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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated February 12, 2018
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  • Far too many hours, lack of work/life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't always in sync with the front line employees (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Girl Scouts is a fun place to work at because the team is very friendly and always willing to help. Because it is a big business, you are in charge of the good amount of work and improve every day/.

    Cons

    They do not have a strong intern program, and, therefore, there are no students around you.


  2. "Prepare to Work Hard"

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

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission of girl empowerment is awesome and the staff is open to new ideas.

    Cons

    You will work, work, work.

    Advice to Management

    Giving people more responsibility is not always a reward.

  3. "Program Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organization is very trusting and supportive of their staff. I felt very valued and was always encourage to grow as a leader.

    Cons

    The hours are demanding and you can get overworked.


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Being part of a global movement.

    Cons

    Very disorganized structure. Staff not well supported.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Many CEOs need replaced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Help girls and the community

    Cons

    CEOs are overpaid and do not care about their employees or volunteers. Very out of tune.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, important organizational purpose and mission

    Cons

    -Lack of strategic direction, resulting in too many competing priorities
    -Culture that is not reinforced by the leadership team
    -Far too many hours, lack of work/life balance
    -Leadership team and managers expect many night and weekend hours, including immediate responses to emails and phone calls made on personal time
    -Leadership that is too driven and competitive, and will engage in initiatives that are not strategic at the expense of middle managers and staff


  7. "Accounting Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    Low pay and not much room for growth.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Volunteer Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Great Mission for girls, high energy

    Cons

    Lots of problems with upper management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sad but true."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance, outdoor environment, and not much else besides the views and animals. I guess the benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Micro-management, Lack of communication, lack of knowledge and experience, lack of direction and vision. You are the scape goat for the Ranger.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your Rangers. Allowing them to shift blame to save themselves will not help your camps or the kids. Micro-Management is not a good thing when your supervisor has no experience or knowledge in construction or maintenance. If you make promises keep them. The list goes on unfortunately.


  10. "PR Contractor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA part-time

    Pros

    Hardworking, Fast Pace, creative, empowering

    Cons

    Commute, hours, small office, location, nothing else


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