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Updated June 13, 2017
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  1. "Associate Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very modern company with a good amount of employees. Small enough for opinions to be heard.

    Cons

    Many people leaving and new hires coming in. Full time employees are worked too hard because management doesn't want to hire help.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to do the job correctly the first time. Treat current employees better to reduce turnover.


  2. "Heading in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is small enough for any individual to feel heard and to make an impact yet large enough to feel stable. Their are a lot of great people working there that are committed to the company's success and have been for a long time. The company has also committed to making significant investments in its technology and processes. Many recent hires reflect that commitment.

    Cons

    Many projects have timelines dictated by the clients. This causes tension near deadlines and often does allow time for team members to do their best work.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain talent, create a space for them to showcase it. Tight timelines, though doable, don't allow people to experiment and grow.

  3. "There is more to a good job than a nice looking office space. No regrets leaving."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recruiting is pretty good at bringing in good talent. (They just aren't good at keeping it).
    Some work from home options (depending on Manager).

    Cons

    C level leadership is more out to create a boys club than a good work environment.
    They say it's flexible work from home, but will penalize you if you use it.
    They can't (and don't seem to want to) hire or retain talented senior and engineering women.
    They are so focused on bringing in new labels they don't focus on out of the box products.
    They reward sales, even if there is no real profit, more than they reward the people doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat hard working employees better, stop ignoring poor performers, trust your employees, stop creating a boys club, hire more women (over the age of 30), reward employees doing the work, not just the people bringing in logos.


  4. "No clear direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, cool office space.

    Cons

    Company tries to be everything to everyone and fails, and only takes care of a couple key clients which account for over half their revenue, which seems a precarious situation.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not the greatest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people we worked with were great.

    Cons

    Upper management was awful, no morals.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the nepotism and hire qualified people instead of making up positions for your friends.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Glad I'm Out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good people working there.
    Senior leadership is very transparent about financials.
    Business outlook is going from "bleak" to "okay".

    Cons

    CEO can be a hot-head.
    CFO can be a hot-head.
    VPs are highly political.
    The company is bank owned.
    They're betting the company on a giant software re-write.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you luck. For the sake of all of the good people working at YA, I hope that you succeed.


  7. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    i like it very good

    Cons

    hard work make me super tire

    Advice to Management

    give me raise

  8. Helpful (3)

    "OLD school, Old Farmers, Bad place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YA full-time

    Pros

    Only enjoyed working with the new people and friends that were there. Another pro was they had a refrigerator... yes that called a "benefit"

    Cons

    Old "farming" families work there, they don't like anyone new or new ideas. They treat new people horrible! No "thank yous" were made to the number or extra hours worked at night weekend, etc.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management is the problem. Look at who no one will stand up to...can't do much because human resource is part of the problem.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be good, now it is terrible."

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    Former Employee - Developer in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Developer in Edina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, smart people to work with before current management take over.
    Lots of developer control and decision making.
    Really nice flexibility.

    Cons

    New management comes from a very large corporation. They are trying reinvent the entire company with no industry knowledge. New guy brought in literally a dozen of his friends to work for him. Typical immature wannabe hot shot who likes throwing around the "my way or the highway" line.

    Advice to Management

    Scrap the leadership of the Digital Services department, cut your losses, and start over.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "No investment and extremely poor senior management equates to company performance that is hidden from employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The individual contributor level of employee's are will to do what it takes. They want to succeed more than anything as the team has been there for literally decades and the truly know how to run the business! Let them do so!

    Cons

    The IT team is in shambles... They do not have a true leader to push them forward. Erase that slate and start new as the current management does not have the foresight to even begin to resolve the issues.

    A big issue is the "good old boys" network that needs to stop. The Senior management needs to truly get off their high horse and work in the trenches to resolve the issues that are facing the company.

    Lastly - sales... The previous CEO was inept in every sense of the word here and caused all sorts of undue drama with the customers, but they haven't sold anything in literally years so the outlook is grim to say the least

    Advice to Management

    Become contributors in your own right. Do not just delegate - actually grab the bull by the horns and do what is right to save your company!


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