Girl Scouts USA

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Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 176 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez

Anna Maria Chávez

(27 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a chance to be a contributor and feel like you are making a difference (in 10 reviews)

  • Great mission, some fabulous people, great learning opportunity (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • It's non-profit pay, so there's that (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management exhibits a double standard that contradicts the goals of the organization (in 11 reviews)

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176 Employee Reviews
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    Very well organized and so many friendly people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPrefect would not change a thing

    Consnothing that i can think of that this point

     

    Loved my experience as scamp counselor

    Camp Counselor (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsThe people are amazing. A good summer job

    ConsVery unorganized. Never really knew what I was supposed to be doing. The pay is very low

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    Lots of support, great work environment

    Membership Outreach Facilitator (Former Employee) Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    ProsThis is a great organization, and the employees tend to be very passionate and dedicated. There's a supportive and friendly work environment, and each individual's professional development is treated as important.

    ConsDue to budget constraints, understaffing is sometimes a problem. This can result in too high of expectations or some important tasks being under-prioritized.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent!

    Project Coordinator (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsFriendly people, nice environemnt, nice CEO

    ConsNot great pay, no PTO, had to bing your own computer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Volunteer leader

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat organization that focuses on girl power

    ConsRun by folks that haven't been in the business world

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    Membership Specialist (Current Employee) Gulfport, MS (US)

    ProsEnjoy the girls and volunteers.

    ConsInconsistency at all levels, often stressed because timelines consistently changed by management, less than satisfactory levels of communication. Volunteers also do not take into consideration that you have a family too; my family often is put second due to Girl Scout or Service unit events.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the work / life balance of the staff.

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    It was a wonderful experience doing intern at Girl Scouts

    Finance Assistant (Former Employee) Madison, WI (US)

    ProsLove the culture and work environment.

    ConsEverything was good in the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience, terrible leadership

    Outreach Co-Leader (Former Employee) Kansas City, KS (US)

    Prospaid well, fun job, flexible hours

    Conscompany values and lessons are outdated, TERRIBLE leadership, bosses should require more education

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to go through and remodel lessons for changing times

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive mission and work environment

    Manager (Current Employee) Macedonia, OH (US)

    ProsCo workers are good people with a passion for the mission.

    ConsHigh turnover
    Not much room for advancement

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bureaucratic

    Troop Leader (Former Employee)

    ProsGirl Scouts provides a great opportunity for girls to develop socially and acquire an appreciation for the world around them.

    ConsThere are a significant number of rules, which, while understandable to protect against liability, significantly hamper the leaders' ability to involve girls in fun and unique learning adventures. The red tape for any activity is highly restrictive, in many cases requiring at least 6 weeks notice and council approval. There is little appreciation aside from lip service from council (members of which are paid), of the volunteer nature of troop leader positions.

    Despite the micromanagement from council, those at council responsible for cookie sales--the bread and butter for Girl Scouts--repeatedly botched the timely and accurate ordering and delivery of cookies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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