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  • "Met some great people; was able to develop professionally and learn how to network; and the kids you work with are unforgettable!(in 118 reviews)
  • "Great opportunity to experience the New York City public school system and fall in love with education(in 63 reviews)
  • "Great team to work on.(in 37 reviews)
  • "Benefits are great(in 25 reviews)
  • "The low pay means run down housing and lack of extracurricular activities outside of work.(in 291 reviews)
  • "Long hours; Easily taken advantage by school admin if you don't clarify your roll(in 284 reviews)
  • "City Year is an AmeriCorps nonprofit, so the experience for this part of the organization can be really challenging— long hours and low pay are the downside, but the rewards for such valuable work are incalculable.(in 112 reviews)
  • "Culture is overwhelming and not for everyone(in 68 reviews)
  • "60 hour work weeks with no work life balance in some of the most high(in 49 reviews)

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3.5Asian (16)
3.2Black or African American (62)
2.8Hispanic or Latinx (30)
2.7White (89)
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    1. 5.0
      Aug 18, 2023
      First Year Americorps Member
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Providence, RI
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Super fulfilling and unique work


      A lot of work, a lot of downtime, a lot of consumed time simply to meet Americorps Hours

      1. 4.0
        Sep 28, 2023
        AmeriCorp Member
        Current Employee, more than 1 year
        Philadelphia, PA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Connections with other passionate young people. Making a difference for students. Social Justice focus


        Low pay, long hours. Not prepared for a classroom setting. Difficult to find time to assist students

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      City Year has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 2,254 reviews left anonymously by employees. 54% of employees would recommend working at City Year to a friend and 38% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, City Year employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at City Year. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

      54% of City Year employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated City Year 2.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at City Year to be diversity and inclusion, senior leadership, career development and the cons to be benefits, management, culture.

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      I interviewed at new company for the same role I currently do, so I have all the skills they need and more. I went through 5 stages of interviews, including pp in person and final 1 was on Friday over week ago. I was expecting to have news by last Friday. No news, so I emailed them last Friday asking for indication when can I expect the results,but we have Tuesday evening today, and no one emailed me back. This is the 1st time I have to wait so long after final interview for news-Should I worry?

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      How long to typically hear back from a mid-sized company (200-300 people) after an initial interview? Their internal recruiter told me “a few days” and it’s been a week. Interview went very well (I thought!) Thinking of following up on Thursday if I don’t hear.


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