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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • The work environment is very flexible and employees are given a lot of responsibility which contributes to their professional growth & development (in 5 reviews)

  • NSCS is a very fast paced organization that gives its employees plenty of opportunities to thrive (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • It confuses me that after so many years of complete turnover within many departments, that upper management still does not think they have a problem (in 8 reviews)

  • Many companies claim "fast-placed"-NSCS is truly allowed to do so (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "NSCS is a completely different place than it was."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The National Society of Collegiate Scholars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people who work here, the benefits, the CEO who realized a massive change needed to take place culturally and followed through, the completely new leadership team that has gotten cohesive and is getting things done, and the focus on employee satisfaction. The past dysfunction is getting farther and farther away, it is hard to imagine it used to be bad here, it is a relief.

    Cons

    No place is perfect, of course, but I cannot think of any cons that would keep someone from wanting to work..

    Advice to Management

    Keep the slow and steady pace that has been working well as NSCS goes back to basics. We have the right people on the bus now, treat them well, Keeping them energized, creative, interested and happy in their job (not always easy for an organization to do!) is key to the success of NSCS. Special attention should be paid to the "stars" of the group, the employees that consistently go above and beyond their job, they are gold.


  2. "Awful"

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

    I worked at The National Society of Collegiate Scholars full-time

    Pros

    Very nice coworkers.
    Dupont Circle is always fun.

    Cons

    Upper management: gossipy, sloppy, dishonest, two-faced, awful communicators, self-indulgent.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.

  3. "Moving in the Right Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The National Society of Collegiate Scholars full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The organization has pared back to a core group of staff to refocus the organization on its core benefits. The current staff are a dedicated and professional bunch. They are a joy to work with. The organization has worked diligently on fixing a bad culture that resulted from the reigns being handed to the wrong person. No work environment is perfect but the organization is once again a cohesive group moving in a positive direction. The organization is poised to not just get back to its previous strengths but move past them through growth.

    Cons

    The organization has some baggage from the past including the negative views seen in many reviews over the past two years. Although the organization has "righted the ship," it still has some effects. But again, the organization has worked to move beyond it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and implement strategic plans to keep growing and improving.


  4. "Great."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The National Society of Collegiate Scholars full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an amazing opportunity and employer with nice benefits and a amazing long-term outlook.

    Cons

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars does not have any salient downsides. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars provides benefits too many students, but lacks some transparency.


  5. "Refreshed work culture"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The National Society of Collegiate Scholars full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big focus on work culture this year, great team, and good level of recognition.

    Cons

    Lots of information and details, challenge to keep up with everything, but flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the branding of the space, the furniture, and offer more office perks/supplies.


  6. "Not for Everyone"

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

    Pros

    The Benefits and flexibility in certain positions.

    Cons

    Lack of structure, checked out CEO and extremely unprofessional HR consultant.


  7. "Tresurer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Monetary Management skills, and volunteering experience.

    Cons

    You have to schedule time for weekly meetings.

  8. "Great for beginning interns"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment
    Nice staff
    You meet lots of other interns
    Pay is good (I think it's 10.5/ hourly)
    Work load is not strenuous
     Learn the basics of working in an office

    Cons

    Not rigorous (you won't be pushed to your limit to see how hard you work)
    Sometimes your boss won't give you assignments and you will be sitting there all day with nothing work related to do (which is not always bad)


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Aniexty inducing horror"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -your co-workers are fantastic
    -flexibility in dress code
    -hour lunch

    Cons

    Going the list route, but the short version is leadership lie, are unprofessional and consistently force great staff and teams out.

    -leadership is dishonest, unprofessional
    -there is no HR (see above)
    -the salary-low is an understatment for the work required of staff
    -morale is non-existent
    -turnover is truly like nothing I ever have expereinced
    -the mission to serve incredible college students is lost on fleecing students for their money
    -'partnerships' are other businesses the CEO is affliated and profitering from
    -no bonus, pay raise scale

    Advice to Management

    COnsider closing shop. Your practices have tarnished your reputation and from my expereince, the past staff you have burned are spreading that message. Good luck.


  10. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The National Society of Collegiate Scholars full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing about the organization is the flexibility.

    Cons

    The organization itself is a con. If you aren't desperate, do not work here!


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