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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
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  1. "Good cause, poor distribution of duties"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outdoor Education Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Outdoor Education Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for a greater cause to encourage girls to find their way and their strengths with the help of volunteers in their community.

    Cons

    A lot of hours and a continually increasing work load without understanding or time allowances for the new workload. Poor structuring of management.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A decent place to start."

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    Current Employee - Girl Scout Membership Specialist
    Current Employee - Girl Scout Membership Specialist

    Pros

    Gain a lot of experience to a certain point. Excellent medical and dental benefits.

    Cons

    Struggling to remain relevant. Lots of turnover because too much is expected from staff given the low pay. There is a "good old girls" club. Management style is antiquated. Limited growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the staff that sticks with you and give real opportunities for growth. Stop micromanaging and keep your word.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Helping girls grow. Seeing girls light up when they experience something new in life.

    Cons

    The organization needs to be better organized. Systems and processes change way too often.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better understanding of each of the councils and how they work and run their business.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Girl Scouts: Great Mission, Poorly Executed"

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

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

    Pros

    I feel like I make a difference in the lives of girls at camp. I travel a lot and get to meet lots of cool people. Autonomy.

    Cons

    All-women environment, gets catty quickly. Constantly fighting lack of resources. Poor work/life balance. Pay is unfair, considering volume of work being asked of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust is a two-way street. Provide actual on-boarding with specific skills training for various departments.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Membership executive / program manager"

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    Former Employee - Membership Executive in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Membership Executive in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Mission is to empower women and girls and to build skills through experiences. Values of diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    HR and management practices don't follow the guidelines we try to spread amongst Scouts - constant threats of job loss, low pay, high stress

    Advice to Management

    Work on a fair office culture Where more work comes with more pay. Don't threaten to fire people at every meeting. Focus on something other than numbers and communicate job expectations clearly. Improve training for new employees (was non existant)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great national organization with local council problems"

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    Former Employee - Memebership Coordinator in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Memebership Coordinator in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Use of a PTO system, mission driven work

    Cons

    Under valuation of employees, lack of promotion from within, pay freezes


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Resume Building"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot of working in the community.
    This job will prepare to work in many different fields.
    No two days are similar.

    Cons

    Pay
    Upper Management
    Numbers Driven
    Not willing to keep up with the times
    Lack of transparency
    Team leads are micro-managers
    No ability to grow

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more and train your team leads better.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "GSWO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of flexibility in work schedules (for the most part). The titles are impressive and will look good on resumes. Experience is valuable.

    Cons

    Unwilling or unable to take political stands, even as they claim to promote leadership for girls and women and one of the candidates is an open misogynist. Very numbers driven in recruitment, less concerned about direct services. At GSWO in particular there is very little active management, meaning that you will be left to figure out how best to do your job completely on your own, regardless of your experience level.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage leadership by displaying it.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "GSUSA"

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    Former Employee - Strategy in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Strategy in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mission based. Always moving forward. Some co workers were friendly and I have learned a lot in the 3 years working there.

    Cons

    The entire organization as a whole has no respect for younger employees. I have never felt more bullied in my life. They treat male favorably. Females are passive aggressive to each other. There is a mean girl culture here that has to stop steaming from upper management. Their open door policy is also horrible. When coming to management everything gets thrown back at you so that they do not have to put in any effort into changing culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Don't just pretend to listen to them, really take their thoughts into consideration.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Great Mission, not so great management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Mission driven, overall co-workers are great

    Cons

    Managers and upper tend to play favorites, low pay, long hours, no training for professional improvement, turned into a sales job, not much support for Membership Department



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