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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Great, Flexible Part-time Job"

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    • Senior Management
    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...


  2. "Love the company, Not the position"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Membership Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Office Services Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Office Services Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    people are amazing in that company, i felt so comfortable working in environment like Girl scouts

    Cons

    company went into a outsource issue which blew me off from there


  8. "Great experience, great organization"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Membership Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's incredibly rewarding to work towards teaching young girls strong leadership skills. The pay is great for a part time job!

    Cons

    Lots of responsibility, must take this job seriously as you are in charge of watching and working with kids. Can take over your life a bit with everything you have to do.

    Advice to Management

    Community all of the job requirements early on. Especially all of the driving.


  9. "GSACPC (Not National)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are amazing - everyone is motivated for the cause; no one is self-motivated. Everyone who works there truly wants the best for girls and volunteers even if they don't agree on how to go about achieving those goals. Very good professional development, amazing benefits.

    Cons

    There is just no pay and they continue to flatten hierarchy which means nowhere to grow your career - there is a ton of opportunity to grow as a person, but no room to officially or financially grow and definitely no room to climb any kind of ladder because there is no ladder

    Advice to Management

    For a leadership development program, stop stifling the talent of your employees. There should be growth/promotion tracks for employees just like we promote with girls and volunteers


  10. 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)


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great national organization with local council problems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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