YWCA Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Lorraine Cole
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Pros
  • Decent benefits, good work/life balance, the organization does good work in the community (in 3 reviews)

  • Very committed to the cause of empowerment of women and the struggle of domestic violence (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Watch your back, non profit can be a cutthroat business (in 10 reviews)

  • Very low pay, gossipy environment, cliquey, disgruntled co-workers, absentee management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Teacher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YWCA

    Pros

    There are lots of pros to teaching.

    Cons

    It can be overwhelming at times.


  2. Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YWCA full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy and the people are fun

    Cons

    Some parents are mean and it is little money

    Advice to Management

    Raises


  3. Crisis Counselor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Specialist in Mount Juliet, TN
    Current Employee - Career Specialist in Mount Juliet, TN

    I have been working at YWCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very caring about the mental health and well-being of staff.

    Cons

    Lack of adequate staffing can aid in quick burnout.


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  5. Court Advocate Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YWCA

    Pros

    It was a non paid internship. It was a good experience.

    Cons

    I was boring at times.


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    Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

    I worked at YWCA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -flexibility
    -actually see the impact on peoples lives

    Cons

    -management is ineffecient
    -alot of management decisions are made by emotions and not facts or numbers
    -management didnt know how to perform our job duties, so we couldnt go to seek help from them


  7. housing

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YWCA (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to make a difference! Great support, but not speedy support. There are a few burn outs, but the vast majority are there to help, not exclusively for the paycheck.

    Cons

    Money isn't great, but not bad. Nothing happens fast at the YWCA, but it is always moving in the right direction. Maybe the snails pace cause it is worldwide.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to underlings, we all want the same things-better ways to help. We also want to weed out the ones that are there for a paycheck only... They give the rest of us a bad reputation.


  8. Great Place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YWCA

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The mission and values are fantastic! I think they are meeting needs and changing the world for the better!

    Cons

    We were understaffed at times, and moving up can be hard.


  9. It was good

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    Former Employee - Residential Services Specialist
    Former Employee - Residential Services Specialist

    I worked at YWCA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly workers, easy shifts, good pay for college students, good supervisor

    Cons

    Rude clients, wasteful clients, night shift


  10. YWCA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YWCA full-time

    Pros

    Not very hierarchical. Good culture

    Cons

    The pay was low even for a nonprofit

    Advice to Management

    Higher salary


  11. Reinvention and innovation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YWCA

    Pros

    Organization is reinventing itself from a traditional social services agency to a social enterprise. Lots of opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.

    Cons

    A lot of moving parts right now.



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