Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. membership manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Membership Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

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

    Pros

    you really get to meet lots of good people.

    Cons

    long hours. so much upper management but not enough working! Senior management has a bullying mentality and want those below them to feel lesser than. There are tons of directors and very little appreciation for those on the front line including volunteers. The pay is Super Low. Lots of weekends. No room for advancement as upper staff stays for years and retire. upper management is clueless as to how to perform the tasks required of their employees. They cannot survive without the expertise of those doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff! Pay them fairly and if you do not choose to do so, hire people with no experience straight out of school for you to boss around.


  2. Membership Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Executive Assisttant to CEO

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    There's a very family oriented feel when you begin working there. The employees are very friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement in your career.
    At times employees tend to look out foe themselves as they throw other people to the wolves.
    Not many raises or bonuses merit or otherwise.
    When someone leaves a position the are not replaced and the extra work falls onto other people.

    Advice to Management

    treat employees with a little more kindness, accept their ideas and input.
    also, treat them with more respect.


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  5. Leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Membership Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Troop Leader

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (4)

    If I could give zero stars I would

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Underpaid "staffer" in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Underpaid "staffer" in New York, NY

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Some of the people you work with are phenomenal
    - Pretty decent area to commute to

    Cons

    -Upper management is a joke
    - Cutthroat culture - for this to be an organization for girls and run predominately by women, their behavior towards their peers or even subordinates is atrocious
    - No clear career path evident
    - Outdated equipment and decor
    -Too many organizational changes in a short period of time

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know what they are doing and stop hiring people with the promise of employment and keep them on as temps well beyond the "decent" amount of time to have them as temp employees. Figure out what you want to do with the company and bring it into the 21st century.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. A great non-profit with a mission

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Unsettling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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