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Updated February 18, 2017
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  • I was only part-time for a few months (in 194 reviews)

  • The Salary is not competitive with similar jobs even within the non profit sector (in 192 reviews)

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  1. "Really great people and really relaxed, fun job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - After School Counselor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - After School Counselor in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome getting to play with kids and have such a relaxed, happy work environment. Co-workers are also all really great.

    Cons

    Minimum wage and very few hours, so paychecks are really minimum. Works okay for dependents, but no way someone could be independent off this.


  2. "Program Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great organization, really strives to help the community and their participants. You are part of a team! Your teammates are your family.

    Cons

    Very time consuming, difficult to have a well balanced work/personal life.


  3. "After school Staff/ Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    The children are wonderful as well as some of the staff. You can workout for free and receive some
    Discounts from certain places. Also it is a great place for a person that never had a job and would like to start working; however, you have to love children.

    Cons

    They do not pay much; however, they expect you to do more than what they pay.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the children instead of the fitness center.


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  5. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    The other members of the staff are very friendly and the training they provide is thorough.

    Cons

    The branch where I worked was having trouble replacing an aquatics director, which resulted in some confusion with upper management.


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    "Site Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Site Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience, very rewarding and fun, free gym membership

    Cons

    non-competitive pay, consistent turnover with staff, required work outside of regular hours but had a limit to hours we could clock.

    Advice to Management

    I believe in the mission of the YMCA and overall programs are executed well. Competitive pay would go a long way in retaining good staff.


  7. "I love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people and the atmosphere are amazing

    Cons

    It gets pretty hot in the pool area


  8. "Great Place for a Great Summer"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Estes Park, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Estes Park, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Beautiful scenery, fun work environment, opportunity to meet people from all over the world

    Cons

    The employee cafeteria is not stellar and neither are the employee dorms

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize the employee experience along with the patron experience


  9. "Great company with great goals"

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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

    Everybody at the Y is there because they care about community and make a great impact on the town around us. Many smiles from everyone you see and an extremely friendly environment to get work done. They also train frequently

    Cons

    There is a lot of volunteering that happens at the Y which is phenomenal, but occasionally leads to unqualified people doing jobs because there is nobody else there to do it.


  10. "Lifeguard"

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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

    good company, good pay, free swimsuit

    Cons

    boring, lots of training, annoying kids


  11. "Program Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Great Company Values. The staff are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough pay. However, it's a non-profit so it's understandable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!



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