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"Gets lots of experience, must love kids!"

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Current Employee - Child Care Assistant in Overland Park, KS
Current Employee - Child Care Assistant in Overland Park, KS
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Get weekends off
-Only work 3 1/2 hours a day, so could get another job
-Building a relationship with kids
-Getting life experience, looks good on resume
-Meeting new people
-Lots of fun training
-Impacting the kids lives
-Easy to move up within the job
-Free gym membership

Cons

-Sometimes you get short notice about things
-The stress can be overwhelming, especially if your program has a lot of kids
- Dealing with parents yelling at you

Other Employee Reviews for YMCA

  1. "Do it for the kids"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor/Site Lead in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor/Site Lead in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with great kids
    Making a difference
    Learning valuable life lessons
    Leadership training

    Cons

    Stressful work
    Communication problems between staff and administrative directors
    Low pay
    Irrational parents

    Advice to Management

    Although some did a better job than others, lack of communication and support between the directors and staff working at after-school and summer camp programs brought down the experience for staff and children alike as the years went on during my employment with the YMCA of Austin. Many times I ran into situations in which directors hadn't properly notified camp staff about the specifics of field trips and events or failed to provide ample supplies for group activities and projects at sites. When push came to shove, much of the blame was usually thrown at camp staff, some rightly so, but without much accountability for their own actions and mistakes. To speak up would put you at risk of becoming a problem to eliminate. I would advise the management of the YMCA of Austin to own up to their failures and lead by example rather to inspire great work ethic rather than casting blame at every wrong turn. Hopefully things have turned around since I worked for them, as I know the turnover rate for administrative staff and directors is pretty high.


  2. "Well rounded, family friendly company to wor for."

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    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding job, making a difference in someone else's lives. Very good at collaborating witin community.

    Cons

    Growing and getting better of including all staff and volunteers in the overall day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to really know each department inside and out.

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