At Nationwide, 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1047 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.50. It was published on Sep 12, 2016. 39118 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

We asked Nationwide to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Nationwide is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S.  The company provides a broad range of insurance and financial products and services.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio Major Locations: Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; San Antonio, Texas; Scottsdale, Arizona; Gainesville, Florida; Harlesyville, Pennsylvania; Raleigh, North Carolina; Sacramento, California
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1926

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Perks and Programs

We asked Nationwide to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Heroes hiring heroes: In 2012, our CEO made a commitment to hire 1,000 veterans in five years. With help from internal resources like our own heroes in the Military Associate Resource Group (MARG) and external partners like the Ohio National Guard and Reserve, we're excited that we achieved our goal a full year ahead of schedule. It’s been so successful that we have set our sights on bringing another 1,000 veterans into the Nationwide family by 2020. Members of MARG help us recruit and on-board members of the military because they know these brave men and women strongly reflect our values.
  • Associate Exchanges: As a result of the many current events that have impacted our society, we began hosting a series of associate exchanges, called "A Catalyst For Change," in late summer 2016. The purpose of the exchanges? To facilitate a fact-based, solutions-focused dialogue between associates and our most senior leaders. Leaders and associates use the ideas and suggestions discussed in these dialogues to impact positive change, both as individuals and as a company, in our workplace and society.
  • A robust pension and 401(k) plan: At Nationwide, we care about associates’ financial stability during and beyond their careers. In an age when most companies have stopped offering pension plans (including 70% of Fortune 100 companies), we’ve continued offering a pension plan plus a 401(k) program. After completing a year of service, eligible associates automatically join the pension plan and their benefits begin to grow. Better yet, the plan is funded by Nationwide and our associates are fully vested after three years. We’re also committed to offering a matching 401(k) savings plan. With a best-in-class 95% participation rate, we’re proud to contribute to the financial well-being and retirement readiness of our associates.
  • Associate Resource Groups and Business Unit Councils: Our Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) and Business Unit Councils (BUCs) give associates the opportunity to provide feedback and ideas to senior leaders about what’s working, and what can be improved. Because senior leaders serve as executive sponsors, associates have a direct way to ask questions, provide feedback and have an impact on the company as a whole in regards to product development, sales, community outreach and professional development.
  • MyFlex: We’re committed to helping associates balance their personal lives with their work lives. In 2016, we expanded our programs and launched MyFlex, a new site where associates can learn about the variety of flexible work arrangements we offer at Nationwide. These include time off, support for unexpected life events, work from home and flexible schedules.
  • Jeans, please!: Extending our flexibility in terms of dress code has been a theme associates have suggested over the years — in particular, including jeans when appropriate. On March 1, our CEO announced our business casual dress guidelines now include jeans! This change speaks to how Nationwide leadership takes associate suggestions to heart.
  • Backup care for children and adults: When our associates have an emergency and need backup child or elder care, they can count on Bright Horizons, a leading national provider of care for children and adults. A care consultant can assist in finding the arrangement that best meets associates’ needs and will work with them to make sure they acquire the care that's needed.
  • Associates Helping Associates: At Nationwide, we’re more than just a company. We’re a family, and just like we care for our members, we care for one another. When associates asked for ways to help their colleagues, we created our Associates Helping Associates financial assistance program. It’s our way of supporting our colleagues who experience extreme financial hardship resulting from a disaster or personal tragedy.


50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary72% Company-paid health coverage for employees
72% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 72% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
19 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $2,439 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Hair salon
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Personal concierge service
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Convenience store
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service


29 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 24 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Job sharing
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks


60 days Job-protected maternity leave35 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
7 days Job-protected paternity leave7 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
6 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take$6,000 Adoption benefit
7 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents7 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • Elder care resources


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$44,300,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $11,681,587 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 100 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery

How to Get Hired

We asked Nationwide for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We seek candidates who are driven and caring. It is not just about filling a position. It’s about embracing a personality and finding someone who has a unique perspective and passion for action. We expect associates to embody our mission and vision, and live our values. Our values are so important to us that our screening, assessment and interviewing tools are all designed to ensure the candidates we hire hold similar values and beliefs.

We encourage all associates to be themselves and express their unique personality. We care deeply about doing what’s right, and we work hard for each other, our members, our partners, and our communities. When we speak with candidates, our main intent is to help them experience the unique culture we have at Nationwide. We inquire about community service and see how they embrace feedback. Are they learners who will continue to grow along with us?

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

When we speak to candidates, we let them know the interview is as much about them as it is about us. We have a lot of unique and rewarding opportunities at Nationwide. Prospective employees should show how they match with our core values and how they are involved in their community. We also want prospective candidates to show how they relate to Nationwide’s positive culture of diversity and inclusion.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Nationwide is always looking for people who are genuinely interested in helping members and other associates in everything that they do. In the Direct and Member Solutions Lines of Business, we have hundreds of claims and member services opportunities which help us fulfill our obligations to our members. In our Nationwide Property and Casualty Lines of Business have many roles which focus on helping our members attain the right coverages so they can protect what matters most. In Nationwide Financial, we have several roles focused on giving members peace of mind by securing their financial futures and retirement.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Please visit us at to learn more about Nationwide and what areas you could see yourself in as a new associate.

hiring Outlook

45% New hires by employee referrals Yes Recruits on college campuses
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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