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Updated January 16, 2018
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  • Non profit doesn't allow for state of the art facilities (in 238 reviews)

  • Only because I have to put a con when reviewing -part time staff only get a membership for themselves-not families (in 237 reviews)

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  1. "Swim Instructor"

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

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and was allowed to keep son in childwatch while working.

    Cons

    Need a time clock to punch out in the pool area- cold and annoying to have to keep punching out in between classes

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the lifeguards are paying attention.


  2. "child watch attendant"

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    Former Employee - Child Watch Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Child Watch Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    i loved working for the y.... i worked at a few and they were all ran by great people with a wonderful sense of community

    Cons

    not many full time positions available

  3. "Lifeguard/swim instructor at YMCA - great high school job"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard and Swim Instructor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Lifeguard and Swim Instructor in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great high school job
    - learn valuable life skills (rescue swimming, CPR, Oxygen Administration)
    - swim instructing is very rewarding
    - Good resume builder

    Cons

    - usually minimum wage or slightly above
    - can be held liable if you mess up (this is common for a lifeguarding position at any company)


  4. "Great company. Would work for again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Would work for again

    Cons

    If you're a swimming instructor, you get a "5 min break" but not really.


  5. "jj"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    healthy cool fun work time

    Cons

    negative space for employment growth


  6. "Good Part-Time Job"

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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

    The YMCA is a good organization with a great cause. Their aquatics departments have fun swim lessons and good staff.

    Cons

    Their pay is not competitive, and their branches are often under-staffed. Don't expect any fancy facilities unless you are applying to a branch that is brand new.

    Advice to Management

    Make the schedule as simple as possible for you and for your employees. Hold your staff to the standard of coming to in-services.


  7. "Good place to work if you like kids"

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

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Fun working with kids, don't have to deal with bosses to often.

    Cons

    Too many kids, too few counselors

  8. "Great experience working with YMCA"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in New York, NY

    I worked at YMCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work. Everyone is close knit and treat like a family.

    Cons

    YMCA provides provides a very fun camp with a large area to hold many activities. But the commute from the YMCA building to the camp is quite long.


  9. "YMCA Group Leader"

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The YMCA community is amazing. Everyone is welcoming and understanding. Open to train you and letting you hands-on experience at Elementary schools.

    Cons

    Hours are pretty cut down but it depends on your position.


  10. "Membership Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Positive. Fun. Encouraging. Inspiring. Fast paced

    Cons

    Low wage. Customer service. Fluctuating activness


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