Boys Town

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Boys Town Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.6 30 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

Boys Town President & National Executive Director The Rev. Steven E. Boes

The Rev. Steven E. Boes

(14 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Non-profits often have problems, but this ones better than most.

    Assistant Family Teacher (Current Employee)

    ProsI've worked for a half-dozen social service/non-profits and Boys Town has some of the most sincere and genuine staff I've had the pleasure to . For non-profit work their compensation is ample, with matching percentages for retirement plans, good vacation time (which only gets better the longer you work for them), and insurance options.

    In general, management is very supportive and desires the best for their employees and the communities we serve.

    ConsMy major griefs are the frequency of meetings (which often require coming in on days off for shift workers), the initial lack of sick leave, and that the job is both demanding and occasionally tedious (though that would not be different working for any other company).

    Additionally, while not technically Catholic, a lot of their policies reflect specifically Catholic beliefs (the health insurance doesn't cover birth control).

    Advice to Senior ManagementI understand how the Catholic roots influence your policies on birth control and homosexuality, but it's archaic and a turn off to many potential employees. Can you really hope to get the best workers if you still practice discrimination?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have worked for Boys Town for almost 10 years.

    Family Teacher (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company believes in their mission from the top to the bottom. They truly believe in changing the way america cares for children and families. They have a lot of research to support their model of care. The compensation is competitive and the benefits are excellent.

    ConsThey are always wanting more and not considerate of your personal life and health. The management recognizes the negative behavior, but does not use positive reinforcement. They have no sense of the amount of stress and emotionally draining working with youth 24/7 does.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward positive behavior and encourage personal growth. Encourage opportunities to have a work-life balance that encourages personal growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Family Consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBoys Town is truly interested in enhancing staff members strengths, and promoting upward mobility. The behavioral model really works with families, and is easy to teach/understand. Our benefits are really good, too.

    ConsThe work hours depend greatly on the schedule of the families that you work with. As a Family Consultant, you can plan on working many evenings and a weekend day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep shining, and invest in year-end bonuses. :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Helping Youth and Families is my passion.

    Family Consultant (Current Employee) Omaha, NE (US)

    ProsThe work is challenging but very rewarding. Full benefits at hire. Lots of support from supervisors and many opportunities for growth including on-going training, educational scholarships, and educational reimbursement.

    ConsIt's hard to keep things balanced some days. We work with kids and their needs don't always occur between 8 and 5. Some days are long, but it's the effort that makes things so rewarding. We get to see the kids and their families change and become better prepared for life outside of Boys Town. Working at Boys Town isn't for everyone. You must learn have a heart for helping others, be able to manage yourself in some stressful situations, and be wiling to put in the long hours which are sometimes required.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep growing and never stop looking for all we can do to help those in need.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Family Teacher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBoys Town provides an overall experience helping children and families. Staff are dedicated to putting children's services and needs first. Boys Town also provides you with a lot of information to start doing your job.

    ConsNot much room to move up the company ladder. There is a lot of stress when it comes to being an employee working with youth and families. There are a lot of times that I feel that management was not empathetic to the situation that one was in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more empathetic to employee's needs. Help Employees with their growth rather than just focusing on outcomes of children.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    disappointing, not the job that was described at the interview

    Family Teacher (Former Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    ProsThe kids that you are able to make an impact on give you hope. The benefits are good. You meet all kinds of kids who need guidance.

    ConsThe management and their lack of support. The kids that are admitted on drugs. The 17 hour days everyday without help. The kids with criminal records are sometimes harder to reach.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to offer more support to employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I had three different directors, and all were the same.

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Omaha, NE (US)

    ProsThe youth, benefits from the start.

    ConsManagement management management. I'm not a disgruntled employee who was fired and just complaining to complain. I am a current employee going on three years who has done well within the organization. I stay for the kids and the experience. Directors and managers are beyond rigid. The entire model revolves around positive reinforcement, empathy and praise. The two programs I've worked in couldn't be worse about those three things. The model isn't made to be rigid; it only works if each employee is allowed to be themselves while teaching, verses being a robot that the kids don't respect. Problem is, management is never there to actually observe...they rely on looking at your teaching interactions on paper and go off ratios. They have absolutely no skills when it comes to using positive reinforcement with their employees either. They only give feedback when it's something you're doing wrong. I'll stop here because I could go forever...oh and pay is NOT GOOD.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAct like you actually care if we were to stay or go and listen and accept our feedback for once. Also, pay is awful for the hours and stress involved.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you can manage stress with extending a helping hand this is your Organization

    Assistant Family Teacher (Former Employee) Washington, DC (US)

    ProsBenefits; Helping Youth Children and Families.

    ConsStressful, Work-Life Balance, Can't help everyone in the Program.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN TO YOUR STAFF….

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The most rewarding position I have ever had!

    Family Teacher Couple (Former Employee) Boys Town, NE (US)

    ProsIt takes a village and your colleagues are there for you 100%.

    ConsThis is a 24/7 position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey did everything right. They told us it was a 24/7 hour position, and we thought we could work 24/7 but found out that we could not.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boys Town is an amazing place to work! Family friendly, faith based and mission driven are key components.

    Talent Acquisition Partner (Current Employee) Omaha, NE (US)

    ProsExcellent benefits; great atmosphere; competitive pay; excellent leadership

    ConsParking can be tricky during training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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