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3.6
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Boys & Girls Clubs of America CEO Jim Clark
Jim Clark
306 Ratings
Pros
  • "Committed team members bonded by love of working with kids(in 87 reviews)

  • "You have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a kid who may not have a good role model(in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • "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 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs of America full-time for more than 6 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. "Powerhouse nonprofit in heart of Silicon Valley"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs of America full-time

    Pros

    Great salary relative to other comparable orgs with 10% 4013b contribution! Unheard of!

    Cons

    Lots of events and activities that often push staff beyond a traditional 8 hour workday.

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Site Director 
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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs of America full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Love working with the kids

    Cons

    Lot of national campaign money gets little on local club level

  4. "Love the BGC Clubs"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs of America full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work! Very rewarding!

      Cons

      Unfortunately, working for a nonprofit you will not earn the highest salary.

    • "BGCA"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs of America part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Working with the children is a pro.

      Cons

      Low pay and low hours is a con.

    • "Great place to learn and make a difference"

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      Current Employee - Youth Development Professional in Des Moines, IA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs of America part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Quality relationships with kids who need you, caring leaders, overall supportive culture (even in higher management), fun!, different every day, not sitting all day, experiences within the community

      Cons

      Can be stressful, hard to engage kids after a long day at school, pay is average but not sustainable unless you move up in the company

    • "Lots of opportunities to make a difference"

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      Former Employee - Director 
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      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs of America full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      If you love to travel, lots of opportunities to do so. Lots of people have worked here for many many years. Good retention. Inspiring CEO.

      Cons

      Seems to be lots of turnover in certain departments.

    • "Great company culture"

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      Current Employee - Director in Elgin, IL
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Boys & Girls Clubs of America full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Staff are friendly and culture is flexible and adapting.

      Cons

      Fast paced environment to get used to

    • "A good place to work"

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        Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Salem, NH

        I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs of America part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great management who cares about you

        Cons

        Pay is not the best

      • "Great Afterschool Job"

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          Current Employee - Camp Counselor 

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

          Pros

          You’ll find fulfillment helping and looking after children

          Cons

          -Low pay -Hours are hard to get during the school year

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