National Student Clearinghouse

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National Student Clearinghouse Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
27 Reviews
3.5
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at National Student Clearinghouse full-time

    Pros

    The CEO makes the satisfaction of his employees a top priority. It is so refreshing to work for a company where they place so much focus on the satisfaction of their staff. They go above and beyond with ice cream socials, company picnics, LL Bean gift cards, recognition programs, etc. to make people feel appreciated. People actually like being at work here! It is such a wonderful work environment with a strong emphasis on work/life balance.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice for management. I think they're doing a stellar job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company filled with good people working together to bring meaningful changes to important areas of education

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at National Student Clearinghouse full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    All levels staff are committed to fulfilling the organization's mission of service to the education community. Management regularly invests in career development and training opportunities for staff. 401k match is probably best in the area, and other benefits are excellent. Casual, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Typical growth pains for an evolving organization (e.g., some technical and staffing challenges), but that's also where opportunity is often found.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to continue and improve prioritization against limited resources. It's an ongoing challenge, but definitely not unique to this organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Incredible Organization with an Obvious Commitment to its Customers & Staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at National Student Clearinghouse full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company mission
    Dedication to staff development
    Strong leadership
    Commitment to work-life balance
    Benefits (both health and 401k are fantastic)
    Company core values (Flexible, optimized, efficient, trusted & secure, sustainable, FERPA compliant) are obvious in even the smallest tasks
    HR support is outstanding

    This is a commitment driven organization that is dedicated to doing things the right way and doing things better.

    Cons

    No major cons. Even though the company is fairly small and upward mobility is not always readily available, the leadership team provides plenty of cross-training opportunities and room for lateral development. Leadership recognizes talent and hard work, and the organization as a whole strives to make staff feel valued through various initiatives and events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to excel in the areas of staff development, work-life balance and appreciating employees. You've made NSC an incredible place to work for and I look forward to all of the exciting possibilities the future has to offer at our organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture for a not-for-profit!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at National Student Clearinghouse full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Clearinghouse offers a great working environment and robust benefits. It's a friendly atmosphere that enables employees to network with others by offering many fun employee-focused events like an annual family picnic, annual dinner, and in office events to celebrate cultures and successes. Employees are mission-driven and the services the Clearinghouse offers are meaningful.

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities don't happen as frequently as they do in large organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep shifting the culture towards innovation and excellence!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working at NSC was extremely motivating and gratifying due to the executive management's vision and innovation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Director  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Herndon, VA

    I worked at National Student Clearinghouse full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is highly organized and has an established client base. Training and overall corporate infrastructure exists, making the workplace a great pleasure.

    Cons

    IT resources are slightly limited. This is more of a hinderance internally as external IT needs and solutions take a higher priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. The success thus far is a product of the fine executive management skills the "C" levels have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company for entry level position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at National Student Clearinghouse full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very laid back atmosphere
    good work life balance
    great benefits
    awesome events (frequently)

    Cons

    turnover rate is high
    hard to move up in the company (but they are actively working on changing that)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep progressing, you guys are doing a great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    There is one great surprise after another.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at National Student Clearinghouse full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very generous benefits. Casual dress, lots of promotional opportunities. Wellness program with free gym membership. Nice people.

    Cons

    Some people who don't carry their weight. Whiners who have been there too long to know what goes on the in the real world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Challenge your people more - they have capacity and want to make a difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great benefits and room to grow!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I worked at National Student Clearinghouse full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NSC has a great benefits package, solid management and room to grow a career.

    Cons

    Working for a not-for-profit means much smaller income for the work completed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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