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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great opportunities for professional development and work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people and management team (in 7 reviews)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "Accounting Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "WONDERFUL company, as long as..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Financial (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, was there for many years, in certain departments employees are treated wonderfully. A lot of room to advance.

    Cons

    Some of the jobs were much more difficult than others, and compensation did not match accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates when they give you honest feedback! I left my last job there because the manager was AWFUL...


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  5. "Financial Analyst Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, large company, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move to a separate area of business than you began in within the company

    Advice to Management

    more employee development/encourage networking


  6. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Work from home opportunities available. Positive, caring colleagues.

    Cons

    The King of Prussia office is closing and moving to the home office in Columbus.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show loyalty to your associates.


  7. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist Lead
    Current Employee - Specialist Lead
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has a great culture, which is diverse and inclusive as well as being very involved in the communities where they are located.

    Cons

    Focused on moving jobs to Columbus, OH


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Proud to be a part of this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Sales Manager in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Sales Manager in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A wonderful team based culture. The company is collaborative and supportive of one's personal and professional development. There are tremendous opportunities available.

    Cons

    It can be slow to change and respond to change.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Actuarial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, innovative products to work on, frequent opportunities to move to new areas and learn about different parts of the business

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to industry. There is a tendency to fill higher up positions with external hires instead of promoting from within, so difficult to move up


  10. "Registered Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Self employed with its benefits

    Cons

    Must find an agent who is willing to assist you in mining (yes the word is mining) his book of P&C business.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a broader range of available securities to investment reps.


  11. "Retirement Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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