YMCA Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Amazing company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experience was all around positive working for this company. There was an excellent support system and a great sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    Not many cons if any. Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.


  2. Zumba Instructor/ Wellness coach

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Zumba Instructor in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Zumba Instructor in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun atmosphere...Great environment where you can change peoples lives

    Cons

    Salary, and the benefits are non-existent...


  3. Site Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    This was one of the best jobs I've had and would have stayed if I didnt move. I loved working directly with the community especially the kids. The employees really care about their jobs and what they do.

    Cons

    Pay was hourly and not salary with no benefits. I wanted to work for corporate YMCA but it was had to see room for upward movement within since all Y's are individual run.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to retain employee and promote from within. Try not to hire people just because they are willing to work for a lower salary with less education.


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  5. Hi

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    The people are nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    You don't always get the support you need.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure communication is open and that everyone knows the same things.


  6. Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for a gym and great guests. Lots of networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Staff communication is horrible and not a lot to do.


  7. Great family friendly employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kind compassionate co-workers, family-friendly, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Erratic schedule, not too many benefits for part-timers


  8. Great

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome group of co-workers to work with. Fun job playing with the children.

    Cons

    Management is OK, you can really tell their favorites, they treat people differently depending on who their favorite is.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little nicer. Don't pick as many favorites and give everyone equal hours.


  9. Senior program director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, discounts on programs for the entire family, good retirement plan, friendly and positive atmosphere where colleagues are your best friends

    Cons

    Work Lots of hours, not great work life balance, not great salary, customer service industry can be hard over time

    Advice to Management

    More staff are necessary to share the work load so a few do not have to carry the entire burden.


  10. Family Friendly Gym Style

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Marietta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Almost everyone who worked around me was friendly, encouraging, and supportive. Weekly staff meetings helped everyone to be on the same page, raise concerns, etc.

    Cons

    Long hours, hot days but that just goes with the job

    Advice to Management

    Listen to others' concerns rather than continuing to do what you personally think is best.


  11. Former Member Services Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This position provided tons of face-to-face interaction, you were a part of a team working to "engage" members in the Y either in membership or youth programming. The member service supervisors and other reps were friendly and good willed.

    Cons

    Not much responsibility unless you sought it out. Occasionally would be in a position of being under staffed on busy weekends and week nights. Not all team members were self-motivated to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize focus on employee career growth and skill development, even if promotions not available at the current time.



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