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Nationwide Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
815 Reviews
4.2
815 Reviews
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Nationwide CEO & Director Steve Rasmussen
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393 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Awesome! Very friendly and encouraging people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Management Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - IT Project Management Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    Encourage you to perform different activities. Very friendly

    Cons

    Salary is a little low compared to others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    Great place to work here

    Cons

    Parking in the down town area

  3.  

    Great Company if you know the right people

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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

    Pros

    a great company in terms of compensation and autonomy. The company wants you to feel like your part of a family. There are wonderful benefits and if you are mobile there are opportunities.

    Cons

    There is almost no diversity (gender or race) above the director level. People get promoted often not based on talent but who they know. The leadership is not reflective to the membership base that it serves. Unfortunately if you are looking for a company that promotes diversity based on talent and not popularity, gender or skin color....Nationwide is not for you. You will find yourself frustrated and looking for another company to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Nationwide (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody is really outgoing and not afraid to help you. A lot of chatting going on around you but there is still a lot of work getting done.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lot of projects that are all very time sensitive so it makes it hard to prioritize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about the interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Nationwide as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The process and work culture is very good over here.

    Cons

    The encouragement and appreciation from Managers should be there .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work but......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster

    I worked at Nationwide

    Pros

    Great benefits, growth opportunities,

    Cons

    Some dumb people, good old boys club

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very pleasant place to work with great benefits.

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

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

    Pros

    -Work life balance encouraged and practiced
    -benefits
    -Lots of advancement opportunity
    -great training and development opportunities
    -opportunity to move laterally
    - great transparency from leadership

    Cons

    - large company, can be tough to stand out and be unique
    - a mutual company so innovation can be stagnant due to no need to please shareholders with significant profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more efforts into identifying emerging leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company with plenty of opportunity to try different roles

    • 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

    Pros

    It's not difficult to find something you like within the company. And the company kind of encourage employees to try different roles.

    Cons

    I guess same as any big companies, sometimes things are not done in the most efficient way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great growing company

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    working at a local agency can have time-off perks VS working under corporate

    Cons

    local agencies lack training support, there's no room for moving up to managment and the lack of staff can be demanding at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a better training structure in place. properly training an employee can give you better returns and its not always a waste of time

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nationwide pays very well compared to other companies. Employees earn a bonus every year based on how well the company does. All employees are eligible for company benefits within 60 days, time off, health, and etc.

    Cons

    Some of their IT systems could use an upgrade. If you cannot handle pressure then it might be downside working here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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