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Big Brothers Big Sisters Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Pros
  • You feel like you're making a difference and watching you're efforts unfold is very rewarding (in 16 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance and culture; Acknowledgement & rewards for jobs well done; Rewarding job; Welcoming environment & friendly colleagues (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • You won't get rich working for a non-profit but if you're committed to helping children succeed there are no cons (in 20 reviews)

  • Low pay and its seem like everything is all about numbers (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Full of lies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Idea of the program is great(helping kids)
    -Fun environment

    Cons

    -Pay is terrible
    -Executive team abuses there privilege
    -Money is used on personal items for the executive team while employees barely make 30k/yr
    -Unorganized
    -People leave that job every month and at most there is only 50 people in the 3 story building
    -CEO, COO are stuck up. They won't go out their way to speak to employees unless they need something
    -Doesn't have an opportunity to grow within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate the employees better or at least add to benefits. Change the way you treat people.


  2. "Great Mission!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Brothers Big Sisters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone in the office believes in the mission and you see children's lives changing for the better every day.

    Cons

    Very little growth opportunities if you come in as a manager.


  3. "Sounds good but stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters full-time

    Pros

    Working with kids and families is rewarding, but there are other agencies that do it better

    Cons

    High turnover. Poor work/life balance. Low pay. Management is disconnected from workers.


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  5. "It was okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Match Support Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Match Support Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People were great and I loved the culture of the office. The events were pretty good too. Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Poor management of work load for the employees to have. They were more focused on numbers than the actual youth we worked with

    Advice to Management

    Return to the mission statement an refocus on the youth and their families. More focus on quality and not quanity


  6. "Donation Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Donation Representative in Islandia, NY
    Current Employee - Donation Representative in Islandia, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Brothers Big Sisters part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Thoughtful, conscientious organization that treats employees with respect.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it becomes a bit dull.


  7. "AmeriCorps Vista"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, work from home, good benefits

    Cons

    Can be overworked and under appreciated


  8. "Business Development & Partnership Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Big Brothers Big Sisters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting an opportunity to be an ambassador for the agency. Engaging local business and donors with our agency on the various opportunities we have.

    Cons

    I have not found many downsides to working for this organization.


  9. "Match Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Match Support Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Match Support Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission to work for and get you heart behind. For the most part - the team is really great to work with. The kids are awesome!

    Cons

    Lack of professional development and growth, stressful workload, under resourced, under staffed and under paid.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fostering a positive work environment and creating/offering more professional development.


  10. "If you love being micromanaged and under appreciated work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Match Support Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Match Support Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The populations and kids they serve
    benefits
    flexible time
    signature events
    great colleagues
    great entry level experience
    younger employees
    work from home or anywhere

    Cons

    Low pay
    no opportunity for advancement
    negative politics
    shady
    no bonus or appreciated for employees who go above and beyond
    all about the quantity not the quality of services


  11. "BBBS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful office culture and passionate employees

    Cons

    Not enough employee education on the structures of power and oppression.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great things!


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