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YMCA Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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  • "Nearly all employees are part time to avoid the need to pay for benefits" (in 284 reviews)

  • "Non-profit pay so not a lot of money" (in 265 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, friendly people."

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    Former Employee - Access Desk Attendant in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Access Desk Attendant in Cary, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company with great values. All my co-workers were friendly. The members were nice and supportive of the programs.

    Cons

    Long hours of standing in one place.


  2. "Lifeguard review"

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    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard
    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with great people.

    Cons

    It can be very slow sometimes

  3. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, lovely kids, and learning environment

    Cons

    I have no complaints about the YMCA


  4. "Great opportunities, community, and support"

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    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Genuine community, sense of a team and organization. Mobility within the company.

    Cons

    Minimal growth within position, raises are almost negligent.


  5. "Average summer job"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Palatine, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours
    Get to go on decent field trips with the kids
    Not too difficult if you worked with kids before

    Cons

    Kids are absolutely terrible little monsters


  6. "Head"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment hours can be fulfilling and flexible

    Cons

    Pay may not be as good


  7. Helpful (1)

    "After School Program Site Director"

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    Current Employee - School Site Director in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - School Site Director in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits package
    High paced work environment
    Decent Pay

    Cons

    High-Stress environment
    Miscommunication or lack of communication between departments
    Outdated practices
    Almost no work-life balance (constantly taking work home with you)

  8. "GREAT PLACE"

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    Former Employee - Bookkeepr
    Former Employee - Bookkeepr

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    The Staff and customers were great

    Cons

    I didn't like cleaning the bathrooms


  9. "Great ppl"

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    Current Employee - Camp Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Camp Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work at.

    Cons

    Low pay and no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  10. "Fun place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    A very positive environment to work in.

    Cons

    No cons of the job.