YMCA - Positive and energized environment | Glassdoor
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"Positive and energized environment"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

People that work at the Y have a passion for helping others. Creates a positive energized environment

Cons

As a not for profit, wages are typically lower than in other industries.

Other Employee Reviews for YMCA

  1. "Lack of long term plan has driven away its best employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance available. Non-salary benefits better than at most companies. Many opportunities for professional training available to senior staff. Easy work for interested part-time staff.

    Cons

    Salary is quite low even for senior positions (managers and directors) relative to the job requirements and duties performed. Very little opportunity for career advancement due to the limited full time and senior positions available. Huge loss of highly educated and experienced staff since 2011 due to layoffs and turnover. Lack of resources (financial and human) to work well.

    Advice to Management

    No long term vision for revenue growth at the head office. Layoffs are decided by senior VPs who have never had contact with the staff they are letting go. Company is not competitive in the market. Company tries to be everything to everyone -- There is no focus on its core competencies and thus resources (financial and human) are consistently stretched too thin.


  2. "GREAT people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Y is a community of GREAT people - people who are genuinely interested in helping others. Working for the Y provides you with the opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, across the globe.
    The Y is a place where you can be a part of something bigger than yourself!

    Cons

    The experience, environment, etc. is inconsistent between cities.

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