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Updated July 21, 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 208 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    meeting new people and getting benefits

    Cons

    Not enough hours or benefits


  2. "Just started not really sure yet"

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Pearland, TX

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    if you like to workout then this is a good job for you

    Cons

    the hiring process can be a little timely.

  3. "Fantastic place to work! Great environment and staff culture."

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    Current Employee - Camp Director in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Camp Director in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Mission of the YMCA is incredible.
    The Culture at this YMCA is supportive and creative.
    The staff are kind, welcoming and fun!

    Cons

    Being a non-profit the Salary is an issue after a few years. The Lack of mobility within the organization magnifies that issue.


  4. "Hroup Leader"

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    Former Employee - Group Leader in Ferguson, MO
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Ferguson, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help care and educate elementary children

    Cons

    Children not very cooperative

    Advice to Management

    Learn new ways to relate to children


  5. "Great Work ARtistically"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counselor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Counselor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always a great atmosphere to work in. The bosses are great people and very generous.

    Cons

    The work has diminished, so it's harder and harder to come up with projects.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time advertising


  6. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Olive Branch, MS
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Olive Branch, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job was really chill, but supper slow in the off season.

    Cons

    It only paid 8.25 starting then after 2 years I was getting 8.75

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lifeguards sometimes they are actually right.


  7. "Don't always have things working, but they really mean well"

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    Current Employee - Child Watch in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Child Watch in New Britain, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The higher ups genuinely do want the best for members. Local, grass roots, cross training and promote from within.

    Cons

    Non - profit means sometimes the left hand doesn't talk to the right. Because there are a lot of us part timers, it's hard to get to know everyone.
    It doesn't pay much.

    Advice to Management

    keep being sincere. We like to hear how connected you are to the members, organization, and the rest of us. More communication without having 5 bosses, would be ideal.

  8. "Recruiting Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Assistant in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Recruiting Assistant in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The ability to work in a community focused environment that offers a great amount of personal development! Family-friendly work environment offering great work-life balance. Child care, programming discounts & comp. membership! Great cause, great people!

    Cons

    Working in non-profit typically means lower pay grades, and the need to be creative in your job position due to budgets.


  9. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Audubon, PA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Audubon, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, friendly staff creates a positive work environment

    Cons

    Pay close to minimum wage, raises increase very slowly


  10. "School Safety agent"

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    Former Employee - School Safety Agent in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - School Safety Agent in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    To work with the children. I've worked with kids for 29 years. I also like sports
    Play basketball and working out.Helping kids get along with other kids.

    Cons

    Some time you get a kid that's very angry. Some time the Parent can be a Problem.

    Advice to Management

    I retired in January of 2017.I would to work Part-time. To help children and.the staff at the YMCA.


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