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Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Cons of working at the BGC is that its only part-time (in 42 reviews)

  • Not great pay, but that is expected with non profit (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "N/a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Rewarding to work with children.

    Cons

    Not applicable at this time


  2. "Not too Bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, enjoy most of my colleagues, never seems to be an issue with taking vacation

    Cons

    Heavy workload, must wear multiple hats due to minimal staffing, I've had both good and really bad managers- so it just depends, not as many opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff knows what they're doing and refrain from micromanaging, it only takes away the time you could be reaching your own goals and objections.

  3. "I commend the organization for its work with kids."

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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 & Girls Clubs full-time

    Pros

    The organization's mission to help disadvantage kids and the programs that many of the clubs do for the children in communities across the country is tremendous.

    Cons

    Many of the clubs in smaller areas of the country don't get to take advantage of the programs and funding because of a lack of communication and willingness to work with smaller clubs. Management in many areas lacks quality management skills and treats newer employees poorly. The turnover rate there is very high and the HR department is not one that advocates for employees so assistance with workplace issues are almost impossible to resolve. The resolution is termination when there is a complaint made.


  4. "Best job for college students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    Easy schedule if you're in school

    Cons

    not that many hours for a person with a family


  5. "specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun to work with kids

    Cons

    alot of kids and not enough staff


  6. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great for students, simple

    Cons

    Austin traffic, kids can be overwhelming if not used to it


  7. Helpful (2)

    "DIrector of Operations"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding. Opportunities for growth. Strong organization with forward thinking leadership.

    Cons

    Beware of burnout. There are organizations that can be very unprofessional and out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    When seeking employment with a BGC organization please do your due diligence and find out as much as you can about their culture.

  8. "Assistant School Site Director/ Summer YDS"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding
    Love working with the kids
    Set hours
    the relationships and trust I have built with the kids always makes me feel accomplished and great at the end of the day

    Cons

    Can be understaffed at times causing stress
    A Select few children and parents can be hard to handle.
    Pay rate for part time work compared to other child care companies

    Advice to Management

    communicate and make sure your employees have what they need to succeed. Frequent trainings and open lines of communication are a must. I think there also needs to be set rules for staff to follow when disciplining children. Some staff let children get away with more than others causing confusion.


  9. "YDS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work if you love children.

    Cons

    Sometimes challenging and may involve discipline problems.


  10. "Leadership lacks support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    When directly working with youth the ability to provide programs that encourage opportunity in academic success, and character and leadership.

    Cons

    Lack of quality leadership. Consistent turn over, not feeling valued or supported as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Support needs of staff that actually work with youth. Use systems management not top down as most of the top hasn't worked with youth ever.


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