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City Year Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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  • Be prepared to work hard and work long hours (in 193 reviews)

  • Work life balance is only available if you work hard at it (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Internship in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Internship in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Year part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working at City Year, and people are passionate with what they are doing. They care a lot of the education for students, and spend a lot of time working.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment.


  2. "Great Experience for a Service Year Program"

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Year full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    City Year is a nationally recognized organization that does a lot of good for students and communities. It is really unique getting to work so closely to students without being a teacher and is a good trial run to see if people want to pursue a teaching career later in life. I've really enjoyed being part of a team and getting to structure my own lesson for the tutoring sessions during school and the program after school. I also enjoy the high energy culture that exists within the organization. It attracts a lot of high functioning ambitious socially minded people.

    Cons

    There is high turnover with the upper level management that makes for a harder transition for the AmeriCorp member especially since the position is one year. Your experience can vary so much based on the team you have and the managers you have.


  3. "Mentor"

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    Current Employee - Student Mentor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Student Mentor in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Year full-time

    Pros

    I want to help this kid at this school called Henry h Houston elementary.

    Cons

    It can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    I want to work hard for it


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  5. "Amazing Culture"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Admissions Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I never appreciated how much I enjoyed my time with City Year until I moved to a new company. There is collaboration, appreciation, enthusiasm and a culture of active learning.

    Cons

    As with any non-profit, budget and finances can add to the stress of your work.


  6. "Project Leader"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Year full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of professional development
    Contribute to social change

    Cons

    Tiny tiny salary. But you can live on it.


  7. "Serve with Americorps"

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at City Year full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great professional development. Build close relationships with students. Team environment.

    Cons

    Low empathy need not apply. Don't do this if you are just trying to find an occupation. Don't do this for the money.


  8. "Great experience, if you're willing to stick to it."

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    Former Employee - City Year Corps Member in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - City Year Corps Member in Detroit, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -Sense of Purpose
    -Relationships built with team, staff, school and students
    -Team building
    -Resume building activities
    -Mentorship opportunities
    -Networking

    Cons

    -Pay
    -Relocation costs
    -Long hours
    -Work life balance is only available if you work hard at it.


  9. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - City Year Corps Member in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - City Year Corps Member in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community. Awesome co-workers. Good support

    Cons

    low pay. placement of schools not always near place of residence


  10. "Corpsmember"

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    Current Employee - Corpsmember in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Corpsmember in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Year full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love serving the nation and teaching students how to be successful achievers.

    Cons

    The stipend is hard to live on in an expensive city like Boston.


  11. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City Year full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization to #makebetterhappen and learn

    Cons

    The pay is not the best.


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