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Boy Scouts of America Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Somewhat difficult work/ life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Little time off, long hours, large workload depending on area (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a Friendly,Safe environment,Honest Staff,Helpful Staff,Punctual job. Everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand.

    Cons

    There are no cons concerning this job.


  2. "Don't have a family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - District Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with kids, seeing them grow. Great volunteers and co-workers. Nonprofit management experience.

    Cons

    Management only cares about bottom line. Sink or swim approach to new employee training. Ridiculously low pay for the amount of work required. Long weeks, long days...leave no time for work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the program and the kids more than the bottom line. Train your staff...they can't learn everything by watching videos. Remember your supposed to be a family organization, what about work/life balance for staff?


  3. "Scout review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Cub Scout Leader in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Cub Scout Leader in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Scouting not only benefits the scouts but the scouters.

    Cons

    There is always a need for more volunteers to help.

    Advice to Management

    Consult the unit level leaders before making drastic policy changed it effects us the most and the scouts we try to serve.


  4. "Life Changing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Executive in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - District Executive in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    working outside of the office
    Networking
    multi tasking
    No day is like the last one
    Family friendly

    Cons

    Hours- A lot of nights and weekends
    Family time


  5. "Summer Camp Ranger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Camp Ranger in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Summer Camp Ranger in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn and lot of skills

    Cons

    Long Hours and confusing task


  6. "Program leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Program Leader in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Working with youth and staff to developers training methods.

    Cons

    The program concept is good yet lacks guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to get all leaders trained properly


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Program and Website Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good team, lots of fun.

    Cons

    short staffed, stressful work environment

    Advice to Management

    recruit volunteers to help more


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Preying on recent graduates"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Executive in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - District Executive in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience in networking, nonprofit management, sales and more.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, ridiculous pay and unrealistic expectations given the apparent decline of the BSA

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your business model. The climate has changed since early 1900's and those who don't adapt get left behind.


  9. "Receptionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Toms River, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great place to work wonderful people to work with gain a lot of knowledge reasonable pay

    Cons

    cant say i have any


  10. Helpful (1)

    "BSA National Service Center - Irving, TX"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In certain departments there is certainly opportunity for advancement, contributing to a great cause, challenging work, and decent benefits - they have a pension plan!

    Cons

    Not very current when it comes to technology, out dated in business practices, work culture has much needed room for improvement, boys club - women are limited in how far they can advance, and need MORE DIVERSITY!!

    Advice to Management

    Need to meet the demand of impeding technological needs in today's market, need more development of your top executives on how to create and sustain a healthy work culture and work life balance for employees.


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