Nationwide Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
723 Reviews
3.6
723 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance was better than average, especially for non-salaried employees (in 85 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)

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

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  1.  

    Midwest mutual insurance company

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    Current Employee - Business Consult in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Business Consult in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Not driven by shareholders. Can focus on long-term wins as opposed to immediate returns.

    Cons

    Can seem slow and very hierarchical. Not very innovative. Keep low performers around too long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great training program!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Harrisburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and helpful. I was never scared to ask questions. The training program for non injury liability was great! You got to get a feel of all the departments and lots of hands on training. You don't really need prior claims/insurance experience.

    Cons

    No overtime! There were a lot of people that worked almost 3 or 4 hours after their shift ended and they received no additional compensation. The volume of claims can be high but the office i worked at handled New England, PA, NY, and NJ. The salary is a bit lower based on other insurance companies in the same field. Mandatory alternative shift (evening or saturday/sunday shift) after you become "certified." The alternative shifts you get are based on business need so you might want to work evening but there might not be an opening so you get stuck where ever they need you and you have to do that shift at least 9 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favoritism! and talking to employees like they are your children. I think the level of respect should be the same for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good for a first job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    Cool envirorment, clean, fun, relaxing

    Cons

    Minimum wage, no hours, short breaks.

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    Direct Insurance Sales Agent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nationwide Direct Insurance Sales Agent in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Nationwide Direct Insurance Sales Agent in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off, great compensation plan, great work environment. Everyone is incredibly supportive and pleasant, and the incentives are huge.

    Cons

    Starting schedules are rarely good (lots of nights/weekends), but you're able to bid for a better shift after 6 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great environment to work in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer, IT Applications in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Developer, IT Applications in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Fun place to be. Good opportunities to move within the company from one field to another.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay and outdated on technologies used

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great place to work.

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    • 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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Nationwide is truly on your side as an employee too!

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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