Staff (Former Employee) – Redlands, CA – January 30, 2014
Being around all those girls of differnt ages and back rounds was a real eye opener. I never knew what they did until I became a girl scout and had a blast doing so many fun activietys, such as hiking, swiming, and arts and crafts.
Program Manager (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 7, 2016
the work culture and environment is excellent and the challenging and innovative work keeps everyday interesting and exciting. Directors are not micromanagers and you directly have an impact on the members you serve.
Latina Initiative Specialist (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – June 30, 2016
I truly believe in the vision of Girl Scouts but just as with all non-profits we have too much work and would love to focus more on the girls getting the best experience and less on trying different things out every year. Also, working with all women can be challenging.
Senior Director of Membership (Former Employee) – Alameda, CA – June 24, 2016
I live a life based on personal mission and require my work to have meaning and value. Girl Scouts of Northern California provides that. Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the better place is a worthy cause everyday.
I had growth and leadership opportunities at every turn, receiving promotions nearly every year. I participated in strategic planning, organization development, implementation of Salesforce, and was in charge of the 100th anniversary event serving 25,000 participants.
I loved the collaboration and partnership of staff and volunteers working together for common solutions. The job requires great communication and collaboration skills, dedication, and follow through. I learned how to be a better listener and to provide information and services people really need.
Management was transparent and collaborative. It was inspiring to work for a place focused on a mission we could all believe in.
Coworkers were fun, funny, hard working, and totally dedicated. They live and breathe the mission.
Work-life balance is hard in non-profits. There is more work than all of us can do combined.
The best part of working for Girl Scouts is witnessing the personal growth in girls and adult volunteers, and professional development of staff. Everyone grows through Girl Scouts and it's a pleasure to be a part of that expansion of human potential.
I did not work form Girl Scouts of the USA, I worked for Girl Scouts of Utah
Membership Recruiter (Current Employee) – Ogden, UT – June 24, 2016
GSUSA and GS of Utah are similar but not the same thing. Local council's operate with guidelines from GSUSA, but can tailor things to fit our individual council's needs, therefore, I cannot answer accurately as they are two different entities.
Membership and Community Development Manager (Former Employee) – Alabama – June 22, 2016
This was definitely the most unprofessional experience I've ever had interviewing with a company. After each interview, it took them weeks to let me know if I've made it to the next part of the process. I first had a phone interview with the Director (sometime in March), then an in-person interview, then another phone interview (with another Director who called me at 8pm one night) and then a month later, I was emailed (out of the blue) to do a Skype interview the same exact day. I told her it was a little short notice because of my work schedule and she told me she would contact me in a few weeks after her PTO. This was May 19th. Almost a month later (June 22nd), I have yet to hear from her. Typical. I have pretty much given up on this position and hate that I wasted my time interviewing with them.
Lead Cashier / Accounting Associate (Former Employee) – Miquon, Pa. – June 20, 2016
Process all checks, credit cards and cash received and posted to the correct General Ledger Account. Assist Accounts Payable entering invoices expense reports, filling vendor invoices and mailing of checks.
Girl Scout Program (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – June 8, 2016
My job would start in the afternoon after school. I had a group of girls that together we did crafts, games, and group activities. I learned how to manage and supervise a small group of children. The management was always very nice and accommodating. Most of my co-workers went to school and lived on campus with me. Consequently, most of my co-workers were actually my friends outside of work. The hardest part of the job was that many of the girls were inner city kids that had families with low incomes. This made it difficult for management to plan activities and events. The most enjoyable part of the job was just having fun with the girls by getting involved with all their many activities.
Having co-workers who were good friends.
Not always having the money to do all the activities we wanted.
Resident Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IL – June 1, 2016
This job was one of the funnest I've had. I was a resident camp counselor, meaning that I stayed at the camp from Sunday afternoon until Friday evening, leaving only Saturday off. It was a lot of fun, although we lived in platform tents without electricity. A typical day consists of waking up around 7am, attending a flag ceremony, followed by breakfast. After breakfast the campers were assigned by group to many different activities depending on the running program for the week. They would meet again for lunch and supper, then for a closing flag ceremony. Lights out was 10pm.
A lot of fun, free 'room' and meals while there, great group of people to work with
Pay was poor for a seasonal job, no healthcare offered.