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City Year Reviews

Updated January 22, 2018
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  • Long hours but its worth it when your making a difference (in 246 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "Gotta Love CYB"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    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.

  3. "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


  4. "Great for resumes, but time and money consuming"

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Corps Member in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy it’s mission and values. It’s satisfying and meaningful work. I have gotten a lot of opportunities to gain experience.

    Cons

    The salary and hours are almost unmanageable. It’s not for everyone. If you’re considering, I would suggest finding sidegigs now.


  5. "Team Leader"

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

    I worked at City Year full-time

    Pros

    Getting a supervisor/managerial role with little prior experience is unheard of, but City Year provides young people with these opportunities that help them grow and develop faster and more than ever.

    Cons

    Days are long, lots of demands that can make one feel like a personal assistant


  6. "Service to a cause greater than self"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Ability to make a difference in a child's life need I say more?

    Cons

    long hours/lack of visible appreciation from school/pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on


  7. "Hardest Year of My Life"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    - Great cause
    - Invaluable experience
    - Amazing friends and network
    - Rewarding student relationships
    - Guaranteed job after service
    - Competitive resume

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Little pay
    - Difficult work circumstances

  8. "Corps Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with students, Community engagement

    Cons

    Stipend - understanding that it is an AmeriCorps program so funding can be wavy sometimes


  9. "Great Environment and Job for the Passionate"

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong work culture
    Lots of support
    Understands that membership is temporary and encourages after-service plans
    Working with youth
    Strong connection with community
    Engaging
    Healthcare insurance options

    Cons

    Temporary
    Long hours
    Small stipend
    Working with some flawed public schooling systems (depending on the site)
    Underfunded
    Does not provide enough material for efficient work space

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on people. The environment is very kind, open, and welcoming, and that is a huge pro on top of the opportunity to be in service.


  10. "Corps member"

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

    I worked at City Year full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work where I was able to grow as an individual and meet great people!

    Cons

    Long hours but its worth it when your making a difference.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on helping the schools and less on CY culture.


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