City Year

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Misguided nonprofit with suffocating culture

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Current Employee - Corps Member in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Corps Member in Washington, DC

I have been working at City Year full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Meet some interesting people, gain experience working in schools that need a lot of help. Get to plan and organize volunteer events in the community. A good opportunity to work with children and learn about teaching. You get a unique view of the problems that face public schools in America today.

Cons

Awful, suffocating, cult-like culture that is embarrassing to anybody with self-respect. Basically a year-long summer camp. Organization tries to straddle the fence by achieving results in the classroom and hiring unqualified individuals who become "professional development" projects. This just results in a lot of lazy and inexperienced workers quitting or getting fired. What a joke.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Decide whether you want results or "professional development" to be the focus of your work

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

193 Other Employee Reviews for City Year (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    a life changing experince

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at City Year

    Pros

    life changing, rewarding moments, great networking, amazing opportunities, great way to make life long friends.

    Cons

    stipend, living stituations, you might not get along with eevryone becasue everyone is different

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    best experince i've ever had and I wouldn't have changed anything for those 2 years of my life!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Life Changing!

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    Current Employee - Senior Corps Member in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Corps Member in Denver, CO

    I have been working at City Year

    Pros

    LOVE THE WORK I DO as a Full Time Americorps Volunteer

    Cons

    LONG HOURS working in a school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be FLexible

    Recommends
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