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Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated May 20, 2018
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  • Advancement past part-time can be difficult (in 51 reviews)

  • non-profit status doesn't allow for livable wages (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Th Best"

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

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    Being able to bond with kids, they make you laugh and they just make uou feel so happy.

    Cons

    Sometimes they do not listen, and talk back to you and pretend they don't hear you.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing its great.


  2. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with youth. Being a role model. Making a difference while serving the community. Management were nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours outside of your scheduled work time. Low pay, but you expect that working for a non profit organization.

  3. "Good Nonprofit Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time

    Pros

    Great goals, love working with kids, wide variety of experience accumulated for my resume, good benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours with extra work that you aren't compensated for being a salaried employee, the unit director makes for breaks the club for everyone so your experience will really be determined by their ability to manage and lead, was hard to bring issues up without them being looked over

    Advice to Management

    Pick the right people as your unit directors or you will filter through staff at a high turnover rate and disservice families in your community!


  4. "Decent Seasonal Work"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    It was rewarding to see growth in kids, and the staff was all really nice

    Cons

    It was difficult to grow within the company, and depending on the area of the club it can change your whole opinion on the experience. Some clubs have great kids and staff, others have the worst of the worst.

    Advice to Management

    A great club starts with the management, and how they handle certain situations. Be the leader and set the trend, and punish the rule breakers (staff or kids) accordingly.


  5. "BGCA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    Fun job, always active, get to work outside.

    Cons

    Sometimes unnecessarily stressful, some apathetic staff.


  6. "Group Assistant"

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

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    It was a wonderful learning experience

    Cons

    Nothing was bad at all, really.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. "Rewarding but tough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    Love the kids
    A lot of freedom in lesson planning
    Encouraged to take initiative on projects

    Cons

    A lot of unpaid planning/prep time
    Little communication between local branches

  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Garden Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Garden Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Having a supportive environment provided by your peers.

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent, lacks communication, and does not support field staff. There is a lack of accountability from upper management.


  9. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make a difference

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations and too many projects at the same time

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic about goals and more suppirtive to program staff.


  10. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Frederick, OK
    Current Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Frederick, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with kids, helping with the daily struggles of being a kid. Fostering a great future.

    Cons

    Number one pay. We all inherently love children, for it mainly why we picked the job, but the pay is such a turn off to many qualified people who would be a great addition to the team. We have lost many site directors over the years, and in many cases, money was a factor.


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