Girl Scouts USA

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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
205 Reviews
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205 Reviews
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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
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.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Membership and Community Development Specialist

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    Current Employee - Membership Specialist in Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - Membership Specialist in Gulfport, MS

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

    Pros

    Enjoy the girls and volunteers.

    Cons

    Inconsistency at all levels, often stressed because timelines consistently changed by management, less than satisfactory levels of communication. Volunteers also do not take into consideration that you have a family too; my family often is put second due to Girl Scout or Service unit events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the work / life balance of the staff.

  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great experience, terrible leadership

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    Former Employee - Outreach Co-Leader in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Outreach Co-Leader in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    paid well, fun job, flexible hours

    Cons

    company values and lessons are outdated, TERRIBLE leadership, bosses should require more education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to go through and remodel lessons for changing times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Development Associate

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    Former Employee - Development Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Development Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits for a non-profit.

    Cons

    The organization is in great transition. This can be stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to improve communication between departments.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    They don't care about you

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

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

    Pros

    I made it out alive

    Cons

    They say one thing and do another

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Helping with volunteers is rewarding

    Cons

    Management is terrible, goals are usually unrealistic, work more than 40 hours and they dont like to give you time back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your recruiters, they are the reason you have a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Working at Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Mission of the organization is outstanding, long history and manager level staff is very dedicated and you can't find better volunteers anywhere. Getting to positively impact the lives of girls and to help them on their path to leadership is amazing and rewarding.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is poor and rarely focuses on the mission of the organization. In the almost four years that I woked for GSWPA, the CEO never once spoke about her vision for the girls we serve or helping girls become future leaders. She only talks about revenue generating girls and non-revenue generating girls. Also no commitment to serving girls from poor or other disadvantaged backgrounds. Very frustrating for those whose work was based on principal, mission and the desire to serve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the mission. If you are successful there, the "revenue" will reflect that success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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