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YMCA Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,659 Reviews
3.6
1,659 Reviews
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YMCA President and CEO Neil Nicoll
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Solid Not Progressive

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    Former Employee - Program Director in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Program Director in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at YMCA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flex schedule, benefits, vacation and a feel good NFP

    Cons

    Old Boy's club, limited advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a realistic vison and focus on it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, fun working with kids

    Cons

    low pay and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Awesome people!

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    Former Employee - Family Programs in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Family Programs in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Dedicated passionate professionals serving families and communities

    Cons

    None but parking is a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    food counter

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    work for YMCA means help comunities

    Cons

    some conflicts between employes, because they are union and other not

  7.  

    YMCA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    It has a Good service

    Cons

    NONE that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with awesome management!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teen Center Assistant Director in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Teen Center Assistant Director in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work, potential for moving up, and working to benefit the community overall

    Cons

    Lower pay (which is kind of expected with a non-profit)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening and working for the employees on the front lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great summer job with even greater people!

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    Former Employee - Day Camp Counselor in Brookston, IN
    Former Employee - Day Camp Counselor in Brookston, IN

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

    Pros

    Great spiritual growth
    Learned so much about myself and made the best friends in the world!
    Good summer job if you love kids!

    Cons

    Don't make much money
    Have to work occasional weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - YMCA Summer Camp Counselor in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - YMCA Summer Camp Counselor in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    The boss was great. Also it was a lot of fun and it was great helping and kids and making a difference.

    Cons

    The worst part about the job is the pay. They are really long days but you still dont get paid much nb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Summer Camp Counselor

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at YMCA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    One of the most friendly working environments, all the staff are kind and considerate. Easy summer job with a rewarding feeling of making a difference in children's lives. Free gym membership is a plus and so are the weekly field trips. It helps you re-live your childhood memories

    Cons

    Being around 15 children almost constantly can become a bit annoying, but was not a problem for me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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