Girl Scouts USA
2.8 of 5 145 reviews
www.girlscouts.org New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

Girl Scouts USA Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014
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2.8 145 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez

Anna Maria Chávez

(20 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You get a chance to be a contributor and feel like you are making a difference"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Budgets are tight, but no more than at most non-profits these days"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Don't plan on complaining to upper management about a"
    in 7 reviews
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Great summer job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Girl Scouts USA

ProsAwesome rewarding experience and great leadership

ConsThere are none that I can think of

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A Decent pay for amount of work

Maintenance (Former Employee)
Spicer, MN (US)

I worked at Girl Scouts USA part-time for less than a year

Prosyou're always working outside, mowing, weed whiping, cleaning up brush

Consyou're the only employee incharge of keeping the grounds clean

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I had a great experience during my internship at Girl Scouts on Staten Island.

Hispanic Outreach Intern (Former Employee)
Staten Island, NY (US)

I worked at Girl Scouts USA as an intern for less than a year

ProsEveryone was super friendly and helpful
The work was fun and engaging
I got to meet a lot of people in the community and attend a lot of community events
They really care about the difference they are making in girls' lives
Flexible schedule (changed depending on events we had to attend, and my school schedule)

ConsNo true cons
I only worked here for a short time, but I thought it was a great place to work

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should offer more internships to college students, it would be a great advantage to both sides.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing Place to Work

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Girl Scouts USA as a contractor for more than a year

ProsHigh Morale, Very Helpful atmosphere, Senior Executives easy to get along with and very receptive to ideas.

ConsThere is a very high turnover rate of employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementThis was truly an amazing company to work for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful, supportive, mission-driven organization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

ProsThe culture at Girl Scouts, Arizona Cactus-Pine, is wonderfully supportive with a consistent, passionate vision provided by the CEO. The quality of employees and co-workers is excellent, with dedicated, talented people filling the organization. There is also a high level of management commitment to personal and professional development of employees at every level.

ConsThe expectation is that each employee be focused and committed to the organization and the mission and do what it takes to complete the task at hand. This results in a high level of energy and time required. Luckily, almost everyone is high-energy and as passionate as the CEO.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work! It's a great, exciting environment!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

ProsIt's non-profit. Great benefits. Great mission.

ConsIt's non-profit pay, so there's that.

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

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Strong team with shared vision: creating future women leaders

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Girl Scouts USA part-time

ProsPassion and purpose felt in work environment. Recent turnover in management shows a lot of positive change and inspiring leadership team.

ConsNon-profit salaries tend to be lower than most companies.

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Management is poor. Bare minimum is done just to get by & leaves lower employees looking bad.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Girl Scouts USA

ProsGood benefits and time off. The new CEO has great vision and work ethics but it will take a few years to turn this ship around.

ConsNo room for growth. Low pay. Majority of management is new with no experience. While the CEO has great vision it has failed to trickle down to all employees because the middle management doesn't pass the info along. Internal communication is awful!

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome familiar with the organizations policies. Listen and trust your employees. Know your employees backgrounds: past employment, education etc. Executive level: ensure your managers have supervisory experience. Be more hands-on when it comes to your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disconnect between management and employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time

ProsMeaningful work, making a difference in the lives of girls, networking with community organizations, great leadership opportunity for girls, great mission.

ConsLong hours/evenings and weekends with no overtime compensation for all of the extra work. Very stressful work load. No cleaning service. Employees have to clean their own offices. The turnover rate is high but they are not refilling the positions thus the work is redistributed to add to our already overwhelming workload. Management is very numbers driven. All they care about it the number of members, number of cookies sold, number of grants and donations, etc. Employees are working really hard but it's never enough.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more considerate of the staff. Be more appreciative of the staff. Focus on quality as opposed to quantity all the time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If You Value Your Sanity, Stay Far Away

Manager, Series and Events Pathways (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time for more than a year

ProsWorking with the girls and (the majority of the) volunteers was so rewarding. These experiences kept me engaged and fulfilled.

ConsSevere disconnect between management and staff. Telling already overworked staff that "feeling overwhelmed is nothing more than poor time management" does nothing but decrease already poor morale.

The mission of the organization and the way business is conducted does not match.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease take a step back and and realize the mission of the organization is to serve girls and volunteers, not just to collect a paycheck via cookie sales at the expense of your troops.

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

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