Girl Scouts USA

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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
208 Reviews
2.9
208 Reviews
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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Very Kind Staff

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    Current Employee - Web Designer/Web Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Web Designer/Web Developer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great group of employees, excellent supervisor

    Cons

    No room for permanent positions. Manager of IT is an excellent boss, extremely professional, Unfortunately No warning on time frame of completion of project was given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep open communication with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Summer Job for College Students

    Former Employee - Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was a camp counselor at a Girl Scout Camp for 3 summers and loved almost every minute of it. IT challenges you in every way possible-mentally, physically, and emotionally. I have never grown more as a person than I have in this job. It taught me many interpersonal skills, specifically how to handle work and personal relationship overlap (being the supervisor of best friends, general challenges from working AND living with the same people, etc.) and also how to handle persistent parents. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a career with high interpersonal work, as it will hardly ever be more challenging or rewarding than at camp.

    Cons

    Your experience depends highly upon how the camp you work at is run. I worked at a very well organized camp with a universally loved camp director and was fortunate to get placed with mostly great coworkers. If your camp is not run as well or is under new management, it could be more challenging or more difficult to deal with.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A fair and positive place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The supervisors, officers, managers, are all very loyal and strive to treat their employees as best as possible, They back you up and stand behind you, and do what they can to support work/life balance... so long as you're not a bad employee. As long as you pull your weight and do well, they'll support you well.

    Cons

    Even though there's a culture of supporting the staff among the managers and chief officers, the general culture is still very traditional, hierarchical, and conservative. Set work times (generally), regular employee reviews with quantified rankings, heavy focus on numbers. Not very "results only work environment."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the 35/hours a week and ample PTO and as best of health insurance as can be afforded is top-notch, and that alone makes GSMH stand out, more ROWE-based culture at the foundation would really help morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA

    Pros

    Rewarding experience working with girls and being a mentor to others.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork involved and training is not enough.

  6.  

    Because girls matter!

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    Current Employee - Community Development Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Community Development Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    The work-life balance is unlike anything I have ever seen before. Whether it is vacation time, sick time, maternity leave, mileage, reimbursements, the benefits package of working for the Girl Scouts is incredibly generous. The leaders of the organization are in the sandbox with the front-facing employees, and there is not a huge discrepancy between how the top and bottom of the ladder is treated. The company truly puts girls first, although financials are obviously important to any nonprofit.

    Cons

    The compensation/salary is relatively low compared to other nonprofit organizations, but the work-life balance, benefits, and workplace culture more than make up for this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that this company has great management in place that will take this traditional organization to new heights and produce the (girl) leaders of today and tomorrow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very well organized and so many friendly people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

    Pros

    Prefect would not change a thing

    Cons

    nothing that i can think of that this point

  8.  

    Excellent!

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice environemnt, nice CEO

    Cons

    Not great pay, no PTO, had to bing your own computer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Volunteer leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

    Pros

    Great organization that focuses on girl power

    Cons

    Run by folks that haven't been in the business world

  10.  

    It was a wonderful experience doing intern at Girl Scouts

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    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Madison, WI

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Love the culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Everything was good in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Positive mission and work environment

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    Current Employee - Manager in Macedonia, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Macedonia, OH

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are good people with a passion for the mission.

    Cons

    High turnover
    Not much room for advancement

    Positive Outlook

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