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Updated July 24, 2017
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  • It is a non-profit so the advantages that you would have with a cooperation you do not have with a YMCA (in 220 reviews)

  • I was only part-time for a few months (in 210 reviews)

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  1. "Camp Becket Summer Camp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    - Amazing and inspiring experience
    - Real world experience in communication and management

    Cons

    - The work hours are exhausting


  2. "Lots of Certifications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    friendly environment with room to grow

    Cons

    The YMCA requires its own YMCA certifications and will not accept outside certs of equal or greater value

  3. "Camp Counselor"

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    Current Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Lake Wylie, SC
    Current Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Lake Wylie, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the children and the relationships I have built with them.

    Cons

    I do not receive enough money to support myself.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for the counselors.


  4. "Great place to work and grow"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    meeting new people and getting benefits

    Cons

    Not enough hours or benefits


  5. "Amazing Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    I work at a Nature Center Camp, at a South Shore YMCA branch, and absolutely love my job. The counselors are all deeply invested in making camp an educational and fun experience, carefully writing lesson plans to include crafts, experiments, hikes, ponding, etc. A wonderful atmosphere with stellar leadership

    Cons

    Other branches of camp are less focused on camper experience and are not as hands-on as the Science Center

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting effort into making this camp grow and keep providing it with further resources!


  6. "Summer day camp counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Fun, convenient, and important for building experience.

    Cons

    Long days, a lot of heat and a lot of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    The directors should try to organize more structured fun activities.


  7. "Just started not really sure yet"

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Pearland, TX

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    if you like to workout then this is a good job for you

    Cons

    the hiring process can be a little timely.

  8. "Great in many ways, could be even better than before with a few adjustments."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, (Medical is high for family), Retirement plan is great, vacation is very nice.

    Cons

    Low pay for a lot of positions that are very necessary. Turnover and morale in the last 4 years (since death of former CEO) has been terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Build morale by honoring long term employees, doing whatever is necessary to keep them. Get up to standards on initial hires.


  9. "Gymnastics instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Fair pay
    Flexible hours and good coworkers

    Cons

    Small amount of hours
    Hard to advance

    Advice to Management

    Be more prominent in the first few days of training for new workers


  10. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    A lot of contacts to be made; people are friendly and welcoming

    Cons

    Patrons can be difficult to work with.


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