Nationwide Financial

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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
67 Reviews
3.8
67 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was early in my career, but I experienced a lot of learning and growth while I was there.

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people, lots of opportunities to work on different things, lots of areas to get into. If you work hard, your reputation can help you direct your career there. The benefits are really good, too. The company is socially progressive, fiscally conservative.

    Cons

    The weight and inertia of a big organization can be maddening. Process is usually added, not removed. And there's the inevitable network proxies, VPN access, Lotus Notes and other obstacles to just getting your work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't blindly apply an "economies of scale" approach to things. Homogenizing things, and merging things, can sound good on paper, but I've seen instances where the opposite tactic would have had significant benefits for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The company is caring but also less competitive

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

    I worked at Nationwide Financial as an intern

    Pros

    1. Employees are cared
    2. The work culture is pleasant
    3. The company is stable

    Cons

    1. The company is less competitive
    2. Columbus is a dull place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Talent from within

    Current Employee - Accountant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Accountant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nationwide Financial has a fantastic record of providing their associates with the necessary tools to succeed and they really do care about their associates in some aspects.

    Cons

    They do a less than stellar job of promoting associates already working at the company to executive type jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build up your talent bench that is currently employed at your company, focusing on internal candidates first and foremost who understand the culture and the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of internal opportunity, lots of new skills learned

    Cons

    Sometimes it take a while to steer a big ship in another direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are more important than your stockholders. Make your employees happy and the stockholders will also be happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life, annuity, 401k, leader

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    • 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
  9.  

    "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
  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 corporate experience, but lacking in leadership and growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

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