Young Presidents Organization

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Young Presidents Organization Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
12 Reviews

2.6
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  1.  

    Amazing Supportive Co-Workers and Inspired Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Autonomy and collaboration. One is meant to be a self-starter, but at the same time I have never worked at a company who nurtures and encourages collaboration the way YPO did. For off-site assignments (such as conferences) I experienced fast-paced turnaround, late late nights but working with a group of people who you trust and support you make it all worth it. Satisfaction of getting things done well and better than before, plus tons of laughter, camaraderie and, yes, fun.

    Cons

    Many employees work remotely. If you are looking for a true centralized office, then it's not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure leadership is retained and remains dedicated to the work force below them. In the past I worked for a strong CMO, from whom I learned not just strategic and clear communication but I also learned what grace, leadership and clear vision looks like -- and how that kind of leadership profits employees and ultimately the reputation of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Do NOT work for YPO

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Members Services Specialist  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Members Services Specialist in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Learned a lot and the people I worked with great! Good benefits.

    Cons

    No training program whatsoever. No communication. Unorganized. Run employees into the ground. Do not compensate for work load

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not exactly "World Class."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Freedom to work from home - unless you live in Dallas, TX.

    Cons

    Members and chapter staff in senior-team roles - helping out their personal circles; Expert management within senior leadership is non-existent; Command and control CEO. Zero encouragement of work-life-balance. Job security teeters daily and is based upon any conflict a member may present with an employee. "World Class" means an office in Dallas, TX?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce senior leadership secrecy, increase (INCREASE) communications to ALL parts of organization; stand up for your teams when it's right and instill more job security among the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The Give and Take

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    Pros

    YPO has remote officing (depending on the position), good salaries and benefits, opportunity for personal and professional growth, and it is a people-based organization that cares about its employees and members alike. I have never worked for an organization that is more people-focused than YPO. By example, all of the cons listed below are known and communicated within the organization and are being solved (or hoped to be solved) via the organization's strategic goals. Projects are always interesting and the people (Management Team and members) are some of the most interesting and dynamic people in the world.

    Cons

    YPO can be needlessly chaotic with the cliché "Only in YPO" to be a double entendre for someone that is on the Management Team. The structure of the organization by nature can created silos of business units that can cause parallel, overlapping or conflicting goals and projects. YPO is a non-profit that operates at the intensity level of a for-profit business. Therefore, most positions require 40+ hours/week and the pace can be consistently intense. Work/life balance can be a challenge, but YPO knows this and makes a concentrated effort to reverse it as best as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going! Things are on a good path going in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Member-led causes conflicts

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work from home. Flexible schedule. Global travel. Talented and experienced team members. Ability to make connections to leaders around the world.

    Cons

    Leadership is only interested in delivering on member demands at the expense of management team growth. Long term strategy often changes based on various member-led committee demands. Staff often competes with each other to please the members they work with regardless of impact on short or long-term strategy.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't go there! Get BURN OUT quickly there!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Many of the members/clients are super! You can easily be inspired by the members' accomplishments.

    Cons

    There is a 24/7 communications expectation online and on your cell phone. I averaged 4 hours of sleep a night AND I KNOW I WAS NOT RARE among other management! Instead of living a service leadership mentality, they encourage a "serving" mentality - never felt more like a "lowly waitress" in my life - despite my masters degree and leadership at other organizations around the world. Turn-over for some positions in leadership in commonly annual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot keep good people if you change goals so rapidly and burn through people. You MUST provide for a work/life balance or people's experiences will tarnish your brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Diversity

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

    Pros

    There are none at this time

    Cons

    The whole management team and hiring practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regional Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Access to world class events

    Cons

    Lack of job security. Lack of team environment.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been fulfilling and frustrating all at once.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    Pros

    The team atmosphere is very good and encouraged.

    Cons

    Reorgs with new CEOs cause drastic change that makes people feel nervous and unsecure, even after years of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make staff aware of what is going on as fast as possible so people can make arrangements.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disconnect between levels of management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of cultures
    Good to see programs directed to CEO's who have extraordinary amounts of income to spend
    Generally a good group of people to work with

    Cons

    Disconnect between executive management and management. The ideas of exectuive management don't always get faithfully executed.
    Extremely heavy in corporate politics. More time is spent in messaging than is spent in getting the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay less attention to the politics and more attention on getting the job done.right

    Recommends

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