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Updated Oct 18, 2021

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3.7
67%
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70%
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YWCA CEO  Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D (no image)
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D
122 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great mission, generous PTO and benefits,(in 23 reviews)

  • "Very positive work environment, female led workforce, strong mission(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, no salary raise with accumulative experience(in 34 reviews)

  • "Lower salary since it is a non profit(in 31 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      YWCA

      Sep 28, 2021 - Swim Instructor in Saint Paul, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great area and great boss

      Cons

      none nothing and none none

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Tough Work but Provides a Sense of Purpose

      Oct 18, 2021 - Crisis Advocate in Harrisburg, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits package, 37.5 hour work week with generous paid time off and sick time, including 11 paid holidays. Coworkers were friendly and seemed to care about each other. Had the opportunity to volunteer for events and learn more about different programs

      Cons

      Traffic in and around the city can be a nightmare at times. Communication could be better across the organization.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Lots of pros and cons

      Jun 3, 2021 - Domestic Violence Advocate in Oklahoma City, OK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Depending on the team, you can have a great boss and coworkers and their can be a lot of support and freedom to be yourself. Everyone here cares a lot about what we do and it's very rewarding. Non-profit is always going to be exploitative and underpay but my bosses work very hard to give us balance, support, support our mental health, let us take the day off if something tragic has occured to a client we worked with (for example), let us boundaries for ourselves, etc. I feel more exploited from the overall non-profit system than I do from this particular agency. They have worked to progress in areas they have been weak in. For example, working to become more inclusive to LGBT clients. Still a long way to go though, but they're trying. Truly some of the most amazing bosses, the good ones are great.

      Cons

      As a typical non-profit, there's lots of turnover (although there's a lot of leadership that has been consistent). Get used to your team always being understaffed. They probably pay better than similar organizations but everyone is grossly underpaid for doing work that is traumatizing and requires a lot of skill and work, This is a larger problem of non-profit work. The leadership team is too friendly with cops in this city, we should be protecting our clients from them more. There is no affordable therapy under the current insurance plan. They've tried hard to get insurance to offer better, but it is still a $75 copay a visit to see a basic counselor. Therapy should be free in a job that traumatizes you everyday from working with clients experiencing trauma.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Wonderful Place to Work!

      Sep 25, 2021 - Toddler Assistant Teacher in Walla Walla, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The director is amazing! Lovely and understanding woman--hands down the best boss I've ever had. She advocates for you and supports you not just in work, but when you're going through life stuff, too. The atmosphere with coworkers is no drama, and you'll end up having positive relationships with all of them.

      Cons

      There are no cons for working here, except that it is a minimum wage job to start--you get a raise each year. Other than that, it's excellent!

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Toxic, Toxic, Toxic Workplace

      Oct 10, 2021 - Management in Gettysburg, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you are a person who likes to get taken advantage of and likes being a "yes" man/women, this is the place for you!

      Cons

      Where to start? The leadership is moronic, hypocritical and out of touch. Upper Management takes advantage of workers, stabs them in the back, then tosses them aside without a second thought. The Board of Directors are completely out of touch and have no clue what's even going on in the organization. More often than not their behavior is entirely self-serving. For whatever reason, the leadership in this supposed-to-be liberal organization is ,instead, hyper-conservative. It truly makes no sense. Why put people in charge who clearly don't believe in the organization's mission? Upper Management has created a toxic environment where office politics run rampant. If they don't like Cindy, they'll use any excuse to fire Cindy. They'll claim it's a "safe environment to share ideas" when in reality everyone knows whatever you say, WILL IN FACT, be held against you. LOW pay and you're expected to be a modern day slave for the organization if they deem you should. Pay scales are not equitable. For example; someone on their first day can make more than someone who has dedicated 30 years of their life to the place. It is seriously messed up and they think it's okay. Organization does not live their mission. They could care less honestly. All they care about is money. Act more like a for-profit business rather than a non-profit meant to benefit the community. Let me re-iterate, horrible, soul-less people in leadership. My advice, don't waste your time or your energy with this place. Seen employee after employee leave here, and it's never on nice terms.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      HR Generalist

      Oct 5, 2021 - Human Resources Generalist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Organization that does incredible work in the community

      Cons

      Still finding it's way on best practices

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Case manager

      Oct 6, 2021 - Rapid Rehousing Case Manager in Clinton, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      relaxed environment, a small department

      Cons

      training was not the best

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Wouldn’t recommend working here

      Jul 30, 2021 - Teacher in Normal, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They are flexible with your schedule most of the time. Otherwise, there aren’t any pros to working here. Wouldn’t recommend it.

      Cons

      Management is HORRIBLE. They send out the schedule two or three days before you’re supposed to work and only send out the schedule for one week at a time. They also don’t care if assistants aren’t doing their job, which makes it so much harder on teachers. Never seen them fire anyone and some of the coworkers make crude comments not only to other coworkers, but to kids as well. They act like they’re going to do something when you seek their help but then rarely ever do. And when they actually do something, you have to tell them a minimum of 4-5 times before they actually even pay attention to you. Some supervisors just flat out ignore emails. I’ve also seen some employees there completely ignoring things that the kids are doing and just not watching them at all, and management doesn’t care about this either, even if it’s literally happening right in front of there face. So frustrating as a teacher when this is happening and they don’t do anything about it. Do not work here unless you want to take care of of the kids as well as your coworkers while management sits there and watches you.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good

      Sep 29, 2021 - Crew Member in Kenosha, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The have Good staff and service.

      Cons

      They don’t have what I was looking for job wise

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Internally not following the mission

      Oct 14, 2021 - Paralegal in York, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The client you assist are wonderful and grateful, the PTO is good

      Cons

      Internally there is a communication problem and the salary does not reflect experience, in fact the gave me a speech about how they pay everyone the same and make no exceptions for experience.

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