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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  • 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)

  • Employees are able to move up from within the call center sometimes leaving abilities lacking in IT (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Solid, but lackluster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nationwide Financial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked at company for almost 10 years. Very stable employment. Roughly half of the employees has been at the company for >10 years. Good culture, transparency from executive leadership, lots of opportunity for promotion or internal transfers to further career growth. Offers tons of vacation time that scale with length of tenure.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get fired or laid off, so a lot of people clock in, sit at their desk, and wait to clock out. It's frustrating to the high-performers. Slow pace of change, lots of bureaucracy. Outdated technology. Compensation seemed to be below average for most roles.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the ranks, offer more competitive pay and bring in some higher performers to start seeing results.

  3. "Business Process Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Progressive Leadership in retirement planning

    Cons

    Contractors in some areas are not treated like employees


  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. "Run away"

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

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

    Pros

    They pay you but it's never enough

    Cons

    Too many buildings 70s furniture for some while others get new things. Favoritism is rampant. If you don't fall in with the cool kids be prepared to be harassed

    Advice to Management

    Do your jobs and stop making us do your dirty work. Stop favoriting people


  6. "Insurance Agent"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Parma, OH
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Parma, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smaller family style office, fast paced friendly environment

    Cons

    being a smaller agency not much room for growth


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

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    • 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!

  8. "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Contractor, Infrastructure & Systems Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Contractor, Infrastructure & Systems Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nationwide Financial (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn new technologies

    Cons

    It is hard to get promoted unless you know someone


  9. "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.


  10. "Great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial full-time

    Pros

    I have received more compliments in 2 weeks than I did in 2 years at my former employer. There is opportunity to work from home and 5-4 flex schedule.

    Cons

    I have only been here a month.


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