Nationwide Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
712 Reviews
3.6
712 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance was better than average, especially for non-salaried employees (in 83 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 29 reviews)

  • Very clear that upper management plays favorites (in 26 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Many locations for employment. Great benefits and great opportunities for brand new college grads. I would recommend this company to anyone willing to work hard to move up.

    Cons

    If you are working other then the main location your positions has the ability to be transitioned to main campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Dublin, OH

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

    Pros

    Nationwide has a great company culture. Management truly cares that you do well and are happy.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. people tend to stay in position for long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Software Developer

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

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    Stable and comfortable working environment

    Cons

    Lack of incentive to push selves to the best

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  5.  

    Nationwide is truly on your side as an employee too!

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

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At Nationwide, it prides itself on protecting what matters most to the members, however I have the same as true as an employee. Specially, in Marketing, the organization's leadership shares information, encourages training, and promotes work life balance. Working from home when necessary is never a problem. There is a training budget that it's accessible. And the work environment is collaborative and friendly.

    Cons

    Every position and every company will have its own set of challenges. My experience has been management is willing to help remove barriers when issues are raised. Each year we take an employee engagement survey via a third party. Those results are shared with the leaders anonymously st that they address the issues. I have witnessed sincere change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Culture is outstanding. Great opportunites

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great employer

    Current Employee - Consultant Systems Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant Systems Engineer in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Working with my customers and personal growth.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times

  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    Nationwide has great training programs and a pretty relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Satellite offices have very limited upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nationwide is on your side and I believe it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I have been at Nationwide for almost ten years...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    I have been at Nationwide for almost ten years and love working there. The work life balance is definitely valued there.

    Cons

    Advancing internally is quite the challenge. You must network.

  10.  

    Nationwide

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, wonderful friends made along the way, great working environment. Nationwide is like a big family.

    Cons

    Advancement is very hard for most, you have to know someone or be under 40. NW does not value longevity either. It's a shame actually. They're missing the boat on this one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your over 40 crowd. We have the experience, knowledge and we still have so much more to give. Take a chance on someone who has dedicated half their life to service of your company. Younger isn't more productive nor is it more stable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for to start a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They really do care about their customers and are very customer focused. Great benefits and time off. Can start at the bottom and work your way up but you have to be patient and put in the hard work and time to achieve it.

    Cons

    In the Total Loss Department, it is very stressful! Be prepared to be yelled at by customers, to argue with them everyday, and constantly explain you are not trying to screw them out of money. Sometimes there is very high claim volume with limited overtime and pressure to get it all done. So you can experience unreasonable work expectations that can drive you crazy. Some of the Managers understand and care about their employees (not just advancing their own career). Hopefully, you get one that cares, because if not, then they do anything to weed you out to make themselves look better. With this fast paced and EXTREMELY stressful job if the Management is not "On Your Side" you are doomed to fail, quit or get fired no matter how hard you try.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When your employees are swamped in work and not allowed to work overtime to get caught up, try doing something to actually help them. Telling them they are behind and need to get caught up ISN'T help! Jump in and do some real work for once, maybe skip a meeting or two and make time to do task that will help your team? Stop looking for things to get people in trouble and use that time to HELP do the work.

    Approves of CEO

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