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Updated October 16, 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 228 reviews)

  • I was only part-time for a few months (in 223 reviews)

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  1. "12 years"

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

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Family focused and community driven

    Cons

    7 day commitment that is enriching but a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Cherish your staff


  2. "Nice summer job for students"

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

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Free gym membership
    Fun working environment

    Cons

    Lower wage
    Weak support from higher-level employees at times

  3. "Good, works as a parent"

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    Former Employee - Kidzone Coordinator in Lake Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Kidzone Coordinator in Lake Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bring kids with you to work, closed on most holidays. Good benefits

    Cons

    Looked down upon by full time staff. Lower pay. A huge click as far as staff. Hard to find your place.


  4. "Great loving company and people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Loved work and the people I worked with. Was an amazing experience. Sad I had to move!

    Cons

    I didn't have any negative experiences.


  5. "Homely Atmosphere"

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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

    Extremely comfortable setting, lots of opportunities to learn new things, flexible schedule

    Cons

    No full-time opportunity unless you're higher up in the company


  6. "Fun Job"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Fit Team Member in Hixson, TN
    Former Employee - Mobile Fit Team Member in Hixson, TN
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never boring, good pay, good hours & opportunities for extra hours

    Cons

    Sometimes sent to sketchy areas of town


  7. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Good in-service training, flexible scheduling, supportive patrons, management understanding and personal

    Cons

    Average pay at best, hard to have shifts covered

    Advice to Management

    Look to find a better way to cover shifts

  8. "Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Loved and lived the mission and cause. Members and volunteers are amazing!

    Cons

    Too many hoops to jump through to get things done or started, too many meetings, given empowerment with hands tied.


  9. "not a bad part time gig"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    people are nice flexible with scheduling easy work

    Cons

    low pay working for a non-profit


  10. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    IT was a great expereience

    Cons

    The work was rather menial


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