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Trying to do good, but politics gets in the way at every turn.

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Former Employee - Operations Director in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Operations Director in Chicago, IL

I worked at YMCA

Pros

Very good at offering opportunities for growth to employees. Free membership to all full time employees and their families to all YMCA membership centers in network. Many departments to choose from and you are able to network with other YMCA's across the country. This was very helpful and useful.

Cons

Very heavy on the politics. The YMCA of Metro Chicago is totally based on politics and it seeps into everyday work life. Who ever is in power is not to be questioned, if so, you will be terminated without cause. Many good people at the Y, but they are scared to say anything because the climate is one rife with politics and a strong "gotch er" mentality. This was a sobering life lesson for people like me who want to help others just for the sake of it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember why you first joined the movement, It was to do good and live by the YMCA's core values. You need to be true to yourself and not be so consumed with "who are you' throwing under the bus today' The YMCA is a good organization overall, don't let people who do not fully understand the message destroy it.

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  1.  

    good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Marietta, GA

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    The Y.M.C.A. had a great work enviornment and a good management structure. Many different areas to work in.

    Cons

    To advance within this company was very difficult. The positions that are taken up are alwayse fillled so it is hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership is good because there are many management positions in a number of different areas. the leadership is quality.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    For an internship, the job has its pluses and minuses. I would say more pluses than minuses, but it's an internship.

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    It's an inclusive environment and there is room for growth. Directors' are knowledgeable and and competent.

    Cons

    Depending on the director and in my experience, micromanagement. Rapid implementation of programs without thoughtful review and mapping of program goals and purposes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervise but not micromanage

    No opinion of CEO
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