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This is a fun place to work for a student, or a recent graduate. Not a place for a career.

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Current Employee - Program Director  in  Long Beach, CA
Current Employee - Program Director in Long Beach, CA

Pros

The people who work at the Y, and who come to the Y are a lot of fun to be around. Because of all of the interactions work never gets dull.

Cons

Not a lot of room for upward mobility or advancement. Training opportunities are weak. Staff are underpaid and raises are not awarded on an annual basis.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Praise, develop, and reward staff who are driven and are producing results. Cut staff and programs that are not pulling their weight. Focus on quality of programs, not the quantity of programs.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Other reviews for YMCA

  1.  

    I had a great time because of the kids.

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor  in  Crystal Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Crystal Beach, FL

    Pros

    The kids are the most important thing. I had a lot of freedom because it was an offsite location where the management wasn't around so it allowed us to do what we wanted without anyone breathing down our necks.

    Cons

    Management is super critical instead of trying to resolve problems. They also give off-site locations nothing even if they really need it. We ran out of toilet paper once. That just shouldn't happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together and give some time to off-site locations as well as the normal facilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fitness Instructor

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    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor  in  Barrington, RI
    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor in Barrington, RI

    Pros

    the members are awesome and front line staff are awesome.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, you are not compensated fairly and they ask you to contribute to financial campaign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what members want and need by asking your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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