92nd Street Y Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Decent, flexible job as usher

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Usher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Usher in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Friendly staff. Very easygoing job. Not much experience needed except for customer service. Managers are super friendly but strict with the rules. They back you up if patrons are being difficult or rude to you. Perks include discounts on gym membership and the cafe at the 92y. You can also see events for free if you ask the manager. Well-known directors, actors, comedians, etc have events there as well.

    Cons

    The end of a shift is unknown so depending on the event, you can stay for hours or not enough hours.
    There's a two week delay on first paycheck.
    Patrons can be feisty.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You make things run smoothly.


  2. It

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You come into contact with some of the most talented creative people in the city.

    Cons

    Incredibly bureaucratic and a lot of negativity swirling around the orginization


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    Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 92nd Street Y

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People to meet and work with

    Cons

    Unorganized work ethic and bad working hours

    Advice to Management

    Need more organization


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    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance, for the most part it's a laid back envoirnment, causal atmosphere.

    Cons

    Where to begin! Senior management is terrible. There's a huge lack of communication and organization by senior leaders. Lack of direction or vision. Terrible business practice and relationship development. Generational gap whereby the younger staff is afraid to speak up. Everyone is much too sensitive. There are employees who work their butts off and others who just get by and yet there are no consequences or rewards. Feels like you're operating in a place that's ok with mediocrity and status quo. And it feels like senior management is blind to it.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the board: Restaff the people running this place - There are the i studio a the biggest problem.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A unorganized place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator, Camps in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrator, Camps in New York, NY

    I worked at 92nd Street Y

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Janitor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Janitor in New York, NY

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Very organized with strong authority figures.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is a nonprofit and is run well.

    Cons

    Not paid a huge amount.


  10. Great people, terrible culture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Resident Assistant: Summer Camp

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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