Nationwide Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Nationwide CEO & Director Steve Rasmussen
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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. Excellent company minus the conservative side of insuring

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    Well known brand, easy to sell. People love to be a part of the club

    Cons

    Conservative rules of insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Very people focused culture, though not a fast moving organization

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing family culture where people make lifetime careers
    Lots of Associate Engagement, and clubs/orgs to support. Associate focused sports, quilting, scrapbooking, choir, musicians group, astronomy and so much more
    They focus a lot on my health and wellness
    Lots of opportunity to move around the company

    Cons

    Can be very slow moving (though great that we don't have shareholders, it can make change go at a glacial pace)
    Slow to fire people (which can be good, but sometimes if an individual isn't performing...)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Good corporate atmosphere, good sense of community

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Nationwide as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Frequent teambuilding exercises as well as regularly scheduled division-wide meetings provide a sense of community among full time employees. Company also offers frequent training to employees looking to break into other fields or enhance their own experience.

    Cons

    Frequent evaluations regarding team progress, efficiency, and morale can become irksome, more of a chore than an effective evaluation exercise. Some hiring/contracting practices appear to hinder good team-building than help (such as requiring teams to be made up of a certain percentage of contractors, even if the team would like some hired on full time.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross-profession training is a great idea, but if thorough tests for those seeking to move to a different department aren't in place, it may hinder existing projects in those departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great resume builder for sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    Easy commission, lots of room to learn and gain knowledge about sales and the insurance industry. Not a really hard service/product to sell

    Cons

    No real chances for advancement unless you want to open your own agency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Love this company! They definitely know how to compensate the agents that choose to work hard for their money!

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    Current Employee - Associate Agent in Martinsburg, WV
    Current Employee - Associate Agent in Martinsburg, WV

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    Generous compensation, plenty of paid time off, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Not really much to speak of here. Everything is pretty on par with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, as this is exclusive to the agency, not nationwide as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Claims-staff was great, mangement had its own challenges

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    Current Employee - Senior Claims Representative in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Representative in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable to work with on claims

    Cons

    Too much back stabbing to get ahead, too much gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward for achievements and not for gossip

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Ok experience, management doesn't care about its employees

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    Current Employee - Resolution Support Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Resolution Support Analyst in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Co workers are nice and helpful

    Cons

    Takes a while for raises and promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a better work life balance

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

    Ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    The salary is pretty good

    Cons

    can be difficult to keep clients in this industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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

    Not very fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter

    I worked at Nationwide

    Pros

    Major company some good opportunities

    Cons

    Mediocore salary, management not very involved with their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Awesome! Very friendly and encouraging people!

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    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

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