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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
Anna Maria Chávez
41 Ratings

    Great mission, little room for advancement, poor upper management

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    Former Employee - Membership in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Membership in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than an year)


    The mission is great and working with the girls is the only reason I stayed as long as I did. Most of the staff are very nice people. Very generous paid time off: 3 weeks vacation, 2 weeks sick leave, 4 personal days and 10 paid holidays. Decent salary for a non-profit organization.


    Hard to find time to use vacation/personal days because of hectic schedules. When hired, told that you have to be available "occasional" nights/weekends - reality is you wind up working nights/weekends 3/4 of the time as well as your regular daytime hours and since you're paid salary, there's no overtime for working 50-60 hour weeks. Telling employees to use flex time for work/life balance is all fine and good, except when supervisors/co-workers then complain that you're not there on time in the morning.
    The only constant in working for Girl Scouts is to expect change - I worked for Girl Scouts for 2 years and in that time the corporate action plan changed 3 times. Upper management between different departments does not communicate well and it winds up causing friction between the actual departmental staff when priorities are different and everyone is expected to help everyone else at their job. Little to no training when you start working there - you're pretty much thrown in and expected to sink or swim.
    Very little opportunity for career advancement. High turnover among staff and high expectations of volunteers leads them to burn out quickly.

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    Be honest with employment candidates about the actual hours of the position and put together some kind of training for new employees that is actually relevant to their position.

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