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"Always taking your work home, in more ways than one."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Youth Uprising full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Plenty of room for promotions and professional growth. If you're passionate about improving a disenfranchised community and the lives of the youth existing within it, you can achieve excellence and a stellar resume simply by doing what you love. Paid vacation time for salaried employees is relatively easy to cash in.

Cons

Lots of verbal abuse. If you're not on the top of your game and willing to cover for those who aren't, you're disposable and the upper management will make that crystal clear as soon as they smell fear on you. Also, be prepared to take your work home. Even if you're desk jockey, everything will be due yesterday in the name of grant funding. It's hard to even get a lunch break here. You may not end up doing what you signed up for. I shifted between five different supervisors in less than one year here.

Advice to Management

Administration and case workers are all stretched incredibly thin. While it's honorable work, I think the center will work much smoother if the management establishes a system of checks and balances that actually works.

Other Employee Reviews for Youth Uprising

  1. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Youth Uprising full-time

    Pros

    Working with youth and young adults.

    Cons

    So many politics and too top heavy on the management level.


  2. "Leadership practices contributed to untapped potential for change"

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    Former Employee - Community Engagement
    Former Employee - Community Engagement
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Youth Uprising full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked (was an amazing intergenerational primarily black staff serving mostly black youth), The young people themselves, the amazing sense of community. There were opportunities to develop new programming and work to address needs (but only if you were willing to stick your neck out for them)

    Cons

    Manipulative and verbally abusive leadership that created a culture of fear in the organization. Lack of transparency in how resources were being allocated. Chasing grants and public sector approval with out considering what the young people and the neighborhood actually wanted. Very low pay; the majority of the staff (many of whom had families) considered or did work other jobs outside of work hours to make ends meet while the CEO was making a $200k+ salary.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to recenter the organization in serving the communities needs and not simply seeking recognition and funds from external stakeholders

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