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Fortune names Nationwide a Top 100 Best Company to Work For

Company earns top workplace award for eight consecutive years

Nationwide has been recognized on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list  for the eighth year in a row. This annual list sets a national benchmark for companies that deliver high performance while creating and maintaining a supportive corporate culture.

Up four spots to No. 21, Nationwide attributes the recognition to its continued commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Additionally, through Nationwide’s ongoing investment to upskill and reskill its people, employees are equipped with digital literacy and future capabilities training. Terri Ray

“First and foremost, we value people,” said Nationwide CEO Kirt Walker. “When we take care of our employees and provide the space for them to be their authentic selves at work, we know they can provide extraordinary care for our members.” 

For Nationwide employees like Terri Ray and Preston Smith, this award affirms the culture that they have seen come to life during their tenures at Nationwide.

After receiving an offer at a job fair to join the claims team, Terri Ray said that her father encouraged her to only stay for a year if she didn’t like it. That was thirty years ago. Today, Ray works as a change consultant in HR’s Talent Management, but she has worked all over the company.

“Nationwide has provided so much opportunity for me, and that’s been great,” she said. “I’ve met so many people over the years. I could walk into almost any office and people knew me. I’ve always felt a connection.”

Preston Smith, a P&C Claims supervisor in Pennsylvania, said that the personal connections have been why his five years at Nationwide have been so enjoyable. He said he was hooked during the interview, but it was two years into his employment that the culture of Nationwide really showed.Preston Smith and his family

“My sister passed away suddenly three years ago,” Smith said. Though the office was four hours’ drive from the funeral home, he looked up to realize how strong the connections with Nationwide were. 

“I was with my family in the church and saw my manager, the associate director, and our VP there. Their support really meant a lot to me,” he said. “I’d heard before about bleeding Nationwide blue, and in that moment with my family what that means really clicked for me.”

“Nationwide’s culture is second to none. That’s been my driving force for staying here,” Smith said.

Nationwide has a history of an award-winning culture. In addition to receiving recognition on Fortune’s list, Nationwide also received the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award, marking 10 years.

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