Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

    Former Employee - Afterschool Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Afterschool Mentor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Helping others achieve their goals

    Cons

    Could pay a little more

  2. exciting but exhusting on some days

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    You get to work with kids from all different walks of life. Just knowing that your impacting someones life in positive way is always a good feeling.

    Cons

    Some days it can be hectic. when staff are short and the numbers of kids is increasing, it can be a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that the kids to staff ratio is respected. And hire people who actualy work well with kids.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Concord, NC

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

    Pros

    The staff is really organized and efficient, you will always know your hours weeks ahead of time and what activities your'll be doing. There are also staff meetings to make sure everyone has the same goals and objectives. There is alot of hands on interaction with the kids that you can choose to make the best out of. Children are so entertaining when you sit down and talk to them. There is a strong sense of community so after a while you will start to feel like you're a community staple yourself, which is great because you never know what kind of connections you could be making. Become a kid's hero and their mom just might offer you a job, happened for me.

    Cons

    You have to have an assertive but tender personality. For safety and health reasons the children have to respect your authority and listen. But if they're scared of you they won't want to come and parents will be upset. It takes the right personality. Spending alot of time with kids can aggravate you if you are not a children person. They are also really stingy raises and definitely promotions. It's a great stepping stool into other jobs though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retention rates will never be that strong if you refuse to give people raises and promotions. Provide opportunities for further education.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. very energetic

    Current Employee - After School Program Staff in Silsbee, TX
    Current Employee - After School Program Staff in Silsbee, TX

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

    Pros

    i love working with the kids

    Cons

    not enough money is being paid to us for our services

  6. Positive Mgmt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent Staff, many opportunities for leadership

    Cons

    Members can be challenging at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. My experience here was OK.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    A very good organization that helps children in need. was very satisfying knowing that i was making an impression on children lives. It was also pretty fun i was an assistant so all i had to do was play games with the children.

    Cons

    Pay was low but its a minimum wage job so it was expected.Management did not treat some of the staff very well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Special Events Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager

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

    Pros

    Boys & Girls Clubs is a wonderful organization that provides employees with support, mentoring, encouragement, and opportunities for growth in a positive and caring environment. Staff members are respected and empowered to share their voice and collaborate in a team-centered manner.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Youth Development Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Christiansburg, VA
    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Christiansburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Great managers and a company with an great goal. Loved my time spent working with children here as a part time employee.

    Cons

    Weird hours, some of site funding is hit or miss so you are the mercy of the school system sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement better curriculums for the youth specialist, I remember having to wing it on many of the classes I taught during summer camp.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Doesn't pay the best but is an excellent job regardless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Program Director in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Work environment
    Great learning opportunities
    Loads of flexibility

    Cons

    High stress
    Under paid for the responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much turnover

    Approves of CEO
  11. Powerful and Enriching Organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Great leadership on-site. You can see the difference you are making with each club member!

    Cons

    Central office leaders tend to favor some sites over other sites. A lack of communication between central office and each individual club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on huge events all year around- acknowledge the team that actually brings the mission to life and give chances for raises or at least FREE tickets to the events!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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