Boys & Girls Clubs

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Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
242 Reviews
3.8
242 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great opportunity to work with kids; learning how to mentor (in 16 reviews)

  • I would recommend this job and company for anyone who has a passion for making a difference (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Like any non-profit, I think people tend to work too hard and stay too late (in 16 reviews)

  • Most likely the part-time role will be insufficient to be sole source of paying bills (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Helping Children

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs

    Pros

    This company is committed to it's members.

    Cons

    This company could be more committed to it's employees.

  2.  

    Passion, Hard Work, and Result

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of High School Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director of High School Services in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to change and save lives. Work with driven individuals guided by a focused mission.

    Cons

    A balance of work and home begins to blend. You get to a point where you can't differentiate the two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build future leaders in the movement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Relaxed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Aide in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Program Aide in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very easy going
    Friendly Staff
    Very positive enviroment

    Cons

    Unorganized at times
    Managers are not too helpful with individual problems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I enjoyed my internship but I could have received a little more out of it.

    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Communications Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company values are great and everyone is really committed to their jobs and the company's mission. Working for a non-profit can be difficult but BCG makes it worthwhile.

    Cons

    As an intern, I learned a lot but there was a lack of clear direction. The organization and future interns would benefit from a more structured internship program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a nationwide internship program to motivate college students to get involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs either as an employee or volunteer.

  6.  

    Amazing sense of community, collective passion to positively impact lives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs

    Pros

    Strong sense of community among co-workers and an even stronger connection to the students we work with. Exposure to children and families from a diverse range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Diverse staff. Support from the organization and management the positively impact lives.

    Cons

    Working with children- especially those who are at-risk- can be very difficult.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Rewarding and Passionate Atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bilingual Front Desk Staff in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Bilingual Front Desk Staff in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are passionate about what they do and it shows. Few work at B&G Club for the paycheck. You feel a sense of accomplishment when you help the children. There are excellent trainings and an online "university" to learn more about child development.

    Cons

    Pay is comparatively low, but that's typical at non-profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Mission

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best people you'll ever work with. Committed and passionate about the mission.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance has changed for the worst under current leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits are down, salaries are stagnant, and everyone is being asked to do more. You leave employees with nothing left to be happy about except for the mission. That path is unsustainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Future Starts There

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to build your skills with working with youth. Awesome experience In mentoring youth from all walks of life whether it's inner city, rural areas, to low income poverty areas.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth. I sort of feel it is not what you know it is who you know in this movement to move up in the ranks,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more confidence in those staff you consider to be assets to your organization. When you have dedicated staff they should be treated just as that dedicated and loyal to the passion they have for the organizations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Friendly and fun enviroment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Youth Counselor in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Youth Counselor in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Personal growth, great experience, easy job.

    Cons

    low pay, not many hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Program Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love working with kids so this was a fun job. You get to plan activities for the members. You get to go on fieldtrips with them, and you get to become their role model.

    Cons

    It gets hard when the members are having behavior issues. The pay isn't that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach the staff conflict resolution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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