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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
199 Reviews
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199 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 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management exhibits a double standard that contradicts the goals of the organization (in 15 reviews)

  • Exceptionally disorganized- even for a non-profit (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not as wonderful as expected...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good seasonal day camp staff on the lower level. Some very caring individuals. Good aim of the organization. Wonderful time working with the girls.

    Cons

    Management is not very communicative. Treats seasonal employees like they are incompetent. Claims to want to foster growth but actually inhibits it completely within the day camp team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful Organization for Girls!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Passionate co workers and rewarding to see your work in action.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Challenging management, no opportunity for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Great work and life balance

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    Current Employee - Field Executive in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Field Executive in Montclair, NJ

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great PTO, employee satisfaction driven

    Cons

    Lack of management at the senior level. Great vision but poor and unrealistic plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta- Camp Misty Mountain

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    Former Employee - Riding Instructor in Armuchee, GA
    Former Employee - Riding Instructor in Armuchee, GA

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great at placing workers where they want to be inside the camp, fairly competitive pay and decent amount of time off during the camp sessions.

    Cons

    Horrible camp director when I worked there. Understaffed which caused the barn workers to also act as counselors which was not in the job description. Since I left, a new camp director has been hired and from what I have heard things have gotten better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, caring staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The girls are the number one priority

    Cons

    Upper Management has changed over the past year and the new focus for her is dollars. She does keep the girls in mind but only because she is obligated to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Making Changes Can Be Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedules is a great benefit, leadership is improving, health benefits are good. Staff is generally friendly to newcomers. Lots of opportunity for growth in various disciplines and cross-functional work teams. Great variety of people and ethnicities that all seem to work well together in respect of backgrounds and skills.

    Cons

    Culture can stand even more improvement, promotions are very slow unless you are well connected. New staff have to prove their worth to the old guard; although many of the old guard is gone. Not many tradition holders left in the central office which could endanger the movement if tradtion is not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time walking the talk and less time telling staff about minute culture shifts. Be open to hearing how you need to change along with others in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Loved my experience as scamp counselor

    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. A good summer job

    Cons

    Very unorganized. Never really knew what I was supposed to be doing. The pay is very low

  11.  

    Lots of support, great work environment

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    Former Employee - Membership Outreach Facilitator in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Membership Outreach Facilitator in Cedar Rapids, IA

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

    Pros

    This is a great organization, and the employees tend to be very passionate and dedicated. There's a supportive and friendly work environment, and each individual's professional development is treated as important.

    Cons

    Due to budget constraints, understaffing is sometimes a problem. This can result in too high of expectations or some important tasks being under-prioritized.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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