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Updated Jun 14, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Resume Building"

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    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.

    Girl Scouts USA2016-12-07
  2. Helpful (6)

    "GSUSA"

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

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA

    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...

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    Advice to Management

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

    Girl Scouts USA2016-10-20
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    "Does not live the mission"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Waterloo, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA

    Pros

    PTO Work relationships Working with girls Mileage Reimbursment Room for creativity

    Cons

    Salary Ability to move up in the company Upper management doesn't care about opinions of lower-level employees Talk about having an open-door policy but do not demonstrate their willingness to listen Constantly being told by upper management to "not tell other employees" about negative goings-on in the company

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking and just listen for once. Your staff (who are the people who actually interact with girls/leaders) are trying to tell you what needs to be done but all you see are numbers and dollar signs.

    Girl Scouts USA2016-10-03
  4. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Make an impact. You get to try to influence the greater good by doing things in your community in building girls up for leadership.

    Cons

    Salaries not equal. Upper mgmt wants to do whatever they want. They try to hide things from the board so that no one sees what they're doing. Horrible place to work for. The culture is awful. Upper management refuses to pay attention to anything. They just want to pretend like nothing is happening.look good at expense of staff's hard work. Bad culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that work directly with the people that support us. Our volunteers. You are nothing without your ground level employees. And stop doing things that make sense to you and not for the greater good of the organization.

    Girl Scouts USA2016-08-24
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    "sad company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    flexible work hours, lots of paid time off, good work experience for people starting careers.

    Cons

    poor management and leadership, no accountability for mid and upper management. HR is an outside contractor hired by the CFO, raises, promotions and perks are based on who likes you-not work performance. Spiteful, petty and unprofessional organization.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! They need to get a legitimate, neutral HR, hire someone to help change the culture and climate of the office. There are way too many people working there that do not care about the girls or the program. Its sad because it would be a great program if there were better people behind it.

    Girl Scouts USA2016-04-15
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA

    Pros

    It was great coming to work and making a difference. Wonderful mission for girls.

    Cons

    Treatment by upper management was incredibly poor. If you were working day camp, you were looked down upon from the management and resident camp staff. There was always drama amongst staff.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites and treat ALL employees equally.

    Girl Scouts USA2016-04-05
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great Mission and Employees mucked up by conflicting leadership practices"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Girl Scouts of the USA has some of the most passionate, talented individuals that I have ever worked with. The work/life balance was great and you left each day feeling like the work you did made a difference.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, the upper management on the corporate side negates a majority of the pros I listed above. There was always inconsistent/conflicting messaging from the top and job security was a constant problem which devastated an already demoralized employee base.

      Advice to Management

      Work harder on opening the lines of communication. There are so many incredible people with the organization and they are being forced to leave due the poor leadership and direction from upper management.

      Girl Scouts USA2015-11-18
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      "Wonderful organization that's not doing well"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, NH
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great national organization, great mission: leadership development for girls. Girls who are in a good troop can have a blast and learn a lot, become independent. It used to be a fun place to work.

      Cons

      Council covers NH and VT and relies on volunteers for the most part to run the programs. But the council acts as if it doesn't value the volunteers and makes it harder to recruit and retain them. Without enough volunteers, there are not enough troops for girls to join. Management also doesn't respect and value staff. Board of Dir. don't question why there is so much staff turnover and why $$$ and membership have been...

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      Advice to Management

      The Board needs to step up and ask questions and do their job: provide oversight. This won't happen because they are CEO's friends too. Camp this summer was a nightmare with directors who should never have been hired. When Girl Scout staff (who get a discount) say they won't send their girls to G.S. camp next year there's a real problem. Girl Scouts are supposed to use resources wisely but in past few years this hasn't...

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      Girl Scouts USA2015-10-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Sales management"

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      Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA

      Pros

      Great inspirational place to work with girls to promote creativity n positive values

      Cons

      Lack of organization in upper management and poor employee moral and validation

      Advice to Management

      Better management needed n mentorship to enhance positive attitude and creativity .Job security is non existent affecting moral

      Girl Scouts USA2015-08-20
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      "Specialist"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Girl Scouts USA

      Pros

      Flexible schedule, 4 day work week, good vacation

      Cons

      Politics, upper management can't agree.

      Girl Scouts USA2015-08-04
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