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Updated September 21, 2017
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Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh
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  1. "Committee Chair--Volunteer"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Camarillo, CA
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great program for our youth.

    Cons

    Program changes where made too frequently


  2. "Great for college students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America part-time

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, get to work with kids, there's a lot of autonomy.

    Cons

    Poor management, what they say is never consistent, when Austin ISD is closed (winter break, spring break, etc.) it's difficult to get any hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized.

  3. "Good organization, low pay"

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    Former Employee - Climbing Instructor
    Former Employee - Climbing Instructor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people and fun activities for staff

    Cons

    Low pay and a lot of work throughout the day


  4. "Cost Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good atmosphere for the whole company. Colleagues are friendly.

    Cons

    Not a good choice for people what to rising quickly.


  5. "Good first job"

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    Current Employee - District Executive
    Current Employee - District Executive
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to exercise new skills

    Cons

    Not for older person looking to advance quickly


  6. "Good first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work with great volunteers, and good first time job

    Cons

    lots of nights, weekends, and early mornings


  7. "The Learning Experience is Out of this World"

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

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

    Pros

    You will gain an incredible amount of skills. The benefits are exceptional, and if you've found your calling here, you can expect to be promoted and receive almost regular raises if you meet your goals.

    Cons

    There's a lot to learn in the first 6-9 months on the job. 3 years in, and you'll still have to ask for advisement, which is bad, there's just an awful lot to learn and you'll still be learning after your first few years, but by then the job is likely to be much easier. Also, as you grow and serve others as a leader, manager, or director, you will eventually be required to move somewhere in the country (or the world!) if you want to get into senior management (it's practically a rule, if not officially). Work/Life Balance will take some time to learn, especially if you have more than family, religious practice, and hobbies outside of Scouting--you can do it, you'll just have to learn how to fit it in and still get rest to power through your service to the Scouts and Scouters in your area.

    Advice to Management

    Have a longer, steadier mentoring/on-boarding process with strategic reading/training in community organizing and transformative leadership.

  8. "Director of Field Services"

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

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time

    Pros

    Great retirement program, upward mobility

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid (nonprofit). Work hours are nights and weekends. Tough for families.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize leadership and reward it.


  9. "District Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Helping the community, great networking, flexible hours, great benifits

    Cons

    Have to work some weekends and evenings.


  10. "Great opportunity for all"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great kids, great fun!

    Cons

    none to mention at this time

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!


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