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Hispanic Scholarship Fund Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Potential for improvement"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hispanic Scholarship Fund full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated, highly educated and passionate staff
    Exceptional BOD, Advisory Councils, Donors and Sponsors
    The potential to empower a generation Latinos to create positive charge in our nation

    Cons

    Low morale
    Broken infastructure
    Poor policy enforcement
    Unprofessional
    No enforcement of abuse/bullying in the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the grievances of your staff
    Rather than boasting on the talent hired, allow them to build the organization up!
    Last but most importantly , respect each professional as a professional without degradation of petty rules and unlawful camera surveillance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good Cause. Great Mission."

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    Current Employee - Analyst/Coordinator in Gardena, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst/Coordinator in Gardena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of growth opportunity. Good leadership. CDO is good leader despite all of the responsibility, she has more than the COO, but more accountability. Takes the time to spend with team to ensure they have what they need to do their job(s).

    Cons

    Accountability is not equal. One part of the company definitely works harder than the other...

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Cause, Needs Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Gardena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work is rewarding and has a great impact on society.

    Cons

    High turnover and trouble hiring because the company needs better organization and there are too many politics and favoritism. The company has lost a lot of experts in the education field and chiefs who have chosen to work somewhere else.


  4. "COO is not good!"

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

    I have been working at Hispanic Scholarship Fund full-time

    Pros

    Promotions if you are buddies with the COO.

    Cons

    Still getting used to the job, but you can tell that one part of the company works harder than the other. The side I am on, the COO side, seems to be more about happy hours, a softball team and leaving on time. The COO is always leaving early or out of the office which seems weird to me. But not weirder than I hear he is always talking about the staff on the other side of the office with employees. I don't think that's right.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Highly Toxic & Disfunctional Place"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are very good

    Cons

    Narcissistic Chief Development Officer spends so much time talking about everyone behind their back. So busy with micromanaging, criticizing, intimidating and trashing morale that she produces almost no work. Revolving door of talent in this department and ridiculously high turnover.

    CEO seems asleep at the wheel. No strategic vision or ability build trust. Lots of arrogance.

    I feel for young talent right out of college who are thinking this is all normal and are learning the most deplorable tactics and will do anything to try to survive in this unhealthy environment.

    HR is also a joke.

    Relatively new COO seems to be the only person with integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Leave so the organization has a chance. Such hypocrisy to say you want to empower students while creating such oppression in the office for staff.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of Egos tread carefully if hired"

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

    I worked at Hispanic Scholarship Fund full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, 401k plan, awesome parties, large corporation type company, lots of learning and earning potential.

    Cons

    Horrible management, backstabbing co-workers that want to brown nose to look good to tyrannical CEO, no room for growth they don't care about the people there.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of constantly focusing on appearances and being "best in class" focus on harnessing and developing the talent that you already have. Don't hire if you have not actual tasks that need to be done. People will literally sit with nothing to do, poor use of company time. Get it together HSF!


  7. "Manager (In Operations under COO)"

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    Former Employee - Manager (In Operations Under Chief Operating Officer) in Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Manager (In Operations Under Chief Operating Officer) in Gardena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    HSF is like a "familia" and there is a strong work ethic there. The CEO and COO are very committed to the mission and brand of the organization.

    HSF is a NOP and runs very lean, so it is a place for those who are intrinsically motivated, engaged, thoughtful, innovative and want to make a difference for the Latino community.

    Overall, the organization treats people well, offers great total compensation and advancement opportunities. The benefits, including PTO, the office itself, and the people are amazing!

    There is a wellness room, snacks and lots of opportunities for training and development.

    Cons

    The work schedule could be more flexible for those who have an extra long commute to the HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye out for those that can lead teams, are benevolent and are aligned with the mission/vision.

    There is an opportunity to further guide and coach staff that are not aligned with the org.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Good staff, bad environment, and even worse management!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - HSF Mission
    - Interacting with Scholars and parents
    - Staff is hardworking and dedicated to mission
    - Good health benefits

    Cons

    - CEO is blind to (or chooses to ignore) the micromanaging and bullying by the Development Officer. She talks down to and is mean to staff. CEO is guilty of favoritism, and leading by intimidation/yelling.

    - Constantly filling positions. There is a lot of turnover, not much stability other than the staff that are favored even if they don't do anything. Development officer has had at least 10-12 people "leave" (pushed out, fired) under her. They're forced to leave and she is still there. employees say she does not allow her staff to talk to the CEO and if you do she becomes confrontational and will get back at you.

    - Everyone is out for themselves. During interviews, all you hear about is collaboration and departments working together. Once you are in the office, it is a very different story.

    - Organization is full of gossip and people throwing each other under the bus. Leaders are the worst - they should stop it and not take part in it.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to CEO...get back in touch with ALL your staff. Not everything is as it seems - and if you are open to listening to more than one or two points of view - HSF will be better off.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Would rank zero stars if I could"

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

    I worked at Hispanic Scholarship Fund full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks in the kitchen

    Cons

    No respect for employees
    Micromanagement
    Dictatorial leadership from CDO and CEO
    Favoritism
    High turnover
    Sexism
    Long work hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to, trust, and invest in your employees. Treat your staff with basic human dignity and value them in the workplace.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hispanic Scholarship Fund full-time

    Pros

    co-workers were all fantastic and believed in the cause

    Cons

    Leadership was constantly changing and lacked direction


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