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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good company with good opportunities for the most part. Was a good company to get experience. Pay was ok and the training was good.

Cons

Management direction. They keep changing the how they do business both for the company and the agents. No real job security

Advice to Management

Try to create an action plan and stick with . Consolidation isn't always a important expecially if you have a good work force.

Other Employee Reviews for Nationwide

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    "Nationwide is becoming a horrible place to work..."

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technical Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technical Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Average pay, average benefits...thats about it..

    Cons

    7 years ago I was happy with Nationwide, not anymore...the recent changes Nationwide has made is really causing alot of employees to look elsewhere for employment. They are destroying the working environment.

    1) They cut back on the amount of vacation carryover days
    2) They no longer allow employees to dress casually all week long. Whereas you used to be able to pay a fee which goes to United Way to wear jeans, this is only allowed on Fridays now. Gee, nice thinking there guys...you just decreased Operation Feed money.
    3) Here's a kicker - They are changing all of the floors to "Team Spaces" with an Agile environment setting. NOBODY wants this. Quite Frankly it SUCKS. Who wants to give up a personalized private cubicle to sharing an open table with other people? If the senior management think this is such a great idea, then why aren't the senior management also sharing tables like the rest of us? Oh no, in fact they actually get upgraded from a big cubicle, to actual offices with real doors. Like the saying goes around Nationwide, it takes having walls to decide that others not having walls is better.
    4) And the worst of all, they are banning all AWE and AWS work schedules. In other words, you can no longer work from home, and you can no longer work a condensed work week (i.e 4 ten hour days with every Friday off, etc) This is going to cause a massive talent drain in this company.. In the day and age of the internet, they are refusing to let IT folks work from home. Makes a whole lot of sense doesnt it? How is that for regression?
    5) A couple years ago they got rid of sick time. Its now in a bucket of "Your Time"...which essentially means employees have less vacation time.
    6) Although I have no proof I believe they "fib" about engagement scores. First of all they give us some positive news right before surveys are taken...and once scores are released, they bombard everyone with negative decisions...do you really think the associates are dumb enough to not catch this? Every single person in my department rated the scores as low as they could this year, yet scores raised for our dept?

    Bottom line, this company used to be a good place to work...but not anymore.
    Nationwide is NOT on my side.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horses, give the employees there walls back, give back the AWE and AWS schedules and then maybe you can prevent the talent drain thats about to occur as soon as the economy improves.


  2. "Computer Systems are from the 80's and Constantly Chnaging Focus and Vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some work at home ops, Can find good people in the mix, Compensation is fair

    Cons

    Computer systems are way way outdated. Have in-house IT programmers building HUGE data base programs and they are not capable. Throw programs out without real time testing and cause chaos to work life. Employees are often not replaced. Employees who remain are asked to do more and more and more with less and less benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Choose a focus. Stick with it for at least a few months. Lets see if it helps things. Hire outside programming specialists to UPGRADE systems and be done with it. The money spent with improve efficeincy ten times over! Stop wasting employees time with meetings about nothing. It's not in anyone's best interest to sit through a meeting that has been planned just for the sake of saying you had a meeting. Wasted time is wasted money. Let people do their work.

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