JCC in Manhattan
3.4 of 5 5 reviews
jccmanhattan.org New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

JCC in Manhattan Reviews

Updated Mar 9, 2014

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Great fitness perks

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at JCC in Manhattan

ProsThis is a low-stress job in a beautiful environment. A lot of focus on employee development and growth.

ConsSalary was on the low side, but management was caring and the benefits were great.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove lines of communication between departments.

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Not The Best Place to Work

Director (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at JCC in Manhattan full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAccess to facilities and programs available to members. Flexible hours and ability to have a personal life.

ConsDisorganized and not well run. Too many people doing the same thing. Undefined jobs and many people that are not qualified to do what they're doing. Inflated titles.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the organization of the company and reevaluate people's roles and what is necessary and what isn't.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great work environment, excellent if you have kids, communal environment. TERRIBLE SALARY!!!

Web Developer (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at JCC in Manhattan full-time for more than a year

ProsI worked at the JCC for 2 years. The environment is extremely open and relaxed. You can wear sneakers, a T-shirt and jeans to work. Free membership to the in-building gym and pool (with towel service and steam room). No one cares if you add an extra 15 or 20 minutes to your lunch break so you can finish up at the gym. The people are extremely friendly and enjoyable. Organization is very horizontal - easy to get your ideas across, talk with your bosses and some upper management. Subsidized health insurance premiums. Upper management salaries are not ludicrous - no one at the JCC is making half a million per year, so it makes you feel somewhat better about not making a fortune yourself. Company is VERY understanding about maternity leave, needing to go home because your child is sick / left school early, or needing to take sick leave.

ConsSalaries are wildly below market. Most non-profits pay 80% of what for-profits offer - this company offers 50%, if that. I haven't met a single individual at the JCC who is satisfied with their salary outside of upper management. You do not get rewarded for hard work. There are no bonuses, and raises are few and far between. They will openly tell you to look for a new job if you ask for more than a few thousand dollars' increase. Company-wide disorganization means it can be very difficult to get things done. Sometimes feels like a giant playground by millionaires for millionaires.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart paying your employees what they deserve - all your talent keeps walking out the door. Marketing has no plan and no determined way of getting results - their constant lack of planning is costing your company huge amounts of money. There's a relaxed environment, and then there's an unprofessional one. No one should be openly shopping for shoes or playing online RPG's at their desk (even if their parent / husband / friend is on the board!!)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting teaching opportunities and friendly students.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at JCC in Manhattan

ProsInteresting teaching opportunities and wide range of classes offered. Relatively good resources offered to teachers in preparation for their classes. Awareness of a holistic approach to teaching with out-of-the classroom trips and activities encouraged and supported by management.

ConsContract positions are not stable. Not much path to long-term opportunities. Varying levels of interest and enthusiasm among the students even though they are paying for the class and taking it voluntarily.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at JCC in Manhattan

ProsExcellent service provided by all team members

Consalittle more help from senior staff on tough issues and made it difficult to get things done

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