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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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  • "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
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boys & Girls Clubs of America full-time (More than 5 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. "Head Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Good if you enjoy being creative

    Cons

    must be able to deal with stress at times

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Site Director
    Current Employee - Site Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love working with the kids

    Cons

    Lot of national campaign money gets little on local club level


  4. "BGCA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working with the children is a pro.

    Cons

    Low pay and low hours is a con.


  5. "Love the BGC Clubs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. "Great place to learn and make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Youth Development Professional in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Youth Development Professional in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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


  7. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Director in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Staff are friendly and culture is flexible and adapting.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment to get used to

  8. "Lots of opportunities to make a difference"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  9. "Inadequate expectations for youth worker"

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    Current Employee - Education Coordinator in Richmond, IN
    Current Employee - Education Coordinator in Richmond, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience for future in education
    Flexible schedule
    No weekends
    Vacation breaks

    Cons

    Employee turnover
    No raises
    Below average pay

    Advice to Management

    Raise the base pay for other areas


  10. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Salem, NH

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

    Pros

    Great management who cares about you

    Cons

    Pay is not the best