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Definite lack of professional leadership

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Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Lancaster, PA
Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Lancaster, PA

I worked at YMCA full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

They offer a very generous vacation package and a flexible work schedule. It is great the varied people you get to know working there.

Cons

Low pay, geared toward young and cheap labor. They tend to get rid of the older, experienced workers and hire young workers. This disrupts the programs they have which then tend to fail.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retain the experienced workers to keep your programs going strong.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Wellness Instructor in Hamilton, OH
    Former Employee - Wellness Instructor in Hamilton, OH

    I worked at YMCA part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the members/co workers are friendly

    Cons

    Ridiculously low pay, poor management, no enforcement of member rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay/retain workers better, actually ban members when they repeatedly violate the rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. Great student base, management (directors on site) needs work

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    Current Employee - Nia Teacher in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Nia Teacher in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Wonderful students. Commitment to community. Keep up with fitness trends to an extent.

    Cons

    Seriously underpaid. Complete lack of recognition for enormous amount of continuing education above and beyond expectations. Lack of clear communication relative to what determines pay scale. Environment challenging for offering a mind-body class. Lack of marketing. Limited scope of support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Four Agreements are an invaluable help in communication. Alot of assumptions and extrapolations are being made based on incomplete information. When a misunderstanding occurs, questions are not asked of the accused - guilt is declared and sentence pronounced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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