Year Up Reviews
68% would recommend to a friend
(454 total reviews)
82% approve of CEO
Found 454 of over 628 reviews
Updated Oct 20, 2023
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- "Work/life balance is tough in some departments." (in 24 reviews)
- "poor leadership and lack of understanding women in leadership" (in 19 reviews)
- "It is none profit so low pay." (in 17 reviews)
- "Low salary than working for for profit organization" (in 16 reviews)
- "candidates/employees with bad management behavior.)" (in 14 reviews)
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWDec 2, 2022Site DirectorCurrent Employee
Family created and empowerment to grow
Company continues to change their models1Year Up Response9mo
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- 5.0Oct 20, 2023InternCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearJacksonville, FL
Great culture High support Gets foot in the door for useful job skills
Very low pay for first 6 months1
- 5.0Jan 21, 2017Operations ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearBlank, MD
- Competitive compensation - Excellent organizational leadership, passion, and culture - Programs really make a difference in the students' lives
Any new site comes with some growing pains and so we are still figuring some things out as we go. Could use a little more direction or "best practices" from other sites or leadership. But again, these things come with any new sites!181
- 5.0Oct 5, 2023Associate Director, Corporate EngagementCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearPleasant Hill, CA
The teams and people at the local sites are incredibly supportive of students, interns, AND staff. They live up to their mission of helping early-career adults get from minimum wage to livable careers.
They were slow to realize that the layoffs in tech would have such a strong (negative) impact on the company. I was impressed with how they kept their mission at the forefront--working to ensure students would get into careers. But they are still figuring out this economic environment--an exciting challenge for those who want to create change. But with an organization of this size (800-900 ees) across so many locations, change is (not surprisingly) slower than what's needed.1
- 2.0Aug 7, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 8 years
Year Up lives by its mission and I’ve appreciated the opportunity to work with some of the brightest people ever. Great benefits and structure- enjoyed the flexibility, the career development I had and the camaraderie.
Year Up will not take care of you. Year Up likes beating around the bush and not being straightforward with decisions that impact it’s people. Put all their energy into the wrong aspects but rarely take feedback from their employees (even if they’re a feedback culture). Spends too much time trying to innovate new models that don’t deliver, encourages staff to take on extra roles without compensation, and when you are out the door, try to shower you with gratitude. If you decide to work here, know the organization will do little for you but will say they have PD funds and a great mission.11
- 1.0Aug 29, 2023Associate Director of Corporate EngagementFormer Employee, less than 1 year
I believe that the mission is solid. Some incredible colleagues work here and they genuinely care. Also, there are some exceptional students who have come into this program.
I was fired from Year Up recently for speaking out against how the recent layoffs were done. A total of 140 people were laid off. They had meetings with HR and were told not to say anything. These folks were immediately cut off from email and Slack and were not allowed to say goodbye to their coworkers or student coachees. I called this out and experienced retaliation. When I was fired, I had already given a two week notice. HR did not give me an official reason for being fired. I had no records of underperformance.24
- 4.0Oct 7, 2023Student Services ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearWashington, DC
Work life balance, hybrid schedule and helpful team
Pay rate and advancement within your position
- 2.0Sep 8, 2023Learning and Develoment ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearWashington, DC
Mission is great and teams are wonderful
Literally everything else. This organization is a solid example of doesn’t practice what they preach. There is an overwork and underpaid culture while they preach wellness/ wellbeing. DEI is a joke and the company is founded on white saviorism. They say there is a feedback culture but the higher levels take no feedback, actually giving feedback could result in loss of employment. There is no transparency, no consistency, and high turnover because of it.9
- 4.0Sep 21, 2023Student Services ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Benefits package was great. Many opportunities were held to connect with other employees outside of your location.
Leadership was not great and not held accountable.2
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Year Up has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 628 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at Year Up to a friend and 60% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
68% of Year Up employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Year Up 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.