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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life, annuity, 401k, leader

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    • 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
  2.  

    "Good Company, on the right track for future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wholesaler  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Wholesaler in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    As a midwest firm, there are still some midwest values in place. This can be good and bad at times.

    Cons

    You can make more elsewhere, but remember many firms out there could care less about you and will fire you wihout a moments hesitation. You may not get rich at Nationwide, but you can make good money and have a work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation levels for field people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Great corporate experience, but lacking in leadership and growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    benefits & corporate experience are the pros.

    Cons

    No growth. Promotes development, but doesn't recognize it.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, lots of changes, poor management decisions

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

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    Very sound company, conservative with products, strong desire to grow

    Cons

    Management continues to cut jobs even when economy was stabilizing. Lost a lot of great people, will take a long time to recover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the Southwest Airlines approach of employee first, which leads to consumer happiness. Your quick to cut the workforce attitude has ruined employee morale.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Management talks a good talk, but that is as far as it goes. In other words, they are good at lying to their employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    If you are fortunate enough to work for an experienced manager, you can expect to be treated fairly. However, once you have been there a few years there look for new blood to abuse.

    Cons

    Low pay and no respect for employees who have been with the company for a few years. Also, managers are a puppet on a string and unable to make decisions for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that know how to manage and care about their people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's a great place for the most part. In IT, depends on the area. Movement around the company can be hard to do.

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

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Flex time is very nice. Great people to work with. Very dedicated to customer service. Senior management is very committed to customer service also.

    Cons

    Can be long hours. Comp time is not 1 for 1. Job description don't always match the work done.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    Very nice people. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Ohio State Fans get annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more parking for employees!!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nationwide Financial

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Internal Retirement Consultant  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Internal Retirement Consultant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    Get to work with great external sales partners.
    They offer you 20 Days PTO and have ok benefit plans.

    Cons

    You will work for the most uneducated management staff. They have no idea how to run an internal sales department and will treat you like a number. There is no opportunity for growth and no training available. If you want to settle in life and take orders from a robot, this is the job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help the company out by fire yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company but hard to advance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Nationwide Financial

    Pros

    This company is a great place to gain experience in the financial services industry. Great products and competitive in their space.

    Cons

    Distribution is lacking. Could be a larger player in the industry if they looked at their distribution model a little closer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Defining a career path for engaged employees and having more competitive compensation would probably allow for greater retention of and attraction of top talent

    No opinion of CEO

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