Nationwide Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
690 Reviews
3.6
690 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance was better than average, especially for non-salaried employees (in 80 reviews)

  • Very good benefits (they match 50% of your 401k up to 6% and also have an employer funded pension) (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads are often not manageable & work/life balance doesn't exist especially in management (in 27 reviews)

  • Very clear that upper management plays favorites (in 25 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Learning & Performance Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Learning & Performance Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nationwide is a great place to work. The company is actively involved in the community and believes in developing its people. Also offer household member benefits, which is great not only for the LBGT community, but for mixed households.

    Cons

    The benefits have evolved over the years to be more in line with the direction other corporations are going. The vacation and sick time are lumped together. If you get sick, you have to dip into what could have been vacation time. If you have surgery or a serious illness, you have to use up 5 days of that time before short-term disability kicks in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very positive

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    Current Employee - Internal Audit Analyst  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    positive culture on feedback and expectation

    Cons

    Nothing really come into my mind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent pay and benefits, great people for the most part

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    Current Employee - Corporate
    Current Employee - Corporate

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

    Pros

    It is not a stock company; decisions are made based on what's best for policy holders, not wall street. Definitely puts a different spin on things, and you get the feeling most really care about customers and each other.

    Cons

    For corporate functions such as IT, finance, HR, marketing, opportunities exist primarily in Columbus, maybe Des Moines. Not great options if you don't like to live in snow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work! Good salary and great work/life balance. Many different job opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Manager, IT Project Management  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Manager, IT Project Management in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance and competitive salary

    Cons

    It's insurance, so it's not overly exciting work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are promoting the right people, not just getting someone into the job quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automator  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Automator in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, company culture

    Cons

    They offer low salary for beginners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst Intern  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst Intern in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful work culture and opprtunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes underutilize college graduates in work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work / life balance.

    Cons

    Need excellent network skills to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work/life balance was great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer, IT Applications  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Developer, IT Applications in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Nationwide as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Office culture was good, work life balance was great

    Cons

    perks were OK compare to other companies in the area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Nationwide full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good culture and people. Nice office. Good systems in place overall.

    Cons

    Hard to move up internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start giving better pay increases to increase retention. At least a 3-4 percent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad experience at all

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Nationwide part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pros were all based on if you had a good supervisor. Luckily, I ended up with two supervisors who did not micromanage and were very accommodating to my work/life balance. Being that my supervisors provided such a great work atmosphere, I didn't mind talking to a few crazy customers everyday. I worked in the call center and, surprisingly, I do not remember the calls being back-to-back.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted. There were no metrics in force to get a promotion, it was just based on your supervisors opinion and they weren't quick to promote due to budgetary constraints. Its been 3 years so perhaps things have changed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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