YMCA Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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YMCA President and CEO Neil Nicoll
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Pros
  • The value in working at the Y was the free gym membership (in 182 reviews)

  • If you like working with kids you'll be truly satisfied (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Resources Constrained as it is a non profit (in 81 reviews)

  • Pay was not great but these were entry level part time positions (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Lifeguard

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very laid back and chill environment. Everyone there is very kind and displays positive attitude. Welcoming to all patrons.

    Cons

    The pay here is not as great as if you were to work at a similar job elsewhere. Gym equipment is relatively old.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to provide more competitive compensation and to update equipment and buildings to more modern standards.


  2. great place to work, great environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Swim Aid/Lifeguard in Summit, NJ
    Former Employee - Swim Aid/Lifeguard in Summit, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits and free gym membership
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Had to pay for your own parking every day


  3. Great Co-workers

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    Current Employee - Sports Director in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Sports Director in Valparaiso, IN

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The amenities and co-workers were fun to work with

    Cons

    Tough to schedule around so many activities going on in the building

    Advice to Management

    Expand the building


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  5. As a Personal Trainer

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at YMCA (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on which place you go to these will be the pros of working for the Y:
    Terrific place to communicate with people of all ages.
    Great place to start as a CPT to explore options for career
    Nonprofit.

    Cons

    Part time opportunities and all its cons that fall under being a part time.


  6. Part-Time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Great family environment, flexible scheduling and enjoyable opportunities to meet members of the community while doing a job that you enjoy

    Cons

    Being scheduled to work weekends after explicitly stating during the interview and hiring process that weekend availability was not a possibility

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire people who really care about their job and are happy to come to work each day. It really helps the members and the staff enjoy the experience of being at the Y.


  7. Great Non-Profit Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - After School Counselor in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - After School Counselor in Worcester, MA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing people. You work with some of the nicest people you'll meet. The environment breeds respect and kindness all around, both with peers and members.

    Cons

    Pay isn't grand... but it'll do.


  8. maintenance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Jeffersonville, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment and an all around great place to get in shape

    Cons

    Very low pay not very good with communication

    Advice to Management

    Try to communicate more and better wages


  9. Teacher

    Current Employee - Teacher in Punta Gorda, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Punta Gorda, FL

    I have been working at YMCA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the staff. The YMCA is a great place to work at.

    Cons

    Pay raises didn't occur regularly.


  10. Review of experience at the Y

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    It was a great community atmosphere! Great job to build relationships.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't great and most employees are on the younger side.


  11. Child Care Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes things can get hectic.



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