Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
206 Reviews

3.6
206 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I would recommend this job and company for anyone who has a passion for making a difference (in 14 reviews)

  • working with kids is very rewarding (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Like any non-profit, I think people tend to work too hard and stay too late (in 15 reviews)

  • Most likely the part-time role will be insufficient to be sole source of paying bills (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed my time there, hope for better management for the sake of the youth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs

    Pros

    Excellent mission. Amazing front line staff.

    Cons

    Poor fiscal management by high level staff. Unappreciated and overworked staff.

  2.  

    Good for busy college student

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    Current Employee - Lead Instructor  in  Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Instructor in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility
     Room for growth
    Lots of training and support

    Cons

    Pay is barely above minimum wage
    Do a lot of work off the clock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more time for prep

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My manager was the best within Talent Acquisitions.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Was able to work at my own pace. Great colleagues, great atmosphere. very flexible.

    Cons

    Need more processes and procedures in place. Not enough structure in my department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great organization with a lot of resources

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    Former Employee - Resource Development Coordinator
    Former Employee - Resource Development Coordinator

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in resource development for the Boys & Girls Club was great. The parent organization provides you with marketing materials, grant templates, effective programs and the statistics needed to back them up.

    Cons

    With a small local organization and a large board of directors, there was a lot of conflict between the board and staff.

  6.  

    Get environment!

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    Former Employee - After School Program Staff  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - After School Program Staff in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun place to be apart off, awesome experience

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  7.  

    A wonderful organization to work with.

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    Current Employee - Tutor  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Tutor in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, flexible and rewarding

    Cons

    Difficult to find a full time position with the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work if you like kids

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    Former Employee - Project Leader  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Leader in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome work environment
    great experience
    Feeling of knowing that youre doing something good not only for the kids but for the communities as well

    Cons

    Not enough hours, usually only 4 hours per day
    Not enough opportunity for movement within thhe company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    conduct more reviews and give more raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good for the soul, bad for the pocket

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    Current Employee - Do Not Wish to Reveal  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Do Not Wish to Reveal in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to be a positive influence on kids.
    You stay young at heart. Good training for parents and parents to be.
    There is no dollar value to match a child's appreciation of how you have helped him/her.
    Main organization in Atlanta is fundamentally sound and programs are in place.

    Cons

    Low, non-commensurate pay.
    Slim chances of promotion. Old-timers rule and discriminate.
    Poor leadership and upper management. Incompetents tolerated.
    Short-sighted vision. Management culling and padding numbers only for show to board and funders. Organization does not recognize quality of long term work by club staff with kids.
    Fast turn-over of staff due to low pay, and worse, intrigues.
    Poor accountability with finances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Depends what school you work with.

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    Current Employee - Youth Development Specialist  in  Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a great experience working with the kids. Its a very rewarding job.

    Cons

    You have to be on your feet for hours at a time. I had a manager actually tell me I could not sit down at any point on my shift as Staff with the children.. Which made it difficult to connect with the kids.

    Many of the Site Coordinators have favorites, and will make you do the "dirty work" of the job. I even had a manager make a mess and make me clean it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more regulation on the Site Coordinators, who sometimes are ineffective managers because of their inexperience in the managerial position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Mission and goals are lost on senior management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs

    Pros

    In theory this should be one of the most rewarding jobs there is. Knowing that I am helping children who need it the most and who would otherwise be playing on the streets is what keep me going. The Anaheim business community is very supportive and long-standing residents are wonderful and passionate to work with.

    Cons

    Management is the common thread for employee/community/donor dissatisfaction. Not having any experience or education in the business world really holds the organization back. There is a lack on infrastructure in place that is needed for this organization to reach the capacity that I should have. The potential for greatness at the organization is being held back because of a lack of vision and planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A shift in management would restore staff and community faith in the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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