NFP Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Fantastic Company

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at NFP as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly employees, all of them super helpful. Very laid back work environment. I enjoyed my time at NFP and wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Cons

    The environment may be too laid back for some people, and it could take a while to get used to the company culture at first. Sometimes hard to get work done without headphones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great culture, poor pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at NFP full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, education and career development is pretty good, nice location and office space, excellent people - they are typically passionate about serving clients, good benefits package

    Cons

    Titles and pay aren't consistent across departments and business lines, pay is below market, poor coordination/cooperation between business lines, operations departments are undervalued, behind in technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at NFP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great day to day job environment, and the benefits are very good. Great people to work with and management is pretty open to hearing new ideas and thoughts.

    Cons

    The state of the financial industry has made it hard to bargain for a higher salary or ask for a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees will walk if their talents and skills aren't compensated for annually.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Nice place to learn then leave

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Specialist in Austin, TX

    I worked at NFP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I came in knowing nothing about the industry out of college and they "threw me into the fire" to say in Account Services. I was on the Enterprise team with alot of great people who had lots of experience and were very welcoming and could answer all my questions. I learned ALOT. Really good sense of camaraderie as opposed to the Brokerage team, where there seemed to always be some kind of problem popping up or someone talking about others behind there backs.

    My manager Danny was great, very approachable and always cheering everyone up with jokes.

    Cons

    Never got the sense there was much in terms of moving up the ladder.

     The workload was alot and the Enterprise team usually has to help out Brokerage, but Brokerage never helps out Enterprise. One team should not be immune from being cross-trained on other systems. There were talks of this training happening as I was leaving so maybe it has changed since then.

    Pay was terrible. I moved out of state and found a job very similar that was paying 10 K more. This speaks more to Austin not having a competitive environment as well as the CEO's thought process. In a quarterly meeting he mentioned hiring fresh grads from Texas because they will take smaller salaries just to stay in the city (which he is right).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find something to break up the monotony of everyday.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful

    Fine Leadership, Passion, Quality, and Caring - NFP is the next Best Places to Work!

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at NFP as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a joy to work in the Austin office, especially under the fine leadership I had (Marketing/Communications), and I would recommend it to anyone that can fit in. I say that because the company has high standards for competency, professionalism and there is definitely a close-knit family culture there. Across the company it was clear that they really take care of each other. Leadership strongly discouraged gossip/negativity and instead coached the team(s) on working together, building each other up, taking ownership of their work and never settling for mediocrity. Plus, everyone I met in the company was FUN, passionate about the quality of their work, and true professionals.
    Leadership takes your recommendations for company growth and improving processes seriously. Work/life balance and compensation is extremely fair, if not above average, and there is continual opportunity for training and growth. I wouldn't have left if I hadn't been accepted into the police academy and was making a 180 degree career change. NFP exceeded my expectations – I could see it being a next best places to work!

    Cons

    I can't think of anything I would warn others about. This is a great company!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good, laid-back environment - monotonous work for interns

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    Former Intern - Broker Dealer Compliance Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Broker Dealer Compliance Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at NFP as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees were nice and welcoming from the start, and they really did care about input from the interns. We were often included in meetings we weren't needed for just so we could learn more about the industry. We were also given the opportunity to meet with each member of upper management for short get-to-know-you meetings, which was really great and made us feel like a real part of the company.

    Cons

    Although we were interns, the projects we received were pretty monotonous and not particularly value-additive. One of my most monotonous projects was so large it lasted the entire span of my internship. When completing these types of projects, it wasn't always clear that it would even be useful to the department, which got a bit frustrating at times.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Terrible Culture, Worthless Management, Very Little Growth Opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Austin, TX

    I worked at NFP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job, very little expectations.

    Cons

    Terrible management, worthless executive team, not very profitable so little room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Flexible but severely underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at NFP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Okay benefits. Management is good depending on what department you work in. Co-workers are great from my experience

    Cons

    Pay- they severely under pay you! I mean - 15/20K less than national average for the amount of work.

    Work load in way to high. Not able to work overtime to meet the unrealistic expectations.

    Don't want to invest in their employees growth and development.

    Cover your back - while everyone is nice, they will throw you under the bus in a heart beat!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise up! If you do not pay competitive wages you will continue to lose people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Lack of good managers and career opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at NFP full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, but strict clock-watchers
    Pay for FINRA licenses, but only if you 'need' them to perform your job
    Friendly coworkers, even if they were unqualified at times

    Cons

    Lousy pay, and little opportunity for promotion until someone retires or quits
    Very little communication and collaboration between departments
    Managers don't want to do the work, just sit in the office and look busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight managers and VP's
    Support and develop your high performers
    Paying a little more will bring in much better employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. A good start but not enough growth opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at NFP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of really nice people there who will allow you to take on new projects and responsibilities if you ask for it. Work-life balance is good compared to other companies. They pay for you to get numerous FINRA licenses.

    Cons

    Unless you are willing to wait 5 to 10 years for someone to retire or move on, there isn't much growth opportunity. Certain managers are dead weight and allowed to stay that way, which really impacts morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that everyone is held to the same standard and work on making opportunities for internal employees to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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