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YMCA Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
1,656 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    COORDINATOR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    FUN FLEXIBLY PART-TIME Family Friendly Easy

    Cons

    Low pay
    No Growth
    Lack of Leadership

    Recommends
  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 an 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.  

    Front Desk Agent Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Pleasant environment, people who came into the gym were mostly older and really friendly. I heard a lot of stories about children and grandchildren, and how things were "back in the day".

    Cons

    Disliked one of the mangers, can be a little disorganized, lots of complaining about lack of funding (but what do you expect for a non-profit)

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  5.  

    My experience is that I have gotten better at saving people with certain skills.

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    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Chillicothe, MO
    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Chillicothe, MO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Have down time to study

    Cons

    You have to watch people for quite a bit of time and can't look away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should be able to sit In the sauna while watching people because it has a window

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This company's employees made work feel very welcomed

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    Former Employee - Party Facilitator, Front Desk, Child Watch in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Party Facilitator, Front Desk, Child Watch in Worcester, MA

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

    Pros

    supervisors and bosses were very understanding and made you a schedule that worked for you

    Cons

    there wasn't really any challenges, I worked for the child watch, front desk and party facilitator, having to learn all the duties of each position they made it easy and always gave you a helping hand when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work supervisors/management with being understanding and helping your new employees in their training and even after training when they have questions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Both rewarding and frustrating.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    The work was inspiring and fulfilling. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow if you're willing to take them.

    Cons

    Not enough balance, general feeling of being under appreciated and expendable to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your exployess, respect their contributions, pay them fairly. You'll experience much less turn over and much better results over all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No value

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    Current Employee - Former Employee in Hanover, PA
    Current Employee - Former Employee in Hanover, PA

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    There was one pro, the Membership discount

    Cons

    Hanover YMCA does not value their employees in the least bit since the new CEO has taken over a few years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Been working here over 3 years, no raise, no advancement, only a few hours a week, micro management

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    Work at your own pace. Exposure to many people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    Been working here over 3 years, no raise, no advancement, only a few hours a week, micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better positions with livable wages and hours. Don't micromanage your employee's every move. It's terrible for employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Camp Counselor Job

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Catonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Catonsville, MD

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Work with cute kids
    Work with funny kids
    Go on cool field trips

    Cons

    Work with troubled kids
    Low hourly pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking short cuts and pay your counselors more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company To work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Meeting new people and helping out others

    Cons

    there isn't any cons for this company

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