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  • "Also the people I worked with were great and really did care for the children and campers(in 1195 reviews)
  • "Great staff at my branch who always worked as a team real well and were very supportive.(in 749 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours and you stay with the same hours for that set period ( ex.(in 732 reviews)
  • "It was a positive experience and all my coworkers were great(in 590 reviews)
  • "Great work environment and perfect for anyone who's looking for a part(in 361 reviews)
  • "Not very sure what my roles are a lot of times and also low pay.(in 2351 reviews)
  • "Poor management and not enough staffing(in 797 reviews)
  • "Low salary compared to similar jobs in the field and experience doesn't budge the needle much if you negotiate.(in 249 reviews)
  • "You are likely to be thrown in the job with little to no training or supervision.(in 200 reviews)
  • "The upper management was horrible.(in 189 reviews)

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Found 17,649 of over 19K reviews

Updated Sep 24, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Aug 29, 2023
      IT Dude
      Former Employee, less than 1 year
      Worcester, MA
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      perks; pool gym friendly people


      cons: Karens, Funding, lames, pay

      1. 5.0
        Sep 19, 2023
        Youth Development Specialist
        Former Employee, more than 1 year
        Green Bay, WI
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        I loved working for the Greater Green Bay YMCA back in 2015-2017. I had the chance to learn from youth development specialists like Kathleen McKee, Jill Lavarda, and more. These leaders grew my interests in working with marginalized communities in nature and supported my growth in the industry.


        I wish there had been more upward mobility. With a nonprofit it is difficult to find the next step and for me, I wanted full-time employment with a challenge. At the time, when I was working at the Y there weren't openings for these positions. After I left I was contacted multiple times with these offers, but I had another position I was happy with. I look back now and wonder if I should have gone back, my coworkers and supervisors were some of the most supportive I have ever worked with!

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      YMCA has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 19,205 reviews left anonymously by employees. 72% of employees would recommend working at YMCA to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, YMCA employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at YMCA. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

      72% of YMCA employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated YMCA 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at YMCA to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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