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Best year experience to change your perspective on life.

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Former Employee - City Year Corps Member in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - City Year Corps Member in Chicago, IL

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

CY is great to work at because the work you are doing directly impacts the students.

Cons

The pay isn't great when your friends are making tons more.

Advice to Management

Continue to grow and develop those LACY plans and getting Corps Member thinking about Life after CY.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Opportunity, Poor Management/Direction

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Help save the world!
    -Great Company and ideals, generally good co-workers and working environment
    -highly self-motivated; you get the opportunity to do/create any project you might be interested in
    -lots of upward movement w/in the organization

    Cons

    -a lot of the management staff comes up through the volunteer activities and don't necessarily have the skills to be effective managers
    -if you need advice/guidance it can be hard to find b/c things are so self-driven
    -seems to be unspoken expectations of planned events/activities that you're not told you're expected to complete, or not told till last minute

    Advice to Management

    -More monitoring of PMs and their relationship with teams
    -PMs need to spend time with both/all teams they manage and be available and accessible to those teams
    -Be upfront about team expectations


  2. Amazing year of meaningful service and self-discovery

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Corps Member in Boston, MA
    Current Contractor - Corps Member in Boston, MA

    I have been working at City Year as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Get to impact the lives of children and help the education inequality in the US
    -Great support from Senior Corps, Staff, and Headquarters
    -Ability to network and be promoted within City Year
    -Great experience in working on a diverse team

    Cons

    -Living on an Americorp stipend
    -Work life balance could be tricky if you time management is not your strongest suit

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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