Girl Scouts USA

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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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2.9 171 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez

Anna Maria Chávez

(27 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Membership and Community Development Specialist

    Membership Specialist (Current Employee) Gulfport, MS

    ProsEnjoy the girls and volunteers.

    ConsInconsistency 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 Senior ManagementValue the work / life balance of the staff.

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    Great experience, terrible leadership

    Outreach Co-Leader (Former Employee) Kansas City, KS

    Prospaid well, fun job, flexible hours

    Conscompany values and lessons are outdated, TERRIBLE leadership, bosses should require more education

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to go through and remodel lessons for changing times

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company influencing the growth of girls. Leadership exhibits unstable management style.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsOrganization 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good organization to work for however it was a little rough being a guy.

    Membership Specialist (Former Employee) Redwood Falls, MN

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementPromote more hiring towards men.

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    Long hours, clueless upper management, low pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWonderful coworkers, hard working volunteers

    ConsLittle 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 Senior ManagementIt'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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great mission but leadership is lacking.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsIt'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.

    ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Leading organization to promote leadership development in girls.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsFuture 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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    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

    Chief Financial Officer (Current Employee) Elgin, IL

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

    ConsChallenging future of lower membership and declining public support.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to build capacity around girl led projects and away from property holdings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Organization pursuing building girls into leaders

    Membership Specialist (Current Employee) Grand Rapids, MI

    ProsDo not micromanage, great coworkers

    ConsTerrible follow through for employees, volunteers and girls

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be better communication and consistency.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    A Decent pay for amount of work

    Maintenance (Former Employee) Spicer, MN

    Prosyou're always working outside, mowing, weed whiping, cleaning up brush

    Consyou're the only employee incharge of keeping the grounds clean

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