Y of Central Maryland

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Y of Central Maryland Reviews

Updated June 7, 2014
Updated June 7, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great summer job

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor  in  Ellicott City, MD
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Ellicott City, MD

    I worked at Y of Central Maryland for more than a year

    Pros

    Company values are admirable, coworkers are great, pre-camp training was very beneficial for the staff. Dancel was one of the most sought after YCAMP locations, which brought in some great campers with gracious parents.

    Cons

    You won't get a raise unless you get a promotion, which is fine for a summer job but I could not imagine working there year-round. Being outside in the Maryland summer heat could get unbearable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Poor Quality

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Y of Central Maryland part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good to be affiliated with a well known brand. Job itself could have been a fun summer job if not for the cons

    Cons

    They do not communicate the position and requirements very well. The pay is very low, when the company is making money on it. Those who are in charge do not seem to have management experience and are not very professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When paying for summer jobs all over the place, consider reimbursing for mileage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, except for the unlawful pay secrecy policy that prevents equality in the work place.

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    Current Employee - Stay and Play Caregiver  in  Westminster, MD
    Current Employee - Stay and Play Caregiver in Westminster, MD

    I have been working at Y of Central Maryland part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only pros to working in the Stay and Play are the hours and the great people.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, unfair pay (newer employees make more than current employees that have been working there for 5+ years, myself included), a pay secrecy policy that dictates that we will be terminated if we talk about our wages (which is illegal under the NLRA of 1935), disconnected management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work life balance offered by the Stay & Play is fantastic. The people we work with are great. The management is not. I suggest paying people fairly in the first place instead of enacting a policy that, for one, is illegal, and two is meant to hide the fact that the wages are unfair. If you are looking for a good part time job, I wish I could say that the Stay & Play would be a good option, but this pay issue is a big one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little room for Advancement, Heavy Politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Y of Central Maryland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people who work there are generally very passionate about the cause they are working for, creating a very great environment.

    Cons

    Large disconnect from Association Office and the Branches, senior Management is not in tune with what is needed at the branch level. Promotions are only based on politics, not actual merit. Within the Organization, there is a resistance to outside training, even if it would be beneficial, they are only concerned with training done in-house. Pay is not great for the amount of work expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the Goals is to be an employer of choice. If you are serious about that goal, you need to really sit down and look at the Organization and change things. Advancement needs to be based on merit and accomplishments, not politics, compensation needs to be in line with the amount of work expected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Confusing Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Y of Central Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful community of people working together for a common good
    Okay work/life balance
    Great people

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Overworked
    Not recognized for your work even if you are doing the job of 6 people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people. They are working hard with very little respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great work place environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Y of Central Maryland

    Pros

    The people here are very nice.

    Cons

    Better integration more IT to daily work instead of manually.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community service oriented, but no clear sense of direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Y of Central Maryland

    Pros

    There's a strong sense of community among coworkers. The organization provides internal training resources for employees, including paying for state required licenses (child care services).

    Cons

    There is little to no room for growth within the organization and the pay is abysmal (under $30k for full-time white collar position after two years). I've witnessed certain members of the management and executive team speak down to employees in condescending tones, or sit idly by as interpersonal conflict arises between coworkers within the office. The organization, while community service focus, lacked a clear sense of direction. They had great ideas on what they wanted to do for the community, but it wasn't clear to the employees what their steps were for getting there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take recognition of your strongest employees and promote from within. Provide professional training and/or educational reimbursement opportunities for employees who wish to grow professionally within your organization. Clarify your organizational goals and steps for attaining this to all of your employees, not just the executive team and community board members.

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