Girl Scouts USA

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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
199 Reviews
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199 Reviews
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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a chance to be a contributor and feel like you are making a difference (in 11 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is unlike anything I have ever seen before (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management exhibits a double standard that contradicts the goals of the organization (in 15 reviews)

  • Exceptionally disorganized- even for a non-profit (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission, horrible execution.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I got to work with the girls and the leaders. I truly felt like I was making a difference in their lives.

    Cons

    Every few months there was a new theme and reorganization. Truly felt like a game of corporate survivor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    In need of revamping their program

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    Former Employee - Troop Leader in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Troop Leader in Bakersfield, CA

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This program teaches girls how to work together as a group and also to become confident women.

    Cons

    Upper Management is not very helpful. You get conned into starting a troop and then you're left trying to figure everything out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop thinking about themselves and help the troops.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    a lot of good people trying to do too much

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    "cause driven" people who are fun to work with

    Cons

    too broad a scope "all girls everywhere"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not as wonderful as expected...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good seasonal day camp staff on the lower level. Some very caring individuals. Good aim of the organization. Wonderful time working with the girls.

    Cons

    Management is not very communicative. Treats seasonal employees like they are incompetent. Claims to want to foster growth but actually inhibits it completely within the day camp team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great work and life balance

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    Current Employee - Field Executive in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Field Executive in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great PTO, employee satisfaction driven

    Cons

    Lack of management at the senior level. Great vision but poor and unrealistic plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
  8. 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 (more than an 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.

  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

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    Former Employee - Membership Specialist in Redwood Falls, MN
    Former Employee - Membership Specialist in Redwood Falls, MN

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than an 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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