City Year
3.5 of 5 122 reviews
www.cityyear.org Cleveland, OH 150 to 499 Employees

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hard work, low pay, good cause

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at City Year

ProsMeeting people. Also its for a good cause and if you enjoy working with kids you get that opportunity.

ConsThe stipend is very small, almost unlivable.

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Slightly disorganized, but overall a good experience.

Corps Member (Current Employee)
Baton Rouge, LA (US)

I have been working at City Year full-time for less than a year


Pros: The core purpose of City Year - working to support students who show signs of dropping out of high school - makes any of the… Cons: Because the teams at each school are made up of 17-24 year olds, and because the emphasis is on the TEAM, expect to face some… Advice to Senior Management: There needs to be a lot more "bottom-up" feedback and, frankly, there needs to be an awareness of the gender and leadership styles of the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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City Year has so much potential, but fails miserably to follow through.

Corps Member (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI (US)

I have been working at City Year full-time for less than a year


Pros: 1) Working with and mentoring kids is a special experience. 2) The Corps Members themselves are… Cons: 1) The City Year superiors (Team Leaders, Program Managers, Program Directors) have proven to be largely incompetent. They make decisions in a very dictatorial… Advice to Senior Management: -Hire more competent managers. -Seek data to see the longterm impact… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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