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Updated August 19, 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 219 reviews)

  • I was only part-time for a few months (in 214 reviews)

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  1. "Good leadership, good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very stable, good leadership, value employees

    Cons

    Continuous shifting in job responsibilities


  2. "Member Services Representative at the YMCA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Very rewarding and warm place to work. Hours of business are reasonable. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Poor management training. Lack of communication with employees

    Advice to Management

    Speak to employees, hear their questions and concerns and address them.

  3. "Great Environment!"

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    Current Employee - Day Care Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Day Care Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with kind hearts, very understanding, pay is average

    Cons

    full time positions aren't much


  4. "SACC"

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

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Great Staff, Great hours, works well with students, free YMCA membership

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Member Services"

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    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Mukilteo, WA
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Mukilteo, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is unbeatable. Its so rewarding socializing with children and having them remember your name.

    Cons

    Management expects full-time commitment/passion for part-time, minimum wage workers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay above minimum wage if you are going to expect a lot from your employees. Like getting up at 3AM in order to get to work at 4AM to open--- that alone should be a $16/hr minimum!


  6. "Ok starting gig"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good environment
    Decent hourly pay

    Cons

    Too much floor work for too little


  7. "Group Fitness Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Andover, MN
    Former Employee - Instructor in Andover, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family focused. Great attitudes. Positive and healthy workplace with excellent training for staff development and certifications.

    Cons

    Pay is too low for part time staff, high turn-over

    Advice to Management

    Pay veteran instructors higher wages or wages incentives based on class attendance.

  8. "Swim Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Free membership, helps community, free childcare (when open)

    Cons

    Gotta dry off and clock out in break room between classes (cold air and time consuming), angry water aerobic ladies who don't like swim lesson kids splashing/getting their hair wet


  9. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Hastings, MN
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Hastings, MN

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Amazing boss, very flexible hours and easy to do.

    Cons

    very boring because 4 ft deep pool, co-workers kinda suck and are immature


  10. "Fitness Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fitnerss Instructor/Kids Instructor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Fitnerss Instructor/Kids Instructor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing company, staff, members and enviornment. A great place to work and work out. Fasmily orientated

    Cons

    I dont think there are any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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