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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. "Youth Uprising"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Uprising full-time

    Pros

    Being able to give the community and the youth hope and resources. YouthUprising has changed a lot of members lives around to become productive citizens and leaders in the East Oakland community.

    Cons

    The work is sometimes overwhelming because of the fast paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    All potential hires are not good fits when it comes to dealing with at risks youth. Make sure that the talent your seeking is the right selection. for this job.


  2. "Titanic."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission, the community and the youth are incredible. YU has city and county wide support, amazing (almost unbelievable) facilities and a long history in the community.
    The need is high for a strong community space and YU could easily become that.

    Cons

    Leadership. The CEO has done great things in the pst but is allowing the organization to rip itself apart. She is not present, hires incompetent people and creates a culture of fear.
    There are incredible, committed and passionate front line employees but they are not treated with respect nor given the support they need. And they are fired at random, with nearly 90% turnover in one year.
    The board is aware of the situation and allows this to happen. The board is filled with Oaklands most important leaders yet they turn a blind eye to this.

    Advice to Management

    There have been many attempts to work with management to move forward but at the very top there is no one listening. This has to change.


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