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"Fun place for a part time job- Glad mine wasn't full time!"

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Former Employee - Technique Swim Coach in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Technique Swim Coach in Houston, TX
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I enjoyed my time at the Y. As a technical swim coach I was only there to correct the strokes of the upper athlete’s, get paid (pretty well) and go home. I would show up my 2 lanes would be reserved, my kids would be ready on deck, equipment would be in the locker, we would do our thing and be done. I was never asked to contribute to the pool such as checking chemicals, cleaning, pulling tarps (all those really fun things) nor would it make since for me to as I was not there for open or close. PERFECT.

Cons

I didn't experience any con's while employed as a coach with the Y. I was very part time; in and out in less than 2 hours and on to the next pool. But I could see others that were stuck for entirely too long in the same chair "guarding" the pool with no relief. While other days I would come in and walk past the child care area where there were 15 terrible off the wall kids with one poor employee. It just seemed understaffed and I am sure underpaid.

Advice to Management

Rotate your lifeguards. Besure that your childcare ratio is not up to code but BETTER. The state code is terrible, I ran a summer camp for years... it doesn't work. Employee incentives – Enough said.

Other Employee Reviews for YMCA

  1. "Great people, not great pay."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard
    Current Employee - Lifeguard
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are fun, and the members you meet are fun. Free gym membership

    Cons

    Very high turnover and burnout rate. Lots of favoritism, and very limited room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Treat you employees the way you would like to be treated


  2. "Family Company with no Family Values if you are an employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good training, fun place to get to know the community

    Cons

    long hours, never let them make you a salaried employee, its only so they can work you 60-70 hours a week.


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