Nationwide Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
674 Reviews

3.6
674 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance was better than average, especially for non-salaried employees (in 73 reviews)

  • Great Company, Good Benefits, This company knows how no treat employees (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Workloads are often not manageable & work/life balance doesn't exist especially in management (in 26 reviews)

  • Upper management only care about saving money (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide as an intern

    Pros

    pretty to work as an intern

    Cons

    do not hire you directly

  2.  

    Good company to work for overall.

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    Current Employee - Attorney  in  Delaware, OH
    Current Employee - Attorney in Delaware, OH

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and generous vacation time. Executive management is good. Middle management is inconsistent

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for upward mobility in certain departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience is you like project work.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Home and life balance is ideal.

    Cons

    Very political and difficult for vertical advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down if your not qualified.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a good job when it started, but then it became too much

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Short hours and pretty good compensation

    Cons

    Demanding job with the time to time customer who was dissatisfied. The customers were the main reason I decided to leave my position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I love being here.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    First off, I work as a software engineer. We have a very relaxed workplace. We use industry standard tools, which means I very rarely have to work on something I can't use on another project/job. Also, I don't have to spend time writing stuff that already exists, is better tested, and also already free. Nationwide's infrastructure team is hands down the best I've ever experienced. Releases happen on very well coordinated schedules with plenty of support people on call. Both management and IT are both supportive in allowing me to try new tools to help get my work done. The gym is also super handy; I use it every day. Lots of opportunities available.

    Cons

    Can be slower paced than other places. Salary slightly below other places.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Does what an insurance company should do. Be there for the customer. Organization encourages volunteering. Management encourages employees to take their "your time" or vacation. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Opportunities are there if you are an engaged employee. Some silos but is improving as management makes moderate adjustments or reorganize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share the vision. Very transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A big company with plenty of opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, with opportunity for different people

    Cons

    A lot of different layers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Talent Management is terrible for internal associates

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work!!

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    Current Employee - Specialist, Process Management  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Specialist, Process Management in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Work with great people, they encourage development, have a great education reimbursement package (for degrees, certificates, etc.), great benefits...awesome location with lots of places to walk for a break or lunch!

    Cons

    It doesn't happen in every department, but there are some places where there are managers in the wrong jobs, and it really makes or breaks your engagement and happiness to have a decent manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at people in leader positions, all they way down, and make sure they are in the right jobs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I feel very loyal to Nationwide

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    Current Employee - Executive Secretary  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Nationwide's culture is great. The company tries really hard to hire good managers and executives and they care about all employees. There are many opportunies, endless really, if you are so inclined. There are a lot of perks working at the headquarters of a company as large as Nationwide. I feel very loyal to Nationwide overall. For my current job, I feel that I am fairly compensated. The work/life balance at NW is AWESOME! Very fair.

    Cons

    The opportunities are hard to come by unless you know someone in the area or have mentored. It's easy to get pigon-holed by a title and at times it's hard to even get an interview unless you have some kind of "in" or a very specific degree. There is no such thing as a quick decision in a company as large as this one. Red tape slows every process down. I have come to understand that NW does not pay as much as some other companies, but I do not currently experience that, especially living in Columbus, where the cost of living is so low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move more quickly and don't have so many meetings!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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