National Federation of Independent Business

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National Federation of Independent Business Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
37 Reviews
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    Outside Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business full-time

    Pros

    Great balance of freedom and accountability. Get to feel like you're making a difference in the lives of others.

    Cons

    You have to follow national politics, and that can sometimes be a real downer. You see upfront how the legislative decisions of the higher ups affect the landscape of small business. Can at times be depressing, and difficult not to 'take home.'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I really liked this job.... Sometimes wish I still had it. ;)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  3.  

    Awful organization to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Membership Representative

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    NFIB has an excellent mission and does first rate work as the number one lobbyist for small business in the United States. Selling the cause is easy, especially with the current government. Setting your own schedule is great, everyone is super nice, especially the support people and easy to contact. Loved the people.

    Cons

    The job has an 80% TURNOVER...and there are several reasons for that. You need to be young and extremely physically fit to do this job for more than a week and I am in excellent shape. The requirements are extremely stringent, 35-50 businesses a day in person cold calling. You have to be bold, and believe in your mission. You must work completely independently, designing your own schedule and mapping each night when you come home after driving for hours each day, and enter your orders. Very disciplined and scheduled. The way you stay connected is through conference calls one night a week for an hour. You do not get reimbursed for gas. You can make an excellent living with NFIB but only if you stay with them for a year or longer for repeat membership benefits. You cannot be relational, as the longest they even suggest you stay inside a business is 10 minutes max. This was entirely unachievable for me. People like to talk and so did I. If you like to spend time alone, are completely independent, get in and get out, work like you're on a mission, are bold, and relatively understated in your approach, these are the people that do the best...NOT typical salespeople. In my estimation, NFIB should only hire x-military. Seriously. I love what NFIB does, the people are great. Just know, you will be in rain, snow, heat and every extreme imaginable doing this job. And your resolve needs to be like a trooper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management people are great....but the perimeters of the job need to change. Many business owners were offended by the brief form of non relational "selling". This approach to membership is antiquated in today's highly relationship oriented marketing. Although I know it is profitable for NFIB, in my estimation, membership could be driven with more retention of the sale force ...which would make training costs drop significantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business

    Pros

    wonderful support from regional managers, they pay good commissions, if you are good and work hard you can make a good living

    Cons

    it definitely is a difficult job for the faint of heart, if you are not one who is personally driven to succeed then this will be a tough job.

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    Field Sales Representative

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business

    Pros

    Can make as much money as you want depending on how hard you want to work. Flexible hours, basically make your own schedule. Managers and other employees are always very helpfull and available when you need them. Freedom and autonomy every day in the field!

    Cons

    Entirely cold calling on small businesses and can be very different than most sales jobs. Goal is to have a hard close and sell the business owner on the spot. Straight commission, so can be stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent, Great company to work for with excellent time off.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business

    Pros

    The time off and the work schedule

    Cons

    Limited advancement and lack of communication with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create more advancement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for; as a Field Service Representative, no cap on earnings; flexible hours

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Commissions paid weekly, bonuses are paid monthly and quarterly. Multiple bonus levels, uncapped. It's like running your own business without the headaches of owning your own business. You go to bed at night knowing you did something good for The American free enterprise system and the economy. Freedom & autonomy to start work early &/or work late. Six figure income is achievable during your first year as a Field Sales Representative . W2 position with full benefit package including 401K!

    Cons

    You have to go to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the sales incentives and awards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Overall, NFIB is a very good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Medford, OR

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top rep's make much more money than I did...many are earning $100K +. You can make your own hours also.

    Cons

    It's takes hard selling in many cases. I feel the job is much better suited to men than women. As a woman, I found it very exhausting and stressful, I am in excellent physical shape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a different sales approach that fits a woman's style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not at all what it's cracked up to be.

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    Former Employee - Field Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's ok if you can't find anything else..

    Cons

    Promises of huge incomes.

    You're given previously "worked over" territories.

    High sales rep turnover.

    Membership benefits presented in sales pitch over-exaggerated.

    Greatly overpriced membership fees.

    Business owners mostly never hear from NFIB again after joining except to renew membership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the NRA, AARP models.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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