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  1. "Work at a Driven Place for a Good Cause"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA for more than 2 years

    Pros

    At the summer camp setting administration was always supportive. It was a great environment to encourage campers to explore and challenge themselves.

    Cons

    It can be exhausting working at the summer camp but everyone is prepared for the physical aspects of the job.

    Advice to Management

    More time to train higher level positions at camp.

    Girl Scouts USA2019-01-05
  2. "Leadership is toxic"

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    Former Employee - Director in Lafayette Hill, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good coworkers, flexible schedule, great mission

    Cons

    Work environment is toxic. Top leadership team are more concerned with looking cool than having an actual strategy. Goals are rarely met. Treat employees as expendable.

    Advice to Management

    The failures are on you.

    Girl Scouts USA2019-05-02
  3. "Awesome Place to work"

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      Current Employee - Marketing Director 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Mission Driven goodwill and positive impact

      Cons

      more vacation time needed please

      Advice to Management

      Open communication

      Girl Scouts USA2019-03-04
    • "Dedicated to serving girls"

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      Current Employee - Director in Sacramento, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Passionate people. Amazing community involvement. Boldly working to create an organization girls need and want. Rewarding to be a part of a national movement.

      Cons

      Organization experiencing change: working hard to make it positive and people oriented, and sometimes that's hard with the fast pace of change

      Girl Scouts USA2017-08-24
    • Helpful (4)

      "Director"

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      Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

      Pros

      They have a strong mission focus.

      Cons

      There is a lack of overall leadership.

      Girl Scouts USA2016-09-28
    • "Good place to start your non-profit career"

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      Former Employee - Program Director in Raleigh, NC
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA

      Pros

      This is a great place to work if you are new to non-profit. You can learn how to interact with a non-profit Board of Directors, various levels of management and volunteers. There is a flexible schedule, most GS Councils work on the local school schedules. A lot of work is done out of the office, this is good if you don't like sitting behind a desk all day long. The benefits and vacation time are good, but not as competitive...

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      Cons

      While there is a lot of hiring from within, room to move up is minimal. Many of the upper Exec and Chief Officers have been there for a long time and are far away from retirement. This is due to the Girl Scout pension plan that was restructured several years ago. Being hired can take up to three months and is often dragged out. There are often people in lower roles that are not qualified for their positions, lots...

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      Advice to Management

      Management should focus on hiring more staff with non-profit backgrounds and skills directly related to their jobs. The commitment to nights and weekends must be addressed to cut down on turnover. More PT staff can be brought on to do this. Volunteers are important to GS but cannot be relied on to do every aspect needed to the organization.

      Girl Scouts USA2015-01-16
    • "A great organization for girls"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      To participate in grooming girls to be great women

      Cons

      Nothing to add at this time

      Advice to Management

      Keep girls in mind at all times and remember the promise and law

      Girl Scouts USA2013-11-21
    • Helpful (5)

      "Extremely frustrating place to work"

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      Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Mission is a good one that people believe in, loyal staff and volunteers, people are aware of brand although it may be misunderstood, very little opportunity for advancement

      Cons

      Toxic culture, unhappy employees, no development opportunties whatsoever, unkind management, top heavy

      Advice to Management

      Pay attention to your culture and your people

      Girl Scouts USA2013-12-11
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      "CEO is inept"

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      Current Employee - Director of Human Resources in Baltimore, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      amazing, talented, supportive co-workers, who all want to support the mission of building girls of Courage, Confidence and Character, who make the world a better place.

      Cons

      CEO is inept. Our council is like a Lamborghini with plenty of intelligent, creative, talented people; led by a bigoted, narrow-minded, micro-manager, who has no idea how to get out of first gear.

      Advice to Management

      step back, and let us all succeed!

      Girl Scouts USA2013-08-19
    • Helpful (2)

      "Girl Scouts In St Paul, Mn"

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      Former Employee - Director in Saint Paul, MN
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA

      Pros

      Youth development. Passion for the values, mission and inclusiveness principles.

      Cons

      A membership organization needs to make sure all employees and volunteers know where they stand with membership and its impact on the entire organization. That information was never communicated. The take over of the girl scouts is not complete and there are lack of process and procedures that make it frustrating to work there right now.

      Advice to Management

      Senior Management needs to come together and lead.

      Girl Scouts USA2009-02-19
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