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Updated January 16, 2018
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Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D
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  • Low pay, but that's expected in social work in general (in 20 reviews)

  • Competitive pay but it's still a non-profit and the budget varies every year (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at YWCA part-time

    Pros

    The company is non-profit and gives back to the community so work feels rewarding. Management is pretty great.

    Cons

    Some co-workers are horrendous people not the company's fault just the one person. Little room for upward mobility.


  2. "A trauma-informed work environment that all organizations should seek to model"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YWCA part-time

    Pros

    - Your job is extremely rewarding.
    - Staff and Administration care about you not only as an employee, but as a person.

    Cons

    -With social work, you have to learn how to maintain a healthy work life balance so that you don't burn out quickly. It's easy to throw yourself into your job 1000000% when you help others, but you have to make sure that passion is sustained long-term. Best solution? Self care!

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YWCA part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and members

    Cons

    i have no cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Staffer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YWCA part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, great location, rewarding work

    Cons

    Busy all the time, work life balance challenging.


  5. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YWCA full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, benefits , and work life balance

    Cons

    Non-Profit positions are based on grants & contracts


  6. "Swim instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YWCA part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and understanding management

    Cons

    Supervisor was a little too relaxed and things could easily get out of hand because of that


  7. "Great place to work while helping others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at YWCA part-time

    Pros

    Great, rewarding atmosphere. Helping make a difference everyday!

    Cons

    Lack of hours available to those in need of full time employment

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There is awesome work done in the community with the youth and the seniors. The clients are really nice people.

    Cons

    The YWCA has a message that states " eliminating racism and empowering woman." This is a false statement, and far from the truth. Management is unprofessional!

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment that really uplifts women and not tear them down and really mean that.


  9. "Full Time Seasonal Tax Filer"

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    Former Employee - Texas in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was able to help boys and girls and families in the community.

    Cons

    The con for this position was only for three in a half months only.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the mission.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, creativity encouraged, not too much hovering

    Cons

    Poor management, benefits not reflective of company mission

    Advice to Management

    Need more training.


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