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

I have been working at Young Life

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.

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    Love Young Life

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    Former Employee - Area Director in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Area Director in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at Young Life full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great wa to hone your people skills. Great way to give back and feel like you are making a positive difference.

    Cons

    You have to raise your own salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The higher up you go, the less time you spend doing what you love.

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    Former Employee - Area Director
    Former Employee - Area Director

    I worked at Young Life full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
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