Hispanic Scholarship Fund Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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  1. Great non-profit, however becoming too corporate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Hispanic Scholarship Fund as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice, intelligent people. Light-hearted environment.

    Cons

    Becoming a bit too corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time trying to impress big money contributors.


  2. Good place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Hispanic Scholarship Fund (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and lots of departments. You can learn a lot just by walking around and speaking with so many people from so many backgrounds.

    Cons

    Pay grade is not all that fancy. Although a lot of the work is administrative, that shouldn't mean that employees deserve such a low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain top performers and be modestly generous with their salaries. I know its a fund, but they are living every day lives as well.


  3. Such a shame what happened to this organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hispanic Scholarship Fund (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    At one time, this was a thriving growing non-profit that did amazing things for the Hispanic Community. Employees felt vested in ensuring that they were making real change in the education world.

    Cons

    The egos of most of the Management team was the downfall of the great org. It became more about business then the students.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that the new team realizes what was lost and finds some goodness in the future.


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  5. Hispanic Scholarship Fund is a wonderful organization doing great work through amazing people who really care about

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hispanic Scholarship Fund full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission and very fulfilling work. Lives are changed through the work that is done at this organization and entire families are affected just by helping one student pay their way through college.

    Cons

    The organization has a bit of an elite feel to it. In the Hispanic world, HSF is seen as catering to only those who are already succeeding and don't need as much help. HSF should focus more on developing talent and not just helping those who are going to succeed anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees as they are connected to the need.


  6. Think twice before accepting an offer there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hispanic Scholarship Fund full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission. Most of the people working there mean well. Occasionally can overlook the poor leadership because the mission is important.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Little to no guidance in the overall strategic direction of the company. Policies and strategies change almost monthly. Employees feel overworked and under appreciated. Extremely high turnover.


  7. Good place to work to make a significant impact in the Hispanic community

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great mission and real success in making an impact in the Hispanic community.
    Reasonable non-profit salaries.
    Good infrastructure, support services and work environment - unlike many non-profits. Great location in downtown San Francisco

    Cons

    High level mission and goals not very achievable - hard to relate day to day activities. Senior management can be very absent, with a lot of direction given only by email and phone.

    Advice to Management

    Need to support "big goal" strategies with realistic plans to achieve them. Or set less lofty, but achievable visions. Needs to be more opportunity for people to voice honest dissenting opinions.



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