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YMCA Reviews

Updated September 23, 2018
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  • "Not many full time opportunities but I like the part time hours" (in 267 reviews)

  • "Pay is less than other comparable positions in the non profit industry" (in 258 reviews)

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  1. "Very Fun and Rewarding Job if You Genuinely Enjoy Childcare"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    helpful and responsive supervisors, fun activities, field trips different camps and age groups create variety in work and let you choose the best position for you

    Cons

    Typical issues when working with children: tantrums, accidents, fights, messes, etc


  2. "Caring"

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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

    It’s a team, no matter what branch you go; easy environment

    Cons

    Limited advancement prospects if you’re looking for a full pledged career

  3. "Fun work environment"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YMCA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Kid focused - growth and fun

    Cons

    Low pay, higher ups tended to make decisions without using advice from local management and employees


  4. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Janitor in Temperance, MI
    Current Employee - Janitor in Temperance, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Flexible working hours
    -Understanding management
    -Membership included

    Cons

    -Can be difficult to move up


  5. "Site Asisstant"

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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

    AMAZING management. Some of the best people I've ever worked with. They also provide a free membership the Y and have awesome training programs

    Cons

    Minimal hours, disciplining kids can be difficult


  6. "School Aged Child Care Site Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Fun and safe environment for students and employees

    Cons

    Not much room to grow after working with the organization for many years.


  7. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Supportive management. Continued education and training for staff. Good learning experience for those interested in behavior specialty work.

    Cons

    Low pay. Inconsistent hours. Limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "Fitness Manager"

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

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Great family environment and a good way to give back to the community.

    Cons

    They will take every minute you give them, but what company doesn't.


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, NY

    I worked at YMCA part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with family, discount helped with membership

    Cons

    More full time opportunities would be beneficial to employees


  10. "Childwatch"

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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

    Easy job, flexible hours, great for people in school.

    Cons

    The custodians rarely clean the room. The childcare workers have to clean everything, including child restrooms.


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