How to get a job at

Nationwide

Nationwide is a large group of U.S. financial and insurance service providers

What

Nationwide

Looks For

Nationwide looks for individuals who embody their performance values and challenge them to deliver on their On Your Side® promise to their members. They seek those who have a bias for action and a passion for results, act accountably, value coaching and feedback, work as one team, and have fun.

History of

Nationwide

In 2020, Nationwide was ranked #35 in PEOPLE Companies that Care® 2020, #19 in Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™ 2020 (Large), and #91 in Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2020. In 2019, Nationwide was ranked #50 in Best Workplaces for Diversity™ 2019, #34 in PEOPLE 2019 Companies that Care®, #21 in Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™ 2019 (Large), #26 in Best Workplaces in Texas™ 2019 (Large), and #57 in Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2019.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Finance
IT/IS
Customer Support / Success
Marketing
Quality Assurance
Business Development / Corporate Development
Data / Analytics
Legal / Public Policy
Consulting / Professional Services
industries
Insurance
Financial Services
office locations
Greater Columbus
Greater Los Angeles
Greater San Antonio
Greater Phoenix
Greater Philadelphia
2019 Revenue:
$43.27B

Nationwide

Internship Programs

Nationwide Intern Programs

At Nationwide, internships are designed to help graduates and undergraduates develop a strong foundation for their careers. Over the course of 12 weeks, Nationwide interns take part in key business assignments that make a difference, all while enhancing their leadership competencies. As a Nationwide intern, you’ll enjoy everything that makes us great. From volunteer opportunities within your community to collaborations with company leaders, your internship will take on a meaningful journey through the Nationwide experience. And, our award-winning culture will ensure you feel welcomed, challenged and encouraged every step of the way.

Types of Internships:

  • Actuary (life and property/casualty)
  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Information technology
  • Internal audit
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Product and Underwriting
  • Sales

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Pursuing a degree
Perks:
  • Customized intern orientation
  • Learning sessions
  • Community service opportunities
  • Intern/team building
  • Networking opportunities
  • Possible intern-to-associate conversion

Nationwide

Interview Process

The interview process is roughly 3-4 stages:

1. Online Questionnaire

The first step is an online routine questionnaire.

2. A Round of Phone Calls

The next stage involves two phone calls with HR. The first is more informative while the second is more personal and background-focused. For some roles, you have to do a write-up of a case study and then present it to a panel of five (in the final video interview).

3. Video Interview

The final step is a video interview with the manager.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into Nationwide and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on Nationwide such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

Nationwide

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  • Why should we not hire you?  (In other words, what can you do for the competition that we don’t want you doing?)
  • What kind of qualities do you like in a job? What are some challenges you have overcome and how did you do it?  
  • Why are you a good fit for this position?
  • What attracts you to the insurance industry
  • Why do you want to work for Nationwide?