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Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The mission, the people, the leadership, the feeling like you're making a difference. It's one big family.
     Actually left well before 2013 but it's the earliest date allowed from the drop-down menu

    Cons

    There are some misconceptions about the NRA which sometimes made it hard to talk about outside of work. They are not going to pay really high wages but if you want to contribute to a cause (research what they're into before judging) then this is the place for you


  2. "Good benefits, good people"

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    Former Employee - Design Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Design Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people. Non profit, so does not pay as well as private companies for similar positions.

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities for full-time staff

    Advice to Management

    Better communication would go a long way.

  3. "Put your passion to work"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRA part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is really not a job but a passion. So as such, it really makes work feel like something that makes a difference.

    Cons

    As a non-profit, there are no huge salaries or pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "debt collection specialist"

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    Former Employee - Debt Collection Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Debt Collection Specialist in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at NRA (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay , benefits, bonuses, easily accessible, on main street

    Cons

    people, attitudes, sense of do no wrong ,

    Advice to Management

    train better


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Meh."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NRA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    NRA is starting to think progressively, departments are getting rearranged and old, stubborn, out-dated "dinosaurs" are getting demoted.

    Cons

    Building is old, technology is old, most employees are only here for a paycheck.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Fine, but cliquish"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NRA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a very dedicated organization. They never lose site of the primary objective, ensuring Americans retain the right to bear arms. Many of the employees are friendly and happy to help out a newbie. The team building events are a little out there, but definitely bring you all closer together. It is nice to have unlimited access to the shooting range in the basement.

    Cons

    As an organization run by an older generation, I found the lack of digital integration and streamlining, at least in my department, rather frustrating. The other unexpected quirk was the isolation of departments. There is no interdepartmental interaction. I became an anomaly and outcast with a number of my coworkers because I ate lunch with people in other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a business analyst to help streamline your processes. There are a number of unnecessary bottlenecks in getting the job done. Encouraging company-wide or interdepartmental team building events so the people in advancement or the people in membership are not strangers to the people in ILA or law enforcement would help with the social isolationism.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Your Experience Will Depend on Your Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone that works at NRA is committed to hunting and/or shooting rights. It's nice to have co-workers that share the same values for the most part.

    Cons

    In many ways the company culture is very old school and traditional. Also, the salaries are not awesome (with some exceptions) and it's very difficult to move up. Pay increases are virtually non-existent for most employees.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Fun place to work, but no professional development."

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    Former Employee - Eddier Eagle Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Eddier Eagle Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    I 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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "The good, the bad, and the REALLY ugly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NRA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    unfortunately, 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).


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and food in the cafeteria.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Do recognize the hardworking employees and great contributors,


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