Nationwide

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Nationwide Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
750 Reviews
3.6
750 Reviews
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Nationwide CEO & Director Steve Rasmussen
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Review Highlights

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.  

    This position is a bit overwhelming.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide

    Pros

    The pros to working here is that they will cross train you and help you move to new positions within the company.

    Cons

    This job is very stressful. If this is your first job in the Insurance industry or in an extremely fast environment it will be very hard to keep up.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Management says one thing and does another - They do not walk the talk.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work days, nice building complex and small gymnasium.

    Cons

    Poor communication by staff and management at Scottsdale Insurance company division of Nationwide. They implement changes without fully exploring the issues and then have to re-do the effort. Nationwide then tries to do same with same or worse results. Makes employees' jobs more difficult than need be. Why solicit input and then ignore the details and missed opportunities for effective change management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to understand the input you solicit from employees instead of just putting out an appearance of caring about such input. Many employees at working level know how to improve expense control, processes and change management efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company as a whole but under staffed in NILC

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    Former Employee - Casualty Claims Specialist I in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Casualty Claims Specialist I in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    They have the best benefits ever
    great gym

    Cons

    NILC IS Under staffed
    heavy claim load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to help with the heavy claim load.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Favoritism!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nationwide

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Site has cafeteria

    Cons

    Promoting from within is rare. Would rather hire someone off the street to do the job that many internal candidates can do. Favoritism is all over. As long as you are part of the cliques you sail to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company lost sight of their people. At one point the company rewarded their employees and valued their opinions. Go back to focusing on that and you will have better morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Direct Insurance Sales Agent

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    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
  7.  

    Great environment to work in.

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    • 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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    • 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
  10.  

    Software Developer

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    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

  11.  

    Nationwide is truly on your side as an employee too!

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    • 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

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