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City Year Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  • Long hours but its worth it when your making a difference (in 244 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance is not always the greatest (in 56 reviews)

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  1. "Managing Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City Year full-time

    Pros

    The people are awesome to work with

    Cons

    nothing you wouldn't find at any large nonprofit

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work, avoid politics, hire more people of color


  2. "Change and Grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Year full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot in 10 months, and find yourself being challenged to the very end. Its a worthwhile experience.

    Cons

    It takes grit, and commitment to last. This is a hard job, but a beautiful one.

  3. "Americorp Member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Year full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, teaches resiliency, hardest job you'll ever have, but great rewards.

    Cons

    Minimal pay, especially when living in a city like LA. Extremely long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Shorten the quota of hours needed.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Year full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture, easy mobility for alumni

    Cons

    Strong culture can be off putting to new comers.

    Advice to Management

    Umbutu


  5. "Americorps Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Year full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours. Pay is hard to live on in Silicon Valley.


  6. "Headquarters office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Year full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment
    Lots of professional development

    Cons

    Salary is uninspiring
    Not a fan of uniform


  7. "Amazing Service Year Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at City Year full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful cause, great people, so much interaction with students!

    Cons

    Living stipend is pretty small

  8. "Gotta Love CYB"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Boston, MA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City Year full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment! Fun and friendly people. It's definitely rewarding to help out the Boston community.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is not always the greatest.


  9. "Recruitment Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City Year full-time

    Pros

    -strong sense of community
    -great support system
    -inclusive culture
    -mission driven and focused

    Cons

    One downside to working at a non-profit is salaries that are not competitive with similar role at other companies


  10. "d"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City Year (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it has good work environment everyday

    Cons

    the management team is hard to approach

    Advice to Management

    you guys are doing well keep it up


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