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National Federation of Independent Business Interview Questions

Updated Feb 28, 2015
Updated Feb 28, 2015
12 Interview Reviews

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    Software Development Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at National Federation of Independent Business.

    Interview

    Quick, direct, to the point. There was no time wasting. First a telephone interview, then an in-person interview for technical questioning. The difficulty was not overly complex, but required a good comprehension of the technology. Other interviewees were brought in for a team mixer.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to write some Javascript on a white board.   Answer Question
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    Sales Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Federation of Independent Business (Stamford, CT).

    Interview

    Had to drive about 45 minutes away. Pretty basic questions. Interviewer was very professional and nice. I got the impression the job was mine if I wanted it & that they wanted you to ask for it or to really want it. I left feeling like the job was mine.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you commit to your availability for the next 90 days. In other words, no vacation or travel plans that may have already been made. This includes Christmas time.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    there wasn't

  3.  

    NFIB Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at National Federation of Independent Business.

    Interview

    interview was very informative. They really want someone that is going to be able to commit to the position. You have to dedicate your time, be informative, but they give you the tools you need to succeed. Also you use your own vehicle without being reimburse.

    Interview Questions

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    Principal Programmer Analyst Lead Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at National Federation of Independent Business (Nashville, TN) in August 2014.

    Interview

    The process was impressively quick, starting with a phone call with the national director and followed up by a final round two hour onsite interview with same as well as the team members. The interview was a mix of your "standard" software development interview where you are asked increasingly difficult technical questions about the Microsoft Technology stack, personality and management style questions, as well as coding and logic puzzles to solve on the whiteboard. You didn't need to solve the problems completely on your own as they would provide hints if you asked good questions, since they were looking for problem solving skills and how you think on the fly. They also did not ask any technical questions that were unduly difficult but they also didn't ask questions you could have simply looked up on the web ahead of time. The offer followed an hour after the onsite interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared to discuss design patterns, principles, and how to handle various scenarios a team lead would face.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The team, technology stack, and position were great. The compensation and the cost of the medical plan unfortunately were not a fit.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Federation of Independent Business (Olympia, WA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted by NFIB employment rep who proceeded to explain the company and the "service" they sell. She indicated this was a straight commission based salary with possible bonuses when meeting quotas. Later in interview she asked how I would handle the high rate of potential client rejection!

    Interview Questions

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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at National Federation of Independent Business.

    Interview

    Recruiter very rude and hung up precisely after I told him that straight commission after 4 weeks of training was not in my comfort level.

    Interview Questions

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    Membership Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Federation of Independent Business (Williamsport, PA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    First you must send your resume to the Human Resources department. They will contact you and ask you a few questions about your resume as well as a few questions based on the job. They will also explain to you that this will be a commission based job and that you control your income based on what you do and how hard you work.

    Interview Questions

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    Membership Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at National Federation of Independent Business (Florence, KY) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Fill out application, regional recruiter contacts you via email then phone, recruiter coordinates initial contact with division manager, set place, date & time to meet for one on one interview, if both sides agree to move forward in the hiring process schedule/perform a ride along/job sample with a representative in territory close to home, execute a personality test online and if both sides agree then the on boarding process begins.

    Interview Questions

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    Membership Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at National Federation of Independent Business (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    they will hire anybody. everything is a numbers game with them. it is not uncommon for them to have more than 100% turnover in a given year so they'll take a chance on anyone.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They said, " We will not pay you anything unless you sell" and I said "OK"

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    Sales Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at National Federation of Independent Business in June 2010.

    Interview

    Initial phone contact only describes the postion and acts as a filter to determine if the candidate wants to proceed. This initial contact and the subsequent phone interview were done with the same recruiter whom I never met in person. The phone interview was not complex or difficult. Afterward, I took an online questionnaire/personality profile. A couple weeks later I met a more local district or regional manager for an in-person interview. This interview is the one I rate as difficult. It seemed very methodical in the way I was asked questions. I wouldn't be surprised if all interviews for this same position are the same. If I had been successful in that interview, I would have been asked back for a second in-person interview. But, alas, twas not to be.

    Interview Questions

    • Role play scenario in which I was asked to read one page of information and then answer questions as though I was a salesperson selling law firm retainers to small businesses.   Answer Question

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