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Updated September 13, 2018
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Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh
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  • "Absolutely zero work-life balance" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Non-profit status means employees are expected to work long hours for low salary" (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Volunteer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great organization to be a part of.

    Cons

    Comes down to the local level.


  2. "Careers"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and very family oriented.

    Cons

    The only real con is raises are only once a year.

  3. "Never again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America part-time

    Pros

    Working with the kids is amazing

    Cons

    The managers are terrible. They only care about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Do better!


  4. "Excellent team"

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

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

    Pros

    Never Dull, making a difference

    Cons

    A lot of Hours, and Road time


  5. "Not As Bad As They Say"

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

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule
    -Kind Staff
    -Car Allowance

    Cons

    -Inconsistent Hours
    -Low Pay
    -Demanding volunteers

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging


  6. "District Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Meeting people and working with colleagues.

    Cons

    Pay; Old school mentality; Organization is dying, but you have to produce "growth" numbers

    Advice to Management

    Remember how things were when you were in that position.


  7. "Nice job to start out"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free uniform, supportive environment, nice staff

    Cons

    Not many hours, unable to make sufficient income

  8. "Not well organized, low pay"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you were a scout and want to give back in some way, working for BSA can make you feel good.

    Cons

    Low pay, very little is well organized. LDS interactions.

    Advice to Management

    Work with outside consultants to streamline BSA operations at literally every level.


  9. "District Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Great entry level position for recent grads

    Cons

    Middle management needs major improvement


  10. "District Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    Great resume builder for out of college aged young adult.

    Cons

    Horrible management, no transparency, no work / life balance. Pay is low for the tasks and time you put in. Little to no mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t just hire and promote Eagle Scouts to every position, there are other employees who actually would be a better fit.


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