NRA
2.6 of 5 11 reviews
www.nra.org Fairfax, VA 500 to 999 Employees

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John C. Sigler

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Rather pleasant experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NRA part-time for less than a year

ProsTo echo a prior review, if you are well liked, life is good. Things went well enough for me.

ConsUnderstandable inability to often not listen to another side of the argument. Some people are worse than others, some of whom soured my experience. Not too bad for the most part.
Pay wasn't great, but if you're in it for the love -- the cause, that should be good enough. I wouldn't recommend long-term employment unless this is really your issue and you have the money to do this on the side.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND LOVE IT!!!

Campaign Field Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at NRA as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI loved working for an org that fights for what I believe in!

ConsYou will be hard-pressed to find a job outside of Virginia that's long-term.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more long-term jobs in every state to be more effective.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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"Old boys" bureaucratic culture with minimal advancement opportunities for career advancement.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NRA

ProsYou can bring guns into the office.
Come in late, take a long lunch, leave early and no one really complains.

ConsInternal politics trump job performance.
no one gets fired + no one gets promoted = no one tries

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Fun place to work, but no professional development.

Eddier Eagle Project Manager (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I worked at NRA full-time for less than a year

ProsThe building and location are great. Not too many people can brag about a museum, gift shop, cafeteria, gym AND indoor gun range at their office. Employees can take NRA courses for free. While I was there, I took a basic handgun class and a pistol instructor course. At one point, I one a shotgun in a raffle held in the cafeteria. Benefits are great, and they offer leave pay for military reservists. The HR department is so nice, and everyone who works at NRA works their because they believe in what they do. People are down-to-earth, helpful and welcoming. Lots of camaraderie! And if you like taxidermery, there's an animal mounted in almost every cubicle or office.

ConsI loved working there, but there was little available for me for upward promotion. Because of NRA's status as a non-profit, the salaries are not very competitive. I found that most people were either recent college grads or retirees. You don't work at NRA for the money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wishing for the last 10 years of my life back

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NRA

ProsIf management likes you, you are set for a nice comfortable stay.

Conslow wages, toxic environment, no room for growth, NRA expects employees to live only for the NRA cause, sexist and judgmental people

Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the 21st century!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The good, the bad, and the REALLY ugly

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I worked at NRA full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAt the worker level, there is much intra-departmental esprit

Consunfortunately, there is often much inter-departmental mistrust and antagonism; directorship is completely out of touch with employees: their egos and personal agendas, along with greed, have led to a culture of "because we say so" and created a 1950s - at best - corporate environment. Pay sucks; benefits are decent, but dwindling; advancement is like the Lichtenstein Army (have to hope for someone to retire or die).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I worked at NRA

ProsGood benefits and food in the cafeteria.

ConsCan be political, work-life balance can suffer to meet deadlines.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo recognize the hardworking employees and great contributors,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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"every man for himself" environment

Editorial Assistant (Current Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I have been working at NRA

ProsEasy in granting vacation time

Consslow work flow, disorganization, negativity

Advice to Senior Managementreevaluate everything

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Seasonal, Minimum Wage, Good, Fun, Meaningless work.

Laborer (Former Employee)

I worked at NRA

ProsFlexible hours. Great people, if you can get past upper management and thier conservative standpoints.

A great seasonal job. Lower management was liberal, and more understanding.

ConsLong hours. Minimum wage pay. No Benefits. Sexist employees constantly call female leadership into question.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try and streamline processes. Let the people who actually know how to do the work, do it. Some things, like land surveying, just can't be replaced by GPS. It just won't work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Currently employed here, looking to leave

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at NRA full-time for more than 3 years

Pros401K, Flexible with time off, range in building, discounts on gear, great issue to work for, cafeteria and museum in building,

ConsTerrible salary, extreme micro-managing, nepotism, low morale, weak leadership, little follow through when discussing new ideas, very difficult to have creative vision when directors have never held another job

Advice to Senior ManagementFoster your employee's ideas and be willing to adapt and implement new protocols. You also must provide incentives for your employees to perform.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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