Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 51, Large


Columbus, Ohio [North Central]
Credit: Nationwide

Why you want to work there

This Columbus, Ohio-based insurance company is committed to the professional development of its employees and strives to build a dynamic and diverse workforce and offer a collaborative, inviting office environment. Nationwide's IT department promotes learning and innovation through ongoing activities such as hackathons, symposiums on technology trends, and biweekly peer-led education sessions on "Teaching Thursdays." IT teams have open workspaces, hold daily standup meetings and use an enterprise social networking platform to facilitate collaboration. Nationwide builds its workforce by aggressively recruiting at colleges and diversity-focused events.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 34,349

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 5,177

IT employee turnover in 2016: 9%

IT promotions in 2016: 9%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $809

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%