Boys & Girls Clubs

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positive

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs

Pros

Free to create and plan your own activities

Cons

You can have a negative experience with a supervisor

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    Good, fulfilling work

    Former Employee - Teen Specialist
    Former Employee - Teen Specialist

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

    Pros

    Always in need of help/there is a place for everyone.
    Often open to ideas for activities and filed trips.
    Morally fulfilling work; you know that what you are doing is good for the community.

    Cons

    Many positions are part-time, even if they have titles (mine was Teen Specialist). As such, there is every possibility that taking a leave of absence for even a couple months will result in the position being filled.

    I was also unhappy with the lack of follow-through on discipline sometimes. Not all staff members were on the same page regarding discipline which resulted in a disjointed and fractured staff relationship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A national Boys and Girls Club policy regarding discipline. For the club to continue the good work it does, all staff members must follow the same rules and regulations regarding discipline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Futures - IF you fit the profile

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    From my experience, if you were male and a person of color, you were great at brown-nosing with a big smile on your face, and you could convincingly claim that "Boys & Girls Club saved my life" (whether that is true or not), you could advance your career and get lots of perks - like a company vehicle to drive (all expenses paid), bonus pay, Fridays off for golf with potential donors, and other days off that no one counts against your vacation time.

    Cons

    If you were an educated, white, female, liberal do-gooder, they will be happy to let you work as hard as you can to make them look good - but don't expect your male colleagues to ever have to work as hard as you, definitely don't call them out on it, don't expect to be paid as much as them, don't expect Board members to refrain from making stupid sexist jokes in meetings, and don't expect that your years of service or your work will be valued - no matter how much value you actually had to the day to day operations of the organization. And don't let the door hit ya where the dog shoulda bit ya.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the Good Ol' Boy corporate mindset - put more women in the Board room - pay your operations staff more and your CPOs less - remember the reason for what you are doing (the kids?)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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