Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. DIrector

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about working there

    Cons

    I was able to leave and work for a real and caring organization.


  2. Boys and girls club keenan-stahl

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The kids seem to be happy to be here for the most part

    Cons

    Hardly any of the employees verify parents when they pick there kids up. I've witnessed kids picking kids up. Completely unsafe when children can just leave with whoever.

    Advice to Management

    People's ID'S need checked when picking kids up


  3. Program specialist

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    Former Employee - Pretty
    Former Employee - Pretty
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent hrs in the summer.

    Cons

    Over worked. Min hours. Nt enough help.


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  5. Csr

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Activity Leader Driver Program Coirdinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Activity Leader Driver Program Coirdinator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The kids that is it.

    Cons

    I had to do everything outside me job description without pay. Supervisors and activity leader duties. Very unorganized care nothing about employees and no benefits for part time period.

    Advice to Management

    Start over from the top to bottom. Put the fun back the kids feel like their at school and you guys do not show any appreciation for those who keep the company running like the people in the center working daily with kids that have a lot of struggles.


  6. Local Clubs will tell you everything you want to hear - but you will find out the truth

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll always bond with a few kids and family members and they're usually great people

    Cons

    Many employees feel more than comfortable lying about number of students served.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on impact, and reduction of overall youth served. It is the only way.


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    Staff member

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very needed support for the kids

    Cons

    Staff treated terribly and kept in the dark. Fundraising is nonexistent and no accountability at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Change leadership and raise money.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Luke Warm

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    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They will work with your hours if you are a student, also sometimes you can meet some pretty cool kids.

    Cons

    Employees come last. Terrible kids that assault others have no consequences. Administration is out of touch. Under staffed and often times lacking direction for the day.

    Advice to Management

    Actually communicate with youth leaders, instead of treating them like they aren't worth getting to know. Also, instead of coming in and just yelling at kids take time to get to know them. Administration needs to recognize when a child is out of control and not let parents dissuade them from disciplining their child.


  9. Fantastic Mission without the Infrastructure to Support It.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with economically disadvantaged youth, working with this organization can be incredibly rewarding. The members and families truly need and benefit from the services provided. The mission of the organization is toward healthy lifestyles, academic success, and good character and citizenship. It is meaningful work.

    Cons

    The administration sacrifices its employees for the mission. Routinely paying $7 an hour to new employees, even seasoned employees (10+ years) make between $35 - 40k. Top BGCTNV administration are paid 60k - 80k but many are disconnected from day-to-day employees. The benefits are some of the lowest in the non-profit sector. Moving up in the company takes years, they do not compensate responsibility with salary, and moving employees at-will is common. Furthermore, the administration expects employees to work long hours with almost no autonomy. Every club is understaffed, so much so that all full-time employees are now required to drive a school bus or risk being fired. These facets lead to an air of cynicism and pessimism from long-term employees and creates a toxic environment for the organization. The administration is unfortunately too consumed with the capital campaign of raising funds and proving numbers by bringing in more youth and not concerned enough about the lasting infrastructure of the company and happiness or wellbeing of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is to be expected in the non-profit field, but with economically disadvantaged youth who have adults in and out of their lives, why not focus on employee retention? Paying a living wage, giving decent benefits, and recognizing and retaining talent is much more valuable than the constant training and on-boarding costs of new employees.


  10. Not what it is cracked up to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization for youth in the area

    Cons

    Unethical use of donor money and unprofessional upper management

    Advice to Management

    Train and appreciate staff more. Focus more on mission and less on personnel lives.


  11. Helpful (1)

    The Truth of BGCASVC

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will get nothing from here unless you do something about it.

    Cons

    Too many to name for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Just leave the money for the children alone.



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