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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. "recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Great time off benefits Good people!

    Cons

    Not a ton of money in advancement.

    Advice to Management

    I think they all work hard


  2. "Amazing Job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Regional Membership and Recruitment Manager in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Regional Membership and Recruitment Manager in Idaho Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great team, superb managers and training, amazing organization, a lot of room to grow and make a difference in the community, very proud to have been with this nonprofit organization.

    Cons

    Hard job at times, a lot to manage and there never seemed like enough time in the day. It was hard to keep a good work life balance. I loved the job but it wore me out during busy seasons. As a regional staff member, working away from the main team also made the job a little lonely sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Add more support or part time staff or divide roles so that more coverage can be completed across the territory (specially during busy times). Try to have an intern for the area. Also increased staff support in rural area would help volunteers (this was already common but still super important).


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members, lots of challenging projects

    Cons

    too many long long long meetings, top-heavy management

    Advice to Management

    shorten your 2+ hour meetings to 30 mins


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Waste of education and time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    working with girls was rewarding

    Cons

    Work-life balance was illusive. No advancement opportunities. Low staff moral. Staff turnover was rampant due to favoritism and no clear direction.

    Advice to Management

    Value and trust employees to do what you hired them to do. Educate and grow all staff not just favorites.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Lofty broad mission does not translate to actual implementation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    My department had great colleagues. The group cohesiveness allowed for free expression and discussion around best practices. The organization has diverse programming for girls.

    Cons

    Disconnect between individual department and leadership. Lot of restructuring and job turnover. Runs more like a corporation with limited contact with the members it serves.

    Advice to Management

    More staff training around project management. Need follow the principles of the mission. Need to examine why so many staff leave.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great People - Struggling Management Pratices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Passion, History, Purpose - the people that have come to the organization have a desire to impact he lives of young girls to be great. The staff work hard in an ever changing environment.

    Cons

    Too many "starts and stops" in the processes for hiring, training, programs, recruitment, and volunteer management. The inconsistent work flow causes frustration among staff and volunteers. Change for change sake is never acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Get an onsite HR Director to establish employee driven programs. Remove the number of hands directing the day to day operations. Give programs and practices a chance to work before "throwing away the baby with the bath water" every couple of months.


  8. "Go Girl Scouts"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people; great benefits; staff development

    Cons

    Not great pay but the benefits and job make up for it

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (2)

    "You'll Burn Out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Branch, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Branch, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility, really connected to the community, and generally friendly co-works

    Cons

    Expect to work very long hours and enough is never enough. They ask a lot of you and then they keep asking and asking for more. Most staff members don't make it there for longer than 2 years. When you keep pushing your employees, they're going to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and celebrate good work with a break. You hire good staff, don't lose them due to burn out.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Management poor, coworkers made it fun"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interacting with campers and making a fun experience for them. Working with coworkers to really maximize the experience for campers and their families.

    Cons

    Regulations taken to an extreme, to the point where it was unsafe and made it difficult to thrive in the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Find a balance between enforcing the rules and allowing employees to make a fun experience campers.


  11. "Technology Consulting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rutherford, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rutherford, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, very exciting and focused group.

    Cons

    Be ready to work hard and be part of a smart driven team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work



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