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Former Contractor - Teacher in San Diego, CA
Former Contractor - Teacher in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at YMCA as a contractor (Less than a 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.

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  1. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great People, Great Perks, Low Pay

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    Current Employee - Group Wellness I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Group Wellness I in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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 Management

    - 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?


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