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Boy Scouts of America Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
241 Reviews
3.3
241 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Can truly make a difference in the lives of today's youth (in 15 reviews)

  • You get to meet great people trying to better their community (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Ultimately I left to achieve a better work life balance for my family's sake (in 17 reviews)

  • Hours can be real long and there are many nights and weekends (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    An absolute professional experience!

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    Former Employee - District Executive in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - District Executive in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A non-profit organization that focuses on helping people grow professionally. They invest much in the professional growth of their employees by offering superior training and professional development as well as offering great benefits and incentives. Such an awesome organization to work for and I regret leaving.

    Cons

    It can be a super demanding and many times overwhelming. If you are ready to be married to your job then perfect fit, if you want a work/life balance this may not be the job for you. If you are a high achiever and like the constant challenge and demand meeting deadlines and goals then this might be a place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives and benefits are the way to boost moral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great career to help build communities and provide opportunities for youth.

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    Current Employee - Professional in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Professional in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, advancement opportunities, value to society of work performed

    Cons

    lots of meetings, short term/sighted goals may hamper achievement of the goals in the long term, rigid hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    looking good is less important than being good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good employer, flexible hours and very helpful management

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Decent pay (minimum wage for starting out, but a raise every year after review)

    Cons

    Retail environment, some customers are less than happy due to BSA policy
    Upper management does not seem to have very good grasp on how stores operate, merchandise purchasing and stock leaves a lot to be desired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poll stores before purchasing new merchandise, particularly t-shirts and useless camping gear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great to be a member of, but not to work for.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Base Sales Training, Fun Colleagues, Excellent Customers who are fun to work with and know,

    Cons

    Few perks for part timers, Sales goals are put ahead of customer service,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that the employees should be given more freedom to work with customers without being over burdened with worry about whether they are following the sales format or if they will make their sales goals that week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I was young, interested in computers and a fast learner. This was mostly computer literate customer service

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Las Colinas (Panama)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Las Colinas (Panama)

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was good.. My hours were 10 to 7.

    Cons

    In Las Colinas, very strict

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    BCOA - needs updated, behind the times for programs and adventures.

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have an interesting program, but it needs to be update dated and made into the 21st Century learner model.

    Cons

    The North Carolina branch was not able to assist scouts with Autism, but the website said that they support children with disabilities. :-(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please update the programs, because they not changed in forty years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America as an intern

    Pros

    Great opportunity to have control of a project.

    Cons

    Supervisors were usually busy and didn't always have time to give me good projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior District Executive in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior District Executive in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowing that you're making a difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    Non traditional hours and some late nights and weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good workplace environment

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    Current Employee - Support Marketing
    Current Employee - Support Marketing

    I have been working at Boy Scouts of America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You got to deal with a lot of teen boys; flexible schedule; very good organizational value and culture

    Cons

    benefits were as good compare to other non-profit organizations; expenses all rely on fund-raising (feels insecure); not much training provided;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall review

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    Former Employee - Community Relations
    Former Employee - Community Relations

    I worked at Boy Scouts of America

    Pros

    Very few come to mind. Was a rough job all around.

    Cons

    Hours, pay, expectations. They were all below average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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