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great company

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Former Employee - Camp Leader  in  Encinitas, CA
Former Employee - Camp Leader in Encinitas, CA

I worked at YMCA for more than a year

Pros

Great company with great values. Enjoyed Working here.

Cons

-none really.. enjoyed working with this company

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Fun place for a part time job- Glad mine wasn't full time!

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    Former Employee - Technique Swim Coach  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technique Swim Coach in Houston, TX

    I worked at YMCA part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at the Y. As a technical swim coach I was only there to correct the strokes of the upper athlete’s, get paid (pretty well) and go home. I would show up my 2 lanes would be reserved, my kids would be ready on deck, equipment would be in the locker, we would do our thing and be done. I was never asked to contribute to the pool such as checking chemicals, cleaning, pulling tarps (all those really fun things) nor would it make since for me to as I was not there for open or close. PERFECT.

    Cons

    I didn't experience any con's while employed as a coach with the Y. I was very part time; in and out in less than 2 hours and on to the next pool. But I could see others that were stuck for entirely too long in the same chair "guarding" the pool with no relief. While other days I would come in and walk past the child care area where there were 15 terrible off the wall kids with one poor employee. It just seemed understaffed and I am sure underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate your lifeguards. Besure that your childcare ratio is not up to code but BETTER. The state code is terrible, I ran a summer camp for years... it doesn't work. Employee incentives – Enough said.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Who would like to work for a company that doesn't follow its own standards?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Full time benefits okay... but for the price you pay, they better be.

    Cons

    Many people in managerial positions only care about their job, and will do anything to keep it, including blaming others for mistakes made.

    No raises for past 3 years, last raise was less than 2%.

    It seems that Managers don't care about the staff, paying them as little possible (minimum wage) and expecting them to do work way over their pay grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay staff more than minimum wage, when others in the same organization make over $200,000 a year, I think the organization can pay better than minimum wage for what is expected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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