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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 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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    Development Associate

    Development Specialist (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsCompetitive salary and benefits for a non-profit.

    ConsThe organization is in great transition. This can be stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to improve communication between departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Summer Fun, had me a blast

    Camp Counselor (Former Employee) Jackson, MI

    ProsGet to work with girls from around 5 to 11.
    Trained in various fields. Sense of community and just a very chill fun thing if you enjoy working with kids.

    ConsMy experience with summer camp has been that the higher ups are VERY unorganized. I would be working this summer but the Camp Director is awful at getting back to people

    There is drama among the staff, which isn't fun.

    The pay is AWFUL. Roughly 40¢ a day. I was paid $240 a week. Worked 22hr+ days from Monday-Thursday, half days on Friday and Sunday.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut people in charge of the camps that have their stuff together.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Seriously Fun Summer!

    Camp Naturalist and Lifeguard (Former Employee) Howell, MI

    ProsWorking with the girls!
    Playing at Camp all summer~
    Working outside
    Working with an ethical, values-driven company
    I worked the summer after college graduation at Camp Innisfree as the Naturalist. HAD A BLAST! I learned right along side the girls.

    ConsPay - very low, even for someone just out of college. We were paid by the day, and had to relieve the counselors one night/ week while they got a night off. Recognizing the need to be a team player, it was fine.
    Facilities - need investment to continue growth
    The camp needed some work - flooring was in need of replacement, swimming areas were in need of new docks/ cleanup.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Investments in the camps would go a long way to increasing enrollments and providing a safe environment for the girls.
    Also - pay attention to the counselors and other staff. Perhaps an annual party at the end of the summer? Would go a long way...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great summer job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAwesome rewarding experience and great leadership

    ConsThere are none that I can think of

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's non-profit. Great benefits. Great mission.

    ConsIt's non-profit pay, so there's that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Strong team with shared vision: creating future women leaders

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPassion and purpose felt in work environment. Recent turnover in management shows a lot of positive change and inspiring leadership team.

    ConsNon-profit salaries tend to be lower than most companies.

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    Great place to work, family oriented. Employees very enthusiastic about programs delivered by the council.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsGetting to work with all the great volunteer's and making a difference in the girl's lives.

    ConsWorking a lot of nights and weekend hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good organization doing a great job.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    Prosflexible, helps to connect with the community,

    Conssome of the people that have worked in the organization many years are reluctant to change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Cool place, for the most part

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are great. The mission is important and working with the girls is quite fulfilling. You get a chance to be a contributor and feel like you are making a difference.

    ConsThe organization is a little disorganized and some of the practices are outdated. You really have to make your own way and be patient. There is a lot of work to be done and not always enough personnel.

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    Rewarding and challenging, though somewhat unstructured management

    Membership Outreach Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany provides guidance for lessons plans, but leaders have the creative ability to tailor their meetings to fit within the larger GS goals

    Friendly co-workers with the same goals that you have-- to instill confidence in girls in a fun and warm environment

    Field trips!

    ConsUnder-trained, inexperienced, or unintelligible managers -- often the managers don't posses some of the qualities they are trying to teach the girls!

    Some internal disorganization between managers and workers

    Advice to Senior ManagementGirl Scout leaders should be intelligent, creative, and motivated. Attitudes and perceptions trickle down, so hire appropriately!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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