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Nationwide Des Moines Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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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. "IT Specialist - Des Moines Location"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule (in IT), great team members.

    Cons

    Managers change about every 1-2 years - so new directives, expectations, etc. which make it very difficult to make any progress in improvements to the area. It seems we re-invent the wheel every couple of years.

    Reorgs occur very often.


  2. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, low stress environment, agile development. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Average salary is lower with Nationwide compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    Have more opportunities for advancement

  3. "No plans on leaving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management and benefits. One of the last companies to offer a pension. Management seeks and listens to feedback from those who report to them. Personal and professional growth are encouraged and celebrated.

    Cons

    It's a large company - change happens either very slowly/not at all or it happens all at once with little or no warning.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great development opportunities. They really care about being ethical.

    Cons

    Lower salary than industry average.


  5. "Loss Control Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were very professional people. There is opportunity to transfer to other states within the company.

    Cons

    Constant unrest due to mergers and aquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Annual plans should be adhered to and not changed mid-program.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist, IT Applications"

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    Current Employee - Specialist, IT Applications Development in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Specialist, IT Applications Development in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Moving toward agile development even when it does not make sense.


  7. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Agribusiness Underwriter in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Agribusiness Underwriter in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture with numerous opportunities to get involved and develop personally. Very relaxed culture that constantly makes changes based on employee feedback.

    Cons

    This office is in a small growing city that may not be a fit for those that are use to large metro cities. Best fit for those that are married and/or with kids. Lacking diversity in many ways but company works on improving that issue.

  8. "good balance work/life schedule, not great management"

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility in schedule, no micro managing

    Cons

    No transparency, management constantly misleads employees.


  9. "Automation Engineer"

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    Former Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, and great ideas for group outings

    Cons

    Not many cons but cutting funding in the middle of a project

    Advice to Management

    Communication with employees important


  10. "Claims"

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    Current Employee - Claims Spec I in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Claims Spec I in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great pay, decent benefits.

    Cons

    high stress from claim load

    Advice to Management

    I have a great manager so I don't have any advice


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