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Updated June 25, 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 215 reviews)

  • I was only part-time for a few months (in 206 reviews)

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  1. "YMCA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great, supporting environment
    - YMCA membership if you work more than 3 hours

    Cons

    - Lack of or poor communcation at times

    Advice to Management

    More clear communication through all departments


  2. "It was okay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People were generally nice and it's a pretty casual setting.

    Cons

    Boring job with not a lot of room for growth


  3. "Indoor/Outdoor Pool Lifeguard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Indoor/Outdoor Lifeguard in York, PA
    Current Employee - Indoor/Outdoor Lifeguard in York, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, competent Management and Directors, complementary gym membership, ample opportunities to learn and grow every day, and ability to work outdoors in the summer.

    Cons

    I have not been able to identify one con with working at the YMCA in my current position.

    Advice to Management

    Kudos. Keep up the awesome work!


  4. "Teacher Aid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They are a growing corporation.

    Cons

    Picking up childern on time

    Advice to Management

    NONE


  5. "Gymnastics Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gymnastics Coach in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Gymnastics Coach in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great to work around kids and really easy open communication with directors.

    Cons

    it wants me to enter 5 words...no cons as of now


  6. "Wonderful Community"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wellness Attendant in Westerly, RI
    Former Employee - Wellness Attendant in Westerly, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at YMCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Minimum wage payment wasn't the best (balanced out by the environment and community, though.)

    Advice to Management

    None! Management at YMCAs are heavily involved in the community, both within the YMCA and the general area community.


  7. "Decent Place to Work for College Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Camp Coordinator in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Camp Coordinator in Cedar Park, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fulfilling work
    - Will work around schedule

    Cons

    - Pay not very competitive
    - Hard to get more hours


  8. "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wellness Coach II in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Wellness Coach II in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great entry into wellness career. Work with all populations. Pretty easy job and scheduling seem less. Staff is easy going and management is chill.

    Cons

    Not enough pay once you're fully qualified. Not everyone is in shape for being in the health and wellness field.


  9. "Fitness Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent company to work for--enjoyed helping other reach their goals

    Cons

    pay wasn't as good as other organizations


  10. "Great Place!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Youh Couslelor in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Youh Couslelor in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain experience, always volunteer opportunities, friendly environment, loving staff!

    Cons

    Members can be rude at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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