Nationwide Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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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. Helpful (1)

    sales and service

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    Current Contractor - Representative, Internal Sales and Services in Columbus, OH
    Current Contractor - Representative, Internal Sales and Services in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great management, paid training, bungee jumping Fridays are the best. Only twenty bucks takes you there.

    Cons

    They lock you in a cage and only feed you when you're too tired to make more phone calls.

    Advice to Management

    No more shock collars

  2. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Claims Associate in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love this company. I feel like management cares about employees, and I love the people I work with. In my office, there are many opportunities for advancement and to try other positions. PTO and benefits are great. Very low turnover in my office.

    Cons

    It can be hard to stand out in a company this size. At times, working in claims can be very stressful, and you have to be very organized and on top of your work to hit your performance marks.

  3. Im happy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Doible time and a half on holidays, really helpful management staff

    Cons

    No cons as of yet

    Advice to Management

    None as of yet

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  5. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a mutual company, Nationwide has great work/life balance as well as job security. There is opportunity to work in many areas across the company. Additionally, given the balance between insurance and financial services, the company has a strong financial position.

    Gallup employee engagement scores are built into the compensation structure for management. This drives both desirable as well as undesirable behaviors.

    Cons

    If you do not like the idea of working in Columbus or Scottsdale or Des Moines, depending on the role you're interested in, Nationwide may not be the place for you. Culturally, many areas of the company are not very open to temporary or long term virtual work arrangements.

    Unlike former places I have worked, I get the vibe that many senior leaders at Nationwide are arrogant (at the SVP level and above). This is CERTAINLY not true of all leaders, but it is a vibe that I have consistently felt during my experience here.

    While Nationwide is moving in the right direction uniting as one organization, and while it claims to be member-focused, culturally Nationwide has a long ways to go before it can truly say it is customer-centric in every breath it breathes.

    Base compensation is strong. However, annual performance bonuses and raises are very small (bonuses for non-leadership level roles will generally be around 1.5-2.5% depending on company performance; raises even for great performers may be at max around 4%). Additionally, while Nationwide has a pension, it is not a multiplying pension. That is, it's value is a mere percentage of your salary for each year worked, and does not grow much compared to a traditional pension. 401K matches 3% up to your 6% contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Events don't create engagement. Focus on the principles of being a good leader. Focus on the behaviors we know drive engagement instead of focusing on surface-level activities and then wondering each year why your engagement scores aren't better.

  6. Great company to work for but their metrics suck

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Nationwide full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company wise a great place to work, benefits, and employees are all great

    Cons

    There system to grade you at your work is messed up. They make it impossible to get a good score and thats what determines your raises/bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Update the way you grade your employees.

  7. Wonderful company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Dedicated to it's employees
    Lots of opportunity, especially if you are open to relocation
    Very positive culture

    Cons

    Not the highest pay in the market
    Change can sometimes come slowly

  8. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Sales & Service Advocate

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales & Service Advocate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Sales & Service Advocate in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large company so great opportunity for growth, provide great benefits, take good care of their employees and their clients

    Cons

    Aircraft carrier vs. speed boat, takes a while to turn, therefore I'm looking for a company that can adapt to market conditions in a faster and more efficient manner

  9. Sales Agent

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    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Insurance Sales Agent in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, very good salary.

    Cons

    Not as many opportunities at my call center opposed to other centers we have.

    Advice to Management

    No favorites!

  10. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and value employees.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

  11. Security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair management, fitness area on site at the larger campuses. Warm(feel-good) environments, and the facilities are well maintained.

    Cons

    Health insurance recently went to high deductible plans.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific, engagement at nationwide is very good.

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