National Financial Partners

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National Financial Partners Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
22 Reviews

2.5
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National Financial Partners Chairman, President, and CEO Jessica M. Bibliowicz
Jessica M. Bibliowicz
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    Intern

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    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
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    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.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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 for 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
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    Dysfunctional Organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Financial Partners as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is growing through aggressive mergers and acquisitions. They seem know their industries well. Nice work-life balance -- the place is almost empty by 4:30 pm.

    Cons

    Nobody knows who NFP is; they don't seem to value marketing enough to change that any time soon. The company is very sluggish and slow to change, despite the rapid M&As. They are embarrassingly behind technologically. There are way too many vice presidents and presidents and other executives -- hundreds of them, it seems -- and they all hold on very zealously to their perceived power bases. There is childish drama, dishonesty, and lack of integrity in certain departments. Extremely high turnover rate in the department where I was -- huge red flag -- and no one seemed particularly curious about why half of the department, including senior managers, fled in less than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore a high turnover rate; there's a reason for it! When leaders seek mediocrity and punish excellence, you have a very serious problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good, laid-back environment - monotonous work for interns

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

    I worked at National Financial Partners as an intern for 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
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    Changes are implemented but not thoroughly thought out to be functional and efficient.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Financial Partners full-time

    Pros

    NFP has fairly good benefits. They are developing a quality assurance program to deliver better customer service to the reps. There are some opportunities to change positions and advance, especially for new, low experienced and low paid individuals.

    Cons

    There is big lack of cross training, detailed job description and documentation. When an individual leaves their position a lot of processes and knowledge is lost. Turn over is fairly high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your offices and become a working, hands on manger to see reality. Hire experienced workers that do not have a high school mentality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 National Financial Partners full-time for 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.  

    Great place to work, people were friendly and work was do able.

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    Former Employee - Field Support Intern
    Former Employee - Field Support Intern

    I worked at National Financial Partners as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Always challenged but wasn't unbearable

    Cons

    Really no room to move up- very horizontal

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    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 National Financial Partners full-time for 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
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    Unprofessional working environment. Poor company culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at National Financial Partners for more than a year

    Pros

    Free pizza on Fridays
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Unprofessional office environment, especially members of the HR staff that use inappropriate language in the open for all to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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