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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated June 27, 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. "Nationwide Financial"

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    Current Employee - Internal Retirement Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Internal Retirement Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with great external sales partners.
    They offer you 20 Days PTO and have ok benefit plans.

    Cons

    You will work for the most uneducated management staff. They have no idea how to run an internal sales department and will treat you like a number. There is no opportunity for growth and no training available. If you want to settle in life and take orders from a robot, this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Help the company out by fire yourself.


  2. "Poor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Human Resource support.

    Cons

    Underwriting Division and Underwriting Management Corrupt.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Incompetent Management Forced a VERY Talented Employee Out the Door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Facility/Location
    Benefits/overall package
    Decent Culture
    Good Perks
    Learning Resources

    Cons

    HR - they need to clean house or outsource
    HR - leadership is a nightmare
    HR - my issues were COMPLETELY mishandled

    In otherwords, I left SIC because of HR!

    Advice to Management

    Your HR team is a joke! This is known throughout the company...with or without Nationwide in the middle. You have lost some VERY talented people, how unfortunate. There are some really inferior employees who you should start managing ASAP. Stop favoring certain divisions within the company. Outsource HR and Recruiting...the inhouse function is hideous.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A very negative non-productive environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got paid on time biweekly with a café on site. Beautiful complex with covered an under ground parking.

    Cons

    Be prepared for negative interactions from co-workers. No support from management. Gossip
    and innuendo are treated as truth without follow-up.

    Advice to Management

    opportunities should earned not given based on skills. Monitor managers performance and interactions with all for truth and fairness, treat all as equal


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Politics Over Performance"

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    Former Employee - Regional Internal Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Regional Internal Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They sponsored me for my Series 6

    Cons

    Hard work is not valued at this company. Results are not a basis for promotion. Neither is product or industry knowledge. If you'd like to move up, practice your political skills and don't rock the boat. Nothing should ever be questioned.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture that values creativity, hard work, passion, and dedication instead of one focused on playing perfectly in the sandbox.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Dissapointing experience, would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Senior Claim Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Claim Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and knowledgeable resource personnel to provide technical assistance on complex claims in various states.

    Cons

    Unreasonable workloads, nitpicking to nth degree on file audits, maximum 2 percent raises no matter how well work is completed, chronic employee turnover problems that create extra work for those left behind and indifferent mentality of managers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "former employee"

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

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

    Pros

    large company with promotion opportunities if you can excel at the political games. Nice location and building.

    Cons

    Get ready for the most chaotic and high stress job of your career. This is a company is constant flux and perpetual change. This is primarily due to the brilliant folks from Nationwide that felt it would be a great idea to run a highly specialized commercial E&S carrier just like a standard personal lines carrier.

    Advice to Management

    Too late

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Welcome Back 1985 IT!!"

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    Current Employee - IT Software in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Software in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can do very little work in IT and get a descent salary with good benefits. Work life balance is an understatement. This is the company you want to retire from (but don't lose your job because your skills will be outdated).

    Cons

    In IT, they use a horrid SDLC approach that comes from Nationwide in Columbus. It's IBM classic which they've turned into their own flavor of SDLC (with flavors of large corp agile) that quite simply doesn't work. This approach serves as the crutch by which all projects are executed and fail. The technologies are very old much like the workforce. Not the place to work if you want interesting, challenging, energetic, and cutting edge work.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know what to say here. I would like to see Nationwide bring in IT consulting to clean house from the top down (but that goes even more so for Nationwide IT)


  9. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - CL Processor II in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - CL Processor II in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, accrued time off from the firs week. A lot of Good people there. On sight cafeteria, covered parking.

    Cons

    Work load was Insane. Production standards outdated! Felt like working in a Sweat Shop! Bad training. Management would not listen to any requests. Need new management and treat people like people not machines!

    Advice to Management

    Get new management who cares!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Brokerage claims"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brokerage Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Brokerage Claims Adjuster
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Good pay to get you in, then zero to minimal raises.

    Cons

    Supervisors to the VP do not care about their employees at all. Long term highly experienced employees are leaving left and right. Set up system so they can see when you are in it. Unfair treatment of employees, at least 200 files no matter what level. No way to keep up, and management does not care. Supervisors, especially Australian get away with whatever they want. Supervisors promoted due to good ole boys, not because they know what they are doing. Dangerous place to work that has cause many employees physical ailments due to the relentless pressure and demands.

    Advice to Management

    It's sad that you don't see what you're loosing. It's even sadder that when a 10 plus year employee gives notice, you do nothing to retain them, and instead help them out the door as soon as you can. You need to control your supervisors who are pulling unethical moves behind your back. You are known as the worst place to work in the insurance industry.


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