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Great Environment to work in

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Former Employee - Lifeguard
Former Employee - Lifeguard

I worked at YMCA part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

fun and exciting work environment

Cons

Can be unorganized at times

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  1. Great cause ... poor management

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Renton, WA

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Under ideal situation, there are four important criteria in a good job ... interest, excitement, challenge, and fulfillment. After a year here, I can only say there were lots of challenges and it was interesting.

    Cons

    Constantly told there is an expectation I need to work 60+ hours a week to get "all of my work" completed ... because of this, I consider the compensation as poor. My Supervisor/Manager is a work-acholic and a micro-manager and expects everybody to do the same ... which results in lots of unreasonable demands on her part and lots of stress on my part. Job description and work expectations I was told I when was hired either never materialized or were never completed. This was mostly due to constant changing priorities ... thus after a year, I've lost interest, am no longer excited and don't feel fulfilled or satisfied with this job.

    Advice to Management

    Find managers with better employer/employee skills ... and understanding of US Labor laws.

  2. Potential but the wrong people in charge

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Teacher in Elizabeth, NJ

    I worked at YMCA part-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Immediate hiring because of short staffing

    Cons

    Mostly part time positions because they do not want to pay for benefits; too many different managers

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the staff and maybe less people will leave

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