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Boys & Girls Club Employer Reviews

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Great Exsperience
Junior Staff (Former Employee), Cleveland Heights, OHAugust 12, 2014
Pros: changing lives
Cons: not enough hours
A typical day of work here consisted of me clocking in and monitoring youth grades K-11. Cleaning the areas that were needed, serving the kids dinner and making sure everything was stable as far as the kids knowing what to do and what not to do. From this job I learned how to deal with kids from different age ranges at once. I learn patients and how – more... to provide a personality that's needed to catch the respect from the wide variety of kids I monitored. I mentored kids and I helped them work on their personal growth as well as interpersonal skills. My co workers were all a great help on me doing so. The hardest part of the job was getting everyone's attention. The most enjoyable part was the activities we would do after I have received they're attention as well as seeing the kids happy and enjoying themselves. – less
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Boys & Girls Club (Former Employee), aguas buenas puerto ricoAugust 8, 2014
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good management organized
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nothing i enjoy everything
attending people
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internships job during school
Student Counselor (Former Employee), Trenton, NJAugust 4, 2014
Working at the Boys & Girl Club was a new experience for me because that was my first time having a job.
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Had fun a real family orientented inviorment
Youth worker (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WIJuly 28, 2014
I've learned so much working with is company... I would go into work get games ready for the children after the came from school, get their lunch ready, and help with there home work. I learned the patience is key when working with children. My co-workers were very friendly people. The job wasn't really hard it was pretty smooth. I enjoyed my time there – more... I went from volunteer worker to staff so it was a pretty good transition. – less
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Productive,fun, and enjoyable
Rec. Aide (Former Employee), Val Verde, CAJuly 25, 2014
Pros: free lunches in summer, lots of fun trips to staff
Cons: short breaks, healthcare and lots of hours
A typical day at The Val Verde boys and Girls Club involves helping kids with homework after school followed by some outside sports activities. I learned to multitask while the kids are outside for a bit with another staff, I proceed inside with some phone calls for trips, filing paper work or faxing. Sometimes while the supervisor is out I have to – more... manage and make choices but for the most part my co-workers and I are a great team, we help each other with what ever one another needs.The hardest part is to gather all permission slips in an decide witch kids are going to be able to attend witch trips. The most enjoyable part about the job is everything, the smiles, the laughs and the great experience I have gained is amazing. – less
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Fun Working with Children
Camp Counselor (Former Employee), Daytona Beach, FLJuly 22, 2014
Pros: working with kids
A typical day at work is cleaning the facility before the children arrive from the school, once they have come inside the building attendance is taken then they are able to eat their snack and they are able to go outside and play for an hour, then homework until they have to go home. I have learned how to thoroughly explain things to children, and having – more... the patience for those who are acting out. The co workers were great everyone was able to get along well and when situations happened they were taken care of in the right way. Hardest part of the job was disciplining them and the most enjoyable part was being apart of the kids lives and making a difference. – less
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It was decent
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Charleston SCJuly 17, 2014
The employees were fun and a joy to come to work everyday but management was a disaster. but It's still a good job nonetheless.
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Great workplace, great children
Gym Instructor (Former Employee), Albany, NYJuly 15, 2014
Pros: great management
Working at the Boys & Girls Club was an enjoyable experience. Working with the staff was great, never had any problems and we were always on the same page on what we should be doing and expecting from the children.
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Productive and fun. Lots of interaction with the kids and great enviroment.
Youth Development Professional (Former Employee), Fallbrook, CAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: you have time to eat lunch, get to go on fieldtrips, get paid to play with the children, get free food sometimes
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with the kids and seeing them happy. The hardest part of the job was the planning you have to do. You need to be very creative in order to get the kids to interact. Overall, its a great place to work and I would recommend it.
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Preparing activities with kids is fun
Club Staff Member (Former Employee), Jacksonville, NCJuly 8, 2014
Pros: free lunches and field trips
Cons: no health care, part time only except in the summertime
After school, kids come to club and sit quietly to do their homework. Snack afterwards, play outside, do art work or board games.
In the summertime, play games, do art work and go on field trips.
Management is flexible with scheduling and easy going. Co-workers fun to be around. Hardest part of the job is the heat in the summertime and no air conditioning – more... on the activity buses. The most enjoyable part of the job are the children. All their personalities are unique and they are always laughing, smiling and playing. – less
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Productive
Youth Development Specialist (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INJuly 6, 2014
Pros: working
Cons: part-time
After- school programming and lesson development. Working in school setting with children .
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Outstanding programs and amazing production with children of all ages
Customer Service Volunteer (Former Employee), Hammond, IndianaJuly 2, 2014
Pros: free lunches and snacks
Cons: short breaks
The Boys and girls club was an amazing job experience. The staff were outgoing and very helpful. Supervisor Pedro Jones spends time helping you get to know everyone. The customer service job was easy to learn and the kids were respectful most of the time. The most difficult part of working there would probably be dealing with children that had a rough – more... day, but they show so much respect for their elders so it wasn't too difficult after i sat them down and talked to them. The most enjoyable part of working there would definitely be the staff. i always enjoyed myself there and learned a lot of people skills from working with them. – less
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Fun place to work!
Data Entry/Receptionist (Former Employee), Port Saint Lucie, FLJuly 1, 2014
Pros: pay wasn't much.
Cons: temp. job
This was a temp job, while trying to find a job in the nursing field. I enjoyed the people I worked with. Management was great, co-workers were always nice. There was no hard part in this job, very easy, enjoyable place to work. I was always made to feel welcome and appreciated.
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Great Organization, Bad Local Management
Office Coordinator (Former Employee), Sherman, TXJune 28, 2014
Pros: easy and flexible hours, fun enviornment
Cons: no benefits, low pay, constant nit-picking from management (depends on location)
The director of the Boys & Girls club location that I worked at has had the same Director and Manager for 9+ years. That would appear that the Club was ran well, unfortunately, there are more cons with the management than pros. The manager is very outspoken about her favorite employees, and completely disregards new employees or employees that do not – more... "click" with her personality. This also leads to zero chances of promotion.

My coworkers were mostly the occasional high school senior, college students, and teachers/coaches from the local schools. The were mostly great to work with.

The hardest part of the job was definitely seeing situations of the low income children, and how their parents behaved. You just feel so bad for them, but there's nothing you can do except make their time away from their home life as enjoyable and fun as possible.

The best part of the job was working with the kids in general, and by working for a non-profit, knowing that your work in contributing to a great cause. – less
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Productive and fun work environment
Youth Development Professional (Current Employee), East Chicago, INJune 27, 2014
Pros: building relationships with children, staff and community, changing lives, making a difference
Cons: short work days
A typical work day at the Boys and Girls Club can vary depending on the events planned, the programs being ran, and the age group I work with. Some days I go into work and do strictly programming. On these days I run Health/Life Skill, Education/Career Development, and Character/Leadership programs for children of ages 6-18. Other days I go to work – more... I am on the floor doing recreational programming. On these days I plan activities and games for the children including on the spot fun, arts and crafts, and fitness challenges. While completing the duties as a youth development professional, I also hold the responsibility of supervising our Jr.Staff and Volunteers. I complete their work schedules and plan events for them such as community service projects, club service projects and fundraisers.

I work with a diverse group of people who are all working to provide our children with positive relationships and encouragement to work on weak areas in their lives along with praising them for effort, good conduct and achievement.

The most difficult part of my job at the Boys and Girls Club is knowing that as a single person I cannot change and reach every child that comes through our doors. I have a passion to help the youth and it is difficult seeing the children who grow up in the same low poverty community as myself struggle with day to day life.

The most rewarding part of my job are the relationships I get to build with these youth. It is rewarding to know that so many of them trust me with their personal information, their dreams and goals and even their failures. Knowing I can be depended on by them makes my rough days at work worth it. – less
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This iis an afterschool program I was a volunteer
ACTIVITIES / VOLUNTEER WORK (Former Employee), Porterville, CAJune 25, 2014
Helping the kids with their homework was fun. I also liked organizing the supplies area.
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Productive and fun
Communications Intern (Former Employee), Burlington, NCJune 18, 2014
Great people and great kids
Helped the kids with homework
Great staff team
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Great Place to work
SPORTS COORDINATOR AND ACADEMIC SUPERVISOR (Former Employee), Headland, AlabamaJune 18, 2014
Pros: seeing the change you made in a child's life
Cons: no benefits.
It was an amazing place to work.. It was a blessing to work with various types of children. Management was good, co-workers were amazing. The hardest part of the job would be to hold your tongue, then having to disciple the child. I enjoyed helping children to strive and learn more in school. To be successful in their academic studies, as well as their – more... lives. Also, I enjoyed planning and playing sports to keep them physically active. – less
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Volunteer
Volunteer (Former Employee), Orlando, FLJune 18, 2014
Pros: good management
-Good management
-Learn more working with kids
-I help volunteer
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Great for college Job
Tutor (Former Employee), Logan, UTJune 17, 2014
Pros: workig closely with a large range of ages
Cons: not many full time possitions avalible, little room for advancements
I really liked working for boys and Girls club, the other workers are usually so friendly and the kids just make the time fly by. I loved that I was able to work with not only elementary aged children but also teenagers that happened to be in the foster system. I loved planing the activities and having fun with the kids.

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