You’re interested in applying for a job, but you want to know more about the company, the culture and customs. You want a snapshot of what it’s like to work there. We’ve all been there.
Here’s your snapshot of YMC. Get to know more about our office atmosphere, find out what a Think n’ Drink is and figure out why Taco Casa is a YMC staple. Plus, get an idea of the benefits that we offer.
Is there room for growth?
We continue to grow steadily, which allows for upward mobility and opportunities to earn leadership positions as they become available. There is plenty of opportunity for growth by participating in our monthly Next Level Book Club, the YMC One Program, FLY (Future Leaders of YMC Training Program) and more. At YMC, it doesn’t matter what your title is. Every person is expected to lead themselves to personal and professional growth.
What's the work/life balance like?
We’re constantly evolving and trying to make work-life balance better. Progress, not perfection. Work doesn’t necessarily end at 5 pm and work may arise “off the clock” if you’re on the Development or Digital team. Allowing time for rest to reset and spend time enjoying life with friends and family is a priority. Compared to other agency cultures, we try our best to be respectful of boundaries.
What is the office culture like?
Work hard play hard. We take our mission seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously. We have a sense of humor. We hold each other accountable in our respective positions. We have each other’s backs. We’re not only a team, we’re an extended family.
Why should I want to work at YMC?
Being a part of YMC gives you the opportunity to utilize your skills and creativity while working in a fun, family-like work environment. It’s a great environment for creatives who are curious about new things and constantly seeking growth.
Does YMC work with clients that are not credit unions?
Right now the answer is no. YMC has a specific niche in working with mission-focused credit unions that seek to change their communities by offering socially responsible loans and other financial products while combatting predatory lenders and “big bank” fees. While there are plenty of community banks that do great work, our focus right now is on the more than 5,000 credit unions that exist.
What's the key to succeeding at YMC?
Keep an open mind and never be afraid to ask a question. It’s not hard to make a mistake in any position at YMC, but those mistakes can be avoided when you take the time to ask the necessary questions. And when a mistake is made, we celebrate the opportunity to learn from it.
What are some YMC office traditions?
As a team, we like to make sure that we make everyone on the team feels important. We like to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and promotions. We celebrate occasional holidays/annual events such as Mardi Gras, National Wine Day, Christmas, etc. We also have a weekly meeting called “Think and Drink,” where our entire team comes together to bring everyone up to date on how things are going, and of course, your drink of choice is welcome.
Are there remote work opportunities?
Potentially. We are currently exploring remote work opportunities, and some positions are easier than others to work remotely. Flex time and remote work is a strategic priority for our team.
Bonus Information Our Team Thinks You Should Know
- We have an office cat, and he is a jerk.
- We have a drinks fridge in the lobby to keep your beverage of choice properly chilled.
- We work hard for our clients, because they work hard for their members. We like to say we bend over backward for our clients, but we won’t bend over forwards.
- Beer, drinks and spirits are a staple tradition at YMC, but so are terrible jokes.
- You better get in the NOLA spirit. Laissez le bon temps rouler!
- The Annual Office Easter Egg Hunt is one of many traditions in the office! (Just the most merciless one. Every man for himself.)
- You will most likely be forced into going to Taco Casa at some point or another.