Nationwide

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Nationwide Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
748 Reviews
3.6
748 Reviews
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Nationwide CEO & Director Steve Rasmussen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance was better than average, especially for non-salaried employees (in 87 reviews)

  • Very good benefits (they match 50% of your 401k up to 6% and also have an employer funded pension) (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads are often not manageable & work/life balance doesn't exist especially in management (in 30 reviews)

  • Upper management talks about core values and hard work but upper management has no values (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Customer service based job, I leaned a lot about the insurance business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nationwide

    Pros

    Compensation, time off friendly co workers

    Cons

    Confusing systems at times, at times micromanaged

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great start to my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nationwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nationwide is a company full of professionals. The training shows the investment they really out into their employees. Their benefits are phenomenal, and one of the last ones to have a pension.

    Cons

    Company requires you to be in your position for a year before being able to transfer to another internal position. They don't negotiate too much on salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Company is on a pattern of a lot of growth and opportunity as it aligns its companies to one brand.

    Cons

    The growth and alignment and "sausage making" going on to get to where NW wants to be is going to be challenging, maybe a bit worse before it gets better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere , cool people

    Cons

    less compensation, less fun events

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Above Average

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

    I worked at Nationwide as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity and pay are good.

    Cons

    Competition and overstaffing make it tough.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Young and mobile

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities but be prepared to relocate

    Cons

    Passive aggressive toward agency force

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    large corporate mentality need to find your place quickly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nationwide

    Pros

    Decent benefits and salary, very good with employee communications with their intranet
    OK if you are in the right department and have the right supervisor
    lots of resources to take advantage of

    Cons

    they took over my previous company and resulted in typical middle management upheaval
    dept cuts not announced , they played the usual 'excuse' card

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find out what what others think of your direct reports before approving dept salary expense cutbacks
    set achievable goals based on product/pricng/positioning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    They don't care about professional experienced workers that they acquire frim company they purchase

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Accountant in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Pay and pensions, benefits vacation and sick time

    Cons

    They don't do quality work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your company is to too heavy with management that doesn't have a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Doesn't "walk the talk".

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nationwide full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Company values often out of sync with company actions. Don't always listen and involve employees in decisions which directly affect them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more, praise more, be more considerate. Stop concentrating so much on only the negative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Mid-west culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Comparable benefits to other large corporate companies. Great opportunities in Columbus, OH

    Cons

    Shift of health care costs to employees has been significant. Uncertainty of opportunities outside of Columbus, OH.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire diverse thinking executives outside of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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