Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Great place

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    Former Employee - Community Engagement Manager
    Former Employee - Community Engagement Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, time off benefits are unbelievable.

    Cons

    I have none I love my job!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  2. Helpful (3)

    No opportunity; don't waste your time.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmingdale, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    When I started working at the Girl Scouts it was a great place to work. It was family friendly to working moms and their children. Managers were fair and had respect for the staff. The reorganization (realignment) was the end of anything good in the Girl Scouts.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency, cooperation and communication at all levels. Upper management all the way down to the volunteers. They expect you to make your job your life for piddly salaries. The organization is very very top heavy with a large part of the budget going to CEO, COO, and CFO salaries. Really, what business needs a COO with 50 employees!!! The top level management rarely has any management education that warrants 6 figure salaries!

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses. Learn to appreciate your staff and show them some respect.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Look at other councils first

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some flex time is available for most employees and they have a great pto policy.

    Cons

    Management has been there forever but has only Girl Scout experience, no management experience. They simultaneously micromanage and provide no guidance. There is no work life balance, and you often work nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some management skills, and remember that lower level employees want to have lives too. Also don't pawn everything you don't want to pay someone to do onto volunteers


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Horribly managed

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Coordinator
    Current Employee - Customer Support Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pto other then that there isn't much of anything else in the organization to be happy about.

    Cons

    Terribly managed upper management has no idea what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Staff turnover is costly obviously this organization hasn't figured that out treat people as if they are expendable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Decent Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Many of the front line staff and volunteers were greatly invested in the work with girls in the community. The Urban Outreach program is phenomenal.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, in the Milwaukee location, there were several mangers that engaged in bullying behavior with no correction from upper management or HR.

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate and appreciate your front line staff. Create policies that discourage an atmosphere where bullying in the workplace can thrive.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    I believe in the mission statement. Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

    Cons

    Declining membership number. Between 2006 & 2012, the organization (this council) had increases in girl membership; however, over the past 3 years the girl membership has dropped by about 50%. During this time, there were 4 position re-structures.


  8. Marketing and Communication

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Boise, ID
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Most employees are very invested in the company and wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    It is challenging to work for an organization whose mission is executed entirely by volunteers.


  9. Former Seasonal Staff

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    Former Employee - Program Staff in Methuen, MA
    Former Employee - Program Staff in Methuen, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  10. membership manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Membership Manager in Memphis, TN
    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.


  11. Membership Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and team, good benefits and leadership development

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of driving, low pay



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