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Boys Town Reviews

Updated June 20, 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 15 reviews)

  • I don't work directly with the youth but I know that I am making a difference in children's life (in 4 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (3)

    "......salaries at a charity organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ...you do and have always helped children...

    Cons

    .......you should have more full time and less part-time employees.....and pay them all a wage above poverty level....

    Advice to Management

    ........management to top executives make far too much money for a non-profit...


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bad workplace"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great training program and promises of a fulfilling work. You feel you are making a difference

    Cons

    Bad management. Neglect of workers

    Advice to Management

    Do more for your workers

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Care in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Direct Care in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping children that have never been given a chance to succeed in life.

    Cons

    Prideful and lording administrative staff with a lack of perspective

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on money sources and more on staff support


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Cover Ups"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Father Flanagan had a dream and a for housing and hrlping at-risk youth.

    Cons

    Father Flanagan's vision for at-risk youth has become distorted under its current leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Stop covering up leadership's incompetencies and substance issues.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Foster Family Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foster Family Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Foster Family Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, set your own schedule, there are no other pros

    Cons

    Poor supervision and management, no one knows whats going on, except the social workers working with the families, but management is unsupportive


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Treated like a resident"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boys Town (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -working with kids
    -two weeks worth of paid training
    -benefits are good.
    -free meals when you are on shift.

    Cons

    -hours. Hired to work second shift, then constantly put on first shift. Then told that this should be my number one priority.
    -management talks to you just like you are taught to talk to the residents.
    -constantly micromanaged and judge on every move.
    -no breaks during shift.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a better way to speak to employees under you. Speaking to them the same way you are speaking to the children, make us feel belittled.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Family Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boys Town full-time

    Pros

    Working with youth. We did have a great consultant until they fired her for no reason.

    Cons

    Very unstable with the amount of people they recently fired. We would still be there if this did not happen.

    Advice to Management

    You are not fully aware but Boys Town will be losing slot of very talented people. Mostly due to them not believing in job security due to recent events.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Family Teacher"

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

    I worked at Boys Town (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits and Good Training

    Cons

    Treat employees poorly
    Do not promote
    No life
    Hide what happens on campus from the public
    Use kids for publicity

    Advice to Management

    Look at the real talent you have in front of you


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Political"

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

    I worked at Boys Town full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They do work with underprivileged youth

    Cons

    Incredibly political, many moves still motivated by priests.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the same people and rotating them in different leadership positions creates stale ideas and management.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Youth care"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boys Town (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good insurance. Kids need help.

    Cons

    Management worst ever. Awful experience.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


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