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Young Life Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great mission, great people and culture (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, and staff care about people before work (in 9 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. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Staff Associate
    Former Employee - Staff Associate
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young Life (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They care for their people and give a lot of autonomy and flexibility

    Cons

    Lots of nights and weekends, and behind in technology.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, kind people, great environment, good pay, great cause to work for, easy to fall in love with the job because of the AMAZING PEOPLE and their heart for God.

    Cons

    lacking in structure, behind the times in technology

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, due to the nature of this organization I don't know how you would fix the lack of structure. Its very relationship based so if someone needs something (wether it is in your job description or not) most everyone tries their best to help. This is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because you feel supported, that people care and that you are not alone in your struggle to accomplish any task, but a curse because when someone else needs something you are all but obligated to spend every waking minuet helping them accomplish their task, wether your on the clock or off.
    As for the technology, the home office is working on many of my major issues already, which is great! But there is still a lot to be done. This is very much an understandable issue because tech stuff is expensive and this is not what this organization is about so while it is sometimes frustrating (as with the severely outdated system used to build the m-site, or the crazy old time entry system) most of the time its an easy thing to brush off because I literally LOVE working here!

  3. "Student Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  4. "Mission Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mission Staff
    Current Employee - Mission Staff
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Young Life part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing support, network and relationships.

    Cons

    Nothing is guaranteed, you could be placed in a horrible environment.

    Advice to Management

    Hold Area Directors more accountable.


  5. "Student Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young Life part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great community, working with kids and building relationships is very rewarding

    Cons

    Fundraising is a very difficult and long process but it helps you lean on your faith


  6. "Love working at Young Life!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young Life part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful culture, great mission - there are too many pros to name.

    Cons

    Not any major cons to name. Every workplace has some cons but none of the ones I encountered at YL stick in my memory.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! LOVE YL!


  7. "Awesome experience and culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A genuine organization that cares about its employees from the top-down. The culture, people, and constant positive support is amazing.

    Cons

    Pay is not great but that's to be expected. Not a job you do for the money. The Experience and maturity growth was worth more to me.

  8. "Fulfilling, Challenging, Ministry Field Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Young Life full-time

    Pros

    Simply put, you have the opportunity to pour your life in to something that really matters.

    Cons

    It is not the easiest job to maintain balance and can be very draining.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taken necessary steps to reflect the communities served.


  9. "Area Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission, great people and culture

    Cons

    A lot of ministry people lose sight of what it means to work hard


  10. "Associate Area director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Young Life full-time

    Pros

    You change the world for the Lord

    Cons

    It is very hard to do.


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