YMCA

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Good while it lasted!

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Former Employee - Associate Teacher in Bothell, WA
Former Employee - Associate Teacher in Bothell, WA

I worked at YMCA part-time (more than an year)

Pros

--close-knit group of staff in school-aged programs
--lots of opportunities to learn (workshops and trainings)
--reimbursements for trainings
--ymca membership
--medical and dental insurance

Cons

--low hourly wage for being a college graduate

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    I regret working there

    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pension contribution is really the only decent benefit they provide.

    Cons

    The pay is not good, and generally the organization is just poorly managed. There is always a budget crisis, which ends in layoffs or cutbacks in hours for hourly staff. If you are on salary they make you work long hours, and expect you to be there nights and weekends. Top management is often unprofessional. I found there to be a strong undercurrent of homophobia.

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    Work with kids/parents from different backgrounds with different motivation levels.

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    Former Employee - Swim Coach in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Swim Coach in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at YMCA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to create a positive influence/be a role model/increase a family's well-being through exercise and extracurriculars to families in community who might not otherwise be able to afford such an experience
    2. Christian company values and morals
    3. Established and large number of members to

    Cons

    1. Unlike private organizations or groups generally lead solely by a group of parent volunteer board members working with coaches, the balance of interests between YMCA, coach, and parent volunteer board can be a tough balance to achieve
    2. Due to large amount of responsibilities juggled by staff members, mentorship and leadership direction at a minimum and this means "sink or swim" as a new hire
    3. Can be challenging to figure out how to work and motivate kids/parents with different backgrounds and make team cohesive unit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more time/effort to check in with new hires and help them transition into a new job better

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