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"Community service oriented, but no clear sense of direction"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

Pros

There's a strong sense of community among coworkers. The organization provides internal training resources for employees, including paying for state required licenses (child care services).

Cons

There is little to no room for growth within the organization and the pay is abysmal (under $30k for full-time white collar position after two years). I've witnessed certain members of the management and executive team speak down to employees in condescending tones, or sit idly by as interpersonal conflict arises between coworkers within the office. The organization, while community service focus, lacked a clear sense of direction. They had great ideas on what they wanted to do for the community, but it wasn't clear to the employees what their steps were for getting there.

Advice to Management

Take recognition of your strongest employees and promote from within. Provide professional training and/or educational reimbursement opportunities for employees who wish to grow professionally within your organization. Clarify your organizational goals and steps for attaining this to all of your employees, not just the executive team and community board members.

Other Employee Reviews for YMCA

  1. "Great opertunity"

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    Former Employee - Wellness Coach in New Albany, IN
    Former Employee - Wellness Coach in New Albany, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Worked with great people, family centered institution. Great if you enjoy working with others and helping others.

    Cons

    pay was low, had schedualing trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership was good.


  2. "Ehh..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great way to interact with many different types of people. Depending on your department/job you can make a difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    The organization lacks a strategic plan. Poor communication.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication. Be more professional. Treat all employees equally.


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