YMCA

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Not the place to be if you want a career or real job.

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Former Employee - Welcome Center Representative in Wayne, NJ
Former Employee - Welcome Center Representative in Wayne, NJ

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

Pros

Location; free membership; community feel (among the members - not necessarily the staff or managers); free uniform shirts.

Cons

Low pay for what was asked of you (which was a lot at the front desk); schedule/hours were OK most of the time, but you have very little control or choice over this aspect. Training was piecemeal, incomplete, and on quite outdated systems/processes and computers (yes, I know they're a not-for-profit org). High turnover and little commitment to the employees, though they wanted 110% of it from you. Special events were chaotic and at times poorly managed/staffed/supervised; computers would freeze/do down often; rules were applied inconsistently.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is none I could give that they would believe or take.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Child Care Assistant in Franklin, OH
    Current Employee - Child Care Assistant in Franklin, OH

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    wonderful people and good hearted intentions. People interactions are amazing and the networking opportunities are tremendous. good stepping stone job in any field.

    Cons

    lack of quality leadership, communication and direction. Quality of employees is at best subpar. quick fixes and last minute are the norm. hard work and laziness make little difference in promotions and progression. mostly who you know or the degree you have. Degrees are MUCH more valued than the quality of work that can be provided. Have stayed away from mission statement and core values in order to chase the dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire and promote persons based on merit and not paper work. evaluate persons well before hiring. Look for long term and not just the quick fix. show value toward the hard working employees and try not to reward the lazy ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Summer Camps: Fun Activities For Kids, Poverty-Inducing Work Camps For... Well, Older Kids (Teens?)

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor

    I worked at YMCA as a contractor

    Pros

    Fellow employees are usually fun, and often are lushes. Get to be outdoors a lot. Working with kids can be fun and rewarding, if nerve-wracking.

    Cons

    They contract teens and college students so that they can pay them $3-4 an hour at many locations (at least a few years ago) while executives tend to show up in Benz two-doors --and usually take up two spots to park when they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper level? Trickle down, baby.
    Lower level? Get out or enjoy the ceiling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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