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YWCA Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D
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Pros
  • Fantastic work/life balance, encouraged to leave on time and not take work home (in 8 reviews)

  • Great mission and community outreach (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for high stress positions doesn't help staff feel valued (in 18 reviews)

  • No raises ever unless you move up to another position and bad benefits for a non profit (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Crisis Counselor in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Crisis Counselor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very inclusive company to work for and extremely helpful and professional coworkers.

    Cons

    Some of the positions are funded by grants.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Great Co-Workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covina, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at YWCA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good co-working environment, most are team players willing and able to help each other out, personally awarding job when interacting with clients, very good learning experience

    Cons

    Part-time with very few opportuniites to advance, raises are few and far between, Non-Profit always on a tight budget

  3. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    wonderful schedule and team members

    Cons

    would like for agency to have more visibility in the community

    Advice to Management

    i have no suggestions for the management


  4. "YWCA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are helping the community through many services. It makes you feel like you are contributing to the greater good by working here.

    Cons

    It is a large organization with chapters all over the country. It can make you feel like a small fish.


  5. "Great mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission but low pay and benefits not on par with other nonprofits

    Cons

    Limited chance for advancement but good for entry level work


  6. "Great kids, horribly managed"

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    Former Employee - Childcare Provider in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Childcare Provider in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved working with the kids. They were the best part of working at YWCA Silicon Valley. There are some great, good hearted and professional staff members but they are few and far between.

    Cons

    Management was more interested in making themselves look important than actually listening to their employees. There are some dishonest and manipulative managers there.

    Advice to Management

    Either commit to having a child and family department or cut it. Actually look into employee turnover.


  7. "Great organization"

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    Current Employee - Grant Writer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Grant Writer in Tulsa, OK
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organization to work for

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for promotion

  8. "Great work, OK pay for Non-Profit"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Educator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great mission and rewarding work. Most of the staff is fun.

    Cons

    Salary, High turnover in staff and management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites with employees, especially in the non-profit sector.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at YWCA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are flexible hours for employees.

    Cons

    Unprofessional Management. Overworked and under paid


  10. "Great Mission, Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    innovative, knowledgeable employees. Relatively flexible working hours

    Cons

    Senior Management operates in a top down manner that does offer opportunity to less experienced staff (read: no professional advancement)


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