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Rewarding, Enriching, and a journey of Self-Growth and Discovery.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Swim Instructor  in  Port Huron, MI
Current Employee - Swim Instructor in Port Huron, MI

Pros

Staff bonds together like a family and there is a great job satisfaction with teaching children how to preform an essential lifeskill (swimming in my case.) This is especially true when working with a disadvantaged or special needs child, to see the way their face lights up when they know they are mastering a specific skill, especially after a long period of learning.

Cons

Management sometimes does not understand how a certain department is run and therefore will issue decisions that are unreasonable but have to be complied with anyways. This usually causes a host of problems that the department takes the heat for before the issue is resolved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure that the department heads are truly in charge and let them manage their own areas of expertise. Positive interaction with employees also goes a long way, because most employees are younger and intimidated by big management executives, so smiles and encouragement helps break down barriers!

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Great Perks, Low Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Wellness I  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Group Wellness I in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    You work with great people
    Free membership and discounted programs
    Childcare
    You get to be a part of something bigger than yourself- the Y is an amazing non-profit

    Cons

    Low pay
    Overworked at times
    Drug testing
    Disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Develop SOP from branch to branch so people can better serve the organization as a whole, and make sure people feel supported and appreciated in their work- volunteers are constantly being recognized, but what about the staff that keeps the lights on and the facility running?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Christian Atmosphere!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Child Watch  in  Greenwood, IN
    Current Employee - Child Watch in Greenwood, IN

    Pros

    Good flexible hours if working 2 jobs, Great co worker, and a second family. Great facility to work in clean and newish.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, hierarchy of power can determine where you end up. The boss' don't listen to employee complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff please

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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