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National Federation of Independent Business Reviews

Updated November 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "The company really goes out its way to support the production and growth of each sales rep" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Paid training was the only positive" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "telephone sales region culture has some negative dynamics with management extremely focused strictly on revenues and not on individuals" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Entirely cold calling on small businesses and can be very different than most sales jobs" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sales representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The sky is the limit for income. Great emphasis placed on motivating employees. Rewards for goals met are generous. Opportunity to learn and grow in position and to move up as well. Co workers are amazing and supportive.

    Cons

    You must be self motivated and a hard worker. You get out of this job what you put into it. The only limit is your own effort.


  2. "Great organization with a clear mission and passion"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits given while helping business owners on a daily basis. A very rewarding position.

    Cons

    Work life balance is possible with personal organization. Must stay very organized.

    Advice to Management

    Frequent support and communication is very helpful.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Worst Job Ever"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s slightly better than pumping outhouses.

    Cons

    It’s sad to have to prey on the oppressed, the aged and the naive small and family-owned business owner on a daily basis. They will tell you to just push-on but everyday becomes a pitiful journey of deceit as you pull doors and have to recite that out-of-date script they will make you memorize. My advise, keep looking. You’re better than what this place has to offer. I was excited about all of the high-commissions they throw out there but after driving around, getting thrown out of business after business, I called it quits after a matter of weeks. No promise of prosperity is worth that BS.

    Advice to Management

    Be more dignified and treat your employees better.

    National Federation of Independent Business Response

    Nov 29, 2018 – National Director of Employment

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. NFIB has a proven track record of 75 years of service and success in being the voice of small business. As such we pride ourselves in terms of the work... More


  4. "membership sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    extreme autonomy, high pay for high achievers, being outside. plenty of sales support.

    Cons

    many upsides are other peoples downsides. extreme autonomy for me was actually a con in the end as i got very depressed being alone all the time. There was no central office which was a benefit as I didnt have to reach a base and then drive a different direction however being alone all the time didnt work for me. If i could have worked as a team in a territory then i would have done this job forever.

    Advice to Management

    none really. Yall were awesome. Perhaps having a split territory option where two people can work in tandem throughout the week and work off each others energies.


  5. "Good for the right person ."

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    Current Employee - FSR1 in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - FSR1 in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent. Can work harder to make more. Must deal with dry periods in sales.

    Cons

    Outdated memorized script. Unrealistic expectations such as 50+ door pulls a day.


  6. "Area sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business full-time

    Pros

    Reach farmers. Good environment.

    Cons

    Very hard sell in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Bigger areas


  7. "The best job ever with Small Business Owners as my boss!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Grassroots Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Grassroots Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at NFIB for 16 years! The absolute best part of my job is our members, small business owners, who I consider my real bosses. As an organization, the passion to fight for and represent NFIB is first. The compassion to help each member of the team succeed is always present. If you truly believe in supporting free enterprise and want a career where you can make your success, then join NFIB. Member advocacy wants motivated and professional self-starters! This is a great job with a passion that anyone can get behind...free enterprise!

    Cons

    If you are not a self-starter that can work collaboratively then this is not for you. But I don't really see this requirement as a con either.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the strategic plan! Moving forward has been the best! And thank you!

  8. Helpful (5)

    "TSR"

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    Former Employee - TSR in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - TSR in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours (although getting worse), benefits

    Cons

    100% commission; no PTO; management trying to cut out us, the middlemen, in renewing memberships to save commissions. Income has dropped 30% from 2016. Unless you are a top producer, which is all manipulated, you're SOL

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for your hard-working employees. We've got bills to pay

    National Federation of Independent Business Response

    Jul 9, 2018 – National Employment Manager

    Thank you for your comments. 100% commission can be a great opportunity with a non-capped earnings potential for individuals who follow best practices and keep their positive energy flowing. NFIB... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    "POLITICAL SHAM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Federation of Independent Business full-time

    Pros

    There is NOTHING positive here!

    Cons

    This is a POLITICAL organization that supports the trump agenda. Avoid all businesses associated with them !!

    National Federation of Independent Business Response

    Jun 26, 2018 – HR Programs Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
    Small businesses fuel the American economy, and we are pleased and honored that President Trump joined NFIB members during our 75th anniversary... More


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Federation of Independent Business part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well. People are friendly. I you are interested in state and federal policy affecting small businesses, this is a great organization.

    Cons

    The job is only part time. It does come with some benefits though. Not much job advancement for this position.