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YMCA Reviews

Updated February 20, 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 192 reviews)

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  1. "Teachers aide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    You are able to help out and shape the children of your community.

    Cons

    The pay is somewhat low.


  2. "Excellent place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Family feel
    -Opportunities for growth
    -Positive culture and work environment

    Cons

    -Inflexible
    -Low wages/salaries
    -Fundraising each year can be stressful


  3. "Member Engagement Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Work with a great team.

    Cons

    Starting wage is Min. wage.


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  5. "great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great, wonderful morals, great system

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    great


  6. "Review for YMCA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, team work, benefits, pay

    Cons

    N/a N/A N/A N/A N/A


  7. "Front desk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Staff - YMCA in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Front Desk Staff - YMCA in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and I loved helping guests. You are also able to advance within the Y very easily. All the managers were very nice.

    Cons

    This was a great company to work for. They treat all employees with respect. I would love to work for them again in the future.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  8. "awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Cook in Easton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everything YMCA is awesome incredible

    Cons

    none nada zip zero zilch


  9. "OK place to work to gain experience"

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

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    There are nice people there.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees with a variety of skills.


  10. "Groupleader"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Amazing company and you learn soo much

    Cons

    Not really an cons about it

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  11. "Great Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in East Bridgewater, MA
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in East Bridgewater, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a gym, this is one of the most positive environments I've worked at. No competition between instructors/trainers, everyone definitely works together.

    Cons

    Pay rates are not great



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