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Boys & Girls Clubs Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  • Some unmotivated part time and full time employees made it difficult to run successful programming (in 35 reviews)

  • Poor work/life balance -- they call, text, and email you constantly when off work (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job, great company, awesome benefits & extremely rewarding. Great co workers and helpful parents

    Cons

    Hours vary depending on if schools are closed. Kids can be disrespectful but when you get to know them they will love you.


  2. "Program Aide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything is great here! I love it here!

    Cons

    None what do ever! Love it here


  3. "Bitter Sweet Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dedicated to helping kids and nurturing their development academically, physically, and individually.

    Cons

    Bad management. Poorly structured. Outdated programming. Terrible funding.


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  5. "Set up to fail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with some awesome kids. Each day is different. Freedom to plan programs.

    Cons

    The various rules and procedures aren't taught yet you are expected to follow them. Some of the older kids and teens greatly disliked "power hour" (designated hour to do homework or read). They would trick new staff into skipping it or shortening the time claiming previous staff did so. You get reprimanded for being fooled.

    I was told I'd have a week with the director with me guiding and teaching me but it never happened. There were different rules for kids leaving the room for teen center than the rest of the club that I didn't know about. Pulled into coaching soccer when I've never played it in my life.

    Advice to Management

    If you want new staff to plan activities and make a calendar, give them ideas and let them know *before* getting angry at them for not having it. Make sure the rules and club-specific procedures are clear before slamming employees with write-ups.


  6. "LG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT

    Pros

    FUN ,exciting great salary ext

    Cons

    tiring,short hours ,makes aa habit of drinking lots of coffee


  7. "assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    working with kids
    helping the future

    Cons

    money can't buy class
    not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    education


  8. "Working non-profit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and a variety of outlets you free run programs

    Cons

    Stat turnover, with cost of living going up and pay not it's hard to survive on a nonprofit salary. You work a lot harder than what you deserve to be paid


  9. "Tutor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    Experience working with children in an educational setting.

    Cons

    Unorganized.
    Too many changes of supervisor.


  10. "Improving commhnities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positively changing the lives of kids.

    Cons

    Not necessarily positively changing the lives of their youth development employees.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for better wages for your staff. Many of them are living in poverty while serving those in poverty.


  11. "Uncertain future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs part-time

    Pros

    The Boys and Girls Club gives a rewarding experience to work with kids of from k-12. The kids grow on you. Hands on, learn on the fly learning style. Well established company in the Inland Empire. Memorable experience. Prepares people to learn how to budget

    Cons

    Unclear expectation, unclear vision for the future. At times seemed no one really knew what future they had. People wanted to stay but they just do not pay enough to keep good leaders round. Hiring Manager was disorganized, made promises she couldn't keep and often hired people who had no business working with people

    Advice to Management

    Build into your leaders and pay them what they are worth. Site Coordinators have kids k-12 up to 5 hours a day. We taught them, math, writing, science and art, we help develop character, often doing what parents should be doing. Pay your leaders what they are worth and stop skimping



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