March 05, 2015
Nationwide Named to FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List
Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide is honored to be named as 95 among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in a list recently published by Fortune Magazine. Nationwide attributes this recognition to its associates who day in and day out make Nationwide a great place to work by making a difference in the lives of others.
"We are honored to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in America,” said Steve Rasmussen, CEO of Nationwide. “Our inclusion on this list is attributed to our 33,000 associates and we thank them for giving their time and talent to making Nationwide great. We have a long tradition of doing what is right for each other, our members and our communities, and at the heart of our culture is great people who care deeply.”
Fortune partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Two-thirds of a company's survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index© Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees' attitudes about management's credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit©, which includes detailed questionnaires about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.
“Our company's core values are all about people -- it's what makes Nationwide a family. Being a great company is a reflection of our culture and how we treat each other,” says Rasmussen. “Our associates are the key to our success and Nationwide has received this award because of them.”
Leaders across Nationwide are committed to ensuring a highly engaged and productive workforce because they recognize that the company’s ability to provide an On Your Side® service experience for members is driven by its associates. Nationwide creates an environment that allows associates to grow a career and be a part of work that is meaningful and impactful.
Nationwide’s depth and breadth of businesses provides a wide range of jobs and career paths. Nearly half of all jobs at Nationwide are filled from within and, with low turnover rates, Nationwide is a destination employer where many of its associates have built long-lasting careers.
ABOUT GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index©, a 58-question employee survey that measures trust, is used around the world to help companies increase the levels of trust across their organizations and improve business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the research for the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.
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Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.