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YMCA Reviews

Updated February 17, 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 193 reviews)

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  1. "low wages"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Some of the staff and members that I met were awesome! I really enjoyed the social aspect of the job.

    Cons

    Staff if considerably underpaid.
    High expections while making slightly above minimum wage.
    Lack of communication from administration, supervisors.
    Unwelcoming environment at times for new employees.
    Lack of interest in employee suggestions, feedback, and concerns about advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises are needed.
    Listen a little to your employees, who are working hard for minimum wage.


  2. "Private club for bad Directors."

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free employee Membership to all Branches.

    Cons

    If you're not part of the "cool crowd" then you ain't going nowhere. Absolutely ridiculous choices for Executive and Operations Directors and V.P.'s, this is why all the good managers leave. (Not all bad about half of the Directors are really good)

    Advice to Management

    Enough already! Do you really care about peoples lives? I say no because you keep putting your cronies in the plum positions.


  3. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    This place used to be a genuine family oriented environment.

    Cons

    Slowly transformed into a backstabbing corporate environment.
    Parents think they are entitled! No room for advancement. Hours get cut without warning!

    Advice to Management

    There are those employees that are just as educated as management, stop belittling them. Appreciate your staff, and they will appreciate you in return.


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  5. "youth counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    nice place to work for young people

    Cons

    people make your job much harder than it has to be

    Advice to Management

    quit your job yall suck


  6. "Ymca"

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    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like kids you'll like working there. It's an easy job, great for having if you're going back to school.

    Cons

    Underpaid, no career advancement opportunities. The job is too easy, not motivation to do more. Only allowed certain amount of room to instill your own creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more, offer more advancement opportunities.


  7. "Great Place to Network"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    It's a good first job to start off with. it's also good with networking.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best at all and sometimes you can be overworked and feel unappreciated.


  8. "Fitness Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fitnes Intruco in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Fitnes Intruco in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. Convenient locations.

    Cons

    No respect from management. Low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to instructors


  9. "Incompitence in management ahoy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aquatics Department in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Aquatics Department in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping and impacting peoples lives

    Cons

    No room for advamcement or raises, nepotism, careless management. Do not care at all about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Your company says they strive to help the community but you seem to forget that your employees also make up a large sum of that community. Take care of your own if you want to keep people.


  10. "Membership Director"

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    Former Employee - Membership Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Membership Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Included a free adult membership

    Cons

    Disorganized, short staffed, weak financials


  11. "Avoid"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have a great Healthy Living Director who wants to watch me grow and I can fully relate to. She is leaving soon and the replacement is sub par to be professional.

    Cons

    Management here is so stingy and will point out anything that is wrong within a heartbeat. There is no growth here, just managers in a go nowhere job that are always high strung.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage growth and help instead of bringing down everyone. Highly negative environment.



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