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Girls Inc Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • low pay; no benefits; very few full time positions (in 6 reviews)

  • What is a part time job definitely feels full time (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "tutor"

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Glenmoore, PA
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Glenmoore, PA

    I worked at Girls Inc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    bad pay, no real benefits


  2. "Program Leader"

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    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Girls Inc part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Connection to community through time at school

    Cons

    This is technically a part time job, with part-time pay and few benefits, but the job really requires full time commitment. Program leaders are overworked and underappreciated. Managing staff is constantly saying how program leaders are "most important part" of the organization, but program leaders are the only ones without salary positions. High rate of turnover due to lack of support for those actually working in the classroom with students who are often suffering from trauma. Afterschool program leaders are treated poorly and as disposable (which they turn out to be) and there is extremely high turnover. At the end of the day, those who suffer most from this system are the students who are constantly adjusting to new teachers and feeling unloved because their teachers are constantly leaving them.

    Advice to Management

    You need to wholly restructure your employment system so that program leaders are full time and paid in a way that reflects their hard work. Salaried managers sit in an office all day writing lesson plans with little to no experience working with the children, while the program leaders who are on the ground every day are paid so little and expected to do so much. This is not a sustainable work environment, as shown by the extremely high turnover.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission for the company. Empowering young women to be, "strong, smart and bold.""

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Girls Inc part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fulfilling, but still draining at times. Seeing the impact you have on your students is definitely rewarding. Creating future leaders. PTO, 403 B plan and benefits for a part time job.

    Cons

    They overwork and underpay you. What is a part time job definitely feels full time. Having to do extra administrative work and not getting compensated as you should for it. Being in an all female environment which can be catty at times.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a raise after they've been there for over a year and have shown their work ethic.


  4. "Program Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Albany, GA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Albany, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Girls Inc (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was in a loving environment.

    Cons

    Some of the children were very bad.


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    "Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Program Director/Resources Generalist in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Program Director/Resources Generalist in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends

    I worked at Girls Inc (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to help the girls and see them grow and mature

    Cons

    no room for advancement, low pay


  6. "Good place for first time"

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    Former Employee - Program Staff in Lyn Hills, GA
    Former Employee - Program Staff in Lyn Hills, GA

    Pros

    Working with children, having fun all day

    Cons

    Lack of organization and discipline

    Advice to Management

    The funding was horrible. No money for crafts it games


  7. "Wonderful Facilitator Position"

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    Former Employee - STEM Camp Facilitator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - STEM Camp Facilitator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Girls Inc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, friendly, energetic, upbeat, encouraging. Girls are wonderful to work with, really enjoyed my time.

    Cons

    It does require constant energy, which can be rough day after day. Also, fair amount of variation from task to task, working in different areas can be dramatically different.

  8. "Inter for 3 months"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Girls Inc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive environment to work with children.

    Cons

    Lack of training and management wasn't very organized.


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Program Leader in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Program Leader in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, everyone was always really helpful and friendly. They were moving offices while I worked there and everyone was always talking about it.

    Cons

    No parking at the newer offices. Sometimes leadership failed to help deal with situations effectively. Working with the girls sometimes proved to be hard, as their home lives were not always great and it spilled over into their school lives.

    Advice to Management

    Visit sites more to access problems more effectively. This could have changed since I worked there, but it was sometimes difficult to have problems with certain girls resolved without back up from Program coordinators.


  10. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Girls Inc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Flexible, passionate employees and amazing mission.

    Cons

    I was an intern a the time. I didn't notice any cons during my time there.


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