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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 for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Camp Site Director  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Camp Site Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at YMCA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, great people, plenty of opportunities. You receive free gym/pool membership. The branch I worked at was professional, yet laid back.

    Cons

    The biggest con was the low pay, but if you take a job with this company, you know it is a non-profit organization and money probably isn't your main motivator.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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