Counselor (Former Employee) – Garfield, NJ – May 12, 2017
my typical day at work was to make kids laugh and have fun at the job. i learned how to handle money, have patience, be responsible. The hardest part of my job was dealing with kids that were mad. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing kids smile
Teen Volunteer (Former Employee) – Bainbridge, WA – May 11, 2017
While I was there I was a volunteer so I wasn't paid for my time but none the less it was a great place to be and to work. The staff members were very kind and accomidating towards one another and us volunteers. I would go back again if I could.
Maintenance Assistant (Former Employee) – Tuba City, AZ – May 11, 2017
The summer work program provided me a site that would show me skills in a career i was looking towards. The program also set me up with someone to job shadow which really helped learn the daily job duties of this job.
Youth Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Starkville, MS – May 11, 2017
Staff is really fun and nice. The kids are smart but sometimes there are behavior problems. The behavior procedure put in place does not always help the situation. Often times there is a big teacher to student ratio. Supplies is supplied and the director always challenges you to be more creative with programming. Sometimes the mandatory programming seems like a pain, but you have to get creative with delivering it because after school the kids would much rather unwind.
Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 11, 2017
The mission is the saving grace and the motivation to hang in there. Incredible work done for youth. This is attributed to the incredible club and metro level leadership. However, the National office is a different story. Older black females do not have longevity. Don't leave a secure job with retirement or pension invested to work here if 40+.
Program generalist (Former Employee) – 53rd st school – May 11, 2017
I felt I wasn't equipped to do some of the task that were given. Also, the pay didn't fit the job description and even though I worked between part and full time the company would not offer me benefts.
JUNIOR COUNSELOR (Former Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – May 10, 2017
Had a lot of good memories here tutoring students. The after school kids are still friends with me till this day. As well as the other tutoring job, this job taught me a lot about leadership, and responsibility as well.
San Diego Encanto Branch - Program Leader (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 10, 2017
I was a member at the boys and girls club before working there its a fun environment to work in. howerever at the location I was at the management was poor didn't take responsibility for her actions and did not provide me with the tools I needed to succeed for example I worked there for a year and never received my cpr training.
Room coordinator (Former Employee) – Adrian, MI – May 10, 2017
I learned a lot from the kids and I hoped they learned a lot from me. It was great practice for me to gain organization skills and personable skills with the members. I had a lot of fun working at the Boys and Girls Club. There was something new every day which made it very interesting. The hardest part was getting the members to listen to you or respect you. The most enjoyable part was gaining that respect and trust and seeing the members lives change.
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 10, 2017
There are some okay staff at Boys and Girls Clubs of King County. Overall there is very poor management. From the top down things are mess. Staff are expected to be available at the drop of a hat for outside of hours events. The pay is terrible. Currently, Boys and Girls Clubs of King County pays its experienced adult staff the same amount of money it pays the high school students it employs. I just don't think that's right. Many people have quit in the last year.
relaxed work culture
terrible pay, working odd hours, terrible management
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Montgomery, AL – May 10, 2017
I volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club. From what I witnessed they treated their employees very well. The kids were well taken care of as well, from morning exercises to the evening brain storming exercises.
Summer Staff Member (Former Employee) – Georgia – May 9, 2017
Boys and Girls Club is a great idea, but because there are no consequences for bad behaviors of campers, it's a stressful job. May be better with younger students, but very hard with teens. Most of the campers come from terrible home situations and have no idea how to behave.
Leadership of center works hard. She makes staff feel important and wanted.