YMCA

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Former Employee - Teacher in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Teacher in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Flexible with college students, good pay, good schools

Cons

Supervisors are not very educated. Less educated person in supervising me, I do not agree. Spell check is needed for these employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Do it for the kids

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor/Site Lead in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor/Site Lead in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Working with great kids
    Making a difference
    Learning valuable life lessons
    Leadership training

    Cons

    Stressful work
    Communication problems between staff and administrative directors
    Low pay
    Irrational parents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although some did a better job than others, lack of communication and support between the directors and staff working at after-school and summer camp programs brought down the experience for staff and children alike as the years went on during my employment with the YMCA of Austin. Many times I ran into situations in which directors hadn't properly notified camp staff about the specifics of field trips and events or failed to provide ample supplies for group activities and projects at sites. When push came to shove, much of the blame was usually thrown at camp staff, some rightly so, but without much accountability for their own actions and mistakes. To speak up would put you at risk of becoming a problem to eliminate. I would advise the management of the YMCA of Austin to own up to their failures and lead by example rather to inspire great work ethic rather than casting blame at every wrong turn. Hopefully things have turned around since I worked for them, as I know the turnover rate for administrative staff and directors is pretty high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great Mission...but company does not care about employees

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    Current Employee - Wellness Director in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Wellness Director in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Free Gym membership
    Make a difference in the community
    Retirement is amazing
    Free programs for your family and children (if you have them)

    Cons

    Poor upper management does not have a sense of how to grow itself.
    Low salary with high demands.
    Expected to do above and beyond with little and nothing.
    No recognition.
    Cuts hours for great part time employees to save a dollar. management reassigns duties to already overworked full time directors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open eyes to what is actually going on within your communities. Your employees are your community as well, take care of them too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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