Chaotic, unprofessional, poor communication, lack of support
Student Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 12, 2017
Overall, Year up is as a national organization is striving towards its mission actively with an exceptionally supportive and involved Founder/CEO.
At the Philadelphia site, leadership leaves the day to day work entirely in its employees hands. They do not use professional modes of communication, are unresponsive and extremely unsupportive with unreasonable expectations.
I learned a lot from working at year up, from both my positive and negative experiences. A few are that when an organizational leadership is passionate and mission driven, it creates an environment worth being a part of as well as reaps deep personal reward in the work we do. I've also learned that team cohesiveness is unprecedented when it comes to a healthy working environment; where the work gets done and done with high quality. Without effective communication, collaboration and team cohesiveness, things become chaotic and both employees and the people we serve suffer as a result.
The most enjoyable part of this job was by and large, the students. Being able to support the positive journey they embark on is incredibly rewarding. You are able to watch and help them grow leaps and bounds.
The Students, Benefits and Salary
Site Leadership, Poor Communication/Collaboration