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Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Child care associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, nice people, good incentives, free membership

    Cons

    Pay is minimum, not too many hours for work


  2. "YMCA Afterschool Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Waycross, GA
    Former Employee - Counselor in Waycross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The job was very easy and the staff were very friendly. I loved working with my co-workers and even hung out with them from time to time. They're very flexible and I can't explain enough how fun it was to be with kids and learn from them as much as they learned from you. In addition, you get a free membership.

    Cons

    The only downside I could think of is the fact that they paid minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would only be to give your workers opportunities to advance and receive higher pay.


  3. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Bellflower, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Bellflower, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I work with some of the most dedicated and devoted to children people at any organization.

    Cons

    I wish we had more opportunities to increase our hours.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train employees to do any job in the organization. Provide more room for growth and development within the organization.


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  5. "Aquatic fitness instructor"

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    Former Employee - Retired in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Retired in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YMCA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The facility was nice and most of the members were nice.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't that great. You were required certifications and were responsible for the cost.

    Advice to Management

    At the time, the branch manager could have been a little friendlier. He didn't practice what he suggested.


  6. "Flexible Hours"

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    Former Employee - Membership Services Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Membership Services Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and management. Working alongside members wanting to achieve success. Very flexible schedule. Lots of room for advancement. Customer service experience.

    Cons

    Having to do member's dirty towel laundry. Even wearing sanitary gloves, this is a gross job handling someone's sweaty towels all day.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a 3rd party cleaning service for member's towels


  7. "Front Desk Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work enviroment, friendly members, fitness membership

    Cons

    Low pay, full time expectations for part time workers


  8. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and a nice work environment

    Cons

    There weren't any cons it was a great place to work


  9. "Fitness instructor"

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    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Fitness Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping people become more fit and bringing people together in fitness classes.

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest but working for the community Y is very fulfilling.


  10. "Perfect part time job"

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    Former Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Parkersburg, WV
    Former Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Parkersburg, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work well with your availability. Management is always available to assist in any way.

    Cons

    Would be nice to have a full time option for some positions.


  11. "Lifeguard/swim instructor"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free membership, pleasant staff, fairly easy job, works with scheduling, you get to have fun, relax when you're not on stand

    Cons

    Outside all the time so be prepared with sunscreen and to get a tan. If you're uncomfortable going to people's homes this may not be the job for you


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