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Making a difference in the lives of youth and families is it's own reward

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Boys Town full-time

Pros

Working with the kids and seeing the change in them for the better is extremely rewarding. Even in a support position, where you don't work directly with youth or families, all you have to do is go to a home for dinner or attend a function the youth are having and you can see the difference.
There is training and support for every department. The training for direct care staff is motivating and prepares new employees for their positions.
Majority of the employees are here for the Mission and it shows.
Excellent benefits and opportunity for growth & development.

Cons

Being non-profit, the salary ranges tend to be a little lower than for-profit organizations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep recognizing and rewarding top performers in each program/department!

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    Great company with lots of opportunity for advancement

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    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker At Emergency Shelter
    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker At Emergency Shelter

    I worked at Boys Town

    Pros

    - Good pay and great benefits
    - Excellent training and continued education
    - They promote from within and offer tuition reimbursement
    - The Boys Town Model really works for a lot of kids and you can see lives transformed
    - 4 day work week

    Cons

    - Highly stressful work environment (working with teens from very troubled backgrounds)
    - Supervisors do not respect your days off, as they are constantly calling for you to work extra hours
    - Sometimes expected to work extra long shifts (15 hours) without overtime pay. They will "rearrange" hours in order to avoid you going over 40 in a week... even though you did!
    - Required to work holidays
    - You can't get time off unless you find someone to cover your shift because it's a 24/7 facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors need to respect workers' days off and avoid calling them in. They should also offer to take over with the kids every once in awhile so that workers' can get a break. This is a very stressful job and lots of people burn out quickly.

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    Non-profits often have problems, but this ones better than most.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Family Teacher
    Current Employee - Assistant Family Teacher

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've worked for a half-dozen social service/non-profits and Boys Town has some of the most sincere and genuine staff I've had the pleasure to . For non-profit work their compensation is ample, with matching percentages for retirement plans, good vacation time (which only gets better the longer you work for them), and insurance options.

    In general, management is very supportive and desires the best for their employees and the communities we serve.

    Cons

    My major griefs are the frequency of meetings (which often require coming in on days off for shift workers), the initial lack of sick leave, and that the job is both demanding and occasionally tedious (though that would not be different working for any other company).

    Additionally, while not technically Catholic, a lot of their policies reflect specifically Catholic beliefs (the health insurance doesn't cover birth control).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand how the Catholic roots influence your policies on birth control and homosexuality, but it's archaic and a turn off to many potential employees. Can you really hope to get the best workers if you still practice discrimination?

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