Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 36, Large


Columbus, Ohio [North Central]
Credit: Thomas Griffin 

Why you want to work there

To ensure that its IT workers are prepared to further their careers, this insurance company in Columbus, Ohio, publishes "Skills Opportunities" documents to highlight emerging technologies and hot skills. The company holds learning and innovation events, sponsors hackathons that bring cross-functional teams together to solve problems, and provides biweekly peer-led educational sessions on "Teaching Thursdays." Nationwide also offers a mentoring program and a tuition reimbursement plan, and it has expanded its recruiting program in an effort to build a diverse workforce.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 34,032

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 5,321

IT employee turnover in 2015: 8%

IT promotions in 2015: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $1,785

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 21

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 23

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 72%