Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Volunteering for the Girl Scouts was a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interacting with the young girls was a highlight. I really felt like I was making a difference.

    Cons

    Sometimes working with the kids can get tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Volunteer, Troop Leader

    Current Employee - Volunteer, Leader
    Current Employee - Volunteer, Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Girls Scouts Northern California does a good job at keeping leaders educated and informed so we can best support the girls in the program. It's a real treat to be able to help these young ladies grow into strong women utilizing the principles of Girl Scout leadership.

    Cons

    As in any volunteer organization, you can cannot always choose who you work with. At times, the local leadership may or may not adhere to the policies and principles of the greater good.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Identity crisis

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Specialist
    Former Employee - Development Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, work/life balance, wonderful mission.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, middle-management employees not empowered to make decisions, slow moving on the national and local level.

    Advice to Management

    Get fresh perspective in leadership positions. Take more risks, playing it safe will not save this organization from being phased out as other opportunities for girls are winning out.


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  5. Making a Difference

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits, flexible hours, autonomy, intelligent staff, caring volunteers, making a difference in the lives of girls

    Cons

    I don't have any to mention at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and working to make positive change.


  6. United Action for Youth (UAY)

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

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Motto is UPR - Unconditional Positive Regard. The work environment exudes this and is excellent in life/work balance. A must for those in the human services fields. Great atmosphere with focus on teens.

    Cons

    Small parking lot so get your spot early in the day.


  7. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great cause, laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of organization, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    invest more time in your people. people are the best resources you have use them to their greatest abilities.


  8. Good place to start your non-profit career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Program Director in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you are new to non-profit. You can learn how to interact with a non-profit Board of Directors, various levels of management and volunteers. There is a flexible schedule, most GS Councils work on the local school schedules. A lot of work is done out of the office, this is good if you don't like sitting behind a desk all day long. The benefits and vacation time are good, but not as competitive as they could be. There is a lot of hiring from within, so once you are in there is a lot of room to move up. Hands on experience everywhere, lots of interaction with girls, parents, and volunteers.

    Cons

    While there is a lot of hiring from within, room to move up is minimal. Many of the upper Exec and Chief Officers have been there for a long time and are far away from retirement. This is due to the Girl Scout pension plan that was restructured several years ago. Being hired can take up to three months and is often dragged out. There are often people in lower roles that are not qualified for their positions, lots of staff coming from different backgrounds. There is little training when you are first hired. It is more of a learning as you go mentality. Lots of flexibility in your weekly schedule due to the many nights and weekends you will be asked to commit to. This is especially true for Membership and Programming staff. The pay is very low and not competitive with other non-profits.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus on hiring more staff with non-profit backgrounds and skills directly related to their jobs. The commitment to nights and weekends must be addressed to cut down on turnover. More PT staff can be brought on to do this. Volunteers are important to GS but cannot be relied on to do every aspect needed to the organization.


  9. in transition

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great cause, mission to develop leadership for girls

    Cons

    Organization suffers from a lack of strategy execution.

    Advice to Management

    stick with a plan and require accountability for results


  10. Very Clique-y

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unit Leader in Mahomet, IL
    Former Employee - Unit Leader in Mahomet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great values, fun environment, love working with kids

    Cons

    Very clique-y, hard to get in from outside, hard to move up without extensive connections


  11. Busy, busy, busy all the time.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very professional environment. We develop processes and stick to them. They are reviewed for efficiency regularly. Interesting work with purpose.

    Cons

    Too segmented into departments which has evolved into cliques. Things are constantly changing due to directives handed down by GSUSA. Not always a clear path for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    By learning about personality types and their temperaments leaders could adjust the ways they approach staff.



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