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Nationwide Overview

Columbus, OH
10000+ employees
1925
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Working at Nationwide

Nationwide is one of America’s most diversified financial services organizations. We’re trusted advisers for our members, offering solutions like home and auto insurance, life insurance, retirement savings tools, business insurance and pet ... Read more

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Nationwide – Why Work For Us?


At Nationwide, the difference is great. 

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.

Working at Nationwide is more than just a job — it’s a career.

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.

See for yourself.

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.

Great benefits for great people.

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. 

  • Paid time off including up to 10 paid company holidays
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401(k) savings plan with a company match of 50% on the first 7% you contribute
  • 100% company-paid retirement plan (pension plan)
  • Life insurance
  • Supplemental accident coverage
  • Group legal coverage
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Family medical flexible spending accounts
  • Dependent day care flexible spending accounts
  • Educational Assistance Program

Parental Leave

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.

Flexibility

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:

  • Flex Place: Periodically or occasionally work from home
  • Flex Schedule: Work an alternative schedule or hours
  • Home: Work 100% from home
  • Roam: Combination of mobile office and work from home

More than a business.

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:

  • American Red Cross
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • United Way
  • Feeding America

We put the focus on people.

Our core values help us stay true to being More Than a Business:

  • We value people
  • We are member-focused
  • We act with honesty and integrity
  • We trust and respect each other

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:

  • We have a bias for action and a passion for results
  • We act accountably
  • We value coaching and feedback
  • We work as one team
  • We have fun
  • We sell Nationwide in everything we do

Our strength is in our associates who uphold these values every day.

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    I have been working at Nationwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good employee engagement and resources for learning

    Cons

    A lot of meetings associated with working on larger teams or projects

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings

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Nationwide Photos

Nationwide photo of: Outsidethe headquarters of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company at night, located at One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus.
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Nationwide Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Nationwide.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

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Nationwide Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
  • America's Top Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities, DiversityBusiness.com, 2012
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
  • Training Top 125, Training, 2009
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