Girl Scouts USA

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Worker Bees and busy body bees

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Current Employee - Membership Manager
Current Employee - Membership Manager

I have been working at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

building girls to bellieve they are equal to men.

Cons

in membership, volunteer, program, and outreach we work countless hours and the folks in the finance dept. work monday through friday 9-5 and seem to always complain the membership is never in the office and sdont think we work very hard.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

reward us for the job we do and pay us like you pay the finance dept.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    If I could give less than one star I would.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time

    Pros

    Zero - you would think that a pro of working for this organization would be providing meaningful programs and experiences to girls, but you don't get the chance to do that.

    Cons

    Extremely unprofessional and unhappy staff. Senior managers are incapable of performing job duties and no one is held accountable for anything. Its a strictly "throw it at the wall and see what sticks" type of environment. No room to grow professional or move up, no raises, no 401K or retirement. You do get a nice amount of days off - IF you can get them approved, which most likely you can't. Be prepared for things to change every single day, no plan, no organization. Don't plan on complaining to upper management about a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g. you will be handed a box of tissues and told how lucky you even are to have a job! Expectation is to work 24/7 with no compensation, you are told your job is more important then your health and your family. There is not a single line from the code of conduct that this employer adheres to. Very disappointing to see so much potential wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, not only are they not interested in a single thing anyone has to say, they are too lazy and incompetent to carry anything out.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Very frustrating

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    Former Employee - Membership Specialist At Local Council
    Former Employee - Membership Specialist At Local Council

    I worked at Girl Scouts USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission is very worthwhile, girls are amazing, and there are many great volunteers.

    Cons

    * Membership ghetto. No one ever gets promoted out of membership.
    * It will suck up your entire life, until you're nothing but a burned out husk. Even in the "slow" part of the year, when things are slightly less frantic.
    * Very low pay, long and intense hours
    *Very little respect or understanding or support for what membership folks are doing from departments/department supervisors who don't work with volunteers or members
    * Utter lack of training for either staff or volunteers
    * ridiculously bureaucratic and fear-driven, to the extent that, for example, the trainings and other materials that volunteers and staff desperately need will never be recreated
    * extraordinarily high turn over
    * constant reorganizing
    * senior management doesn't trust/respect/listen to paid or volunteer staff.
    * Council (and GSUSA) is constantly creating new hoops or programs or rules for volunteers sand staff members to jump through, but always changes whatever they are again right as everyone starts to adapt.
    * Senior management constantly undermined the relationships between volunteers and the staff who managed those volunteers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff members, trust your volunteers, and get out of the way (let go of the micromanaging). Focus on the practical side of things, and remember that it's a membership organization! The girls and volunteers should be the FIRST priority, in reality, and not just in lipservice. Be transparent, actually listen to staff and volunteers, and for the love of god, be consistent. And "volunteer retention" is more than just numbers. It's about relationships. Volunteers have to be cultivated, supported, and thanked consistently and regularly. If your volunteer appreciation ends up pissing off ten times as many volunteers as it recognized, you're doing it wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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