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Review averages

  • 26 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    42.307692307692%
    Good (9)
    34.615384615385%
    Satisfactory (4)
    15.384615384615%
    Subpar (2)
    7.6923076923077%
    3.67
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for City Year

Reviews - What employees say

3.67 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Your team really makes your experience, so including more corps member input in the process would be nice.

What I like about the company

I could definitely see improvement in the students I worked with, both in their academic performance and their socioemotional growth. Seeing quiet, withdrawn students actually excited about our pull out interventions and insatiably curious about what was going to happen next in the books we read together made me feel like my work was valuable and helped me weather the many challenges that came with serving the population we focus on.

What I dislike about the company

Living on a stipend is hard, and sometimes trainings felt repetitive or even condescending. However, City Year, especially CYSJ, is doing so much to offer various supports to corps members in order to offset the burdens attached to living on low wages. They are also always revamping training based on our frequently solicited feedback.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City Year
  • City
    San Jose
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Mandatory types of "mornings" though understood does little to help the students. Once a week peppy greetings with scattered greetings throughout the rest of the week allow for more consistent opportunities for interaction with students, giving them time to work on homework, talk about problems or hang out with the corps members.

What I like about the company

The students you worked with throughout the year were exciting, entertaining and made a large impact on you long after leaving. You form bonds with your team that helps you deal with the hard days, the difficult schools/teachers/students and lack of support often felt from management.

What I dislike about the company

Though the hours were understandable noting the school and tutoring aspect, they left little time after travel to do proper planning for your students and sessions. If you were in a higher level or ESE classroom, you were offered no additional help on how to work with your students unless you went to one of the sessions during monthly site development days and missed out on other important sessions.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    City Year
  • City
    Miami
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think the company can do a lot of improvements on how it prepares its employees to work in schools. I also think there can be more support to English Language Learners who are a significant portion of the students that we work with.

What I like about the company

I have enjoyed working here because I have been able to grow my leadership skills in an environment that nurtures growth and leadership. Although corny, the culture of the company is very important and does spill through in other areas of my life. I have liked the team oriented mindset of the company and the overall goal of the company.

What I dislike about the company

I think the company can improve in it's diversity. It should really focus on recruiting people who are a part of or better empathize with the community that the company is trying to improve.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    City Year, Inc.
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 26 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    42.307692307692%
    Good (9)
    34.615384615385%
    Satisfactory (4)
    15.384615384615%
    Subpar (2)
    7.6923076923077%
    3.67
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

City Year
3.67
26 reviews

Industry average (Civic & Social Organizations/Non-profits)
3.57
13,275 reviews

kununu average
3.36
3,115,000 reviews