YMCA Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • One of the best perks of working at the YMCA was the fact that employees are entitled to a free gym membership (in 182 reviews)

  • Always enjoyed working around fellow facilitators and working with kids everyday (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay is not very competitive but it is non profit so this is to be expected (in 81 reviews)

  • There is no growth potential you will only go so far with only part time positions (in 67 reviews)

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  1. It has been nice.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    The free gym membership is nice.

    Cons

    Terrible hour coordination makes hours inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistency.

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    Current Employee - Membership Director
    Current Employee - Membership Director

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

    Pros

    fun environment, great retirement, PTO, work a lot but flexible, does great work in community, great staff development opportunities and training

    Cons

    pay isn't great, you work a lot, high expectations without clear direction, sometimes the training doesn't always match the job directly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow for communication to filter to part time staff with adequate time allowance; reward staff when goals are met

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work part-time, not great money but lovely people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Good mission, invests in staff, great working conditions

    Cons

    Can be hard to get a job initially

    Recommends
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  5. i truly love working with the pre-school and kindergarten children

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    Current Employee - Child Care Worker
    Current Employee - Child Care Worker

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working at the ymca because they are flexible with my schedule and often offer extra working hours. The children range from 2 to 5 years old and they are awesome!

    Cons

    The only con is that i would like full-time days and they don't offer full-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you may know i am always on time and very reliable whenever you need me to stay i am 99.9% always staying unless i have previous commitments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Positive work environment.

    Cons

    Low to average pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Really friendly environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Great for a first job

    Cons

    Not always a lot of hours

  8. A great company, and a great community!

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    Former Intern - Health and Wellness Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Intern - Health and Wellness Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at YMCA as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great community feel, great staff and trainers that were very helpful, good values! I really enjoyed my time here and the people I worked with. They gave me a lot of opportunity as an intern to experience different aspects of their company.

    Cons

    Some lack of leadership, and some tasks were given to me that I was not given instruction on. Times where things were not organized at all, and people did not know who was to do what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that everyone is on the same page, and that all tasks are given with complete instruction on how they are to be completed. Make sure everything is organized before hand and that it is not being figured out 5 minutes before it is to begin.

    Recommends
  9. Pikes Peak YMCA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Overall A good place to work, Salaries tend to be lower, but for a non-profit not to bad.

    Cons

    Inconsistent in Direction of the organization.

  10. Great job for someone just out of high school.

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    Former Employee - Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer in Glenville, NY
    Former Employee - Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer in Glenville, NY

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Got to be on my feet
    Work involved helping people understand and implement a healthy lifestyle
    Diverse culture of clients
    Super low-pressure

    Cons

    -Not many hours
    -Pay was less than stellar
    -Not much room for growth without further formal education
    - Not many available hours to work or pick up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on leadership training would be really cool, and maybe open the door to possibilities for growth within the company without the need for further formal education.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Worked in membership assistance. Greeted members at door, took payments, assisted in office.

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    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Charleston, WV

    I worked at YMCA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, flexible hours, free membership as long as you work there.

    Cons

    Really no where to go as far as advancements. Management depends on the area you live and different locations do not handle things the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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