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Nationwide is a company of great people doing great things. We care deeply about doing what’s right, and we work hard to make an impact for everyone: our associates, our members, our partners and our communities. We are proof that a very big company can have a very big heart. Over the last 90 years, Nationwide has grown from a small mutual auto insurer owned by policyholders to one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world.
At Nationwide, you can have the kind of career you’ve always dreamed of. Here, your hard work is transformed into real results that make a difference in the lives of others. We know, because we see it happen for our associates, and we can see it happening here for you, too.
Our associates love working here, and it’s easy to see why. Two of our core values include a focus on customers and valuing people, while honestly and integrity are the cornerstones of our foundation. Our associates deal fairly with our customers, suppliers and competitors, as well as with each other.
We’re a company of caring people who support our members, our communities and each other. A diverse and inclusive workforce is critical to Nationwide’s success. Bringing together the unique characteristics of each of our associates is an integral part of who we are and how we operate as a company. You can feel proud about working at Nationwide.
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Laura Lewis, an IT program manager at Nationwide, is a busy mom of three who wants to make an impact in the community. Catch a glimpse of how her career at Nationwide makes balancing work, family life and volunteering possible.
We believe in investing in our associates so they can be at their best for our members. One of the ways we do that is by offering a competitive benefits package. Known as Total Rewards, this package encompasses compensation, benefits, plus learning and development opportunities.
Welcoming a new family member is an exciting time. We offer a variety of time off and flexible work options to allow parents time off to bond with and care for their growing family.
For new moms, this means up to 12 weeks off — paid and unpaid — following the birth of a child. This includes 10 days of parental leave and up to eight weeks of short-term disability, depending on the type of delivery.
New fathers, domestic partners and adoptive parents also receive 10 days of parental leave in addition to our other paid time off benefits.
In addition to parental leave, adoptive parents may be eligible to receive up to $6,000 per adopted child per family to help with adoption-related expenses.
Flextime, telecommuting, mobile offices and compressed workweeks are a few of the many alternative work arrangements we offer. In short, we make every effort to give our associates the flexibility they need to balance their work and personal lives.
At a leader’s discretion, our associates have the following flexible working options:
Because we don’t have shareholders, we can allocate our financial and human resources in ways many companies can’t. We combine philanthropy, workplace giving and volunteerism to make a powerful impact, and we focus our efforts on important priorities like emergencies, basic needs and crisis stabilization.
Our partnerships include:
Our core values help us stay true to being More Than a Business:
Our performance values challenge us to deliver on our On Your Side® promise to our members and encourage us to have fun along the way:
Our strength is in our associates who uphold these values every day.
I have been working at Nationwide full-time (More than a year)
Good employee engagement and resources for learning
A lot of meetings associated with working on larger teams or projects
Advice to Management
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Nationwide.
The interview process was drawn out and communication was not clear. I was told repeatedly that I would be contacted by a specific date and wouldn’t hear back for weeks. My interviewer also didn’t show up for our phone call with no warning and I had to reschedule. Overall, everyone was friendly and apologetic, but there was a distinct lack of professionalism.