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Starkey Hearing Foundation Reviews

Updated Feb 15, 2019

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    "An amazing philanthropy"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Starkey Hearing Foundation in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Foundation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Starkey Hearing Foundation has done more for those with hearing loss than any other organization in the world. The dedication and commitment to improving lives is sincere and can be felt throughout the organization. I'm very proud to be part of such an amazing organization.

    Cons

    The Foundation has seen a lot of leadership change. It's important to stay focused on the goal and not get distracted by things that don't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to your Mission and the rest will fall into place. Haters gonna hate. Ignore the competition that wishes they had the staff, infrastructure and commitment that we do.

    Starkey Hearing Foundation2016-11-05
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    "Social Media Specialist"

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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Foundation

    Pros

    I've met the most creative, talented, and amazing people at Starkey. I've enjoyed collaborating and working with the group of people there.

    Cons

    There needs to be more communication within the organization. A lot of the things behind the scenes are not talked about in the open. Employees are overworked and undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your team, have an open and honest conversation more often.

    Starkey Hearing Foundation2018-10-25
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    "farce of a nonprofit and fear-based culture"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Starkey Hearing Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Seems generar at first until you see the underbelly and unethical business practices. Travel can be a pro as long as you can avoid traveling with owners of the company

    Cons

    Unhealthy work culture, very fear based, and NO consistency in how employees are treated from performance perspective. Erratic management style with constant changing priorities. President of foundation is shady. Celebrity focus and marketing in a way that benefits corporation often takes priority in how they operate.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think they are open to feedback

    Starkey Hearing Foundation2018-02-23
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    "Wonderful mission, terrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful mission, 4 weeks paid vacation to start, international travel

    Cons

    Fear based culture, leadership is separated from the other employees, inconsistent policies

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to the employees and not make them feel they should work for the foundation for less money just because it is a non-profit

    Starkey Hearing Foundation2017-11-22
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    "I would not recommend as work environment is toxic."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great mission and work done to help the world hear

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, leadership not equipped with knowledge to run a company, very clicky work place, not receptive to new employees

    Advice to Management

    Look around out of tour offices to see what is going on with staff. Include staff and stop taking them for granted.

    Starkey Hearing Foundation2017-09-27
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    "Not what it seems"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Foundation

    Pros

    - strong mission to help bring the world of sound to those in need and change lives in the process

    Cons

    - lack of leadership; difficult to get clarity on project goals and outcomes - toxic work environment; very political

    Advice to Management

    Don't take your employees for granted.

    Starkey Hearing Foundation2016-08-12
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    "A Very Disturbing Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is decent for the most part, since everyone is paid through the technology/for-profit side.

    Cons

    This organization is incredibly corrupt. The leadership team is simply not equipped nor experienced nor educated in nonprofit work. They treat patients like animals, and then expect to be awarded and acknowledged for "doing good". They'll do whatever it takes to keep face.. lie, cheat, fudge their numbers to get more money and support, pay celebs to endorse them. It's disgusting and pathetic and I truly hope they... get their 501c3 status revoked ASAP.

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    Advice to Management

    No advice. They just need to be shut down immediately for their criminal actions.

    Starkey Hearing Foundation2016-03-23
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    "Questionable Nonprofit Practices - VERY Toxic Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hard working, passionate coworkers, diverse teams.

    Cons

    Shut-up-and-keep-working environment; no strategy, and all fire-drills. Extreme narcissism and nepotism in leadership. Employees are regarded as workhorses who shouldn't question leadership. Co-founders are extremely volatile and emotionally unstable, often bullying staff, which is ironic given the "sharing and caring" mantra and mission of the org. High degree of distrust and fear of retaliation runs rampant among... employees. The nonprofit and corporation are managed by the same executives, and nonprofit work is often spoken about in terms of how it can help the corporation's interests. Extremely toxic environment with questionable internal practices.

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    Advice to Management

    No words...

    Starkey Hearing Foundation2015-09-17
  9. Helpful (2)

    "The foundation"

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    Former Employee - Hearing Care Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Starkey Hearing Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of travel if you are interested in traveling Was family oriented The Founder and Co-Founder are very friendly and accommodating

    Cons

    Lack Accountability , other's makes mistakes and others take the blame. Standard practice in some regions. In other words the International Development Directors have favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Everybody deserves to be treated equally and everybody should be held accountable .

    Starkey Hearing Foundation2019-02-15
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