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Boy Scouts of America Reviews

Updated June 22, 2018
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Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh
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  • "Absolutely zero work-life balance" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Non-profit status means employees are expected to work long hours for low salary" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Ecology Director in Fairmount, IL
    Former Employee - Ecology Director in Fairmount, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with youth is always an enjoyable opportunity. Being able to utilize and teach a programming model as valuable as the one Scouting provides is awesome. As a youth getting the responsibility to develop educational programs, to lead colleagues and participants in a wide variety of situations, and to develop a huge range of individual skills was remarkable.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but the hours at the camp were long and challenging. But that is to be expected with any youth summer programming.


  2. "Clerk/Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier in Jeffersonville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Love the organization.

    Cons

    Part-time position provides no benefits.

  3. "Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    nice people
    nice kids
    nice camp
    nice food
    nice nature

    Cons

    hot camp
    hot tent
    hot lake
    hot rain
    hot cars


  4. "Support Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    Lack of training. Very male oriented. Opportunities for women in upper/executive management is limited.


  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    Lots of tough but rewarding work


  6. "Fulfilling, Exhausting, No Social Life"

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

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    -Great Mission
    -You'll get a ton of experience in different areas
    -Can be a lot of fun
    -No two days are the same

    Cons

    -Absolutely zero work-life balance
    -Long hours, little recognition


  7. "Unethical and Immoral"

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    Current Employee - Field Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Field Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary for a not for profit

    Cons

    Serious OSHA violations, Insane workload, insane hours and poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    Get new management that understands how to deal with employees and volunteers. Get off the high horse and show some appreciation to others

  8. "Good Job Rough Hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work in the non-profit sector, especially if you love scouting.

    Cons

    Slow on advancement. Antiquated methods for getting things done.

    Advice to Management

    Millennials expect to be challenged more frequently, and expect more opportunities for career growth than what is currently being offered with the scouts.


  9. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of training to do job correctly. Directors gave vague directions on what they would like for you to do.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees to do their positions correctly.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great program, terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Saint George, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent hours
    Good employee discount

    Cons

    Terrible upper management
    Terrible pay
    No benefits
    Unreasonable goals

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, and don’t encourage them to be dishonest to push your promotions. Get rid of your employee sales goals. It makes employees resent customers for small transactions, and causes unessacary discord among employees and doesn’t benefit or reward employees at all. Customers should come first!!!!


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