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YMCA Reviews

Updated August 22, 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 219 reviews)

  • I was only part-time for a few months (in 214 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Front Desk Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly culture and the staff cares about all members

    Cons

    Occasionally would be scheduled on days I told them I would not be able to work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great first job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Warsaw, IN
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Warsaw, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Very nice staff
    Great team
    Free membership

    Cons

    Lower pay
    Not many raises

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Encinitas, CA
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Encinitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome families, coworkers and great benefits

    Cons

    I sometimes end up spending my own money for supplies.


  4. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leader in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Leader in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun, exciting, challenging, and great

    Cons

    Customer service should be improved


  5. "Great company to retire from"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and great retirement.

    Cons

    Try to be autonomous, Y of USA is not end all be all.

    Advice to Management

    Morale can be improved, you have to work at it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Time at the YMCA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    They provide free Gym Membership

    Cons

    They do not give enough working hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    "New Hire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Good people, benefits and environment

    Cons

    Depending on the position, only a few hours to go around

  8. "Yoga teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Free family membership is nice to get.

    Cons

    Low pay means that there is high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better and your teachers will stay longer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good summer job"

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    Former Employee - Y Kids Staff in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Y Kids Staff in San Rafael, CA

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, friendly coworkers, free membership with employment

    Cons

    Some of the more established employees only like to do things their way


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Group Supervisor in Ambler, PA
    Former Employee - Group Supervisor in Ambler, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great hours, great staff, fair pay

    Cons

    Absolutely no cons. Management was very fair with all staff

    Advice to Management

    None management was fair


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