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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated May 2, 2018
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  1. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Company Culture, Values, Pay, Development is endless, Diverse

    Cons

    Large corporate company, have to develop your path on your own


  2. "Sales and Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial part-time

    Pros

    Great people and environment

    Cons

    Most of the time you are contracted in before officially being hired. Some managers can about you, others not so much.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest

  3. "Associate Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They support a positive Work/Life balance. Culture of philanthropy for all associates is very strong. People are very nice to each other.

    Cons

    Business culture is a bit dated, risk averse. Relationships and politics carry disproportionate weight.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some leadership from outside the industry.


  4. "Strong Culture"

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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

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

    Pros

    Team of specialists model works for distribution.

    Cons

    Location is downtown, and have to pay for your own parking.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IPSO Not a good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like fake nice people who talk behind you, this is the perfect place for you.

    Cons

    - It is not a merit based company. - Everybody is related, all relatives. -Non stop gossiping - Engagement surveys are a joke, you are coerced into giving high scores. - Engagement is about giving doughnuts to employees, treated like toddlers. - Continuous tongue lashing. Having a discussion is frowned upon. - No trust within the organization. - Same mistakes are done over and over, no effort to fix them. It is as if they want you to keep typing the wrong information everyday. -If you have a college degree you are in trouble, any kind of college degree is undesired. - They want you just to smile and nod, they do not want you to think, challenge, discuss, learn or change anything. -Leaders who think disappear all of a sudden without any explanations. - Continuous humiliation. - Don't ask questions or tell your opinion of how things can be done better or talk about any problems. -No accountability at senior leadership level. -Boring job, boring people, boring technology, super boring. -There is no passion in doing something great or special and to make a difference. If you do, you don't fit in. -Very very very very old fashioned - Extremely old fashioned.

    Advice to Management

    Just quit.


  6. "Finanacial services analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    i guess the benefits are okay

    Cons

    so many downsides to working in call center


  7. "Financial Services Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Financial Services Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Retirement Education , Friendly and Helpful People, Relatively Independent Workplace. Series 6 Books provided.

    Cons

    Management in constant flux, Misleading to new hires, Unknown promotion/offer structure, Pay increase after years of service/certs is way below market value.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and upfront with individuals. Recognize employees achievements without the standard mass email template. The atmosphere is like a slaughterhouse with constant droves of hires and layoffs.

  8. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for growth and advancement, although very competitive

    Cons

    sometimes days are super busy, no schedule flexibility (your entire shift is planned out to the minute for breaks and lunch), irritable customers


  9. "Internal Sales f"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great company, great benefits

    Cons

    Base salary is less than industry average for internal wholesalers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Services Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Columbus, OH
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Clean and comfortable work place. Generally pleasant coworkers.

    Cons

    "Attitude" is valued and rewarded in place of actual skill and experience (as in the willingness to check your brain at the door and pretend to enthusiastically support existing priorities/policies regardless of how flawed and ineffective they may be). A spirit of innovation is generally received as a threat to the status quo, not as an asset.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit ideas from your workers who most closely interact with the customer - then listen to and implement (at least some of) them! These are the employees who frequently best have their fingers on the pulse of what customers need and want.


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