Boys Town

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Boys Town Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.7 29 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

Boys Town President & National Executive Director The Rev. Steven E. Boes

The Rev. Steven E. Boes

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Non-profits often have problems, but this ones better than most.

    Assistant Family Teacher (Current Employee)

    ProsI've worked for a half-dozen social service/non-profits and Boys Town has some of the most sincere and genuine staff I've had the pleasure to . For non-profit work their compensation is ample, with matching percentages for retirement plans, good vacation time (which only gets better the longer you work for them), and insurance options.

    In general, management is very supportive and desires the best for their employees and the communities we serve.

    ConsMy major griefs are the frequency of meetings (which often require coming in on days off for shift workers), the initial lack of sick leave, and that the job is both demanding and occasionally tedious (though that would not be different working for any other company).

    Additionally, while not technically Catholic, a lot of their policies reflect specifically Catholic beliefs (the health insurance doesn't cover birth control).

    Advice to Senior ManagementI understand how the Catholic roots influence your policies on birth control and homosexuality, but it's archaic and a turn off to many potential employees. Can you really hope to get the best workers if you still practice discrimination?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Family Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBoys Town is truly interested in enhancing staff members strengths, and promoting upward mobility. The behavioral model really works with families, and is easy to teach/understand. Our benefits are really good, too.

    ConsThe work hours depend greatly on the schedule of the families that you work with. As a Family Consultant, you can plan on working many evenings and a weekend day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep shining, and invest in year-end bonuses. :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Family Teacher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBoys Town provides an overall experience helping children and families. Staff are dedicated to putting children's services and needs first. Boys Town also provides you with a lot of information to start doing your job.

    ConsNot much room to move up the company ladder. There is a lot of stress when it comes to being an employee working with youth and families. There are a lot of times that I feel that management was not empathetic to the situation that one was in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more empathetic to employee's needs. Help Employees with their growth rather than just focusing on outcomes of children.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The most rewarding position I have ever had!

    Family Teacher Couple (Former Employee) Boys Town, NE

    ProsIt takes a village and your colleagues are there for you 100%.

    ConsThis is a 24/7 position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey did everything right. They told us it was a 24/7 hour position, and we thought we could work 24/7 but found out that we could not.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boys Town is an amazing place to work! Family friendly, faith based and mission driven are key components.

    Talent Acquisition Partner (Current Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsExcellent benefits; great atmosphere; competitive pay; excellent leadership

    ConsParking can be tricky during training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of variety in the work I did, and I got to see how Boys Town really works.

    Summer Supervisor (Former Employee) Boys Town, NE

    Prosthe other summer supervisors, worked with farm animals, movie days when too hot or rainy, decent pay

    Conskids' behaviors and attitudes sometimes, lots of manual labor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Assistant Family Teacher

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe staff is really passionate about the youth in their care, and the behavior model really does seem to work with youth. I have personally seen youth change over periods of time into individuals that would have been unimaginable upon first meeting them. Overall the change you see is amazing!

    ConsThe hierarchy appears to be super rigid and not keen to taking suggestions. I've seen supervisors and Directors become defensive when it was not necessary. Conversation and addressing the concerns would have been a better option.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI understand that the model is rigid, but allow for a more democratic relationship among staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great organization and work culture!

    Human Resources (Former Employee) Decatur, GA

    ProsEmbraced diversity initiatives and a work environment of inclusion and empowering its employees.

    ConsMinimal opportunity for career progression.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Nice Folks

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHelping people get through life.

    ConsSeeing the bad of some people

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess Meetings

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