National Financial Partners

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National Financial Partners Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
29 Reviews
3.3
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at National Financial Partners as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom as an intern. Overseer really gave me the opportunity to learn for myself through assignments but was always there to help. A lot of investment research which helped me gain an understanding of the industry.

    Cons

    The firm is located outside of Philadelphia so the commute was difficult. Work became redundant at times throughout the summer and into the Fall.Very repetitive on an annual basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at National Financial Partners as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Collegial environment, for the most part. Note that this does not imply not working hard. You'll work hard but when things go wrong, the focus will be on addressing the problem and not on the kind of public shaming other workplaces seem to revel in. Everyone makes mistakes and Chubb, for the most part, seems to get that.
    * Convenient Somerset County location. If you, like so many others, live in Middlesex/Somerset/Hunterdon/Union counties, the drive here is a breeze. There's good restaurants in the area (for a suburb) and it's perfectly safe, even late at night.
    * Chubb's business model is stable and sound. Your 401K is safe with these guys, they'll probably never have to take a bailout and if you get laid off it won't be because of corruption in the C-suite.
    * Data center consolidation and organizational transformation currently in progress means a lot of opportunity for those in the right place at the right time.

    Cons

    Training progress is tedious .
    * Low turnover equates to poor career growth for those who do not schmooze their way into the popular boys and girls club.
    * Very frugal when it comes to spending training dollars. Again, bad for career growth.
    * A lot of antiquated technology and immature processes. An IT position at Chubb can hurt your resume more than help it. No one outside Chubb cares that you spent the last three years immersed in Smalltalk. Seriously, no one.
    * Salary and benefits are mediocre.

  3.  

    Good Support of the employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at National Financial Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best employee benefits in the business.

    Cons

    Large Co. and spread out which makes communication difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your'e doing to grow the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Financial Partners

    Pros

    Good pay, great addition to resume

    Cons

    Long hours, demanding work life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the practices are dated

  6.  

    Good work life balance but thread carefully

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at National Financial Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance..most are out at 5pm. That's the only PRO here.

    Cons

    Mgmt is a joke. They are fragmented from your actual role. Your boss will throw you under the bus to make themself look good and to get approval from higher-ups. Not supportive as an environment.

    lacks support unless you're an exec.
    Unchallenging work.
    People seem trustworthy until you get reprimanded by them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make execs competent and not just sit for a paycheck.

    Career develop instead of dropping the ball.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I like it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Financial Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible, family focused, friendly co workers

    Cons

    some areas are lacking in processes and procedures, get used to change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Coworkers, worst job experience ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Administrator in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Benefits Administrator in Fort Washington, PA

    I worked at National Financial Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers were amazing and the weekly informative/educational webinars provided by corporate are an excellent resource.

    Cons

    -There is no such thing as a manager with leadership skills at my office
    -Severely underpaid employees compared to the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The corporate CEO needs to be more in touch with what is going on at both the regional/branch level. There needs to be opportunities for those who do not work at the corporate office to give their feedback and input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Financial Partners as an intern

    Pros

    Great Pay for Internship
    Lots of Opportunities to Network

    Cons

    Work isn't super fun
    Intern Program is work in progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Help Desk Support

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Financial Partners

    Pros

    Great team to work with amd great atmosphere.

    Cons

    No room for growth.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at National Financial Partners as a contractor (less than an 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

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