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92nd Street Y Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Finance/Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y full-time

    Pros

    -Work/life balance
    -Talented and passionate colleagues
    -Many types of business streams that keeps the job interesting and challenging
    -Constantly making improvements to policies and procedures
    -Incredible benefits (includes paid time off on Jewish holidays in addition to the very generous vacation policy and health insurance package)
    -Staff discounts on programs of all kinds
    -Free gym membership
    -CEO and CFO are down-to-earth and team oriented
    -Encourages well-being of employees via "Meditation Mondays," and "Fitness Fridays."

    Cons

    No material cons. Feel very fortunate to work for an organization who helps the community (and beyond) a better place to live.


  2. "Super meaningful job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher At After-School Program in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher At After-School Program in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at 92nd Street Y part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the supervisors, great pay, friendly and diverse environment

    Cons

    Only once a week!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Steer Clear"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work if you concentrate hard enough
    Dedicated lower level employees
    Access to gym and events
    Reputation still stands, so access to opportunities

    A lot of the people working there have their hearts in the right place.

    Cons

    Terrible management
    Director-level and up are completely corrupt. They spend most of their time trying to start little dramas between employees. Lower-level employees are overworked and treated terribly. The CEO has a wonderful vision, but is totally out of touch with the management under him and thinks they are carrying out his vision, but they're really only concerned about the bottom line, often at the cost of the integrity of the institution. Systems are completely disorganized and in need of updating, but all that is ever done are bandaid solutions. Things are often disorganized and fall apart, and instead of trying to find solutions, management spends valuable time, sometimes days, just trying to blame someone for what happened. The culture is mainly to transfer blame off of yourself, especially if you really are at fault, and this trait is rewarded by management. Work-life balance is atrocious. Avoid at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your managers fairly and deal with the corruption and immaturity at the source. Talk to and LISTEN TO your employees.


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  5. "Camp Counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 92nd Street Y part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun work, it was like going to summer camp for free, get to work with children and have fun

    Cons

    not a lot of room for growth, management was not the greatest

    Advice to Management

    Be more present when evaluating the staff


  6. Helpful (3)

    "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 92nd Street Y full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    free gym membership (there's a pool), events with important politicians and celebrities, good benefits and pay

    Cons

    the worst thing is the unpredictable leadership. a handful are smart, well mannered people. some are awful, contemptible in fact. the other bad thing is doing too much with too little (staff, time, space) leading to work that is just passable. there is very little sense of accomplishment. everyone is stressed out and negative all the time.

    Advice to Management

    hire directors who have good ideas and are compassionate. set priorities. give staff the support they need to do their jobs. ask them questions and take them seriously.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great place, Management issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful events, mostly great people, interesting challenges, pay well for non profit world in NYC. Henry Timms is a great person.

    Cons

    A mix of bureaucratic and small non profit atmosphere, so their is a distrust of management with too many directors but employees are not always treated well or given the right resources . It's as if management expects everyone should be working there for the "love of a the arts." There is very little career mobility. Promoting within would do wonders for morale!

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, whether it's small perks or organizing offices with employee morale in mind. Instate better job promotion tracks.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at 92nd Street Y (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, challenging environment, amazing place to work overall1

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent, flexible job as usher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Usher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Usher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 92nd Street Y part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Friendly staff. Very easygoing job. Not much experience needed except for customer service. Managers are super friendly but strict with the rules. They back you up if patrons are being difficult or rude to you. Perks include discounts on gym membership and the cafe at the 92y. You can also see events for free if you ask the manager. Well-known directors, actors, comedians, etc have events there as well.

    Cons

    The end of a shift is unknown so depending on the event, you can stay for hours or not enough hours.
    There's a two week delay on first paycheck.
    Patrons can be feisty.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You make things run smoothly.


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator, Camps in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrator, Camps in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong community-based work environment, laid-back atmosphere, solid benefits.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.


  11. "It was a nice place to work at but the supervisors were very on organized."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Janitor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Janitor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a nice place to work at because it was a private company as well as residential and some of the college students there were very friendly.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges were staying up late to make sure everything was good for the morning commute.

    Advice to Management

    don't have too much advice is to share with upper management.


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