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"Good place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Corps Member in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Corps Member in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
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I have been working at City Year full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

I like this job a lot but they require so much from you that it can get stressful. Also, don't get overwhelmed by the culture. Just go with the flow.
The staff is amazing. They want you to do the best you can and learn what you can from your year of service. I feel 100% supported by the staff. All are hardworking people.

Cons

Over worked and not much pay... but I didn't do this for the pay so its ok. Also, I'm living fine off of the stipened.

Other Employee Reviews for City Year

  1. "Great mind-opening work experience for a fresh college grad; rough work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You'll be given many opportunities to manage and lead peers. You'll frequently feel a bit in-over-your head, dealing with the unexpected crises that come with working in an urban school, but if you can take the pressure you'll learn a lot. Technically I have a BA degree but in terms of the "real world," my real education came from my corps year.
    -CY works on a front line of one of America's biggest social justice issues. The fulfillment that comes from this cannot be overstated. Every job I've had since has felt empty in comparison.
    -Your coworkers, including upper management at the site, will be some of the most amazing human beings you'll meet. It takes a certain quality of person to do this kind of work long-term.

    Cons

    -It's tough to say whether the City Year "culture" is a pro or a con, a lot of what makes the experience unique comes from their CY lingo, team chants, etc. For the most part I got a kick out of it but the slim majority of my coworkers found it belittling. You're told to be professional one minute then do banana jumping jacks the next.
    -Work/life balance is non-existent and the tasks occasionally unfocused. You'll show up at 7am, stay at school until 5-7pm, then half the time have some additional misc. task to be done at the downtown office (long commute?) until even later. The heavy teamwork emphasis can make this uncomfortable for those who just don't have that amount of time on their hands. 60hr work weeks are the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Quality > quantity.


  2. "Life changing."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corps Member in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corps Member in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with a team, learning and developing your strengths and weaknesses, huge leadership opprotunities and inspirational children.

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of paperwork, little pay, and sometimes the situation seems hopeless. Fortunately, working with a team helps minimize the effects of the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding--we know we have to follow Americorps standards but sometimes unforeseen circumstances happen.

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