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Michael Kehoss
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    Previous reviews are NO LONGER RELEVANT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Education in the Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great mission, friendly staff to work with, slowly but smoothly recovering from CEO drama.

    Cons

    Working for this company unfortunately comes with the baggage of people knowing what happened in the past. You're often taking the blunt heat from everybody regarding the company's past issues.

    Advice to Management

    Listen....the CEO is gone. There is a new Board of Directors in place and from what I have been seeing, they have been doing a fantastic job putting the pieces of the company back together. The other reviews are no longer valid and I sincerely believe in the redemption of Youth Education in the Arts. The only advice I would give to the management is to keep forging a plan to move forward and show everybody what we can...

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  2. Need better leadership

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of P E in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The kids are amazing, and there are very dedicated people who work in the office.

    Cons

    After the Hopkins insident honestly thought it would get better, but the leadership is still floundering and the Board cares nothing about the employees

    Advice to Management

    Get a new board of directors and a Executive Director that cares about kids not just the Cadet name.

  3. YED

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Youth Education in the Arts

      Pros

      Good mentorship program, necessary to teach children

      Cons

      No problems were at this job

    • The CEO belongs in prison

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great mission to help the kids

      Cons

      The CEO uses his position to help himself to the kids. Very poor management skills and does not care about other employees. I would highly recommend the BOD to find a better suited person for this position

      Advice to Management

      Turn yourself in

    • Helpful (2)

      See the March 18th review? Yep....written by the CEO to keep it above 1 star.

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There is virtually nothing positive about working here other than realizing you aren't the only one who was duped into a terrible situation and you can commiserate with others who are as busily working to get out as you are.

      Cons

      Too many to mention here. The CEO of this organization is just dangerous in so many ways - to his employees, to the groups, to the members of those groups and the list goes on. Deceit and intimidation are the watchwords here.

      Advice to Management

      Bow out. If there is ANY part of you that really cares about the worthwhile mission, you'll walk away. And take your puppet Board of Directors with you.

    • Board of Directors need to fire CEO ASAP.

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      Former Employee - Administrative 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I am attracted to the mission of this company.

      Cons

      It's not worth working with this sinking ship for the sake of the mission. Experience of the kids is rarely the priority within this organization, which makes me sad.

      Advice to Management

      New CEO ASAP.

    • Potential is there...

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time

      Pros

      Mission of the organization is spot on. The students are what matters to everyone who works at the organization except one person.

      Cons

      Too many to list them all.

      Advice to Management

      Resign

    • Helpful (5)

      Non-Profit Professional? Stay Away

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time

      Pros

      The staff is amazing (for the most part)

      Cons

      For a nonprofit that focuses on excellence, it does not know how to run a nonprofit that way. The work is less about the mission and more about the revenue. There is a push for recruiting in The Cadets & USBands because of revenue, not because a difference wants to be made in these children's lives. Even with the push for revenue, good luck getting a check to pay a bill. Credit cards were turned off frequently because...

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    • Helpful (5)

      The ...CEO .... writes ....his ...own ...positive ...reviews

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      Former Employee - Customer Relations in Allentown, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      As for working here it was a fantastic way to get back into the activity after taking a break for a few years. The mission is great and you can really get into the nitty gritty of the work for each group. My favorite memories are the ones involving my time working on site with one of our groups. These young people are simply amazing. Working in "Customer Relations" aka not that at all, was a decent way of learning how...

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      Cons

      Sadly the leader of the sinking ship is not all he appears to be. He lures you in with provocative language and promises of making a difference and all that. Once you are in you find that your time is largely spent on his menial tasks while he micromanages you from his desk. Many a time I was asked to work weekends or holidays without and sort of pay. As for my title, well one of his biggest tendencies is to add ...to...

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      Advice to Management

      Get a new board of directors and get the CEO to just manage the drum corps.

    • event relations

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time

      Pros

      The mission is a great one

      Cons

      The expectations of time and lack of consistent leadership are a real challenge. Very little training is a huge problem

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