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YMCA Reviews

Updated November 20, 2018
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  1. "The ymca has made me a better person."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The children, the parents, meeting new people

    Cons

    Hours , pay rate , miscommunication amongst co workers


  2. "Sports Official Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Sports Official Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sports Official Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with your schedule, good learning experience

    Cons

    Parents want to argue with you

  3. "Good Community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people working there and people that come to the Y. Free membership with job.

    Cons

    Mismanagement of money.


  4. "Great job!"

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    Current Employee - Child Care Provider in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Child Care Provider in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, discounts, great supervisors and staff

    Cons

    Have to find own coverage


  5. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You will feel like part of a family

    Cons

    Depending on your boss it can be a little disorganized


  6. "Great Job, Lots of Paperwork"

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    Former Employee - Site Director in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Site Director in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great managers, great CEO and executive leadership, great mission. Opportunity to work with a broad range of youth. Lots of opportunities across the YMCA in different programs.

    Cons

    Too much paperwork for grants. Spent 25% of job on paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to streamline paperwork for grants.


  7. "lifeguard/swim instructor"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    teaching classes (especially for the younger kids) is really fun
    great coworkers

    Cons

    not great pay
    lifeguarding was extremely boring (long shifts by yourself)

  8. "Lifeguard/Swim Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YMCA (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is great. Around $11 and hour for lifeguarding and $15 for swim instructing.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism. Scalability in this company from low level jobs (lifeguard, swim instructor, camp counselor) is possible but you definitely have to kiss up.


  9. "YMCA job"

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    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Aberdeen, SD
    Current Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Aberdeen, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Hours, very flexible

    Cons

    Sitting in a chair

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  10. "Youth Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Never a dull day. Always something to do, and a great group of passionate people.

    Cons

    Challenges with and among leadership


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