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YMCA Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "Before and After School Site Director"

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

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and enjoyable work

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork, several meetings

    Advice to Management

    No need to meet every week


  2. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Powell, OH
    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Powell, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Free YMCA access

    Cons

    Lots of responsibilities/multiple roles , hours vary greatlt

  3. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Recommends

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Amount of hours available, work environment

    Cons

    Pay, hours are pretty much set in stone


  4. "Good initial spot"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn how to personal train members
    Schedule is flexible
    environment is positive

    Cons

    No compensation for increased sales


  5. "Life Guard For 4 Years at YMCA"

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    Former Employee - LIfe Guard in Hanover, MA
    Former Employee - LIfe Guard in Hanover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people are very thankful for your help.

    Cons

    Pay is always at minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees have a little more freedom.


  6. "After School Site Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits and membership and opportunities.

    Cons

    lack of effective communication.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate and train


  7. "Health Coach"

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    Former Employee - Health Coach in Alabaster, AL
    Former Employee - Health Coach in Alabaster, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    YMCA is great Christian family environment.

    Cons

    The only negative is the pay structure. This is a non-profit organization

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities to grow within the company and advance

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    "Director of Administration"

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    Current Employee - Director of Administration in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Administration in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Retirement Fund. They put 12% of your gross into the Y Retirement Fund. This is a separate organization and they invest well and the fund has never lost money

    Cons

    Part-time staff make minimum wage for jobs that require them to take a lot of trainings, as well as having a college degree. Recruiting great employees is tough if upper management isn't willing to pay them a decent wage.


  9. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun work environment and great benefits.

    Cons

    The times are very strenuous and sometimes weekends are required to work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more.


  10. "Great Place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Great Family atmosphere, I look forward to going to work.

    Cons

    None so far, I've only been working a week.


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