Young Life Reviews

Updated May 2, 2021

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148 Ratings
Pros
  • "I love this ministry and how relational It is(in 33 reviews)

  • "Very meaningful work, flexible schedules, great benefits(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Pretty low pay for a demanding job, but as expected in ministry role(in 19 reviews)

  • "Pay (Benefits work to make up for low pay scale)(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Organization

      May 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good people doing good work

      Cons

      I was pleased with no cons to report

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful ministry but you cannot expect it to be perfect!

      Feb 8, 2021 - Guest Services Specialist in Saranac Lake, NY
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      Pros

      Incredible health care, retirement and overall wellness benefits.

      Cons

      It is a ministry when it is convenient and a corporation when it is convenient and there is a culture of avoiding conflict.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Much freedom, much cost

      Apr 22, 2021 - Director 
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      Pros

      Great flexibility and freedom. Best benefits I've ever seen. Lovely community and fellowship between other field staff.

      Cons

      As with many massive organizations, the higher ups are quite disconnected from the people doing the fieldwork. As such, policy change is slow and difficult. This is a "mission-oriented" organization, but much of the power and influence comes from large donors with specific and rigid agendas (moral majority). Fundraising model makes it quite difficult from people of low socioeconomic background to actually last with a sustainable salary.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      If you are Called this is the Best Job

      Apr 16, 2021 - Area Director 
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule Great Benefits Care for staff so well

      Cons

      Not much upward mobility Not super flexible living locations

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Job With Purpose

      Apr 5, 2021 - Associate Regional Director 
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      Pros

      Young Life staff are passionate about their work and care deeply about the organization's mission

      Cons

      Includes work on nights and weekends and hours can greatly vary depending on the season

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Apr 11, 2021 - Area Director 
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      Pros

      Phenomenal training and meaningful work

      Cons

      You are responsible to raise your own salary

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      great company

      Apr 7, 2021 - Student Staff 
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      Pros

      offered a great work environment

      Cons

      I have no cons for young life

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company with a few issues

      Apr 21, 2021 - Area Director in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Young Life has amazing staff to work with, flexible job hours, and often life giving work.

      Cons

      Issues with communication and clear path of progression.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Love this organization

      Mar 23, 2021 - Volunteer 
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      Pros

      Meeting kids where they are at and just getting to do life with students is always a win!

      Cons

      Organizationally, it can be difficult to keep volunteers motivated, especially during covid.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place

      Mar 27, 2021 - Team Leader in San Marcos, TX
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      Pros

      Great people, great cause, great place

      Cons

      At times, it can be unorganized.

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