Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated August 16, 2015
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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
Anna Maria Chávez
11 Ratings

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. Nice Place To Work

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

    Pros

    Flexible, no micromanaging, quiet office, friendly staff, great outreach programs.

    Cons

    Promotions rare, not very diverse, traditional, slow moving.


  2. Great place to learn and grow

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Online training for staff members Making a difference Working for a household name Health Benefits Great Vacation time

    Cons

    Such a large organization that it can be hard to be aware of what all councils are doing Over a 100 yrs old so it can be very rooted in tradition


  3. Decent, long hours

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    everyone's very invested in the success of org

    Cons

    It can be very demanding work, metrics are tight.


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  5. Marketing and Communication

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Boise, ID
    Recommends

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

    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.


  6. Membership Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and team, good benefits and leadership development

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of driving, low pay


  7. Leader

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    Former Employee - Leader in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Leader in Woodstock, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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!


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

    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    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.


  9. Troop Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    supportive, fun, creative, confident, liberal

    Cons

    they share information with people before letting you know.


  10. Helpful (3)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  11. A great non-profit with a mission

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programs
    Current Employee - Programs
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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