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YMCA Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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  1. "UPYMCA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    The job can be rewarding

    Cons

    The pay is not great


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Rye, NY
    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Rye, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many breaks and good pay

    Cons

    No cons in all honesty

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  3. "YMCA Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Peru, IL
    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Peru, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job and management was okay.

    Cons

    Teenager run which led to a lot of drama.

    Advice to Management

    Be more gracious to higher level employees.


  4. "Fantastic experience"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard
    Former Employee - Lifeguard

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

    Pros

    Working with your own community, spreading wellness, assisting others and a great overall experience

    Cons

    Sometimes there are not enough hours


  5. "Wonderful First Job"

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    Former Employee - Camp Cheerio Staff Member in Roaring Gap, NC
    Former Employee - Camp Cheerio Staff Member in Roaring Gap, NC

    I worked at YMCA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff and lots of useful experience gained

    Cons

    The pay is lower than I would have liked.


  6. "Very nice"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Swim Instructor in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Swim Instructor in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is nice where I work

    Cons

    Cleaning up after your class


  7. "Summer Day Camp"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Co Workers
    Coustomers
    Daily events

    Cons

    Not always a lot of Hours
    Language barriers
    Some times due to ratio shifts were cut short

  8. "It’s okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great management , co workers were great. Loved my clients

    Cons

    Little disorganized. Training is new to this location so getting clients isn’t easy


  9. "Great summer job"

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    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Royersford, PA
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Royersford, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional environment. Great summer job for new guards.

    Cons

    Indoor rotation was not very enjoyable due to the trapped chlorine. No ones fault just a con that comes with indoor pools.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great organization to learn"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Hartford, CT

    I worked at YMCA (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, grow, and be a part of something

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of time you work