YMCA

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It was overall an enjoyable experience

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Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Des Plaines, IL
Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Des Plaines, IL

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

Pros

Great Co-workers, patrons where great and always nice to talk to. Management is very understanding.

Cons

Repeated days with hours on end of not having a break for more than 5 or 10 min a shift. Too short staffed during many shifts so ended up guarding for multiple hours on end with minimal breaks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more lifeguards, one guard up for more than an hour is Un-safe for the people in the water. People are not robots and need a break every so often in order to keep there vigilance at its best. Keep a rotating guard on the schedule during all times.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    work with the public. help people get healthy, community and family oriented.

    Cons

    labor of love. low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication needs to be more formalized. follow-up that employees are following instructions.

    Recommends
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    Mission is good but resources to accomplish mission not managed properly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Most staff are hardworking people sacrificing much for the common goal of furthering the mission.

    Cons

    There is minimal accountability or proper stewardship of assets by locally managed YMCAs. Headquarters in Chicago is too far removed from local day to day fiscal operations to understand what us occurring with the lack of proper stewardship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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