Boy Scouts of America Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock
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Pros
  • It feels like you really make a difference (in 15 reviews)

  • A Majority of the volunteers are great people and have a strong understanding of the program (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Ultimately I left to achieve a better work life balance for my family's sake (in 17 reviews)

  • Non traditional hours and some late nights and weekends (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Great Organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Instructor in Farmington, PA
    Former Contractor - Instructor in Farmington, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Upper management is easily swayed by short term needs.

    Advice to Management

    Look for long term sustainability.


  2. GREAT ORGANIZATION

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Den Leader, Summer Day Camp Den Leader in Janesville, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Den Leader, Summer Day Camp Den Leader in Janesville, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and I really support the objectives of the BSA in developing young men into character based leaders of the future.

    Cons

    This is an organization that focuses on developing young men so there is a lot of bias against women in the organization

    Advice to Management

    I think that there should be more emphasis on teamwork and less catering to individual personalities.


  3. Boys Scouts of America - A great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, a friendly work environment, co-workers are like family, holiday parties, free coffee, and celebrations within each department for employee's birthdays.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement, as a lot of the employees have been in their positions for quite a long time.


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  5. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Aide in Benton, PA
    Current Employee - Kitchen Aide in Benton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Food and board included in benefits

    Cons

    Really hot kitchen and only one night off a week and sometimes cold showers.


  6. Good enought

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    Former Employee - District Executive in Highland Park, IL
    Former Employee - District Executive in Highland Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, excellent leadership, great enviroment

    Cons

    Crazy hours, you need to use your own car


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good people and company with an excellent mission.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great program for young boys and older boys and girls. Very fulfilling, a job with a purpose. Great benefits. Work-life balance with people who care about the mission and about each other. Management makes efforts to improve the product and service.

    Cons

    Life long employees at the helm. Management attempts to make changes but seem to be rehashing outdated ideas. The benefits package (NOT PAY) is reminiscent of what brought down many companies (OPEB) in the mid to late 20th century. Pay is not to market except for the top echelon.

    Advice to Management

    We need to reinvent ourselves in the public eye while still holding true to our core mission. This is not an easy task.


  8. A BSA Summer Camp is hard work at first, but helps youth to be mature & confidant men in women later in life.

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Instructor in Lake Bridgeport, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Instructor in Lake Bridgeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outdoor Opportunities. Fun work environment. Plenty of fun with similar age people. Leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times Pay isn't very high

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so political with jobs, salaries, etc. Get to know your staff. Have fun, the work will go smoother. Have respect for the staff, but don't let members abuse your trust.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Getting to work to help the youth become great adults. Had lots of different assignments to keep a good variety of responsibilities

    Cons

    The computer systems were old and hard to work with Also we are in the 21st century now and some of the systems like filling out paperwork are antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the times and make as much as you can available by computer


  10. Archery Instructor

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    Former Employee - Archery Instructor in University City, St. Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Archery Instructor in University City, St. Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and housing, exercise included as part of work

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, middle of nowhere

    Advice to Management

    Please get better food and housing


  11. Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The job is rewarding because of the children.

    Cons

    They might have favorites so beware.



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