral Park, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Floral Park, NY

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Several brokerage platforms still exist due to mergers and acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamiline business submission over he web.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Business Development in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    Proud 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!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote me, I'm awesome.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Midwestern Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales & Service Analyst  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Sales & Service Analyst in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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