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YMCA Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,683 Reviews
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1,683 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great part time job while in school

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    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Arvada, CO
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Arvada, CO

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

    Pros

    Easy, good traing with a usefull skill and decent pay

    Cons

    Politics with senior guards can get complicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all employees are that great. Its easy to artificially raise your save numbers, but yet they get rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very friendly work environments. You get to know members and its great interacting with them as their families grow.

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    Current Employee - Wellness Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Wellness Associate in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    branch culture, great members, family environment,

    Cons

    During New Years and Summer, we can get overwhelmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more perks or a bonus during New Years and Summer. Your employees are working hard at growing the branches and at time can feel taken for granted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ymca

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    Former Employee - After School Counselor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - After School Counselor in Houston, TX

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Working with the kids in the after school program was rewarding. Got to learn a lot and meet great coworkers.

    Cons

    Lack of communication with supervisor and staff. Never truly felt like I could talk to my supervisor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to discover what you want to do.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher

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

    Pros

    Free gym memembership.
    Most of the co-workers are great.
    The kids are awesome.

    Cons

    Getting your concerns taken seriously can be a challenge.
    Sometimes employees that have worked there longer can get overlooked when new opportunities arise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Very relaxed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    free gym membership and 50% off other services

    Cons

    Can be very unorganized at times at my branch. I get messages for meetings and events sometimes day of but almost always less than 24 hours in advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all management and directors are communicating properly to their staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was as expected I guess.

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    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Fast, efficient, reliable, and easy going.

    Cons

    Not so hot salary but great opportunity to advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place for an internship!

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    Current Employee - "Operations Manager" in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - "Operations Manager" in Blacksburg, VA

    I have been working at YMCA as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back, great boss, fun coworkers, plenty of ways to help out!

    Cons

    Limited resources, so very low pay (if any - #volunteer).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more human resources to implement all the initiatives we want!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    The kids were awesome

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    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Free membership and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay and always asked for donations back to the YMCA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Positive Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at YMCA part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked part time for 6 years. Management and my coworkers took the mission and company values to heart and it was a pleasure coming to work.Training is taken very seriously and outside certifications were often reimbursed. I enjoyed being a part of something larger that was such an asset to people in the community. The organization is very plugged into the community as well.

    Cons

    Compensation is less than desirable. Funds always seems to be an issue for management and it shows.
    Part time, no benefits, just the work experience and networking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Life guard

    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Really are a great company and staff, its a fun place to work as long as your doing your job.

    Cons

    Some of the policies seem pointless, but most rules are there for a reason. But patrons will fight you tooth and nail either way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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