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Hispanic Scholarship Fund Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "My experience thus far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hispanic Scholarship Fund full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many team building activities, it shows that the organization wants to improve and unlike many companies even corporate companies we are given great perks. This organization does give a lot of experience of how the corporate world can look especially if this is your first job.

    Cons

    A lots of turn over, ineffective technology systems. The management is a direct reflection of its leadership, they waste a lot of time with activities the promote transparency while continuing to have very little authentic communication and inclusion of some staff depending on departments. Also because there are many departments transparency can be difficult especially considering the different personalities that lead including and especially HR.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be a hypocrite about how you want to improve communication when the clicks and favoritism are very apparent even in exchange of information. If your goal is transparency and impeccable practices then don't create personal friction.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership"

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    Former Employee - CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful mission and staff. Organization that has a true impact.

    Cons

    Poor leadership.
    Board is oblivious to the lack of leadership.
    High turnover...

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be a true leader, be fair and recognize your strong suits and limitations.


  3. "Snapshot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, they make work here bearable.

    Cons

    Worked to the bone, careful.

    Advice to Management

    Do not burden your staff. Treasure your staff or else they will find greener pastures.


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  5. "First time CEO creating defunct corporate culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The mission and the people are what make the organization.

    Cons

    I’ve worked at my share of organizations and everyone knows or should know that the culture is established and set usually by the executive team. However, in this case the tone and work environment is led by one person. The CEO… a first time CEO one expects them to make mistakes, but one also expects them to learn from their mistakes. Nope not this CEO. He often micromanages and gets caught up in the minutia. Work is stop gapped and it’s extremely difficult to move forward. His punitive style of leadership helps no one and the organization and the staff suffer for it. Do I dare say the “B” word…..yes he is a “Bully” in the true sense of the word and no one stands a chance. Until the board of trustees understands who is in charge, the damage-will continue. As a result the organization has suffered with extremely high turnover. If your considering this organization, I would recommend you stay far far away-at least until it’s under new leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Don't wait until your faced with a lawsuit.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Mission/Vision.. Needs Executive Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Student Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hispanic Scholarship Fund full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, coworkers are great and are all there for the right reasons.

    Cons

    A lot of micromanaging. New policy after new policy. Management/Executives lack awareness of staff moral. People leave left and right.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unrealistic expectations = employees burn out or de-motivated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, 401K, FSA, nice office decor, great art pieces. Amazing mission and history. Coworkers always willing to help and learn.

    Cons

    Micromanaging by senior staff with no direction. The office seems empty from employees leaving monthly. No work/life balance. The company keeps loosing talented employees. It feels more like a recruitment agency than a cause driven non-profit.

    Advice to Management

    Very high employee turnover and low moral. Ambitious with unrealistic expectations.


  8. "Not bad, but not great either"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hispanic Scholarship Fund part-time

    Pros

    It is a good place to acquire experience. Also, a good environment for networking and meeting bright and passionate people. Most people that work there generally have a heart for giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Becoming too corporate. A lot of power tripping within the C-Suite.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Such a shame what happened to this organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.



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