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Front Desk Staff

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Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Dripping Springs, TX
Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Dripping Springs, TX

I worked at YMCA part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great work environment and perfect for anyone who's looking for a part-time job. Working the front desk position will sharpen your people skills and teach you the importance of good customer service. The company really values their customers and promotes a positive atmosphere. Tasks mainly include checking in the guests, answering phones, selling memberships and promoting the YMCA programs.

Cons

Some days can be very slow and you are required to stay sedentary at the desk. It makes your shift seem twice as long and all you can really do is busywork or paper-filing.

Advice to Management

I enjoyed the management and my only advice to them is to keep up the great work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    its great when you want to work with children you build your experience and learn so many things. i loved working for the ymca. They also have summer time jobs which is just as fun.

    Cons

    there are no cons not that i can think of

  2. Excellent Mission Will Outlast Unfortunate Leadership at the Top

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the staff are great to work with! As a well-established non-profit, it has more of the work environment you would expect from a business, such as supportive HR policies, regulated pay scale, good benefits, and training support. The YMCA retirement account is phenomenal, you can start your own contributions at any time, after two years you are vested and receive a whopping 12% contribution, NOT MATCHING, just 12%! Single/family membership included depending on hours worked. Good impact in the community and knowing you are a part of it.

    Cons

    Non-profit work always means understaffing, and this Y is no exception. A lot of staff work extra hours just to get things done. Management at the top is not well connected to people on the front lines, or even in the middle. Priorities are not always well aligned.

    Advice to Management

    Research thoroughly before making sweeping decisions that affect everyone, it will save time down the road when you have to go back and undo your changes because they don't work in real time or were too hastily implemented. Listen more than you speak.

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