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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Nationwide Financial CEO Steve S. Rasmussen
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  • Salary is little low compared to industry and it is hard to break the barrier to move into senior management roles (in 3 reviews)

  • Difficult to move around to me, each department is like and isolated group of people (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company; great work/life balance.

    Cons

    I have nothing to say


  2. "Walk away."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will receive a bonus.

    Cons

    You are treated like a toddler, you are forced to take tests to move on or to receive a promotion and being treated equally is not or ever going to happen. Please be aware if you are 10 seconds over you lunch break because of having to use the restroom, you are in trouble. If you do not take the Series 6, you are shunned. And lastly, if you do not take as many calls as you physically can, you get deducted from the "score card". Trust me, its a prison.

    Advice to Management

    Remember, we are college graduates, we see and hear everything. Everyone should be treated equal and please do not keep forcing recent college graduates to feel like they have to take a test to succeed.

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Claims Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Claims Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company rocks! So proud to work for Nationwide!

    Cons

    None! This company is the best!

    Advice to Management

    Fantastic -thank you!


  4. "Regional Internal Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid training and education reinbursement.

    Cons

    Hard to advance unless you're a favorite or relative.

    Advice to Management

    Start managing and stop being peoples BFFs.


  5. "Annuity sales and service rep"

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    Current Employee - Annuity Sales and Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Annuity Sales and Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, leaders who care about you, great benefits coverage, paid time off, free gym :)

    Cons

    I think it may be Lower pay than some financial companies out there, that's why I'm looking at Glassdoor!


  6. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Community Liaison in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Community Liaison in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nationwide Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and retirement plans

    Cons

    Too many old policies and too many politics

    Advice to Management

    Modernize


  7. "Financial services representative Retirement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Sponsor you to get your FINRA series 6
    -Good benefits. 401k, Health, Pension, Dental, Vision, Discounts on phone, and local places

    Cons

    -Base salary low
    -Call center
    -Say they care about metrics and performance data but it really has no effect on advancing
    -Can't advance unless you know someone and even if you know your stuff you won't advance
    -Micromanage. If you don't stick extremely close to your schedule you get scolded
    -Hire more contractors to get through statement period and then don't bring them on as employees
    -Use the Fortune 100 list to bring in talent, therefore they don't care if you leave because they are constantly getting new applicants

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the go getters, all the people that want to accomplish more, leave and go elsewhere
    Pay more

  8. "Good"

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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 Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Meet lots of people. Pay is pretty good. Professional people. You can work 9 to 5 (although that could hurt you and not get you raises). It all depends what department you find yourself in is what I hear.

    Cons

    Structure is getting overburdened and it can be difficult to relate to management. Competition is getting heavier and heavier. There are getting more and more layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Make it work for your employees despite all that is coming to you from the top. If you let the overburdened structure hit your employees you won't get performance and you won't want to work there.


  9. "Solid, but lackluster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nationwide Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked at company for almost 10 years. Very stable employment. Roughly half of the employees has been at the company for >10 years. Good culture, transparency from executive leadership, lots of opportunity for promotion or internal transfers to further career growth. Offers tons of vacation time that scale with length of tenure.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get fired or laid off, so a lot of people clock in, sit at their desk, and wait to clock out. It's frustrating to the high-performers. Slow pace of change, lots of bureaucracy. Outdated technology. Compensation seemed to be below average for most roles.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the ranks, offer more competitive pay and bring in some higher performers to start seeing results.


  10. "Business Process Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive Leadership in retirement planning

    Cons

    Contractors in some areas are not treated like employees


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