92nd Street Y Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Administrator, Camps in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrator, Camps in New York, NY

    I worked at 92nd Street Y

    Pros

    Strong community-based work environment, laid-back atmosphere, solid benefits.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A unorganized place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at 92nd Street Y

    Pros

    It has good programs for the community

    Cons

    Too many politics and senior positions that are wasted

  3. It was a nice place to work at but the supervisors were very on organized.

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    Current Employee - Janitor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Janitor in New York, NY

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y

    Pros

    It was a nice place to work at because it was a private company as well as residential and some of the college students there were very friendly.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges were staying up late to make sure everything was good for the morning commute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't have too much advice is to share with upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Very organized with strong authority figures.

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in New York, NY

    I worked at 92nd Street Y full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a nonprofit and is run well.

    Cons

    Not paid a huge amount.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Great people, terrible culture

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated staff members that really seem to care for the public they serve, excellent programming every evening, free membership to the gym.

    Cons

    Every department is understaffed and every staff member overworked. This causes carelessness, inefficiency and the lowest staff morale I have ever experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what matters instead of doing everything under the sun. It is leaving staff directionless and discouraged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Resident Assistant: Summer Camp

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, free housing, free travel, great activities, get to experience NYC on the camp's dime. There is a one week training session, where you will get to know the staff members and the city.

    Cons

    There is no structure in this program. The program vacuums your private life for eight weeks. You will be humiliated if you mess up royally.

    Maybe if there was a longer training session, this review would not be posted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The director needs to better understand work-life balance and not firing people similar to a backstabber. She needs to stop blindsiding people with what it says on the contract. She should always reiterate what it says on the contract to the students before letting them go or sanctioning them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. The worst morale of anywhere I've ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    An opportunity to wear multiple hats. A great union, which you will inevitably need to defend your job, get a raise, do anything at all.

    Cons

    An opportunity to give yourself a seizure banging your head against against the crumbling wall of your choice. New ideas are seen as threatening and dismissed. On the off chance your idea is employed and successful management will quickly take credit. An obsession with the bottom line and finding the cheapest way to accomplish a project, blame throwing and personal attacks when the cheap solution they have implemented fails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. They work hard and believe in the institution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. It takes all kinds to work at the Y.

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    Former Employee - Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development in New York, NY

    I worked at 92nd Street Y full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The overarching culture is one of doing good. Days off for Jewish holidays are great. Some really smart and dedicated people work there, and it's a very rich and cultural environment, which workers are encouraged to take advantage of.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of pettiness among the lower level staff. Having to use your own vacation time at Christmas is a drag, because they don't want all the non Jewish employees gone for the same days. There are also some really awful workers who are union, and do as little as possible. I'm all for unions, but the workers take advantage of management, in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Analyze what departments actually do and and what they need, and hire smarter staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great experience, great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Artistic Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Artistic Administrator in New York, NY

    I worked at 92nd Street Y part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of people to meet, lots of great events that you are able to get to be a part of while working for this type of company

    Cons

    people all know each other and are slightly in each others business, but definitely still worth working there. I would say that its a gossipy environment, but that can be expected of the type of company it is...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    office culture is okay, a bit gossipy as stated above, but time off is nice and great people to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. The best

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 92nd Street Y

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great neighborhood

    Cons

    At here are no cons of this

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