National Federation of Independent Business

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Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Be Careful Here...

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Hagerstown, MD

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mid level managers...mostly women are great. Terrific organization with important mission.

    Cons

    Even with high commission rates sometimes difficult to clear benefit expenses. Many territory have been worked over the last 70 years...either they belong or have belonged or have no interest.

    Advice to Management

    This is a brutal business. Continue to be supportive of those on the front line. Very few reps make a good living

  2. Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home. Set your own schedule. Great opportunity for the right person. Commission structure is excellent if you can hang on long enough to get the bonuses.

    Cons

    I asked and was told turnover is around 95%. This job is not for the weak of heart. It is 100% commission so you need to have money to pay your bills until you can get established. I worked for NFIB for 6 months and was making $4k+ per month right away. Then my manager changed my territory to one that required a lot more travel and was much poorer so my sales stayed the same but my commissions were cut in half. I couldn't pay my bills so I had to quit.

    Advice to Management

    For new hires I would at least pay mileage expenses for the first six months or offer company cars and reduce commissions accordingly.

  3. Pure Cold Calling, Must be strong willed

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    Former Employee - FSSR in Northeast Center, NY
    Former Employee - FSSR in Northeast Center, NY

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Create own schedule. Can often work close to home. Possible to make very good income. Very good mentors.

    Cons

    Handle all adverse weather elements. Must be able to handle constant rejection.

    Advice to Management

    Benefits are expensive and unaffordable if employee needs total family coverage. Company should consider some type of media advertising to acquaint themselves with small business.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Organization, Tough First Year

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization with conservative values. The offer an excellent compensation package for Field Sales Reps who are just starting, and provide Incredible benefits too. There is a lot of online training available, along with support from management in many cases.

    Cons

    Straight commission can be incredibly scary. If you don't have a territory that is in close proximity to where you live, you could be spending more than you're making some weeks, due to travel costs, if sales are not brisk.

    Advice to Management

    Consider restructuring the compensation for new hires to extend the base pay for longer than just four weeks, before having them make the jump to straight commission, or perhaps provide a minimal stipend to help offset the cost of driving so many miles each week.

  6. Hard sell

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Bangor, ME

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/ life balance is by far the best part of this job.

    Cons

    As time goes on NFIB is losing respect and clout among business owners and politicians.

    Employee turn over rate is extremely high which makes it tough to sell because you're one of several faces a business owner has most likely encountered representing NFIB.

    Advice to Management

    Put your reps on a base salary so there's not so much turn over.

  7. Only if you are 1) white and 2) male

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice downtown office
    ok if you're looking to park yourself

    Cons

    Overly politicized to the right of Bush
    Run by and for the good ol' white boys
    Low pay
    No respect for employees
    HIGH turnover (ask a lot of questions during your interview because there's a LOT of lip service)
    No growth
    Micromanagement
    Blame culture. Do not go there to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves. This place is where careers go to die. Senior management is straight out of the 50s.

  8. Helpful (1)

    You won't make old bones there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training on technology availability
    Good software tools
    Benefit package is good

    Cons

    Management not interested in working with employees
    Constant interviewing for new personel
    Revolving door, with people coming and leaving all the time
    No possibility of advancement
    When asking for time off, it is as if you were betraying the company.

    Advice to Management

    Make expectations clear, don't let the employees guess.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Right wing, low-level lobbyist job.

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid training. Flexible hours. Supportive out of state staff.

    Cons

    Everything else. When recruiting potential NFIB members, your job is to bash the independents, liberals and anything else that doesn't fit their agenda. There's no set membership fee. You can charge $1,000 and pocket 80% of it for commission.

    Advice to Management

    Not comment.

  10. Interesting, challenging, gratifying, surprising and extremely enlightening!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package. Phenomenal mission

    Cons

    Catching the business owner on site, gaining the interview and getting them enrolled all in one call..is a stroke of pure luck. You've gotta learn the owners pattern of activity and what they drive to catch them.

    Advice to Management

    Decide if you can sustain the organization based on the current NB acquisition model.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Awful organization to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helps small business owners and provides a voice for their concerns

    Cons

    No paid sick days, no paid vacation, awful commission, inept management, and will kill your vehicle

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all middle management and replace them with skilled managers

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