Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
Anna Maria Chávez
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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. Mixed Bag

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time off (if you're an employee), benefits (if you're an employee!)

    Cons

    They make contractors feel terrible, and both contractors and employees have a very high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the micromanaging. Senior leadership is so stuffy, and it's not a good look.


  2. gs membership specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Great work environment and staff respect, meeting and connecting new girl to new GS homes, and truly living the GS mission

    Cons

    The biggest con of girl scout is the pay. It is not enough to live content in a major city; this is the main reason I left

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for staff


  3. Membership Spec

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun meeting dedicated volunteers. Good job for outgoing personality.

    Cons

    Exceptionally long hours, evenings and weekends; Direct management not personable

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your volunteers to help get the job done.


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  5. management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission of Girl Scouting is something all women can embrace and be proud to be a part of advancing.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are times when the mission isn't carried out internally. Sadly, with such large geographic areas, it is challenging to maintain a work/home balance.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training for employees, acknowledge the home/work life challenge and work together to develop workable solutions. Employee retention should be a focus.


  6. Summer Camp Counselor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Message of Girl Scouts should be taught to all girls, teaches girls they can be into the outdoors. If you are liked by the staff you will have no issues

    Cons

    Staff plays favorites, lots of drama between counselors, unorganized, underfunded, long hours, some girls have hard to deal with issues, horrible pay.


  7. Registrar

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good coworkers, very good programs for the girls

    Cons

    Low salaries, no promotions and no raises, after many years working there.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great mission

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, always involved in doing great things for girls.

    Cons

    Not keeping great employees. Organization is being whittled down to nothing. Constant reorgs. Outsourcing alot of jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your loyal emloyees. They are what made you great.


  9. Program Facilitator

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    Current Contractor - Program Facilitator
    Current Contractor - Program Facilitator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for Girls Scouts is so you can give back to the girls in your community.

    Cons

    Their are a lot of people who don't understand there job description.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are better qualified for the jobs there assigned.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Decent Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Many of the front line staff and volunteers were greatly invested in the work with girls in the community. The Urban Outreach program is phenomenal.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, in the Milwaukee location, there were several mangers that engaged in bullying behavior with no correction from upper management or HR.

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate and appreciate your front line staff. Create policies that discourage an atmosphere where bullying in the workplace can thrive.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Membership Specialist

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    Current Employee - Membership Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Membership Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy knowing that I am bringing this leadership program to girls of all backgrounds, and giving girls opportunities that they may not have had otherwise.

    Cons

    There's no chance for advancement in this position, and the goals that are assigned to each of us are extremely unrealistic in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    More appreciation shown toward our volunteers, and less hassle with procedures would make our job easier. Happy volunteers will do a lot more for us than unhappy ones.



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