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Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Non profit doesn't allow for state of the art facilities (in 238 reviews)

  • Only because I have to put a con when reviewing -part time staff only get a membership for themselves-not families (in 237 reviews)

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  1. "Cut-throat"

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

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great children and families

    Cons

    Unprofessional staff mainly the leaders


  2. "Member service representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Entry level job if you want to gain experience in this field

    Cons

    Low pay and no advancement

  3. "Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Values, Family Friendly, Camping, Teamwork

    Cons

    Time Commitment, Reimbursement, Lack of Training


  4. "Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Royal Oak, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, rewarding interactions with kids

    Cons

    Minimum wage and a lot of work

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees for training


  5. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No possibility of a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for raises.


  6. "Good company to work for, but not the best at organization."

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    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible schedule, full and part time positions, free membership for family and discounts on programs. The company (non-profit) does a lot for the community and those less fortunate.

    Cons

    Organizational skills within the company. This could be from branch to branch, but the one I worked at was not organized and the managers did not enforce that everyone did their work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your staff (especially front desk) and see if they need help. Enforce that everyone does their jobs and does it correctly.


  7. "Member Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Msr in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Msr in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The position allowed for different types of desk work; which allowed for a lot of experience.

    Cons

    The workload didn't match the pay rate. They expect the workers to learn large volumes of information at minimum pay.

  8. "Sports Director"

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    Former Employee - Sports Director in Madison, NJ
    Former Employee - Sports Director in Madison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the sports aspect of the position. Both teaching groups that were not yet familiar with the specific sport and groups that were playing within competitive travel programs. The families were also very supportive of the programs.

    Cons

    Worked a lot of unpaid hours. It was an expectation to be at the facility 6 days a week while other program directors were paid more and were never around campus. The Head Program Director hired me and without warning left for another job within a month. Definitely felt like I was on an island "learning" the job. If I did not have the previous experience within the YMCAs corporate structure it would have been very tough to be successful at my job.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect management to work as many unpaid hours as they do. Obviously working within a non-profit organization employees understand that they aren't going to be part of a money making machine. However, asking a director to run programs from 10 to 6, five days a week while heading a fundraising program from 6-9ish Monday through Friday, and working multiple hours on the weekends was absurd.


  9. "Housekeeping supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Columbia, IL
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Columbia, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great people, great programs , their ability to give back to the community

    Cons

    asked to do alot for little pay

    Advice to Management

    give the housekepers a decent pay increase


  10. "I enjoy it"

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    Current Employee - YMCA Program Director in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - YMCA Program Director in Kennesaw, GA

    Pros

    Great people and company to work with. They have a great mission and serve a lot of people. If you like serving people
    In programs this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The pay can be less then what you would get paid I the for profit world. You have to work a lot.


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