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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  1.  

    It's ok

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    Former Employee - Part Time in Port St Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Part Time in Port St Lucie, FL

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

    Pros

    It's a rewarding job with great pay

    Cons

    kids are annoying and management blows

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys need to communicate!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfying, life fulfilling work.

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    Current Employee - Unit Director
    Current Employee - Unit Director

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

    Pros

    Knowing one is making a difference in the lives of children who need us the most.
    Work is never dull. New challenges and opportunities every day.
    For someone outgoing, great way to become a pillar in the community.
    Can be fun. It's a business of creating a safe and fun atmosphere for children.

    Cons

    As a non-profit, compensation for work and experience does not seem to be equal to the for-profit companies.
    Poor work-life balance.
    Available resources are rarely enough to meet given goals and objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More investment and training to develop front line staff, directors and other personnel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Corruption of CEO and Board that has spread throughout the county!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time

    Pros

    employees who love the children and families

    Cons

    leadership is a dictatorship, no follow-through of policies and procedures, long work hours, no compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house... get rid of the corrupt people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    SKC lead

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Fayetteville, AR

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

    Pros

    Fits schedule, works around school, Great way to network.

    Cons

    Low pay, no movement, lack of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your new people and provide them with developmental tools for success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good job for those who love kids.

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    Former Employee - Program Director
    Former Employee - Program Director

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

    Pros

    Set hours and schedule, teaches you patience and leadership skills, your able to benefit the community and children's lives, a lot of the work can be pretty fun (such as planning art projects or games for the kids).

    Cons

    Low pay, hardly any resources to work with, management was not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized and motivate your employees; make sure your employees actually care about the kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fulfilling but lacking in compensation

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    Current Employee - RDC in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - RDC in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Casual environment where you can just be yourself. Many chances to interact with coworkers on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Compensation is poor and there is little to no advancement opportunities. Management does not do a great job of fostering growth and helping to realize employee potential.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not good.

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    Former Employee - Lit in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Lit in Gilbert, AZ

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

    Pros

    Work with kids, interact with a diverse group of people every day.

    Cons

    Horrible drama among adult workers and teen workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch workers more closely and do more than just see the person willing to work in front of you and hire them.

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

    Health Educator Intern

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    Current Employee - Health Educator Intern
    Current Employee - Health Educator Intern

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had an opportunity to meet and play with some really good kids

    Cons

    I was not given the opportunity that I was presented upon hire. No tools were provided to teach, no space to teach, no time to teach. On site management had no knowledge of why I was there or the program that I was there to implement. Nobody ever followed up with me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up with your interns once they are on site. They are supposed to have a mentor. Otherwise you are ruining an important part of their college experience as well as taking away from other potential opportunities. Really disappointing experience!

  10.  

    If you don't take yourself seriously how will anyone else?

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    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing Communications Director in Imperial Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing Communications Director in Imperial Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    The mission & vision of the organization are amazing and the idea of helping great futures start here is great. The BGCA core values are ones that everyone should live by everyday and being around smiling faces that you indirectly and directly impact is very rewarding.

    Cons

    The leadership needs work. There is an "unspoken" issue with favoritism and cliques that everybody complains about but nobody has the courage to change it. There is very little opportunity for growth in the organization unless you have the right friends in your corner. The organization is filled with emotionally immature employees that would rather sit and gossip than to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership training, employee professional development is also needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Such a learning experience!!

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Saint Cloud, MN

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

    Pros

    Working with such amazing kids and helping them to make positive decisions for their future made me absolutely love my internship here!! I really felt that I was helping with the youth and community surround it. The relationships that are made with the co-workers and children is so rewarding!

    Cons

    I would say that this job is definitely for someone who is really wanting to help out for the cause of what the company offers, if you are looking to make a lot of money - this isn't the right place for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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