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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
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  1. "Yes to the overall mission of the company, iffy on internal B.P."

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    Former Employee - Database Specialist in West Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Database Specialist in West Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked at the River Valley office in Minnesota - everyone was warm and kind and really do want to see EVERY girl advance and achieve. Inspiring!

    Cons

    I didn't like how they fired people. It was literally no warning, not even let back to their desk to get their stuff. I was hoping to say goodbye to the people leaving, but wasn't allowed. There must be a reason for this that I don't understand? And there were some HR hiccups at the end, but nothing to sway me from going back or suggesting someone else take a job here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission but not great internal execution"

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    Former Employee - Events in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Events in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The mission and spirit of the mission are awesome. There is also a cool new focus on updating the organization to focus on all sorts of activities (STEM, Financial Literacy, etc) rather than just camping and cookies. There is also some great mid-level talent.

    Cons

    Very disorganized and chaotic. Time is wasted all the time. There is a lot of "managing up." Great talent is driven away.

    Advice to Management

    Take a careful look at who should really stay and who should go. Streamline processes to save time. Make real plans and execute them.


  3. "Great place to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Membership Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Membership Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for with thoughtful and supportive management. The staff members are incredibly smart and hilarious women/men whom empower on another and work hard to achieve the organization's mission. Working with the amazing young girls and dedicated volunteers was the best part of my job.The pay was decent for an entry level gig.

    Cons

    Large turnover, constant realignments, not the place to move up in your career.

    Advice to Management

    I think there could have been more professional development opportunities.


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  5. "Customer Service Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Support Services in DuPont, WA
    Current Employee - Support Services in DuPont, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Co-Workers, Management, Schedule, Growth

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being progressive, promoting diversity, personal and professional growth and being role models for women and girls, and their families. We are 99% women run as an organization and there is no pettiness here, only professionalism and concern and love of helping one another. Stay the course. It's working.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Products and sales"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Commack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a lot. There is some recognition but enough for you to realize that they're full of it! Otherwise, I do respect what this company for what it represents about womanhood. While working there for a short amount of time, a few of the staff were pleasant.

    Cons

    It was like walking into a cut throat challange. Some of the coworkers would befriend you just to talk about your business. Had deal with the gossip though I stayed far away from it (like the plague). They do or say inappropriate comments while in shift. While trying to keep focus, the co workers will just literally talk about you... In front of your face!!! Everytime I walked in there, I felt like I was back in high school. Also, the pay was horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with work ethic than a bunch of people who seem to do their job but create drama in the work environment.

    To those who are supervisors (who need the help) should be grateful the next time so you do hire someone so YOU wouldn't be hiring another employee while the other walks out. Not even one of you show a ounce of work ethic and it's disgusting!


  7. "GSCSA"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Johnson City, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, decent pay, make a difference

    Cons

    Not very active, not enough pay


  8. "Great, Flexible Part-time Job"

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    Current Employee - Girl Scouts Program Facilitator in Macedonia, OH
    Current Employee - Girl Scouts Program Facilitator in Macedonia, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a fun and meaningful job--working with young girls. The hourly rate is also pretty good- $15. In addition, mileage is reimbursed. You can work anywhere from 1-4 shifts a week, depending on your schedule (at your discretion).

    Cons

    There is a fair bit of driving involved; and sites switch every few weeks-few months. There is also sometimes a gap in between the end of 1 program and the start of another (which means a gap in pay). No benefits as this is PRN...


  9. "Love the company, Not the position"

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    Former Employee - Community Engagement Specialist in Mableton, GA
    Former Employee - Community Engagement Specialist in Mableton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people that care about you
    Easy location to get to with a beautiful property
    Loved the mission and what it stands for

    Cons

    The position I had was driving around to all of the elementary schools in an area and trying to get all the girls signed up for scouting in about a 2 month period. It was a lot of night and weekend work that I was not told about before accepting the position.

    Advice to Management

    Help facilitate partnerships among employees outside of work


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference in even one girl's life feels amazing

    Cons

    If you're not Caucasian then you won't succeed here. Very racist upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people that look like you. Hire diversity based on talent but because you know someone is a work horse or a sycophant.


  11. "Membership Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Membership Specialist in North Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Membership Specialist in North Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of motivated employees. Strong desire to provide everything Girl Scouting can offer. Constantly reaching out to new girls.

    Cons

    Challenge to find volunteers to support all the girls who wish to participate.
    Sometimes successes were not large enough to garner praise, no matter how much work went into the program.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes can be too focused on exactly following what comes down from GSUSA with no acceptance of modifying the program to suit the group you are working with.


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