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National Futures Association Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Pros
  • work/life balance is best i've seen in a work environment (in 54 reviews)

  • The benefits are great, good work life balance and the staff is nice too (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Many people stick around NFA for much of their careers (certainly a good thing), but this trend brings some office politics along with it (in 5 reviews)

  • Limited perspective (majority of upper management are "Lifers") (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Like working with a family"

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

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is off the chart; the benefits are exceptional; and the culture is one of a kind.

    Cons

    Resources could be limited given the non-profit nature of the association, but it is a small price to pay for a good environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring external applicants when qualified internal resources are available could be a turn off for current employees.


  2. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Futures Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and great work life balance. Work is challenging and opportunities for promotions.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of opportunities to work remotely.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for your career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Examiner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Compliance Examiner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NFA offers incredible growth opportunity and a great work-life balance. NFA is a place where hard work gets rewarded, and the experience makes you highly marketable in the industry. The benefits package and 401k contribution is also very good.

    Cons

    Maternity/paternity leave can be better.


  4. "NFA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    Work is challenging and satisfying. People are wonderful. Professional and friendly place to work. Flexibility and work life balance are very important to management and staff alike. Standards are very high and achievable.

    Cons

    There are no cons about working at NFA.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. This place is a great place to work.


  5. "A great place to work with a solid work/life balance!"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, compensation, salary, benefits, friendliness of staff, ability to give or receive help, open conversations with management,

    Cons

    Interview process can be a bit long

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work at keeping your employees happy which produces quality work!


  6. "Great culture and rewarding work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic low pressure work environment. Work is rewarding, yet challenging. work/life balance is best i've seen in a work environment.

    Cons

    Salaries can be lower than achieved at a for profit organization.


  7. "one of the best places to work in Chicago"

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

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    I have had a very positive experience working at NFA so far .My coworkers and manager are smart, talented and they helped me a lot to adapt my new position .
    I have been working in Information Systems for years and I would say this is the best company I have ever worked . The benefits are great ,friendly work environment and ongoing training opportunities for your position in the company . I have an excellent life/work balance and am challenged daily in my job .

    Cons

    So far , I don't have really any cons to include about NFA

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing !

  8. "Review after work at NFA for two months"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional work environments; nice and knowledgeable management and team members; great benefits; flexible work hours

    Cons

    Have nothing to say about cons yet. All positive.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Futures Association full-time

    Pros

    Every opinion is valued and you are encouraged to contribute. It's a great place to learn and exchange ideas.

    Cons

    Have not identified any cons working here yet.


  10. "Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an intern, my team is very helpful with projects that are assigned. The workplace environment is great. We get to go on the filed for examination which is great because it allows someone to choose what they really want to do from early in their career.

    Cons

    No Wifi for employees.


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