City Year

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Corp Member

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Former Employee - Corps Member in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Corps Member in Boston, MA

I worked at City Year full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Very rewarding work. Extensive training and opportunities for professional growth. Wonderful chance to work in education and make a real difference to those who need it.

Cons

long hours for low pay. Culture is something that can be hard to get used to and at times seem to get in the way of mission.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Relax the culture. Just a little bit.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 a 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
  2.  

    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
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