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National Futures Association Reviews

Updated February 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "We maintain a work/life balance like you wouldn't believe and work in a very diverse environment" (in 62 reviews)

  • "The organization prides itself on work-life balance and offers great benefits, particularly if you are in this job fresh out of college" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Office Politics (Need to brown nose to get promoted or get a good review)" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Majority of upper management have been working there for their entire career lives" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "People Oriented"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Staff at NFA are very friendly and Management is really considerate of work/life balance. In addition, working at NFA is great place to learn and develop as a Finance Professional. I have worked here for about 3 years and have truly enjoyed the time spent with coworker and expanding my knowledge of the financial industry. I would definitely recommend working at NFA.

    Cons

    The only downside is compensation but that's only comparable to the rest of the financial industry.


  2. "Excellent company with a culture of inclusivity and curiosity!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner II in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great training and professional development program - initial new hire training gives a great overview of what the job will entail, and there are many courses offered online
    - Open-door policy/culture - everyone is very encouraging, from the top of the organization down; I have never felt so comfortable and supported in a role
    - Travel! If you enjoy traveling, a large part of your role involves traveling to firms and examining them; the directors who plan travel really try to take into account your obligations/time-off plans
    - Competitive compensation and excellent benefits package!
    - Continuous feedback and support from management; "buddy" (mentor) program
    - Flexible hours (you can decide when you come in in the morning, and when you leave in the afternoon -

    Cons

    There was a bit of a gap between when I was hired and when I started, but management asked for feedback after the New Hire training class and it seems like they are really trying to address this in the future!

  3. "Best Place I Have Worked At"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    NFA has great work life balance. Ability to work remote.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  4. "NFA is a great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quantitative Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Quantitative Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Flexible schedule
    Lots of training opportunities
    Benefits: 401k, health insurance, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Open work environment is great for collaboration, but you don't have any privacy


  5. "NFA"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner I, OTC Derivatives in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner I, OTC Derivatives in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at NFA is a great experience. We maintain a work/life balance like you wouldn't believe and work in a very diverse environment. Coming in as a new hire you will have an extensive period of training, and if you ever need help, you can ask anyone in the office without a problem.,

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. All managers make themselves extremely approachable and it is comforting, especially when you first start out.


  6. "Best job to grow and learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing work/life balance
    -Travel
    -Great benefits
    -Friendly environment

    Cons

    -Can not think of any


  7. "Senior Executive Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    NFA is a delightful place to work. The company really look after their employees.
    I just celebrated my ten year anniversary here and I am looking forward to another 10+
    Have to say I Love my Job and the company (NFA) I work for.

    Cons

    There aren't any Cons working at NFA-Just all PROS

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT work.

  8. "NFA Compliance Examiner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -benefits (insurance, flex days, extra vacation days)
    -hours (7.5 hours a day)
    - Travel ( all over the country and even to international locations)
    - Everyone is so friendly

    Cons

    - so far there are no cons


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner
    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    -collaborative, inclusive culture
    -approachable upper-level management
    -civil, friendly co-workers
    -diverse work projects
    -emphasis on work-life balance
    -prioritizes career and professional development

    Cons

    At times, one can sense office politices


  10. "Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Every person I have worked with at NFA has been incredibly welcoming and helpful. I started with NFA straight out of college, and all of my co-workers were willing to help with every question I've had. You can tell that NFA really cares about educating their employees and giving them all the resources needed to succeed. I have enjoyed my time at NFA so far and am excited to continue my career here!

    Cons

    I have not experienced any negatives so far.