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Nationwide Financial Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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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. "Good place to start"

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


  2. "Registered Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Operations Business Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist, Business Consulting in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Specialist, Business Consulting in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard to say when only in one department but most Sr. Execs were pleasant and seemed to have an open door policy.

    Cons

    Extremely poor leadership. Privileges and jobs given based on friendships over qualifications. Directors speak negatively about their employees and their own leader to their own direct reports. Inability to articulate a clear vision. Escalation of serious concerns about management practices are ignored and swept under the rug without proper follow up. Racial comments swept under the rug. Dirty politics. Poor use of talent. Director curses and screams at staff with no recourse. Continuously declining employee engagement results with no plan to improve them.

    Advice to Management

    Simple.. Hold managers accountable. Ensure fair treatment. Align your talent better and articulate a clear vision


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Underwriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Nationwide Financial (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, great pay and benefits as well as a good management team.

    Cons

    The loss of many key managers and changes to the corporation


  6. "Sr. Business Analyst in retirement plans"

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Underwriting assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good perks, good flexibility

    Cons

    Gossip city 101. Management stinks

    Advice to Management

    They need to step up to the play. Need to actually hire people. Who can do their job


  8. Helpful (1)

    "bad company to work for"

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Claims"

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

    I have been working at Nationwide Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Nice part of scottsdale. Lots of people retiring so opportunities are growing. Underground parking is nice in the summer.

    Cons

    Nationwide is the parent company and is gobbling up any remaining local culture. Office politics and grudges can stall your career for years.

    Advice to Management

    Create a program to promote internal growth in order to train and prepare associates who are ready to fill the shoes of outgoing staff.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "claim department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice location. Solid company with great benefits. Promotes diversification, fairness, and respect. Covered parking. Flex hours. Work at home (in certain positions) is offered.

    Cons

    Cubical walls are not high enough. You can hear everyone near you, which can be very distracting all day long.


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