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  1. Solid place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hillel International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic community, great inclusion for all, and a lovely environment. I always feel welcome as a minority.

    Cons

    Just some things about working here while not being Jewish... sometimes things can be difficult to understand. I learned quickly, however.


  2. Hot Mess Express

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engagement Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hillel International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - decent benefits (cell phone reimbursement, comp time, vacation time) - flexible schedule - wonderful emotional support from sensitive coworkers

    Cons

    This was my first peek into a truly dysfunctional nonprofit work environment. We would have weekly meetings brainstorming how to get more engaged college students, usually concluding that their parents should have raised them more Jewish from birth. I was hired and was never given a work space. I worked from home 6/7 months I was employed. Worse off, the students I was supposed to be engaging didn't have a traditional hang space, either. We would meet in drafty Starbucks and I'd end up apologizing there was nowhere else to go. It was hard to sell them on the idea of Hillel with no product to show. - no leadership/unified vision - unattainable questions and goals posed like: "how do we make Hillel cool?", "where are all the Jewish students?" - tension/toxic atmosphere created by bleak conditions and unhappy staff and students

    Advice to Management

    Goals of simply engaging Jewish students is unrealistic and unattainable. Pick a cause, like recycling or eliminating human trafficking, and focus efforts on that.


  3. Being a student worker at Hillel is amazing!

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Kent, OH
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Kent, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hillel International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, understanding and a fantastic team to work with. This is by and far my favorite job I've ever worked. I am happy to come to every shift I work here.

    Cons

    The hours are limited due to need and work study restrictions so it is hard to live on without secondary income from some source. Can be left with a lot of idle time.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is great, no complaints.


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  5. Topheavy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hillel International full-time

    Pros

    Staff was friendly and team-oriented.

    Cons

    Limited personal growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    This is something that impacts many Jewish organizations - entry/mid level employees are not compensated enough for skill and time given to the organization. This is not specifically for Hillel in general but for many Jewish agencies.


  6. Over worked, underpaid and no support

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hillel International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place for an entry level position to learn group and engagement work with college students. You will work 12 hour days, seven days a week but will get great programming and organizational experiences.

    Cons

    Hi burnout. Low wages. Hard to balance personal and work life. Very hard for staff with families.

    Advice to Management

    Hillel International gives very little support to the local units. They provide no money and their resources are stretched and they have gone thru so much staff themselves. Their cental body in Washington is ineffective, bloated with staff who provide little real support.


  7. A fun company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hillel International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Friendly & inclusive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not much room for movement.

    Advice to Management

    Employee performance bonuses or other monetary recognition.


  8. Great Mission, Important Work, Real Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Mission, Important Work, Real Opportunity

    Cons

    Leadership, Senior Management, Leadership Vision, Culture

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It has been a really engaging and rewarding experience

    Cons

    None! I love working at Hillel


  10. Not great professional development.

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hillel International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The orgs Mission and its commitment. The people

    Cons

    Mid-career development, receiving critical feedback, making any change not dictated by their strategic plan even if solid scientific evidence exists to the contrary


  11. Good first job, limited room for growth

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Program Director in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hillel International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Vacation time, flexibility of schedule, atmosphere

    Cons

    Salaries, benefits, work-life balance are very tough, especially for someone just moving to the area. It's very hard to negotiate salaries, based on which campus you work on, because they just don't invest the $ in their junior staff... partly because most of the time they just don't have it.



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