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Boys Town Reviews

Updated February 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)

  • It is a non profit organization (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Clinical Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time

    Pros

    Great health Care benefits. Free to see BT Dr.s

    Cons

    pay is low and not very good raises

    Advice to Management

    increase the salary and create more opportunities


  2. "Great place for people in human service field"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, fulfilling jobs, work with children and families, good amount of vacation

    Cons

    Lower wages than some other organizations


  3. Helpful (1)

    "youth care"

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

    Pros

    Best part is knowing you are helping kids change their life. You get to provide a family environment for kids who nasty have never experienced one. There is so much support offered to the kids.

    Cons

    Lack off support from management, bad gossiping that occurs, unprofessional like behavior from management. At times very stressful when you reach out for help and receive little or no support.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others with the respect, support, dignity and be truthful as you would want someone to be to you. Don't gossip about your employees to other management.


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  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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 !!!


  7. "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


  8. "Over worked/used and under appreciated."

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Technician in Boys Town, NE
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Technician in Boys Town, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and the close relationships you'll build with your peers. I do not have twenty more words. This is all I have.

    Cons

    Management, leadership, unappreciative, disrespectful, childish behavior, clueless administrators. When they give you your job description they neglect to tell you that you'll be written up for not doing the duties that aren't in said description.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that actually do all the work. If they all complain about a specific thing, it's probably a problem. Also saying you're "competitive" is your pay while someone at Walmart makes more than your staff makes you look ignorant and naïve.


  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. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Family Teacher in Boys Town, NE
    Current Employee - Family Teacher in Boys Town, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing. Free living quarters, no living expenses to pay at all, and a great salary.

    Cons

    24/7 work and it's a lot more than you will ever realize.

    Advice to Management

    More secured time off.


  11. "Try somewhere else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This organization allows you to move up through the ranks at a fast pace.

    Cons

    Management plays favoritism. Management know little about the organization they are leading. Taking a sick day is like incurring the wrath of the Devil. Even if you have over a hundred hours saved you are still not allowed to take them. Manager is a gossip and your personal business will end up the topic of an inefficient staff meeting disguised as a general topic. Managers also takes personal supervision meetings to gossip or speak about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    What is said in private should remain as such. Keep your personal business or opinion out of the work place.



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