Boys & Girls Clubs

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Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
211 Reviews
3.6
211 Reviews
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Boys & Girls Clubs President Jim Clark
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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.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Best Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a youth-centric organization that cares about the kids and staff. It has amazing programs, great leadership, and great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Limited resources because of the economy;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look for ways to reward staff; keep looking for the opportunities to expand and provide more services to the kids.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Overall a pretty good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Summer Camp Counselor  in  Rehoboth, MA
    Current Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Rehoboth, MA

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

    Pros

    You work goes to a good cause.
    It is very easy to develop strong relationships with other employees.
    The work is very rewarding

    Cons

    They are pretty cheap. They find any way they can to pay their employees the least amount. Having said that, it's not uncommon for this to be the case with non-profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees feel more appreciated for all the work that they do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great to give back to the community and kids.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs

    Pros

    As a former Club Kid, it was great to find a job while in college that could be flexible around my schedule. While working in the games room, I found that this job is much more than shooting hoops with the youth, its about a lasting impact. After speaking with my Program Director at the time about career opportunities, I quickly changed my major and pursued a Club Career. I was able to move from Teen Coordinator, to Program Director, to running my own Club now as a Unit/Club Director. It really has been an amazing journey to give back to the organization that kept me out of trouble as a kid, and taught me valuable skills and lessons.

    I would recommend this job and company for anyone who has a passion for making a difference.

    Cons

    I share with my family and friends that this is a job of passion. Few get "rich" by working with the Clubs. I see CPOs and Executive Directors making up to $90,000 a year, but realistically those jobs are few and far between with most in my opinion being filled by non-Club people. They usually have a finance or business background, which is great to have, but for the the Club-level staff there is a income, and postion ceiling for sure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good internship experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    It was a good opportunity to gain some hands on experience working with students. You will be helping the regular teachers, and also get the chance to design your own elective classes. Hours are good. Every employee loves the students and really wants to help them.

    Cons

    The management is a little bit inefficient, and some of the classes are not that helpful. Interns are not really contributing their ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Rewarding working with the parents and participants.

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    Former Employee - Executive Director  in  Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Johnson City, TN

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Building the future, available to improve the life of someone, program development, social changes on all economical levels.

    Cons

    volunteer boards who will not do the work required to make the organization a success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek outside funding sources and reduce United Way Funding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Futures for Economically Disadvantaged Youth

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    Current Employee - Education Director  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Education Director in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Fantastic programming that is focused on the wellbeing of members. Building relationships with members, families and the community. Working as part of a team to change kids' lives.

    Cons

    Working for "numbers" to appease grant requirements. Apathetic part-time staff (who aren't paid enough). Poor benefits. Never enough money. Can be incredibly stressful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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