YMCA

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It's My Y!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Fitness Staff in Louisville, KY
Current Employee - Fitness Staff in Louisville, KY

I have been working at YMCA part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great company that creates an environment of family for its employees

Cons

Pay scale is fairly low. It's not easy to move up in the ranks, although lateral movement is easy.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

1671 Other Employee Reviews for YMCA (View Most Recent)

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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

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (more than a year)

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Toxic Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Director in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    I have no positive words to share!

    Cons

    Absurdly low pay for extremely high expectations, almost nonexistant support for certain programs, high turnover of many dept., extremely bad attitudes @ YMCA all around, no pay increases due to inefficient money managing--some up to seven years, not reinvesting the money from largest providing program back into the program leaving those programs to pay their own way--by employee, expectations to provide personal monetary donations to the YMCA with what they pay workers, made to solicit donations from clients on the phone and in other forms, deaf ears whenever problem issues are brought up regarding sore lack of decent management, and so much more....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start providing an honest, reasonably competitive, supportive, flexible, professional work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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