Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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Girl Scouts USA CEO 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. Marketing and Communication

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Boise, ID

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Most employees are very invested in the company and wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    It is challenging to work for an organization whose mission is executed entirely by volunteers.


  2. Membership Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment and team, good benefits and leadership development

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of driving, low pay


  3. Leader

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leader in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Leader in Woodstock, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Team work was outstanding! to learn about different things often, like when Juliet lowe started the the girl scouts at age 50 and the reasons why.

    Cons

    The only thing that was a down fall was it was not a paid position, but we did get paid by watching the girls and us learn something new.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!


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  5. I enjoyed working as a volunteer with Girl Scouts.

    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Girl Scouts organization is very encouraging of girls of all ages. Many opportunities are available for women and girls.

    Cons

    The downside I saw was that employees had to work a lot of weekends and evenings. Also, a lot of emphasis placed on product sales.

    Advice to Management

    Find innovative ways to retain volunteers and employees - burnout is a problem with many women involved with the Girl Scouts.


  6. Troop Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

    Pros

    supportive, fun, creative, confident, liberal

    Cons

    they share information with people before letting you know.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good experience, but not it's a career stop.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working to create a positive experience for girls across the nation.

    Cons

    Oddly disorganized for an organization that's been around for 100 years. Trying to re-brand and it's obvious.


  8. A great non-profit with a mission

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programs
    Current Employee - Programs

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Using creativity and passion for your work to create opportunities for girls to grow and learn. Co-workers that are also passionate. Opportunities to learn skills outside of your department.

    Cons

    The pay, there's no way around it, it's a job you take because you believe in the work. In the non-profit world in general, you will run into a wide range of skills - people who are beyond talented and others that just skate by.

    Advice to Management

    Having a clear vision for your Council is important. That includes a vision for facilities, programs, and employee performance. I have seen it done very well and poorly. When possible (because it varies year to year) give employees incentives to improve.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Volunteer, Troop Leader

    Current Employee - Volunteer, Leader
    Current Employee - Volunteer, Leader

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Girls Scouts Northern California does a good job at keeping leaders educated and informed so we can best support the girls in the program. It's a real treat to be able to help these young ladies grow into strong women utilizing the principles of Girl Scout leadership.

    Cons

    As in any volunteer organization, you can cannot always choose who you work with. At times, the local leadership may or may not adhere to the policies and principles of the greater good.


  10. in transition

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great cause, mission to develop leadership for girls

    Cons

    Organization suffers from a lack of strategy execution.

    Advice to Management

    stick with a plan and require accountability for results


  11. Busy, busy, busy all the time.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very professional environment. We develop processes and stick to them. They are reviewed for efficiency regularly. Interesting work with purpose.

    Cons

    Too segmented into departments which has evolved into cliques. Things are constantly changing due to directives handed down by GSUSA. Not always a clear path for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    By learning about personality types and their temperaments leaders could adjust the ways they approach staff.



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