YMCA - It was overall an enjoyable experience | Glassdoor
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"It was overall an enjoyable experience"

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Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Des Plaines, IL
Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Des Plaines, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great Co-workers, patrons where great and always nice to talk to. Management is very understanding.

Cons

Repeated days with hours on end of not having a break for more than 5 or 10 min a shift. Too short staffed during many shifts so ended up guarding for multiple hours on end with minimal breaks.

Advice to Management

Hire more lifeguards, one guard up for more than an hour is Un-safe for the people in the water. People are not robots and need a break every so often in order to keep there vigilance at its best. Keep a rotating guard on the schedule during all times.

Other Employee Reviews for YMCA

  1. "No room for growth here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Sandusky, OH
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Sandusky, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They offer you a free membership as an employee.

    Cons

    You never get raises unless minimum wage goes up.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to have employee incentives to make us feel appreciated.


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    "Fun and games"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will likely work with a bunch of people your own age. It's a built in peer group. Not to mention, you're playing games all day and getting paid for it. Not a bad combination.

    Cons

    Kids can be a handful at times, so if you aren't a generally cheery person, this may not be the job for you. Having a full 15:1 ratio for a week can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone on the same page. While there are rules and regulations about how the camp should run, they are rarely followed, and can cause confusion and conflict.

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