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Boy Scouts of America CEO Michael Surbaugh
Michael Surbaugh
65 Ratings
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  • "work life balance, weekend work required(in 41 reviews)

  • "Non-profit status means employees are expected to work long hours for low salary(in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good staff, very well rounded

    Cons

    Sometimes slow, but that's not their fault.

    Boy Scouts of America2019-04-11
  2. "Volunteer Management"

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    Current Employee - Unit Service Executive in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours Reimbursement for mileage and phone

    Cons

    LOTS of hours during peak seasons

    Boy Scouts of America2019-04-18
  3. "Wonderful Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - STAC Kitchen Director in Payson, UT
    Recommends

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Maple Dell is a great organization to work for. Even though the work is hard, you have a chance to make a difference in the lives of the campers. There is a great bond between coworkers. The location is beautiful.

    Cons

    Hours are long and the pay isn't good. You don't have access to technology.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more days off!

    Boy Scouts of America2019-04-13
  4. "Nicest People to Work With"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits Organization wants to help you learn and grown in your career I have never worked with better people

    Cons

    So many departments sometimes people lose sight that we are all working for the same goal.

    Boy Scouts of America2019-04-05
  5. "Work for the boy scouts of america"

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    Former Employee - Registrar 

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Great organization and employees

    Cons

    Uncertain where office will move in next year

    Boy Scouts of America2019-03-21
  6. "District Executive"

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    Current Employee - District Executive 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Scouts (help with providing Scouting to young kids), Managing (guiding and helping volunteers), and Fundraising (Non For Profit, thus fundraising is crucial for survival)

    Cons

    Lots of travel, overnight, weekends. Low pay for the amount of time and hours out in the field. Note: Meetings, Weekend Events, Overnight Stays, Travels, Boards, School Visitations, Classroom Talks Recruitment (Boy Talks), Rally Nights, Friends of Scouting (Speak in front of parents to give money towards Scouting/Counsel), Camps (Day, Summer, Winter, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, due to the totality of the Position.

    Boy Scouts of America2019-04-03
  7. "Great Place To Work Mostly..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    * Working towards a common mission towards the betterment of Americas youth * Decent Benefits * Excellent culture where employees are all focused on the Scout Oath and Law

    Cons

    All Youth-Serving Organizations are losing membership, including the BSA. This is worrisome. Future of the BSA is uncertain as they are constantly fighting lawsuits from the past.

    Boy Scouts of America2019-03-08
  8. "It was great"

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      Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Irving, TX

      I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      It was a great place to work.

      Cons

      None; I had a good experience

      Boy Scouts of America2019-03-08
    • "Camp Chef"

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      Former Employee - Head Chef in Pueblo, CO

      I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Great location and environment, friendly staff.

      Cons

      Long hours and low wages.

      Boy Scouts of America2019-02-27
    • "Fullfilling but..."

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      Former Employee - District Director in Kansas City, MO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      IF you like working with people are goal driven, and enjoy working for a purpose beyond making money, it's a good place to work. This is the "Swiss Army Knife" of jobs. You will learn leadership, sales, budgeting analytics, etc. You will work outside and inside. It's a good place to work while you are young, single and unsure of what you want to do as you will learn lots of skills and meet a ton of people that can...

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      Cons

      The BSA can be highly bureaucratic and hierarchical. The hours are L O N G. If you have a family that you enjoy spending time with in the evenings or weekends this may not be for you. Also, you will have to move. To be clear, they will give you the option to live in one place but you will be severely limited in your promotions, increased pay, etc. If your spouse has a career that is more lucrative than yours, forget...

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      Advice to Management

      Consolidate small councils into larger, regional councils. This will provide better resources and structure. Restructure the District Executive role to be more specialized. This will reduce the training period (costs) and allow people to better utilize their strengths. As it is, there will always be a part of the job that you love and some that you hate. Also, it is nearly impossible to achieve all of your goals...

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      Boy Scouts of America2019-03-13
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