Girls, Inc. Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Girls Inc. (established in 1864) is a United States 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages all girls to be "Strong, Smart, and Bold" through direct service and advocacy. The organization equips girls with the skills to navigate through economic, gender, and social barriers and to grow up as independent individuals.
A former program director shares her experience on indeed.com, "The administration at Girls Inc. is an example of what not to do when running a program for girls. They bully the staff and treat them horribly, the director is the example of power gone unchecked for far too long. She and the office staff should be replaced immediately, they parade the girls out like trained monkeys for the corporate staff and media. They pick the girls that go for free and coach them on what to say but it's not true."
Program Director (Former Employee) says"The administration is an example of what not to do when running a program for girls. They bully the staff and treat them horribly, the director is the example of power gone unchecked for far to long. She and the office staff should be replaced immediately, they parade the girls out like trained monkeys for the corporate staff and media. They pick the girls that go for free and coach them on what to say but it's not true. Cons: You can't leave soon enough.."
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"This job is literally worked by high school students and teenagers fresh out of high school. They dress very inappropriately, sometimes even show their underwear, they flirt with many of the father's that come in to pick up the kids. Cons: Immature environment, rude and not knowing boss, chdren watching children, bad language, inappropriate behavior and conversation that the staff have."
Van Driver (Former Employee) says"I drove van to transfer children to the proper places. I attended the proper meetings that the company had. I drove van to take children on field trips and other outings."
Program Facilitator (Former Employee) says"The managers are completely unorganized and employees over worked. Very low pay and no benefits. Worst job I’ve ever had in my life. Would not recommend. Cons: Poor management, overworked, underpayed, unorganized"
Lifeguard (Former Employee) says"I know these reviews should be professional but i find difficulty doing this. The management (when you can find them) is awful and unresponsive. The facility are routinely kept in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. A great deal of favoritism is shown to certain employees and there is a good possibility your paychecks will bounce on a regular basis due to "insufficient funds in the company accounts". I strongly recommend looking for work elsewhere. Cons: Not enough space in the world to list them all"
Program Facilitator (Former Employee) says"Beware....This organization has a long history for extremely late payment of employee wages. They do not supply you sufficiently with what you need to do your job. The expectations for you are high and then when it is pay day you don't get paid. There is serious mismanagement at the top of this organization. Cons: No pay, No supplies, Bad managment, Terrible communication"
Site Manager (Former Employee) says"No overtime pay but overtime is required Cons: Everything else"
Facilitator (Former Employee) says"The information that they expect you to teach to children who have already been in school all day is interesting. The curriculum varies from being good to going overboard. They don't give the kids time to play or relax. They just expect them to do lessons for the afternoon until they are picked up by their parents. They bring possible donors through and expect the workers to have their group behaving perfectly while the company is there. Cons: There is only one worker with a room of 20+ kids, you are told to get the supplies you need and you will be reimbursed but you aren't."
Van Driver (Former Employee) says"This was the worst place that I have worked at in my life. They were so unorganized. Had meeting once a month but most didn't oblige with the rules. When they paid us we had to wait a couple of days to actually cash our check so that the funds would be available to us. Cons: Unorganized, no money to cover pay checks"
Volunteer (Former Employee) says"The management and the coworkers are absolutely clique-ish. They like to talk about you behind your back and the upfront office workers and very problematic, it makes it hard to work here and the kids were honestly the best part about being there. Cons: Weird money problems and messy/petty coworkers"
Externship (Former Employee) says"I worked at this job for three years. I did the same job for three years. Each year, another person was added, doing the same that I was. I was overlooked. the manager would never review my projects when I asked her for help, but would yell at me and tell me they were all wrong when I went to turn them in."
Administration Secretary (Current Employee) says"I like my job, but their pay ethics are poor. Do not pay on time. You have to wait on your check at least 5 to 15 days. Work is easy, love working with the kids and the employees."
Elementary and Middle School Mentor (Former Employee) says"This job was no good. The person who ran it was very unorganized and did not give much directive as to what they wanted done."
After School Teacher (Former Employee) says"It was a horrid place to work. Not only was the management so hypocritical with rules and not enforcing them. The leader at the school I worked at was so unorganized and just flaky."
Program Assistant (Former Employee) says"The description for the job I was hired for was never followed. The Management and other staff were very unprofessional. The pay was extremely low. Cons: all of the above"
Stem Educator (Former Employee) says"I really loved working with certain girls. The rules and guidelines for staff and girls were not consistent, but I was able to apply my rules to my clubs and rooms. Cons: poor communication, lack of incentives and raise, no growth, poor overall expectations and guidelines"
Camp Counselor (Seasonal) says"The staff that have worked there for years are very inclusive with each other, there’s a lot of drama involved in each work day between the staff, and the more experienced staff were always the ones who did the least amount of work and made the newbies do it all for them. Cons: The staff, the careless management, Drama"
Manager (Current Employee) says"This is a franchise of Girls Inc. The CEO, mis-manages everything. They aren't fair. They listen to others discuss employees before gathering facts. They never pay you on the scheduled pay day. Very un-professional. Demotes employee without a warning or letter. Fake personalities. You are treated accordingly to who you are... They have work clicks & etc..."
site coordinator (Former Employee) says"a typical day at work consisted of over seeing the day to day activities of both staff, and children. implementing curriculum, and programming. communicating with parents, and case workers. I have learned to balance multiple responsibilities, my co workers were very helpful we all worked well as a team, and they respected my leadership. The hardest part of my job was not being able to have much free range when it came to the activities i could plan, because i love to be creative, the most enjoyable part of my job was seeing the joy, and happiness in the kids at the end of each day. Cons: not having alot of support from my bosses when it came to things we needed in the building"
Gymnastics Head Coach and Interim Director (Current Employee) says"Staff and admin are friendly but admin takes weeks to get anything done. No one has a quick agenda to push through goals quickly. Company is always doing bare minimum to get things to function instead of working at top notch expectations Cons: Low pay, short staffed, work 6-7 days a week, little to no advancement opportunities"
Former Employee - Fitness Coach says"I worked at Girls Inc full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No room to be promoted unless you know someone in HR or you’re in the company over 8 years in the company and sometimes they demote people who’s been there years to put new comers in their position"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Girls Inc full-time Cons: Totally unprofessional. Hardy any pay"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Girls Inc full-time for less than a year Cons: -little to no opportunities for growth -lack of support -pay isn't commensurated with experience/no raises!! -poor management/supervision -nepotism -no nurturing or professional development grooming -extremely low retention rate/new staff including new managers -new management without proper training and guidance -lack of community/sisterhood culture within the organization"
Current Employee - Program Leader says"I have been working at Girls Inc full-time for more than a year Cons: This post is specifically for Girls Inc. of Alameda County. Senior level management does not care about program staff. I have never had our CEO or CPO attend my program to see what I’m doing well and where I need support. Raises are never given—not even to employees who have been there 10+ years. Program staff quit on an almost yearly basis, which makes it hard to learn because everyone is new. On top of that, it’s very hard for the girls when there is so much turnover. Right now, everyone is angry and negative all the time because senior level staff aren’t acknowledging our high turnover rate. I do not recommend working here for at least 5+ years—maybe things will have gotten better."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Girls Inc part-time Cons: The bosses are to demanding for a part time job"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Girls Inc full-time Cons: most disorganized place I have ever worked! Communication is poor, managers only use text message as a way to communicate, meetings were constantly cancelled last minute and everyone is spread far too thin. My schedule constantly changed on me and it was impossible to plan your life. I would not advise anyone to work here. The pay is far too low for the responsibilities. I am so glad I got out when I did."
Instructor says"I have been working at Girls Inc Cons: Unethical hiring, poor business practices, mistreatment of students"
Program Facilitator says"I worked at Girls Inc Cons: They have a history of late pay, returned checks, lack of supplies to support programing, terrible communication with employees."
Former Employee - Program Leader says"I worked at Girls Inc part-time for more than a year Cons: They don't provide enough full time positions during the school year. And the pay/ hours isn't enough to sustain honestly. Also, your position changes during the summer so you could be full time during the school year and then part time during the summer because positions are limited. Lastly, People call out like crazy and then you end up with so many kids in your class from other classes. Very inconsistent. They don't have subs. By the end of each school year I would be burnt out and it's not really because of the kids, its the program and the lack of structure."
Program Leader says"I worked at Girls Inc for more than a year Cons: - Benefits: poor benefits & healthcare package, especially with the already relatively low pay. - Short hours: You are expected to do the job of a certified teacher, but are not allotted the hours to prepare. You will find yourself working outside of the classroom to catch up to the work, or if you fall behind you will notice it getting way harder to manage the kids. - Low retention, not much validation from higher-ups: While the higher ups will constantly tell you that you have "the most important job" at the agency, you will not be treated like so. You will often be subtly asked to work over hours without being able to put these hours on your time sheet. You will not be given long-term validation by management, because they are too busy and overworked themselves. You might become emotionally burnt out by the work. No Professional Development: You will not be able to advance to a different position unless you first work as a program leader for years. This is a very difficult thing to do, because of how emotionally and physically draining the job can be."