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"Good Job"

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Current Employee - Teacher Counselor in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Teacher Counselor in Portland, OR
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great people to work with.

Cons

Low pay is the single worst issue

Other Employee Reviews for Youth Villages

  1. Helpful (7)

    "I stayed way longer than I should have"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Youth Villages full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, meaningful mission, great people doing the actual work. Upper management makes good money and great benefits. Due to fast national growth, lots of opportunity for advancement on the direct care side.

    Cons

    Plantation mentality, only wants young, inexperienced workers who can be molded to their corporate line. Also, front line workers are expected to work horrendous hours with little to no time off and little pay. Turnover on the front lines is off the chart - at the time I left they were lucky to keep folks for six months.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your workers like human beings.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Family intervention specialist is hell"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Madison, IN
    Former Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Madison, IN
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making a difference and building a relationship with families, youths, and community members.

    Sometimes the flexible schedule works in your favor and you've got an afternoon or morning free.

    Cons

    You are literally never off. Even on the weekend when someone else is on call, the families will forget and call you. And when you're on call, you're expected to make calls and sometimes in person visits up to two hours away to check on families.

    And seriously just forget about work/life boundaries. I missed a text message from a family because I was sleeping and got chewed out by my supervisor because I should have woken up for it. I had to go out at 11pm at night at least every week to check on a family and they were an hour away.

    Advice to Management

    Stop working the front line staff to death.

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