Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
Anna Maria Chávez
12 Ratings

Pros
  • I truly felt like I was making a difference in their lives (in 11 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is unlike anything I have ever seen before (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management is not very helpful (in 16 reviews)

  • Non-profit salaries tend to be lower than most companies (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Sales management

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    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great inspirational place to work with girls to promote creativity n positive values

    Cons

    Lack of organization in upper management and poor employee moral and validation

    Advice to Management

    Better management needed n mentorship to enhance positive attitude and creativity .Job security is non existent affecting moral


  2. Long, long hours

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

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    slow paced, laid back environment

    Cons

    no accountability, no advancement within the organization and very long hours;

    Advice to Management

    create an environment that promotes those that achieve their goals!


  3. employment atmospher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Loved helping girls get into troops. I made the job very rewarding.

    Cons

    This particular service unit favored more employee's over the other.

    Advice to Management

    Overlook cultural backgrounds as this is what Girl Scouts is all about. Coming together as one.


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  5. Marketing

    Current Employee - Digital Content Analyst in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Content Analyst in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment; friendly staff

    Cons

    Not much room for growth and promotion


  6. Helpful (3)

    Don't Believe the Hype

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Instead of being broke, you receive a paycheck every two weeks.

    Cons

    1. There was a blatant lack of training and direction for employees. People around the office joked that "I've been here for 3 years now and I'm still not sure what I'm supposed to do". I was frequently told I just have to figure things out on my own. 2. There was no introduction to Girl Scouts or the way they do things. I was escorted to a dirty, jam packed office (it had become a make-shift storage room since the previous person left and no one bothered to clean it out before I arrived) and left to "do my job". 3. When you didn't do your job correctly (despite receiving ZERO direction or a breakdown of how to do things) you get fussed at instead of helped. Supervisors took no criticism and instead blamed you for not figuring it out…0_o 4. IT'S ALL A FACADE! The programs the girls participate in are nothing more than Pinterest ideas with Walmart supplies. Other departments are too stressed to administer quality programs and the girls can come buy what ever patch/badge they want from the office. 5. The "awards" are an absolute joke. No one follows the guidelines and girls who turn in broken sentences, horrid grammar, and elementary projects are given the highest Girl Scout honor (the Gold Award). Employees would rather give out awards than deal with parent backlash despite their daughter's lack of effort. 6. There's no opportunities for advancement. Everyone is on the same level outside of the CEO & COO. 7. HORRIBLE work life balance. You basically work EVERY weekend. 8. In a 2 month span the CEO was fired, the CFO "retired"…, the head of HR "retired"…, the development director took another position, and then the COO was let go as well. There's no upper level management because the all (except those who were fired) secretly disliked their jobs. 9. The board of directors are a bunch of bullies. RUN! RUN FAR AWAY!

    Advice to Management

    There's way too many things to even waste my time commenting on. One star is a very gracious rating.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Look at other councils first

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some flex time is available for most employees and they have a great pto policy.

    Cons

    Management has been there forever but has only Girl Scout experience, no management experience. They simultaneously micromanage and provide no guidance. There is no work life balance, and you often work nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some management skills, and remember that lower level employees want to have lives too. Also don't pawn everything you don't want to pay someone to do onto volunteers


  8. membership manager

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    Current Employee - Membership Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Membership Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you really get to meet lots of good people.

    Cons

    long hours. so much upper management but not enough working! Senior management has a bullying mentality and want those below them to feel lesser than. There are tons of directors and very little appreciation for those on the front line including volunteers. The pay is Super Low. Lots of weekends. No room for advancement as upper staff stays for years and retire. upper management is clueless as to how to perform the tasks required of their employees. They cannot survive without the expertise of those doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff! Pay them fairly and if you do not choose to do so, hire people with no experience straight out of school for you to boss around.


  9. If you don't like their mission, don't stay

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    Current Employee - Community Development Manager in Pleasantville, NY
    Current Employee - Community Development Manager in Pleasantville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -I work directly with the girl members -I've become very close with some of my peers -Great PTO -Dental, Health and vision payed mostly by employer

    Cons

    -Supervisors are a joke -Work numerous late nights or weekends, basically don't plan to have a life outside of work -Most of the peers will throw you under the bus to get ahead. -Mostly women employees... Thought that would be a benefit -1 raise in 5 years -Minimal opportunity to move up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    Take your own advise and be professional, care that your employees have families and don't give them weekend/night events to attend with 2 day notice.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Identity crisis

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

    Pros

    Compensation, work/life balance, wonderful mission.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, middle-management employees not empowered to make decisions, slow moving on the national and local level.

    Advice to Management

    Get fresh perspective in leadership positions. Take more risks, playing it safe will not save this organization from being phased out as other opportunities for girls are winning out.


  11. Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great cause, laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of organization, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    invest more time in your people. people are the best resources you have use them to their greatest abilities.



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