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Updated February 22, 2018
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  • Very demanding hours due to being a non-profit, all positions have multiple job responsibilities (in 243 reviews)

  • Only because I have to put a con when reviewing -part time staff only get a membership for themselves-not families (in 243 reviews)

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  1. "Personal Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great atmosphere, family environment

    Cons

    Lower income, favors keeping people part-time


  2. "Summer Camp Director"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Director in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Director in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time, 10 hour days which meant only 4 work days during the week, activity based work

    Cons

    Stress, poor management, poor communication

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication between corporate and their branches.

  3. "Mental Health Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership, training, good benefits,

    Cons

    Limited places to move up in mental health capacity. Management isn't diverse.


  4. "Sports Coach"

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    Current Employee - Sports Coach in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Sports Coach in Union, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its flexible with my schedule for being a student and it pays well

    Cons

    Can not move up for promotion compared to other places

    Advice to Management

    Have more diverse in jobs


  5. "Child Care and Sports Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Working for the Y was a great way to get connected in my community, touch the lives of children and families, and learn leadership skills that served me later in my career.

    Cons

    Long hours in the sun! It's great, but on particularly hot days, this can get difficult.

    Advice to Management

    My supervisor struggled with names and was not around very often, which meant that she often forgot my name.


  6. "Non-Profit"

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    Former Employee - Head Lifeguard in Chesterfield, VA
    Former Employee - Head Lifeguard in Chesterfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment and great first job to have

    Cons

    Non-Profit organization so money is tight, and hardly any decent pay and hours.


  7. "Amazing job with small salary"

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    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The community built there is amazing.

    Cons

    Little pay with a lot of responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    The YMCA loses a lot of great talent by not valuing employees.

  8. "Billing and Collections"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Very willing to help
    Busy work environment
    Flexible hours but 40 a week
    Can set reasonable goals for yourself
    Weekly meetings to make sure you are reaching goals.

    Cons

    Sometimes Stressful work but that was really it.


  9. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Position is interesting - very diverse tasks makes it exciting

    Cons

    Sometimes very tiring, hours can be extended at times.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate tasks more effectively to ensure efficiency


  10. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. You work with a lot of really awesome people and get to meet a lot of really awesome people while you work. Very moral and ethical culture with this company.

    Cons

    Not the best equipment to work with and train with unfortunately but it’s adequate. As with any job, you will have to work with a very “different” client or customer and show them a lot of personal attention.


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