Boys & Girls Clubs

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Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
213 Reviews
3.6
213 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I would recommend this job and company for anyone who has a passion for making a difference (in 14 reviews)

  • working with kids is very rewarding (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Like any non-profit, I think people tend to work too hard and stay too late (in 15 reviews)

  • Most likely the part-time role will be insufficient to be sole source of paying bills (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall, the experience I had working at the Boys and Girls Club was great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hands on learning experience, my boss was very understanding about any reason that would keep me from coming that day

    Cons

    Some parents gave us a really hard time somedays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I got to meet a lot of interesting peoples,and friends.

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Knowing,that i got to be a part of makeing the different in a lot of kids life.

    Cons

    To make sure there was enough food to feed 600 kids every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to be able to take control,and make tough dissions at any time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Camp Counselor

    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Kids are great to talk to and connect with. We would often go on field trips which the kids would not have an opportunity to attend otherwise and they loved it!

    Cons

    Slightly disorganized, no training and a lot of on the job learning. No organized programs so counselors often had to think on their feet.

    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    This place is awesome! Great for a first job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and easy to get along with. They are very good with training. All of my questions got answered. Some of the kids are great to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is probably not the best. Some kids could be a hassle. Some parents are hard to work with. Hours could vary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Such a learning experience!!

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant  in  Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with such amazing kids and helping them to make positive decisions for their future made me absolutely love my internship here!! I really felt that I was helping with the youth and community surround it. The relationships that are made with the co-workers and children is so rewarding!

    Cons

    I would say that this job is definitely for someone who is really wanting to help out for the cause of what the company offers, if you are looking to make a lot of money - this isn't the right place for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Teen Director

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    Former Employee - Teen Director  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Teen Director in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I loved this job and a lot off days I could not believe I got paid to do what I did. I would take kids on feels trips, play pool watch movies ect....

    Cons

    Pay is not tons but they give raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for busy college student

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    Current Employee - Lead Instructor  in  Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Instructor in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility
     Room for growth
    Lots of training and support

    Cons

    Pay is barely above minimum wage
    Do a lot of work off the clock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more time for prep

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A wonderful organization to work with.

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    Current Employee - Tutor  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Tutor in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, flexible and rewarding

    Cons

    Difficult to find a full time position with the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work if you like kids

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    Former Employee - Project Leader  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Leader in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome work environment
    great experience
    Feeling of knowing that youre doing something good not only for the kids but for the communities as well

    Cons

    Not enough hours, usually only 4 hours per day
    Not enough opportunity for movement within thhe company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    conduct more reviews and give more raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a youth-centric organization that cares about the kids and staff. It has amazing programs, great leadership, and great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Limited resources because of the economy;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look for ways to reward staff; keep looking for the opportunities to expand and provide more services to the kids.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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