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Young Life Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great mission, great people and culture (in 11 reviews)

  • You feel well supported in an incredible community, great benefits, and serving one another (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • If you don't have balance in your life any non profit work will eat your lunch (in 6 reviews)

  • The only con I would say is that it can be very time-consuming, especially if you do not set strict time limits and manage your time well (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Student Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Young Life part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Build great relationships. Work from coffee shops. Opportunities for personal growth.

    Cons

    I had to fundraise my own salary.


  2. "Student Staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Staff in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Student Staff in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Young Life part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Position is incredible. They work with you so much with you and really want you to grow.

    Cons

    You are responsible to raise your support.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for opportunity of growth and challenge themselves.

  3. "Young Life Summer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young Life as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a fun atmosphere and easy work

    Cons

    Can get boring because the workload is not heavy


  4. "Amazing Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer Leader in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Volunteer Leader in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Young Life (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seeing lives change and being apart of something much bigger than yourself.

    Cons

    None, but I will you generally get what you put into it.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Area Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Area Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Young Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young Life is unrivaled in its high calling and impact. The community you get from being a part of this organization is incredible!

    Cons

    This is a very high burnout job. If you aren't in it for the long run, it will be a very difficult job to have.

    Advice to Management

    There are far too many areas in the Twin Cities. To make the job manageable for staff, there needs to be fewer staff.


  6. "Amazing Org."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Director in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Area Director in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredible job if you are passionate about kids meeting Jesus.

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work with kids.


  7. "Amazing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Property Staff in Jasper, GA
    Current Intern - Property Staff in Jasper, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Young Life as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great work environment, challenging to help you grow. Great property. Great benefits. Great management. Always going to work with purpose.

    Cons

    Salary, but that's the hit you take when working for a non profit. Remember that. Living on camp is hard.

  8. "Great Organization"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Ministry in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Direct Ministry in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours
    -Everyday is different
    -Get to work for something you are passionate about
    -Good people

    Cons

    -Little room for growth
    -Unpredictable hours


  9. "Helping teens know what it means to follow Christ for life!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Director in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Area Director in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This was truly the most fascinating, most difficult, most inspiring, most worthy employment experience of my life to date. There is little in this world that is more important than working with the generation that is coming in behind us. Teens have a right to know about Jesus and how much He loves all of us!

    Cons

    The downsides would be minimal from my perspective. The position of Area Director held significant flexibility and autonomy which is good for many and yet very hard for others. Being a self-starter and the fundraiser for expenses and for your own salary is challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you that in Northern California my immediate supervisor was so supportive and not a micro-manager. My short Young Life staff experience in the Southeast was the opposite of this and NOT a good fit.


  10. "Every Kid..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Director in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Area Director in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Young Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, hard rewarding work!

    Cons

    Must be willing to go to them


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