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Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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  • "Advancement past part-time can be difficult" (in 56 reviews)

  • "like any non-profit, salaries are often lower than market average" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Incredibly committed team delivering game-changing programs to vulnerable children."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Committed team members bonded by love of working with kids.

    Cons

    relatively low salaries in overall youth development field

    Advice to Management

    focus on providing key programs really well instead of trying to do all programs


  2. "Best experience of my life!!"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities, Training, Staff Perks (Concerts, Sporting Events, etc)

    Cons

    High Turnover, Absentee Parents, Lack of financial Resources

  3. "great first job"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs (More than a year)

    Pros

    They teach you how to be a professional.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    The kids to staff ratio should always be checked.


  4. "Mission driven work that helps change lives"

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

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow through both lateral and horizontal moves. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, high expectations for production and quality.


  5. "Great place"

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

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding
    Family atmosphere
    Relationships
    Hours
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best
    Hire outside the organization a lot
    Work/Life Balance


  6. "Preschool"

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    Current Employee - Preschool Director
    Current Employee - Preschool Director

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros
    Bring kids to work with you

    Cons

    Cons
    Mismanagement from the executive director


  7. "It all depends on where you go"

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Imperial Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Imperial Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Theres a lot of wiggle room to be creative. Kids are a lot of fun to work with. Its a generally friendly environment and theres never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Being unqualified/ untrained to deal with certain stressful situations. A lack of tools to properly accomplish the job.

  8. "Good part time work"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Friendly regular customers and employees

    Cons

    Not much chance for advancement


  9. "Youth Development Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    This was a learning experience

    Cons

    The work hours were limited


  10. "Hardest job but the most rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Built great relationships with the kids and was able to be a positive role model.

    Cons

    Wasn’t really given too much training