Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
184 Reviews

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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
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Pros
  • You get a chance to be a contributor and feel like you are making a difference (in 10 reviews)

  • Great mission, some fabulous people, great learning opportunity (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • It's non-profit pay, so there's that (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management exhibits a double standard that contradicts the goals of the organization (in 11 reviews)

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    Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta- Camp Misty Mountain

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    Former Employee - Riding Instructor  in  Armuchee, GA
    Former Employee - Riding Instructor in Armuchee, GA

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great at placing workers where they want to be inside the camp, fairly competitive pay and decent amount of time off during the camp sessions.

    Cons

    Horrible camp director when I worked there. Understaffed which caused the barn workers to also act as counselors which was not in the job description. Since I left, a new camp director has been hired and from what I have heard things have gotten better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Membership and Community Development Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Specialist  in  Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - Membership Specialist in Gulfport, MS

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoy the girls and volunteers.

    Cons

    Inconsistency at all levels, often stressed because timelines consistently changed by management, less than satisfactory levels of communication. Volunteers also do not take into consideration that you have a family too; my family often is put second due to Girl Scout or Service unit events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the work / life balance of the staff.

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    Great experience, terrible leadership

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    Former Employee - Outreach Co-Leader  in  Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Outreach Co-Leader in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    paid well, fun job, flexible hours

    Cons

    company values and lessons are outdated, TERRIBLE leadership, bosses should require more education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to go through and remodel lessons for changing times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company influencing the growth of girls. Leadership exhibits unstable management style.

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

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Organization has a history of longevity in employee service and a dedicated staff who supports the mission and puts in the extra effort to get the job done.

    Cons

    Upper management exhibits a double standard that contradicts the goals of the organization. Keys employees lacks the initiative the take responsibilty for their job responsibilities, while others will claim to have no knowledge of a job function, yet will not release the responsibilities to anyone else. Benefit package requires vast improvement to attract and retain qualified professionals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider taking a hands on approach to understand direct job functions, allow creativity and enhance benefit package.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good organization to work for however it was a little rough being a guy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Specialist  in  Redwood Falls, MN
    Former Employee - Membership Specialist in Redwood Falls, MN

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a very laid back organization with flexibility. They work with their staff and encourage creative thinking and abstract concepts.

    Cons

    The biggest problem that I found working for the organization was that they were very female oriented. Being a male I found that I didn't always fit in and that at times they didn't necessarily want my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more hiring towards men.

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    Long hours, clueless upper management, low pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, hard working volunteers

    Cons

    Little movement, high turnover rate - over 25 employees were laid off, fired, or quit within one year. Upper management is horrible. Most of the volunteers have issues because of upper management but nothing is done about it. There has been so much turnover due to "reorganization" there is very little trust within the company and moral is incredibly low. You will work long hours and end up traveling a lot for the company in a salaried position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a non-profit, your paying your employees next to nothing, show them a little appreciation. My advice the board - clean house when it comes to upper management. You have a bunch of middle aged women with self esteem and control issues who treat the employees below them horribly. There is too much turnover and the volunteers continue to question the motives of your upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great mission but leadership is lacking.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's non profit organization that has a fantastic mission and really does make a change in the community. It also has great PTO and benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is low, management is all over the place and disorganized, a lot of pointing fingers vs fixing issues and bending over backwards for non-employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't micromanage your staff and have such high demands on such meager pay. Your directors also need less ego and more willingness to get down and dirty with the rest of the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Leading organization to promote leadership development in girls.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA

    Pros

    The advantage of working with this organization is there will be lots of fun projects to promote. Special interest groups reach out to the Girl Scouts to help support and promote issues in the local, national and global community.

    Cons

    Future employers don't see it as a "real" job. Future employers can't imagine that the organization does anything other than offer camping opportunities or sell cookies.

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    Organization pursuing building girls into leaders

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    Current Employee - Membership Specialist  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Membership Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Do not micromanage, great coworkers

    Cons

    Terrible follow through for employees, volunteers and girls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be better communication and consistency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer  in  Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GSNI provides a chance for motivated employees to contribute to engaging plans of work.

    Cons

    Challenging future of lower membership and declining public support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build capacity around girl led projects and away from property holdings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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