Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
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Pros
  • You get a chance to be a contributor and feel like you are making a difference (in 11 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is unlike anything I have ever seen before (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management exhibits a double standard that contradicts the goals of the organization (in 16 reviews)

  • Exceptionally disorganized- even for a non-profit (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Former Seasonal Staff

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    Former Employee - Program Staff in Methuen, MA
    Former Employee - Program Staff in Methuen, MA

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great for networking because almost everyone has a second job. Positive climate and flexible. Welcoming to all personality types.

    Cons

    Everyone knows everyone. This could be a good thing if you get a good reputation, but it could really hurt your reputation as well.

  2. Membership Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment and team, good benefits and leadership development

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of driving, low pay

  3. Leader

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    Former Employee - Leader in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Leader in Woodstock, GA

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Team work was outstanding! to learn about different things often, like when Juliet lowe started the the girl scouts at age 50 and the reasons why.

    Cons

    The only thing that was a down fall was it was not a paid position, but we did get paid by watching the girls and us learn something new.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!

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  5. I enjoyed working as a volunteer with Girl Scouts.

    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Girl Scouts organization is very encouraging of girls of all ages. Many opportunities are available for women and girls.

    Cons

    The downside I saw was that employees had to work a lot of weekends and evenings. Also, a lot of emphasis placed on product sales.

    Advice to Management

    Find innovative ways to retain volunteers and employees - burnout is a problem with many women involved with the Girl Scouts.

  6. Troop Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

    Pros

    supportive, fun, creative, confident, liberal

    Cons

    they share information with people before letting you know.

  7. Membership Specialist

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    Current Employee - Membership Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Membership Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy knowing that I am bringing this leadership program to girls of all backgrounds, and giving girls opportunities that they may not have had otherwise.

    Cons

    There's no chance for advancement in this position, and the goals that are assigned to each of us are extremely unrealistic in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    More appreciation shown toward our volunteers, and less hassle with procedures would make our job easier. Happy volunteers will do a lot more for us than unhappy ones.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good experience, but not it's a career stop.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working to create a positive experience for girls across the nation.

    Cons

    Oddly disorganized for an organization that's been around for 100 years. Trying to re-brand and it's obvious.

  9. A great non-profit with a mission

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    Current Employee - Programs
    Current Employee - Programs

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Using creativity and passion for your work to create opportunities for girls to grow and learn. Co-workers that are also passionate. Opportunities to learn skills outside of your department.

    Cons

    The pay, there's no way around it, it's a job you take because you believe in the work. In the non-profit world in general, you will run into a wide range of skills - people who are beyond talented and others that just skate by.

    Advice to Management

    Having a clear vision for your Council is important. That includes a vision for facilities, programs, and employee performance. I have seen it done very well and poorly. When possible (because it varies year to year) give employees incentives to improve.

  10. Unsettling

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA

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

    Pros

    Its mission is to promote girls and who can argue with that? Nice location in midtown Manhattan.

    Cons

    In its desire to remain viable, it's forgetting that character is important. This organization used to value its employees (especially those with experience) & treat them with respect. Now its attitude is change for the sake of change.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what (& who) made this a great company to begin with. If employees no longer see the heart & civility in this place it's hard to find reasons to stay.

  11. If you don't like their mission, don't stay

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    Current Employee - Community Development Manager in Pleasantville, NY
    Current Employee - Community Development Manager in Pleasantville, NY

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -I work directly with the girl members
    -I've become very close with some of my peers
    -Great PTO
    -Dental, Health and vision payed mostly by employer

    Cons

    -Supervisors are a joke
    -Work numerous late nights or weekends, basically don't plan to have a life outside of work
    -Most of the peers will throw you under the bus to get ahead.
    -Mostly women employees... Thought that would be a benefit
    -1 raise in 5 years
    -Minimal opportunity to move up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    Take your own advise and be professional, care that your employees have families and don't give them weekend/night events to attend with 2 day notice.

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