Year Up

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Updated February 13, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fast-growing and Mission-driven non-profit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Year Up (more than a year)

    Pros

    quick growth means opportunities for career advancement and movement among teams
    employees are truly committed to the students and the mission - they put that first
    all employees work intensively with students, regardless of functional role
    there's no substitute for working at a place with a mission you truly believe in
    benefits are excellent

    Cons

    quick pace can make work-life balance challenging - but that's mostly because everyone is committed to change, and there's initiatives like 'wellness' to help staff with self-care

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This program is truly amazing. They have helped me unlock my potential within the corporate world and I am truly honored

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    Current Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Year Up

    Pros

    The best reason to work here would be the benefit of getting an understanding of the business world for free while they pay you to learn!

    Cons

    I can in all honesty say that there is no down side to this program as everything you do can benefit you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advise to give at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work, great opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Year Up

    Pros

    Rapid growth and ambitious theory of change. Dedicated team, fantastic mission.

    Cons

    Rapid change means lots of change management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I love it here.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Year Up

    Pros

    You work with a very supportive staff and you are expected to support the students which make up Year Up's continuing mission to bridge the opportunity divide in the United States.

    Cons

    This company is growing really really fast. If you are looking for stability and structure you should remember that this company is still very young and it takes a bit of time to work out the kinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase funding for education and self-development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Development in Boston, MA

    I worked at Year Up

    Pros

    Everyone is very dedicated to student success

    Cons

    work life balance can be a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people of color

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Innovative Nonprofiit, Great Growth Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Year Up full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Rapidly growing organization with room for professional growth; fast-paced, challenging environment; great benefits; social enterprise model - well-resourced nonprofit; all functional teams have the opportunity to work with students, regardless of role; staff are interesting, passionate, and intelligent.

    Cons

    Manager effectiveness can be hit or miss; Rate at which organization is growing can put pressure on certain teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to manager quality; keep improving benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractor for Year Up

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    Current Contractor - Senior Consultant
    Current Contractor - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Year Up as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated and diligent team. Every single person at Year Up buys into their mission completely.

    Cons

    Sometimes staff are in over their heads, but they work hard to figure out the task at hand and usually get there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Opportunities to Grow and Succeed in Fortune 500 Companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - IT Trainee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - IT Trainee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Year Up as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You are challenged to continuously grow as you go through the program. High expectations are set early on, with many staff members supporting you along the way. Network building is strengthened by having interactions with current interns, mentors, and learning from their experiences, while also participating in extracurricular activities.

    Cons

    Juggling excessive deliverables and large projects across the curriculum was stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always enforce core values during internship, such as responding to emails in a timely fashion.
    Consider paying trainees and interns for one-off holidays as some need the money, and they're not able to work that day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing program that empowered me and changed my life for the better in one year

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    Former Employee - Student in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Year Up full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Life changing and empowering program; make all the right connections and get great experience

    Cons

    Some unprofessional staff; hire too many alum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your staff; enforce core values with staff and students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Year Up

    Pros

    great work environment and excellent pay for a good cause.

    Cons

    It's sometimes chaotic,fasted paced and might not be for everybody

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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