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Nationwide Columbus Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Nationwide CEO & Director Steve Rasmussen
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  • If you are single that's ok but if you have a family you won't have much work life balance (in 61 reviews)

  • regularly shifting work flows and lack of fluid communication with upper management who decides these changes (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong department with good vision, open communication

    Cons

    Leadership didn't value past experiences from former employers

    Advice to Management

    Leverage team strengths


  2. "Nationwide is awesome"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work.People were super friendly.

    Cons

    I cant think of any.

  3. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Specialist, IT Analysis/Test Lead in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Specialist, IT Analysis/Test Lead in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits for the employee
    Career Development

    Cons

    Training and Development lacking for some areas


  4. "Best Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grandview, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grandview, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great leadership, excellent facilities, 401k and pension plan

    Cons

    I do not have any cons right now

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great working environment.

    Cons

    As a large corporation Nationwide is not open to using frameworks/languages outside of the typical Oracle/Microsoft stacks. The promotion structure is rigid and does not fit the liquidity of the modern IT industry. Most of the time developers simply leave the company in order to get a promotion, rather than spending years trying to wade through the decades old promotion process.

    Advice to Management

    IT positions need to be exempt from your standard corporate promotion process, or you will continue to suffer from brain drain indefinitely.


  6. "IT Requirements Analyst Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - IT Requirements Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - IT Requirements Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide as an intern

    Pros

    awesome people, everyone is really nice! The culture at this company is really worth it and the work they give you is actually very beneficial, if you need help they are their to help!

    Cons

    Depending on department, the pace can sometimes be slow


  7. "IT Intern"

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide as an intern

    Pros

    Nationwide loves its employees as much as it loves its members. They offer incredible opportunities for associates who want to go down a different path. The accommodations are incredible; great lunch, fitness area, etc. In the heart of Columbus which is great but could possibly be a con. Overall, Nationwide treated their interns very well. They were very well organized, showed what is possible within the company, and gives off a "family" vibe, which is great for a full-time job.

    Cons

    Parking was kind of a bummer for interns, but not that big of a deal.

  8. "Counsel"

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    Former Contractor - Contract in Columbus, OH
    Former Contractor - Contract in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nationwide as a contractor

    Pros

    Collegiate environment even for contract employees

    Cons

    No long term opportunities after


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Work life balance and great pay- but sometimes discouraged by corporate politics"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, the people I work with are super nice, great people. The company values life and family outside of work, which is amazing. You're also surrounded by people who have never worked anywhere else (for better or worse), which can feel suffocating at times. They call it the golden handcuffs- it's an amazing place to work, and eventually, you feel trapped and like you can't leave- which, to some, is a good thing.

    Cons

    Like any large company, there's politics to navigate and long/slow processes that come with having thousands of employees who work for one company. Coming from small, scrappy companies in the past, I get frustrated by the people who don't work too hard/have learned to do minimum to get by (which is easier at large companies).

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities to interface with high level leadership would be awesome.


  10. "Good working environment"

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    Current Contractor - Contractor in Columbus, OH
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Good relaxed working environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Technically very backward and new technology adoption is very slow


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