National Futures Association Reviews

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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National Futures Association President and CEO Tom Sexton
Tom Sexton
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  • "Office Politics (Need to brown nose to get promoted or get a good review)(in 7 reviews)

  • "Majority of upper management have been working there for their entire career lives(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "N/A"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    work and life are balanced

    Cons

    pay rate is lower than the market

  2. "Awesome place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    NFA has the best work life balance at any company I have ever worked at.

    Cons

    Not too many I can think of.


  3. "Great place to start or end your career, but not much in between"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Examination Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible work conditions, civil office environment, room for advancement/internal transfer

    Cons

    Bottlenecks at certain levels, lack of awareness of how to use staff skills/education

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  4. "Gain regulatory compliance experience."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Compliance Examiner in New York, NY

    I worked at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    Training is provided on a periodic basis.

    Cons

    Reading a lot of documents.

  5. "Love my job!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner I in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience, and feels like you are doing something good. Love the company culture and work life balance as well.

    Cons

    Very specific industry, so not for everybody, and comes with a lot of training.

  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity to travel, employee focused culture

    Cons

    Work load can be tough to manage if you fall behind

  7. "Good, not great."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They do a lot of things well.

    Cons

    They could work on some things.

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  8. "Awesome place to start a career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner II, OTC Derivatives in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of training Friendly and considerate coworkers Opportunities for growth Partial tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Not to do with the company but it is a really difficult industry to understand if you don't have a finance background but they have enough training to get you oriented.

  9. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedule -Interesting work -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Old technology that isn't adapted with the times

  10. "Very grateful to be a part of this awesome company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great benefits -Flexible working schedule -Very reasonable workweeks (75hrs every 2 weeks) -Friendly co-workers and management -Low-pressure environment

    Cons

    -Relatively slow to adapt to newer technology

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