Boys Town

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Boys Town Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
37 Reviews
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Boys Town President & National Executive Director The Rev. Steven E. Boes
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people here are so easy to work with and create a fun, accepting culture. The focus on children and families gives great satisfaction to know your hard work is going to better America.

    Cons

    More opportunities to advance career - they need to expand!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a good job - just keep listening to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fr. Flanagan's dream is alive and well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boys Town, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boys Town, NE (US)

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    very mission focused with kids' first emphasis

    Cons

    many long term employees make moving up hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep kids and families first

    Recommends
  3.  

    Cover Ups

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boys Town

    Pros

    Father Flanagan had a dream and a for housing and hrlping at-risk youth.

    Cons

    Father Flanagan's vision for at-risk youth has become distorted under its current leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop covering up leadership's incompetencies and substance issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible Administration

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Care in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Direct Care in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Boys Town full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Helping children that have never been given a chance to succeed in life.

    Cons

    Prideful and lording administrative staff with a lack of perspective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on money sources and more on staff support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A love hate relationship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Consultant in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Family Consultant in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping families learn parenting skills and become successful. Seeings or talking to families or youth months or years later and seeing how far they've come along.

    Cons

    This position has a lot of turn over. People want to help others, but don't realize how demanding the job is emotionally and physically. Hours are not typical, but at the same time you do get to make your own schedule. Have to work till 10pm, but don't start working until 2 or 3pm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Boys Town is very demanding, but the rewards are worth it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in Boys Town, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in Boys Town, NE (US)

    I worked at Boys Town full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Boys Town as a whole is very focused by it's mission. Almost all of the staff I encountered while working there all wanted to help Children and Families become successful. Boys Town makes sure to support it's employees, especially those working in direct-care positions, with very comprehensive training, 24/7 consultation services, performance feedback and development opportunities. Boys Town promotes from within often, so there are many avenues one can pursue for advancement. Benefits package was very competitive and included very affordable healthcare, paid holidays, sick leave, generous vacation time accural, 401k matching, employee assistance, and more.

    Cons

    Challenges included learning how to balance career with personal life as your position can require lots of long hours at all hours of the day, sometimes 7 days a week. Although job can be rewarding, it is very challenging. One has to get used to the amount of feedback every staff receives on a regular basis. Some supervisors and/or directors have a lot of great program knowledge, but are not great at working with and developing staff. Lots of required meetings and trainings that can take away a lot of personal time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regularly solicit feedback from direct care staff about quality of supervision and consultation being provided to them. Make sure to provide encouragement and recognition , not just continuous feedback. Stay mission focused; it is the reason most choose to work at Boys Town!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Family Teacher in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Boys Town full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program and promises of a fulfilling work. You feel you are making a difference

    Cons

    Bad management. Neglect of workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more for your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Non-profits often have problems, but this ones better than most.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Family Teacher
    Current Employee - Assistant Family Teacher

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I've worked for a half-dozen social service/non-profits and Boys Town has some of the most sincere and genuine staff I've had the pleasure to . For non-profit work their compensation is ample, with matching percentages for retirement plans, good vacation time (which only gets better the longer you work for them), and insurance options.

    In general, management is very supportive and desires the best for their employees and the communities we serve.

    Cons

    My major griefs are the frequency of meetings (which often require coming in on days off for shift workers), the initial lack of sick leave, and that the job is both demanding and occasionally tedious (though that would not be different working for any other company).

    Additionally, while not technically Catholic, a lot of their policies reflect specifically Catholic beliefs (the health insurance doesn't cover birth control).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand how the Catholic roots influence your policies on birth control and homosexuality, but it's archaic and a turn off to many potential employees. Can you really hope to get the best workers if you still practice discrimination?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I have worked for Boys Town for almost 10 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Teacher
    Current Employee - Family Teacher

    I have been working at Boys Town full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company believes in their mission from the top to the bottom. They truly believe in changing the way america cares for children and families. They have a lot of research to support their model of care. The compensation is competitive and the benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    They are always wanting more and not considerate of your personal life and health. The management recognizes the negative behavior, but does not use positive reinforcement. They have no sense of the amount of stress and emotionally draining working with youth 24/7 does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward positive behavior and encourage personal growth. Encourage opportunities to have a work-life balance that encourages personal growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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