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Boys Town Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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Boys Town President & National Executive Director The Rev. Steven E. Boes
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Pros
  • The focus on children and families gives great satisfaction to know your hard work is going to better America (in 16 reviews)

  • They have really good benefits, the people are great (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Featured Review

    "Assistant"

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    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.

    Boys Town Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – Recruiting Outreach Partner

    Thank you for your service at Boys Town! We are thankful for all of our employees dedication to Father Flanagan's mission. We value and appreciate your feedback.


  2. "Use Your Talents to Make a Difference!"

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    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

    Pros

    Boys Town is a wonderful organization that is positively impacting the lives of youth and families across the nation each and every day! It is refreshing to work in a positive environment where everyone truly believes in the mission of the organization and is here to make a difference in someone else's life! It's rewarding to be able to use your own gifts and give back to your community!

    Cons

    Employees at times may not put enough attention on their own personal health and needs because they are so driven by their desire to help others. It is important to continually encourage employees to have appropriate work/life balance. Help them understand this will make them more efficient and effective on the job, so they can continually perform to the high standards expected when delivering top services to our communities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to explore ways that Boys Town can impact the lives of more youth and families across the nation. Also continue to value your employees and the work they do on a daily basis. Explore the strengths each person can bring to the organization and work to utilize those to the fullest potential.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organization with a mission that is easy to get behind and support. The benefits are good and a lot of talented employees who really support the mission. Lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    A bit slow to change and move to new technologies or trends. Non-profit salaries can be below median, but benefits really help to balance it out.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward talent a bit more formally.


  4. "Rewarding"

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

    Pros

    People are very friendly, supportive upper management staff. great location, it has that homely feel to it. i really felt that i was making a difference in the lives of children served by Boys Town

    Cons

    kids could be hostile at times but like what we have been told: it's just the behavior.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  5. "A great foundation for my career!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They are changing the way America cares for their youth, families, and communities beginning with me. They take the time to develop me in my current position. They take the time to ask me if I aspire to become anything else within the agency. They take the time to prepare me to take on higher positions by providing me opportunities to learn about other positions. There is a possibility of moving up within the agency.

    Cons

    If you are not passionate about helping youth, families and communities you are most likely not going to fit in with the demands of fulfilling the shared mission.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop your staff from the bottom up.


  6. "Data Entries, travel business expenses, Mileage, ACH deposit, unclaimed property, purchasing card and past due invoice."

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Boys Town has been helping save children and heal families

    Cons

    manager wasn't go by company policy.


  7. "Helping Youth and Families is my passion."

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    Current Employee - Family Consultant in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Family Consultant in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is challenging but very rewarding. Full benefits at hire. Lots of support from supervisors and many opportunities for growth including on-going training, educational scholarships, and educational reimbursement.

    Cons

    It's hard to keep things balanced some days. We work with kids and their needs don't always occur between 8 and 5. Some days are long, but it's the effort that makes things so rewarding. We get to see the kids and their families change and become better prepared for life outside of Boys Town. Working at Boys Town isn't for everyone. You must learn have a heart for helping others, be able to manage yourself in some stressful situations, and be wiling to put in the long hours which are sometimes required.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and never stop looking for all we can do to help those in need.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A love hate relationship"

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    Current Employee - Family Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Family Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping families learn parenting skills and become successful. Seeings or talking to families or youth months or years later and seeing how far they've come along.

    Cons

    This position has a lot of turn over. People want to help others, but don't realize how demanding the job is emotionally and physically. Hours are not typical, but at the same time you do get to make your own schedule. Have to work till 10pm, but don't start working until 2 or 3pm.


  9. "Fr. Flanagan's dream is alive and well"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boys Town, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boys Town, NE
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    very mission focused with kids' first emphasis

    Cons

    many long term employees make moving up hard

    Advice to Management

    keep kids and families first


  10. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people here are so easy to work with and create a fun, accepting culture. The focus on children and families gives great satisfaction to know your hard work is going to better America.

    Cons

    More opportunities to advance career - they need to expand!

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job - just keep listening to the employees


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