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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated April 13, 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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    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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennett Square, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennett Square, PA

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for professional development and work/life balance

    Cons

    Group think, silos (large, complex company with specialized functions), can become typecast


  5. "Amazing Opportunities, Nice People, Don't Squander It!"

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    Former Employee - Regional Internal Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Regional Internal Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is large, obviously, and profitable. Everyone in town has immense respect for the brand and it feels like you're part of something. Lots of respect for family and duties at home, at least that's what I experienced.

    If you're in the right area, you can achieve a very high level of pay.

    Cons

    They don't always like it when you achieve very high levels of pay (commissions my team earned internally on wholesale activity)

    I was there during a time of upheaval so I really can't judge, it was a tough time for all involved. Definitely a BIG company with politics and lots of keeping everyone happy, but again it was a time of reorganization.

    I hear it has gotten alot better and everyone I talk to is pretty happy to work there! Just be ready to put on a good face and work for the good of the firm. It's common sense.

    Don't take things personally or get cocky to try and stand out, they respect a passionate team player who puts his head down and does the work. Voice your ideas but don't expect them to be adopted quickly, or at all. Just do your best and don't squander the opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Less playing favorites when it comes to promotions and more focus on numbers and production achieved, though I understand we have to like who we work with. Thanks for the opportunity to spend a couple years there!


  6. "Accounting Technician"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to grow within the company, had over $5K that can be used for education reimbursement, work with good people, and I get lots of management exposure. I can work from home and work remote when needed.

    Cons

    Communications between departments are poor, projects that get started lose steam after a while, and there is a lot of holes for mistakes to happen because people won't take ownership.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of cracks - a process that no one owns or a frequent issue that arises because someone forgot to send an email - and fix them before they grow.


  7. "Intern Program"

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    Current Intern - Developer, IT Applications in Columbus, OH
    Current Intern - Developer, IT Applications in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial as an intern

    Pros

    Able to view other professions inside the company.
    Not limited to 1 role.
    Diversity is amazing!
    Location: Downtown Columbus is beautiful
    Cares about employees
    Will most likely get a job offer if you intern

    Cons

    Can't think of any so far

  8. "Awesome Place to work if you're interested in finance!"

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    Former Contractor - Internal Sales and Service in Columbus, OH
    Former Contractor - Internal Sales and Service in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Financial as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    - Management is super helpful
    -Awesome growth opportunities if you want to advance in Finance.

    Cons

    - Call center environment is depressing
    -Can't get full time right away
    - Work hours can sometimes go late into the night.

    Advice to Management

    Everything for the most part was awesome! Had an incredible experience and learned a lot, I just wasn't personally interested in pursuing a career in finance. Keep up with the awesome training program! I felt really prepared when I hit the floor!


  9. "Retirement Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Retirement Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Retirement Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and incentives.

    Cons

    Base salary low. Not enough opportunities for advancement to next level.


  10. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gives a good opportunity for those interested in carving out a career.

    Cons

    Be aware of the career paths that might be available as some are not as clear cut as others.


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