Young Life

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younglife isn't what it used to be.

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Current Employee - Mission Staff  in  Walnut Creek, CA
Current Employee - Mission Staff in Walnut Creek, CA

Pros

I have freedom of job scheduling.

Cons

too much of a corporate atmosphere. this is supposed to be a ministry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

there are policies created for everything. it stifles the ability of field staff to pursue kids intentionally- younglife was founded on strategically entering communities, but now everything is s standardized. it's a disappointing departure from Jim Rayburns vision. Failure used to be key to figuring this thing out, risk, fail, risk more, succeed. now failure isn't tolerated, it's terminated.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Young Life

  1.  

    The higher up you go, the less time you spend doing what you love.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Director
    Former Employee - Area Director

    Pros

    Working with adolescents is very fulfilling, especially in a religious context.

    Cons

    Upper management is not listening to their staff's concerns, very poor retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Listen to your staff and the needs they present. It's poor management and servant leadership.
    2. Quit trying to limit staff's pay in order to essentially see if they're "really called to ministry or not..."
    3. Start over with the Area Director job description--you've managed to allow it to become an animal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing group, needs a little more organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The community is like no other. You will build life-time relationships in this organization. The work is meaningful, you are tangibly making a difference in teens lives. Also, it's fun!!

    Cons

    It's easy to burn-out because the "work-load" is never-ending. You have to be good at setting boundaries or it takes up your entire life. Also, you have to fundraise a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When hiring new staff, maybe try not letting them work in the field until they have had adequate training (as opposed to training them as they work) Especially with regards to fundraising. Also, don't hire part-time staff. It doesn't work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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