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Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Working with kids, helping with the daily struggles of being a kid" (in 79 reviews)

  • "I also able to mentor and make a difference in children's lives" (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "Advancement past part-time can be difficult" (in 52 reviews)

  • "The pay is horrible, but it is a non-profit" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    #BeGreat is the moto where great futures began. The staff and management work well together and allow staff to explore new programs and opportunities.

    Cons

    The need for youth development staff is ongoing and I wish more people would consider working for such a great organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making progress and developing the youth and encouraging the youth to do their best both in school and community.


  2. "Executive Assistant at the BGCEP"

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    Former Employee - Exec in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Exec in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission of the organization and work you do for the children is amazing

    Cons

    Constant financial struggle, low wages, poor facilities

    Advice to Management

    Do more administrative training and supervision so that the organization is more fluid and responsive

  3. "Plant operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for wave growth


  4. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome management team. Great kids. Great benefits. Employer matches your 401k. A fun place to work.

    Cons

    It's a non profit so no one works there for the money but they try.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  5. "Worked there for years"

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    Former Employee - Program Aide in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Program Aide in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management
    Weekends off
    Friendly staff
    Sufficient training

    Cons

    Always short staff
    No communication
    No assertiveness


  6. "Youth Development Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and great non-profit.

    Cons

    Sometimes overwhelming, but manageable once you learn the ropes.


  7. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    Great company that cares about the neighborhood and children

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

  8. "Family oriented."

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with children and good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay and must work summer camp.


  9. "Fulfilling work but minimal benefits"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Child Care Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Child Care Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time

    Pros

    Fun to work with kids
    Get to explore the city on field trips
    Fun retreats

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement
    Low pay with very few, if any, chances for a raise
    Inconsistent expectations--some people are expected to work 50 hours a week while others work closer to 35
    No matching 401k


  10. "Program Director"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Program Director in Bridgeport, CT

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

    Pros

    Great place to advance youth development and be a resource in the community

    Cons

    Limited funding resources,which effects programming and youth enrollment

    Advice to Management

    Seek grants and more funding for programming


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