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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  • Difficult to move around to me, each department is like and isolated group of people (in 3 reviews)

  • Introductory pay may not be as sufficient to current financial needs, dependent on the person, but the room for growth far exceeds any initial benefits (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nationwide Financial full-time

    Pros

    Company cares about the community

    Cons

    Passive/aggressive environment. Slow moving


  2. "Was going down-hill when I left"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people, great work environment. Somewhat flexible when you have to leave early for appointments etc if your manager likes you. Everyone was very supportive of each other.

    Cons

    New cubicles are too short, lots of talent lost when Nationwide started taking over everything. Promotions are few and far between. No recognition for personal performance. If you are good at what you do they load you up and let others coast. Very little job training but they offer outside classes for AIC/CPCU.

    Advice to Management

    Stop avoiding change. Change is usually better. Stop promoting people above the level of their competency.

  3. "Financial services representative Retirement"

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    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


  4. "Senior management needs a backbone replacement."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Underground parking, decent on site cafe.

    Cons

    Too many impossible projects fall upon the "little guys" for completion, but upper management will not support.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a backbone and help the little people to be successful instead of just demanding more and more .................


  5. "Sr. Business Analyst in retirement plans"

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    Former Employee - Retirement Plans Circle Representative in Powell, OH
    Former Employee - Retirement Plans Circle Representative in Powell, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nationwide Financial (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nationwide is a large company so there is a lot of room for growth

    Cons

    Retirement plans under internal sales and service does not live the Nationwide values. The atmosphere is really negative and the management in retirement plans is petty.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "bad company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    nice location and nice place to eat close by

    Cons

    bad culture, no management support and direction


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nationwide Financial full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment, clean, underground parking, decent benefits

    Cons

    Extremely political, incompetent middle management, no growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote managers who actually know how to do the work of the employees they manage. Incompetent magement leads to low employee morale

  8. Helpful (2)

    "claim department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nationwide Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None with change over to Nationwide

    Cons

    They demand so much data be input that you loose sight of the ultimate goal; to settle the claim. Original thinking, creative moves ae not noticed or appreciated, you are judged on the amount and quality of data you input.

    Advice to Management

    Back off on data collection most of the data will never be used.


  9. "Financial Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Access to a warm market

    Cons

    Lots of strings attached. Business gets taken away from you from other agents. Not want they paint out position to be.

    Advice to Management

    Protect those who earn you your bonuses.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "claims"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great restaurant for lunch, nice grounds for afternoon walk

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Very high school atmosphere such as affairs between employees, loud yelling at each other, older employees very negative about claims system. Older employees fast to tell you how they can't wait to retire and get hired as contract help to make the big bucks. Politically incorrect behavior that is accepted. Terrible negative comments about parent company Nationwide and how wonderful Scottsdale was before that BS company got involved. Always threats to resign by older employees. Its just a very negative place to work and new configuration of cubicles make it even worse because now you not only hear the negativity you see it.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to Management - they wouldn't listen anyway because "its always been this way and we like it". If you are desperate only. It used to have wonderful reputation but with the new employees from USAA and older workers - it's really a pit.


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