Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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Pros
  • Great opportunity to work with kids; learning how to mentor (in 16 reviews)

  • Knowing I was making a difference (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay could be better, but it is a non profit (in 16 reviews)

  • Apathetic part-time staff (who aren't paid enough) (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Business Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Arcata, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Arcata, CA

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. People who work there are motivated and ready to work!

    Cons

    Seeing kids who are troubled. It sucks


  2. Youth Development Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The best reason to work with the BGC is the kids. The kids that come there make my day because I know that I can help make a difference in their lives.

    Cons

    Low pay. No type of recognition for all the work you do for the kids. The only people that get the recognition are the full time staff when they did not one thing. The company hire people that's not for the kids as well. The hiring process takes forever like the pay is that great. Also if you want to move up in the company, its not gonna happen unless you know somebody who knows somebody because they do not hire in house. They tend to look over part time staff that apply for full time positions. No benefits too.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to mgmt is to hire people that's there for the kids. Give the staff some type of recognition for all the work we do with kids. Also give the staff a descent pay. Give staff some type of benefits besides a cellphone discount.


  3. Great hours for college students

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, good hours for college students, rewarding place to work

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility, limited resources, not a lot of staff trainings.


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  5. Head coach allowed me to develop my own coaching style and trust me when developing lesson plans.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Swimming Coach in Union, NJ
    Former Employee - Swimming Coach in Union, NJ

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Athletes were easy to work with. Well stablished swimming school which allowed beginer swimmers to easily be promoted onto the swim team. Meets mileage was paid according to IRS guidelines.

    Cons

    Difficult place to develop an administrative career. Low hourly rate compared to assigned responsibilities. Poor organizational skills fom upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Should evaluate staff performance and compensate them for goals achieved.


  6. boys & girls club

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs

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

    Pros

    getting to work with the children was a very fun experience. You really feel like your making a difference in these children's lives.

    Cons

    You may not always be placed in a good area. Some staff is under trained which can be very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    make sure the staff that you are hiring is actually qualified. follow the rules you set out, do not make them if you do not follow them.


  7. Mission is everything

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time

    Pros

    Mission driven organization, networking opportunities, many locations to continue career growth,

    Cons

    Every location performs differently, last minute projects and tasks all the time, more training needed


  8. Program Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Portland, OR

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -A feeling that your work is making an impact in kids lives -Can be very fun

    Cons

    -Not much room for growth -minimal pay

    Advice to Management

    Seek to empower those who may be looking into a life of mentorship


  9. Good Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Relations Assistant in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Public Relations Assistant in Tracy, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The kids definitely keep you on your feet, requires patience but it is definitely a rewarding job. I looked forward to coming to work every day, also there are opportunities to do other things at the club like referee, or help run sports camps

    Cons

    The pay could be better but most of the people that work there are high schoolers so they don't care. As I said earlier if you don't love kids you probably won't like working here.

    Advice to Management

    I liked the laid back approach management took, not much advice for them.


  10. Unorganized

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counselor in Venice, FL
    Former Employee - Counselor in Venice, FL

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Loved working with the kids and not working on the weekends

    Cons

    My boss was super unorganized, they were underfunded, understaffed, underpaid, and under trained. The pay is also not good at all

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure staff is well trained before giving them a bunch of kids to take care of


  11. Loved working with inner city youth.

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

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working with the kids was so rewarding. BGC is amazing and very benificial for children/youth.

    Cons

    Hard work for little pay. The kids are sometimes difficult to work with. I worked with students with disabilities (autism ), but was unprepared to handle those cases. I broke up fights also.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare staff for handling behavioral kids and disabilities.



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