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Updated Jun 9, 2021

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Pros
  • "Good opportunities for young adults who are looking to close the opportunity divide and go into the corporate world(in 42 reviews)

  • "Very DEI focused culture and great mission(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance was hard to maintain at times(in 38 reviews)

  • "After all, this is a non-profit in Seattle(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      Year Up Program

      Jun 9, 2021 - Student in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It is non-profit organization that creates opportunities for young adults from underrepresented groups and tackles systemic historical issues impacting the US. It allows young adults to gain relevant training and business communication course that top companies are looking for in qualified new employees. Along with business related course, students have an opportunity to gain insight and course in a specific technical track that allows the students to learn relevant and requested knowledge of technical roles requested by our corporate partners. Lastly, students earn the opportunity to be apart of a 6 month internship with top Fortune 500 companies that are looking for interns.

      Cons

      It is a year long program that requires planning ahead of time to make sure you have time to commit to the overall program.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Well intended

      May 20, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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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      6 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Mar 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Competitive salary for a non-profit

      Cons

      Managing students experience isn't considered people management

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Non-profit

      Jan 14, 2021 - Associate Director in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A decent non-profit to work for.

      Cons

      Lots of recent turnover with leadership

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Place to Work!

      Aug 25, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Great business model, great mission, the company is run very well as it pertains to corporate best practices (doesn't feel like a non-profit)

      Cons

      -Very, very fast paced and there are times when hard choices about what is realistic are not made.

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Privileged Savior Cess Pool

      Feb 4, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The benefits are great for a non-profit.

      Cons

      Incompetent, privileged saviors are placed on the shoulders of intelligent POC's. POC's are overworked and do not get the recognition they deserve, and all their hard work is accredited to the privileged during all hands meetings. When a highly educated POC is in a leadership position, they are extremely overworked and barely get any support. When a POC leader quits, they give that job to incompetent privilege, cut the competencies by over 50%, and give the privileged full support. When the POCs speak out, and if they are heard, they are all viewed as reactionary by the incompetent privilege. If you are a well-educated and experienced person of color, stay away from Year Up in the Bay Area. Apply to companies founded in the Bay Area. You MIGHT have to put up with the same racial/gender politics, but you will be paid 3x's ~ 4x's more than what you will be making at Year Up.

      6 people found this review helpful

      Year Up Response

      Director of Talent Scouting

      Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for raising your concern about inequity at Year Up. We take issues of race, gender, and compensation seriously and appreciate you flagging this for us. We also recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion is an ongoing evolution at the organization and know that improvements in this area require each person to be honest and vulnerable. Hearing from employees across our network can help us determine the best ways to tackle these challenges and push leadership to address the experience of diverse individuals at Year Up. We want to acknowledge the impact of the experiences you described and we would like to receive additional context. Should you want to share more about your experience, or if you would like support or resources as a current employee, please reach out to feedback@yearup.org to continue the dialogue.

    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great non-profit, structure and leadership is lacking

      Jun 2, 2020 - Recruitment Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      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.

      3 people found this review helpful

      Year Up Response

      Director of Talent Scouting

      Thanks for your review and wanted to circle back to acknowledge the insights you shared. We appreciate your feedback regarding student interactions and the opportunity to coach students. Your feedback helps us get better and we'd like to hear more if you'd like to share more detail with us about your experience. Feel free to reach out to feedback@yearup.org to set up a time to talk and we can reach out with additional information.

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      May 29, 2020 - Senior Director in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      Work life balance can be tricky

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      IT Instructor

      Jan 28, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best work experience I have ever had. Most companies speak to a mission but at Year Up you literally feel the mission everyday. The culture is extremely nurturing. I study business for a living and have never been big on non-profits as the best catalyst for change, largely because many run inefficiently and also band-aid issue as opposed to fixing them. Year Up however is an incredibly smart organization. They teach their students how to fish. The culture is incredible and the anchor to its success. You will grow as a person in this position.

      Cons

      The pay isn't the highest but you know that coming into to the non-profit world. Because of the autonomy, the organization's success, as well as an individual's personal experience, varies from site to site depending on the leadership.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Employment Placement Specialist

      Jun 11, 2015 - Employment Placement Specialist in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great organizational culture that fosters professional and personal growth ($2000 in PD funds per year!). Employees are true to the organization's mission, and it's hard to find such a passionate, talented, and dedicated group of individuals elsewhere. There are a million inspiring moments that push employees to excel and keep the morale and employee retention high. The employee demographic is very diverse and represents the communities that the Year Up program serve, which is great for creating an inclusive environment for students, but also contributes to a continuously rich dialogue among staff as multiple perspectives and backgrounds work together to expand and develop the program further. Though the work can be overwhelming or stressful at times, time is definitely carved out for staff to enjoy social events, team-building, athletic/hobby clubs, etc. The importance of work-life balance is recognized and emphasized by managers and the operations (HR) team.

      Cons

      It's definitely hectic and stressful at times. Colleagues and managers are supportive and respectful of work-life balance, but it's hard to honor this commitment since all staff are constantly balancing multiple competing priorities. Typical of non-profit environments, though!

      9 people found this review helpful
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