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  • 1 employee says

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    Subpar (0)
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    2.67
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Young America, LLC

Reviews - What employees say

2.67 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 07.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

In many ways people are very socialable and can be friendly, but trust is another story.

Support from management

Some leaders were good at offering support, but sometimes leaders would actually deny support when they felt it was unnecessary or make things more difficult than necessary.

Teamwork

People need to work together to get work done, but without good communication it often felt like everyone was left to fend for themselves (unless they were a junior employee). Sometimes there was talk behind others' backs.

Internal Communication

Too many assumptions are made and it takes too long to get feedback on simple issues.

Gender Equality

Women and men were treated equally as far as I could tell--women were at times even seen as "smarter" than the guys--but there was inequality in how different IT teams were treated and people within those teams.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Seemed like the SMEs that had been there for many years were held to the highest esteem, with some of their missteps overlooked more than those of others just below them in age.

Career Development

This is too small a company to allow for vertical advancement or training to do other types of careers (unless one wanted to be a PM perhaps).

Overall compensation for your work

401k match was 0.6% at best, although they did give a better PTO earnings rate per pay period based on years of previous experience.

Office / Work Environment

Work conditions were pretty good in a lot of ways (free pop and occasional snacks), but no privacy at one's desk (regularly feeling like you were being watched) and working from home was not fairly implemented (and they admitted this much).

Work-Life Balance

They were good about flexible hours, but not good about being able to work from home when the need/desire arose.

Company Image

Top notch image in their graphics design work, sales efforts, etc. Although almost no one I know has ever heard of them.

Job Security

I thought my job was secure because it was so frustrating that I thought no one else would ever want my job, several people left (including one of the 4 managers I had within 6 mos.), but I got fired anyway without warning.

Handicapped Accessibility

I believe their facilities had whatever was legally required, I had an ergo keyboard upon request, but otherwise I don't think anything special was ever done.

Workplace Safety

No problems there as far as I could tell.

Challenging Work

Work was challenging in terms of trying to solve rather complex problems--mostly complex because of a plethora of confusing business rules and practices one had to cope with--each client had their own set of rules that applied to them and they weren't always consistent themselves--but it was IT's job to straighten things out. This job tended to compartmentalize job skills with certain jobs and so it was very hard to get chances to learn new IT skills apart from what you were hired for.

Inclusive / Diverse

We definitely had a ethnically and socially diverse group of workers there.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Never stop someone from asking for advice or confirmation, esp. when a mistake could harm the company, never hold it against them for being somewhat cautious, never refer someone to a person who can't really help them if efficiency is of the essence, and never fire someone simply for doing their job as best as they can--work with them to solve the problems (if they really exist).

What I like about the company

I've never been more stretched to develop efficient SQL code and learn new ETL batch processing skills (SSIS, GlobalEFT?, ActiveBatch).

What I dislike about the company

If I ask a question about my plans to do something that might/might not affect others, I can't just get quick confirmation. Instead I get referred to someone who can't answer my questions, prevented from asking those that I think really can help me, and get fired for taking too long to solve a problem even though I always met my deadlines (I just took too many hours to do so.)

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

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  • Company
    Young America, LLC
  • City
    Minneapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    IT

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (1)
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    Subpar (0)
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    2.67
  • 0 applicants say

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    Satisfactory (0)
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    0.00

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Young America, LLC
2.67
1 review

Industry average (Service and Support)
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