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Updated March 19, 2017
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Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock
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  • Work-Life balance is a great concept but must be very watchful because easy to get off balance and dive more into work side (in 33 reviews)

  • Very long hours with Salary pay (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Educational"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Counselor in Harvard, ID
    Former Employee - Junior Counselor in Harvard, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food! Tent buddy. Active. Fellow Scouts. Lead an example. Have fun in the sun most of summer. breaks on weekends after doughnut's on Saturday.

    Cons

    Possible bad weather for those who don't like being in the sun almost all day. Always active or looking for something to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and look for ways to make things better.


  2. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    The culture here was so much better than I expected. Working with laid back but smart individuals was a nice change of pace.

    Cons

    The national office is not pristine or modern looking but I'm glad the organization puts money where it matters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture and evolve the look of the office/dress code.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Most Important Work for Boys"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Den Leader
    Current Employee - Den Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to positively influence the life of boys. It will also positively influence your life. All training is offered online for free, with lots of supplemental training that helps you in all aspects of your life on the cheap!

    Cons

    To do the job right takes a lot of time, but still well worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the District and Council Executives more so you get more qualified candidates!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Too much work & too many levels!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The program is the best for creating future leaders and getting kids off the streets.

    Cons

    I read many reviews about too many hours/long days. It is more about too much work for one person and all due NOW! There are too many levels of management...fell like I'm being micro-managed. I agree with the other reviewer that mentioned decreasing upper salaries and increase the pay of the employees who are doing all the work to make upper management look good.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "District Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making a difference in lives of our youth. THE BEST youth program in the world for building leaders. Hands down.

    Cons

    Very long hours for very little pay. Most DEs in this Council can't even afford to live in the District they serve based on their pay.

    Advice to Management

    Shrink the gap between the salaries of the top executives in the Council and the District Executives. The only way to keep good people.


  7. "Good for done extra cash"

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    Current Employee - Ropes Course Facilitator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Ropes Course Facilitator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. Fun workplace. Get to be outdoors. Great for building own self confidence. Other staff are great to work with.

    Cons

    Supervisor isn't always on top of things. Some days are long and touring. Because it's entirely issues weather has huge effect on the day. Inconsistent schedule.


  8. "Work for a Local Council"

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    Current Employee - Boy Scouts District Executive
    Current Employee - Boy Scouts District Executive

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

    Pros

    I currently work for a local council, it is a lot of fundraising and recruiting man power. Pros- very flexible most days, but a lot of evening and weekends are taken up because you work on volunteer time

    Cons

    Fundraising- I am not the best at it, but if that is your calling, BSA is a great place.
    Promotions are out there but you normally have to move to a different council to get promoted.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "District Exceutive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I am a leader in the helping children. I come with the ability to make every boy a understanding citizenship

    Cons

    Ive work for this organization for 9 years

    Advice to Management

    Our product is our children >so our focus is to make them the best leader of the future


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amount of Hours Is A LOT!"

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    Current Employee - District Executive in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - District Executive in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement structure is there. Typically a title bump in 3 years, with opportunity to manage others. Raises each year depending on performance. Meeting outstanding volunteers and Board Members.

    Cons

    A LOT of hours. Early mornings, late nights.

    Advice to Management

    More time off!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Manager of Museum Collections"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are amazing!

    Cons

    Organization is top heavy and hesitant to follow their own rules.



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