Year Up Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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3.7
66%
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Year Up Founder and CEO  Gerald Chertavian
Gerald Chertavian
160 Ratings
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  1. "great experience"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Year Up full-time

    Pros

    leadership, exposure, great work place environment

    Cons

    nothing to think of at the moment

  2. "n/a"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Year Up full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Student facing role, the mission is good for those who follow it.

    Cons

    Leadership is not good, and they don't do the work. Don't value their workers.

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    Year Up Response

    July 8, 2020Director of Talent Scouting

    Thank you for sharing your review with us and for highlighting your experiences working with Year Up students. We value all reviews and see them as a way to inform our organizational practices. If you’re willing to engage and would like to provide more context about your experience, please e-mail us at feedback@yearup.org and we’ll be in touch to find time to connect.

  3. "Intern"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy and business transformation in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Year Up full-time

    Pros

    - Opening doors to an amazing internship

    Cons

    - Not very organized - Support is there

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  4. "Great company, difficult business"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Year Up full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional development is encouraged and provided

    Cons

    People without experience in high impact roles

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    Year Up Response

    July 8, 2020Director of Talent Scouting

    Thanks for submitting a review and we want to hear about employee experiences, as it helps to refine the Year Up employee experience. We appreciate your highlight regarding the professional development support provided. In particular, we'd love to hear more about your thoughts regarding high impact roles as a way to understand how to build a stronger Year Up team. If you'd like to share additional context, reach out to feedback@yearup.org and we can set up some time to learn more.

  5. "Important mission, needed now more than ever"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Year Up full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    intelligent & interesting colleagues, doing very important & relevant work, being able to engage with the young adults directly is eye-opening and enriching, decent opportunities for growth & benefits

    Cons

    nonprofit pay, sometimes leadership can be TOO communicative (but not really say enough), can be slow in getting approvals/making decisions which cause project delays, takes A LOT for under-performing staff to finally be laid off

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    Year Up Response

    July 8, 2020Director of Talent Scouting

    Thanks for sharing the details here and appreciate you sharing this perspective. It's always helpful to hear from staff so that we can incorporate feedback into our support for employees. We appreciate you indicating that the work you do feels important and relevant. In particular, we'd love to hear more about the thoughts you provided here. If you'd like to connect, please feel free to reach out to feedback@yearup.org and we can build space for you to share more.

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Year Up full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mission driven Great colleagues Top performing non-profit that is well resourced Good benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tricky

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Well intended"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Year Up full-time

    Pros

    The best part of working here is the opportunity to interact with our students. They are eager for success, open to feedback and are bought-in. The org is constantly evolving and wanting to be better. They love feedback and will seek it out often.

    Cons

    It's a very top heavy organization. There are sites across the country and then there is a 'National' team that works to support the different regions. Those teams are often not as student-facing, so it can be frustrating because there are many 'Senior Directors' whereas other sites/teams that are on the front lines will be understaffed and underpaid. Sometimes the constant feedback turns into a complaint fest for employees, so it doesn't always feel the most useful. Plus, we'll give feedback/input and then when it doesn't get implemented or addresses, it leaves one to wonder, then why bother asking? My team will get asked for input around things we're doing and then National teams, tasked with designing 'innovative solutions' will just use what we've done. Meanwhile those talking heads make about double the salary. Feels very corporate at times even though we're a non-profit. The organization used to be more balanced of head/heart decisions. Now it's about the benjamins.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great non-profit, structure and leadership is lacking"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Year Up full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great non-profit organization that really impacts the lives of many young adults. Great colleagues and a lot of interaction with students. Coaching students was also great and being able to support them through workforce development is amazing.

    Cons

    Regional Directors were clueless of what was going on in the market. Turnover was high due to bad directors and arrogant personalities. No growth internally, company would rather hire externally than promote employees.

  9. "YU"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Year Up full-time

    Pros

    Fun teams, great mission. Dedicated group of people

    Cons

    Disorganized leadership, Not diverse, Doesn't live up to it's core values.

  10. "Great mission"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Student Services 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Year Up full-time

    Pros

    Strong mission-focused organization, great outcomes and fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, too many office politics, pay isn't great.

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    Year Up Response

    May 7, 2020Director of Talent Scouting

    Thanks so much for submitting your review and we appreciate your reflections here. I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying other employee benefits and listed organizational outcomes as a highlight. We have a commitment to our industry position regarding compensation and would love to hear more. Please share any additional feedback or context by emailing feedback@yearup.org and we'd be happy to set up a time to connect if you'd like to continue the dialogue.

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