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"My overall experience working for the YMCA is a positive."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - CAPS Leader in San Bernardino, CA
Current Employee - CAPS Leader in San Bernardino, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You get paid to have fun and learn with the kids. The Y also offers great training sessions (when the funds are available).

Cons

Communication throughout the Y is not very efficient.

Other Employee Reviews for YMCA

  1. "Rewarding, Enriching, and a journey of Self-Growth and Discovery."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Swim Instructor in Port Huron, MI
    Current Employee - Swim Instructor in Port Huron, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff bonds together like a family and there is a great job satisfaction with teaching children how to preform an essential lifeskill (swimming in my case.) This is especially true when working with a disadvantaged or special needs child, to see the way their face lights up when they know they are mastering a specific skill, especially after a long period of learning.

    Cons

    Management sometimes does not understand how a certain department is run and therefore will issue decisions that are unreasonable but have to be complied with anyways. This usually causes a host of problems that the department takes the heat for before the issue is resolved.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the department heads are truly in charge and let them manage their own areas of expertise. Positive interaction with employees also goes a long way, because most employees are younger and intimidated by big management executives, so smiles and encouragement helps break down barriers!


  2. "Good company bad management old fashioned"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Retirement and benefits package, time off

    Cons

    Management makes bad decisions consistently

    Advice to Management

    Get more knowledgeable and current employees

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