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Updated December 16, 2017
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  1. "Lifeguard/Swim Instructor"

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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

    worked with amazing people. Pay was good, and the families that came in were also great

    Cons

    Hours were pretty random


  2. "I love the YMCA! I start working there after my trainings! I am glad that I get to have the opportunity to work there!"

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    Current Employee - After School Counselor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - After School Counselor in Charlotte, NC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am looking forward to working with kids! When I grow up, I want to be an elementary school teacher and the YMCA is a great place to get experience working with kids!

    Cons

    I don’t work there yet, so I can’t think of any cons. I always look on the bright side of things!

  3. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Work with kids, good pay, ymca membership for free

    Cons

    Everything is fine, no cons


  4. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Powell, OH
    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Powell, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Free YMCA access

    Cons

    Lots of responsibilities/multiple roles , hours vary greatlt


  5. "A great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Counselor in Akron, OH

    I worked at YMCA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make a difference, fun staff!

    Cons

    there are no cons, it was great!


  6. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Recommends

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Amount of hours available, work environment

    Cons

    Pay, hours are pretty much set in stone


  7. "Good initial spot"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at YMCA part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn how to personal train members
    Schedule is flexible
    environment is positive

    Cons

    No compensation for increased sales

  8. "Before and After School Site Director"

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

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and enjoyable work

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork, several meetings

    Advice to Management

    No need to meet every week


  9. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Life Guard/Instructor in Mattoon, IL
    Current Employee - Life Guard/Instructor in Mattoon, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours
    positive work environment
    good coworkers

    Cons

    unable to get enough hours sometimes


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    "Director of Administration"

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    Current Employee - Director of Administration in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Administration in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Retirement Fund. They put 12% of your gross into the Y Retirement Fund. This is a separate organization and they invest well and the fund has never lost money

    Cons

    Part-time staff make minimum wage for jobs that require them to take a lot of trainings, as well as having a college degree. Recruiting great employees is tough if upper management isn't willing to pay them a decent wage.


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