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Boys Town Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Boys Town President & National Executive Director The Rev. Steven E. Boes
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  • Stressful, Work-Life Balance, Can't help everyone in the Program (in 4 reviews)

  • Boys Town is a Non profit organization and does not pay well (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boys Town, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boys Town, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Every day when I come to work I feel good about what I do. I don't work directly with the youth but I know that I am making a difference in children's life. Boys Town's Mission is about changing the way America cares for children and families by providing and promoting a continuum of care that strengthens body, mind and spirit.
    I truly love my job!

    Cons

    I don't have any. Boys Town is a non-profit and the wages reflect that.

    Advice to Management

    As with any management it's always important to listen to your employees - the ones on the front lines - be that working directly with the youth to the networking person setting up firewalls to keep the kids their information safe. They are the key to keeping a healthy and happy working environment. When you feel your ideas are valued then you will feel valued.


  2. "Working with the kids is the best part"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in Boys Town, NE
    Current Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in Boys Town, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to help children
    Build relationships
    Family style
    Outings with kids
    Food at work (saves on groceries)

    Cons

    Feedback is not always reciprocal
    Unable to have a voice in feedback to higher up
    Company is nonwilling to work with those with mental illnesses
    Afternoon Hours
    Never the same schedule
    Overnights once a month


  3. "Assistant Family Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boys Town full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team oriented atmosphere. Everyone gets and gives feedback. Some days can be very chill depending on how the kids go.

    Cons

    The hours can be long sometimes. Kids will test your patience sometimes.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Have been able to help children and families while developing my Human Services career."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Council Bluffs, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Boys Town is a positive environment that has a mission to help children and families. Boys Town has excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The rate of salary increase every year is very low. Often times caseloads are high which impacts quality to families and ability to do well. Employees are encouraged to take time off to prevent burnout but realistically that isn't possible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your direct care staff when they tell you their case loads are too high. Ask for their feedback before changes are implemented.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overnight staff"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Support Staff in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Overnight Support Staff in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boys Town full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to read and watch TV overnight and did not have a supervisor. Headlight cleaning duties to keep busy

    Cons

    No additional pay for overnight, dramatic staff, had a lead staff there that are dressed inappropriate in a group home for boys, no room to move up as I asked to be transferred to a different department the supervisor didn't really seem to care, long training, horrible teaching system only works if you like to be robotic which a lot of the kids said that's how the staff sounded.


  7. "Poor salary and career growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boys Town full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can be rewarding, good health benefits

    Cons

    Poor pay and almost none existent raises. Management consists of people that have been around for 15+ years and they will never bring a fresh idea into the mix.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how other successful agencies manage their employees and adapt to their management styles. Pay employees at all levels competitive wages and you will retain quality employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Oviedo, FL
    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Oviedo, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boys Town (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The whole staff, along with the majority of the management was supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    As you're working mostly with troubled teenagers set your expectations accordingly. You will have kids curse you out or get in your face occasionally but 99% of the time it won't escalate beyond that if you stay calm.

    Not much in terms of advancement unless you're willing to relocate.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fast pace energetic environment"

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    Current Employee - Development Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Development Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boys Town (More than a year)

    Pros

    The overall work environment is face pace and energetic, which for me checks all my boxes. If that's not your strong suit, I'd suggest looking elsewhere. However, if it is, you've found your place!

    Cons

    Heavy workload, not enough hours in the day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Politics Politics Politics"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Boystown, NE
    Former Employee - Teacher in Boystown, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boys Town full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kids are trying hard trying to make their lives better !! Enjoy working with teachers and are interested in what it takes to improve their lives !!

    Cons

    ZERO leadership from the administrators !!! No supports whatsoever from anyone. Administrators such as the principal are more interested in trivial things such as seating charts at assembles and menus for luncheons than designing programs to help these students to their full potential !!!!

    Advice to Management

    Start doing your jobs !! Earn some of that money that you are being paid !! Be supportive for God's sake !!!


  11. "youth worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -working with young children and gaining hands on experience with teaching soft skills

    Cons

    -pay was not enough for the job
    -Safety was an issue for oneself

    Advice to Management

    higher the the salary or hourly wage by alot


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