Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

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Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • You know you are working for the greater good to make a difference in the life of a child (in 10 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule where you can make a difference (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It is not the most efficiently run non-profit in the world (in 12 reviews)

  • There is not a lot of room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great company esp if you have a family

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, cares for employees, works with employees

    Cons

    Low salary and not many opportunities for advancement at higher level. Low level advancements available.

  2. Great mission, poor administration.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

    Pros

    Working to serve kids who need stable mentors was a great experience. I worked in the Boston office and had amazing coworkers.

    Cons

    You are very underpaid for the amount of work you do and the executive staff doesn't seem to understand the very real restrictions of everyone's time and personal ability.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff and focus more on the quality of service over quantity.

  3. Understand what you're getting into before accepting a job here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission, amazing volunteers, feeling like your efforts are truly making a difference.

    Cons

    Under qualified people in senior leadership positions, extreme micromanagement, inconsistent direction from leadership, lack of collaboration/communication between affiliate offices, unstable national office.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together- BBBS is a nationally recognized and respected nonprofit. As an agency we need to live up to these standards.

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  5. Rewarding, real, and a lot of fun!

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    Former Employee - School and Site Based Coordinator
    Former Employee - School and Site Based Coordinator

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -A mission and vision that truly works that you see for your own eyes
    -Fun environment (attending events, going to the schools, interacting with the kids)
    -Opportunities to learn in all different areas of working at a non-profit, you gain a ton of experience
    -Flexible scheduling

    Cons

    -BBBS is a non profit and depending on your agency and how much funding they receive, opportunities for pay increase/bonuses were limited

  6. Match Support Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good pay for bachelors level position

    Cons

    Always on the phone
    Performance evaluated on clients returning phone calls for match support
    Organization very slow at introducing new efficient and effective changes that could help reduce staff turnaround.

    Advice to Management

    Make the match support specialist position a night position - making phone calls to talk to people when they are at work or in school does not make sense which led to me having to work days and longer nights to meet goals.

  7. Call Agent

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    Current Employee - Call Agent in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Call Agent in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Honest good breaking ground for high school students , or retired individuals

    Cons

    you need to be able to handle the stress level , coming for manager and supervisor , attitudes working with inbound and outbound calls from donors . must be able to handle being yell at hung up on .

    Advice to Management

    stop blaming the little people

  8. Site Based Program Specialist (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

    Pros

    Working with kids is rewarding.

    Cons

    Inexperienced Management. They are all new and none are MSWs.

  9. It's been a pure pleasure fundraising with this organization.

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

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

    Pros

    I appreciate working with a family company.

    Cons

    Not enough work, part time summer only.

  10. It is okay

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    Current Employee - Match Support Specialist in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Match Support Specialist in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The children and the mission

    Cons

    Long hours, horrible benefits and pay, no room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Offer opportunity to grow and come on being so cheap about everything.

  11. Great Work Environment - Enjoyed Coming to Work!

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    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Office Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I worked as the office coordinator at BBBSPS and enjoyed it very much. Staff were friendly and supportive and work environment was casual. Good vacation package.

    Cons

    The turnover was high because most positions were entry-level social service positions. Once employees got experience they moved on to other positions.

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