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Don’t do it to yourself!!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 18, 2017
Don’t do it to yourself guys. The people suck and they are all there for self. They dont mind stepping on you to get where they want to be. The founder is amazing but the Atlanta location is not sonewhere you want to work, period!
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Friendly Business casual work place
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDOctober 10, 2017
Business Professional work day, Business oriented culture, great management, More of an Internship. Being able to help urban young adults close the opportunity divide.
Pros
Free Lunch
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Help Desk Specialist/ Intern (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 21, 2017
It was overall a great experience wish it was more certification driven program i was only a student not a staff member but overall a great journey built a strong network
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Mission driven
Instructor (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 8, 2017
Great place to work and make a difference and help to close the opportunity divide. The CEO is a fantastic visionary and motivator.
The new management has ways to go and are learning on the job.
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cool place
six-month internship (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJuly 11, 2017
It was an enjoyable experience. I learned a lot of valuable skills which I can take with me wherever I go in life or work. I recommend anyone who is unsure of their next steps after high school to join this program.
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Noble Mission Statement
Student (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJune 26, 2017
This company has a noble mission statement BUT if you have prior work experience this is just a third party staffing agency that has a catchy motto "Closing the opportunity divide."

If you're a kid straight out of high school or never had a job before start here. You want some elective credits? start here. Besides that, there's nothing constructive for you here. They have you for 11 months and in the end you get the same result as if you went to a staffing agency.

In conclusion if you want to join the program but you have work experience you will be on the same level of professionalism as before you came in. They are a For profit organization labeled as a nonprofit. Hitting numbers with their conveyer belt line of production (you) to meet their end goals.
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Year Up New York
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 10, 2017
It is a good program to get you started. Helps you learn soft and hard skills for the working environment. Helps you with your resume and your networking.
Pros
They really took an interest in the interns
Cons
Try to put the interns in their desired tracks
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Waste of time
Student (Former Employee) –  BostonMay 29, 2017
You can get a job around 12- 15$ by just going to a recruitment agency instead of spending 6 months training and 6 months on an internship. At my internship I would just sit and do nothing. For 6 months. I would have to harass for work.Totally burnt out from corporate jobs. The worst part is that your credits don't even transfer. My advice is just go to college instead of this for one year.
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Tough training but worth it.
Student (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 22, 2017
As a student who's still attending Year Up Chicago, I can recommend this program to anyone who wishes to bring their (18-24 year old) student to attend if they are looking for more career options and to develop their skills. I myself is currently in the IT track since attending Year Up, and while learning along with the assignments there are tough, including their strict code of conduct, I can reccomend Year Up to anyone who's looking to further develop their skills in the workplace. This goes for IT, customer service, financial operations, and business operations.
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productive fun place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLMay 15, 2017
Fun fast paced place to work have to pick things up on the run as you go great place to learn professional skills and learn elements of the proffesional
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Great place to work
Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 15, 2017
Wonderful place to work with a strong mission and good work environment. The organization as a whole works to close the opportunity divide and create a better work force.
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Great organization!
Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 15, 2017
year up is an amazing organization that helps students reach their fullest potential. It is a wonderful place to work and you get the opportunity to actually see first hand the chance you are making.
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progressive, innovative place to work...great benefits
Outreach & Recruitment Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 7, 2017
Gold standard in career development in business and IT for young adults 18-24. Their commitment to improvement is real and ongoing. Enjoyed working there.
Pros
benefits
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Don't waste your time
Software Intern (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLApril 18, 2017
The program does not lead where they promise as 80 out of 100 interns do not get any job after the program.

You spend a year working with them at $50 per week the first 6 months and then $150 per week the following 6. The employment rate after the program is below 20% making it a total waste of time.
Pros
Support
Cons
Underpaid at $3.75 per hour, No benefits, No real PTO because the time off is is discounted
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As a student
STUDENT (Current Employee) –  atlantaApril 18, 2017
·Year Up Greater Atlanta is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.
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Great and worth every moment.
Technical Support & Quality Assurance Coursew (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 11, 2017
- most proactive
- great teachers
- motivational space
- team work
- Questions are answer in time and always useful
- in powering and ask only the best of you
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Amazing Job
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAMarch 23, 2017
Year Up gave me probably one of my greatest work experiences ever to this day. They are extremely professional, friendly, and overall accepting. I'd work for them again in a heartbeat.
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Chaotic, unprofessional, poor communication, lack of support
Student Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMarch 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.
Pros
The Students, Benefits and Salary
Cons
Site Leadership, Poor Communication/Collaboration
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Inspired Mission and Passionate People
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 10, 2017
Year Up is an organization that has values and lives by those values. It's mission is incredible and the organization takes care of its employees. They have great benefits and are always looking for ways to improve the ways they serve both students and staff.
Pros
Great benefits, inspiring mission, caring people
Cons
Pay is lower because it's a nonprofit. Fast growth means there are a lot of growing pains.
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Learning Grounds
Admissions Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 12, 2017
This program is great for youth from 18-24 who are interested in the Technology field. The students are taught how computers work, how to be young professionals in corporate America.
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