Youth Uprising

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Youth Uprising Reviews

Updated December 31, 2014
Updated December 31, 2014
2 Reviews
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  1.  

    Intense, meaningful, at times traumatizing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Youth Uprising full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff are full of passion and devoted for the cause. It is very easy to appreciate our coworkers. The work itself is challenging and thus working here will help you grow quickly. There are many fascinating programs for youth. A lot of freedom to try new things as long as it fits the unique culture of East Oakland.

    Cons

    It's hard to maintain work-life balance with the intensity and fast-pace of the work. The agency leader is very sharp, smart and can be verbally abusive. It creates a pressure top-down. Together with the intense interaction working with youth, it could feel like a pressure cooker. Salary is relatively low.

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    Be kind to your staff

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    Always taking your work home, in more ways than one.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Youth Uprising full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of room for promotions and professional growth. If you're passionate about improving a disenfranchised community and the lives of the youth existing within it, you can achieve excellence and a stellar resume simply by doing what you love. Paid vacation time for salaried employees is relatively easy to cash in.

    Cons

    Lots of verbal abuse. If you're not on the top of your game and willing to cover for those who aren't, you're disposable and the upper management will make that crystal clear as soon as they smell fear on you. Also, be prepared to take your work home. Even if you're desk jockey, everything will be due yesterday in the name of grant funding. It's hard to even get a lunch break here. You may not end up doing what you signed up for. I shifted between five different supervisors in less than one year here.

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    Administration and case workers are all stretched incredibly thin. While it's honorable work, I think the center will work much smoother if the management establishes a system of checks and balances that actually works.

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