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National Futures Association CEO Tom Sexton
Tom Sexton
47 Ratings
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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    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for more than 4 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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    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner II in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for more 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...

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

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for more than 6 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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    Current Employee - Senior Quantitative Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for more 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. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    NFA has wonderful benefits. You can choose to 'purchase' more vacation or sick days, telecommuting once a week is usually allowed, and flex days for time off is really nice. the trainings for new employees are good as well.

    Cons

    It's a very political organization. Promotions depend on how well liked you are by your managers, and people who suck up to upper management definitely get more opportunities. If you mess up or fall behind once, it's very easy for things to snowball, and instead of managers actually coaching their staff, they create unrealistic deadlines to keep that staff member down. I've never had a problem working with men before,...

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    Advice to Management

    Make sure staff are given equal opportunities. Make sure coaches are well matched to staff to actually develop their abilities and work. Stop obsessing over how much extra time employees are putting in, and start valuing employees who can get all their work done well without putting in extra hours.

  6. "NFA"

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    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 for more 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.

  7. "Best job to grow and learn"

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -Can not think of any

  8. "Senior Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time for more than 20 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.

  9. "NFA Compliance Examiner"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    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

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