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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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3.2
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Sylvia Acevedo
54 Ratings
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  • "Lots of problems with upper management(in 45 reviews)

  • "Organization doesn't watch their budget(Council Specific) so people have been let off with a days notice(in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Good Family oriented environment"

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    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great family feel . You are actually updated on what’s going on throughout the council.

    Cons

    Not enough pay I understand that it is a non profit organization.

    Girl Scouts USA2019-07-09
  2. "Fulfilling but disorganized"

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      Current Employee - Membership Specialist 

      I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

      Pros

      Very fulfilling place to be

      Cons

      Constant changes and disconnect from councils

      Girl Scouts USA2019-07-15
    • "Rewarding work, poor work life balance"

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      Former Employee - Member Support Specialist in Rockford, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The work you do on a daily basis directly impacts the girls and makes a difference in your community. Many of the staff of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois are supportive and friendly.

      Cons

      Little understanding of how much work can be done in a certain amount of time. Many night and evening hours required. This would be ok for someone who doesn't have small children at home.

      Advice to Management

      Cut programs which are not necessary to make sure staff is not overworked. With a decline in membership, staff should not be cut, program offerings should. Letting go of employees and not reducing the workload is unfair to those remaining.

      Girl Scouts USA2019-07-05
    • "Inspiring Mission/Great work-life balance"

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      Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The work/life flexibility is great at GSUSA. Work from home/telecommuting really helps. Mission to help girls is inspiring and overall a great group of friendly people that I enjoy working with.

      Cons

      Organization can be confusing and hard to understand the responsibilities/tasks of each department. Have been here over a year and I'm still unclear of certain positions/departments and what they are doing exactly.

      Girl Scouts USA2019-06-13
    • "Best job, wish I could work here forever"

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      Current Employee - Lifeguard in Kinnelon, NJ
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Girl Scouts USA part-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      flexible and compensated well, working for GS has been an honor of a lifetime

      Cons

      unclear sometimes about responsibilities

      Girl Scouts USA2019-06-12
    • "A good "stepping stone" job - not a great place to stay long-term"

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      Former Employee - Community Engagement Manager in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Salaries higher than most nonprofits, lots of female-empowerment focus, positive presence in (most) communities, lots of PTO, lots of autonomy given to experiment with new strategies and passion-projects

      Cons

      No long-term vision for sustainability, refusal to accept that programs offered do not meet the needs of modern families, frequent layoffs and restructures, recent elimination of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion department, expectation of long hours and many nights and weekends, very little collaboration across councils

      Girl Scouts USA2019-06-24
    • "The Job was great, politics were hard to deal with though."

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      Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Tacoma, WA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great benefits, Great Pay, Flexible Hours Community Type Atmosphere Lots of Trainings and Resources

      Cons

      Organization doesn't watch their budget(Council Specific) so people have been let off with a days notice The Executive Committee are always making changes that directly affect people doing direct service which creates a difficult job.

      Girl Scouts USA2019-06-07
    • "Girl Scouts is a scam"

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

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Working with Volunteers, when you have them

      Cons

      Culture, compensation, and leadership . Learn how to plan and have consistent processes for all departments

      Advice to Management

      Be leaders

      Girl Scouts USA2019-07-11
    • "Great People Great Mission"

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      Former Employee - Philanthropy Relationship Manager 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great mission and very dedicated staff and volunteers. The organization is very dedicated and provides superior programming to achieve their mission.

      Cons

      Senior leadership is disconnected from staff, volunteers and members. There is also a large pay gap between senior leadership and supervisory staff and salaries do not seem on par with similar organizations

      Girl Scouts USA2019-06-14
    • "Has potential, but poor leadership"

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      Former Employee - Community Engagement Specialist in Atlanta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Able to work from home and learn your communities, had a great department and met a lot of wonderful women and men who were dedicated to the mission of Girl Scouts

      Cons

      UNREALISTIC GOAL SETTING!!!! Overbearing and rude volunteers that were reluctant to change, poor leadership, little to no opportunities to express concerns, no raise, bonus structure was incredibly unrealistic

      Advice to Management

      Make sure ALL employees feel valued - and one way to increase value is through decent, livable compensation, as well as recognition. Our department often did not feel like we were valued, although we were the group that was responsible for all recruitment efforts and getting girls and adults involved (pay dues = bread and butter of the organization, in addition to cookie sales)

      Girl Scouts USA2019-05-30
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