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"The C needs to stand for Cash"

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Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Frederick, MD
Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Frederick, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

none....free membership (not costing them a dime!)

Cons

everything is about the dollar....They could care less about child development. Their non profit status is a joke...The profit goes in the managements pocket. If you question or expose their dirty little deeds your job will be eliminated and they will stalk you on social media for find any way to dispose of you. I have worked with their child care teachers and each and everyone did nothing but sit at a table engaged with themselves. Twenty three years of experience in child development and the first time I get fired for questioning their motives. I am an advocate for children not the Y's pocketbook. I will continue to stand for what is right...they won't stop me!

Advice to Management

Put people before the mighty dollar that you only share among yourself

Other Employee Reviews for YMCA

  1. "Nice people, free gym membership, terrible pay & somewhat unorganized"

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    Current Employee - Membership Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Membership Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to meet some wonderful members. The free gym membership is nice. Welcoming atmosphere for members and guest. Pretty good programs for the community - swimming lessons in particular. Financial assistance for those who can not afford to pay full price. Some very caring people in the organization. Good part time job for student.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. How is someone in Los Angeles suppose to live on $10 an hour?! Apparently management thinks you can. No raises in approximately 6 years for anyone! Constant turnover due to low pay. Training is somewhat lacking in some areas and over done in other areas. Management lacks good communication skills with staff. Somewhat unreceptive to new ideas, programs, suggestions - perhaps stuck in the "this is the way it's always been done" mode. Some management play favorites, which just always works out bad for all. Some supervisors don't understand work/life balance. ALWAYS understaffed and management doesn't understand the burnout rate!

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get out of their offices and actually walk around the facility, see what is going on and meet members and guests. Try new ideas, see what members are interested in and check out the area competition is doing and maybe you'd understand why members leave. Plan better in advance so there's not a continuous rush to get things done at the last minute. Think things out before implementing promotions.


  2. "fun, exciting place to work and contribute to society."

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Counselor in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    meet lots of nice people.

    Cons

    long work hours for little pay.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the little guy.

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