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  1.  

    Working with the YMCA was fun and rewarding.

    Former Employee - Counselor
    Former Employee - Counselor

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Working with kids and great people.

    Cons

    The pay is not very competitive but it is non profit so this is to be expected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Non Profit

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, CA (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Non Profit so there was many opportunities for volunteer work.

    Cons

    Non Profit Pay - the pay was lower than other places in the area. A lot of work and responsibility for the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A way to give back to comunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lead Staff

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    Former Employee - Lead Staff - School Aged Child Care in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Staff - School Aged Child Care in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Fun work, strong supervisors, rewarding, flexible schedules, growth

    Cons

    Unorganized, low pay, long hours, seasonal, under staffed at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization throughout sites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I loved every moment of the day

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    Current Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great people and get to have fun doing it it's honestly amazing

    Cons

    Some kids never listen no matter and you have to learn to keep your temper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be responsible and take it seriously because after all it's a job and you still have to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    A pleasure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wellness Coach in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wellness Coach in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    This job had great flexibility, hours, and competitive compensation. Management showed a strong interest in continuing education, program development, and department improvement.

    Cons

    Too much change within the department. Structure and procedures were always changing.

  7.  

    A great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ymca Camp Activities Staff in Big Bear City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Ymca Camp Activities Staff in Big Bear City, CA (US)

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    A great time. Meet lots of new people. live in the forest

    Cons

    Hard to work with certain people in that close of a proximity. low pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Jamaica, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Jamaica, NY (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Working with kids
    Decent money for college student
    Friendly staff
    Decent trips
    Once there it is easy to be rehired

    Cons

    Long hours
    Off sites not equipped with enough resources
    Poor communication
    Unorganized
    Enthusiasm dies towards end of the summer
    Buses not equipped with AC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with staff
    Have organization!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    College Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Easy, give back to community, easy way to meet people

    Cons

    Bad pay, Hire bad workers typically, high turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun engaging with gym members.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wellness Coach in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Wellness Coach in Lafayette, IN (US)

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Decent pay for amount of work you do.

    Cons

    A lot of cleaning and a lot of standing around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great pay and a good college job but not much substance

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Iowa City, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Iowa City, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Iowa City pays its lifeguards a lot, especially if they teach lessons with a WSI. The staff tend to be young and active and it's a good place to make friends. The programs are improving along with the facilities. You can often do homework or research while you work.

    Cons

    Some cogs in the upper management machine are lackluster. The pools are rarely used, and because of this there is a pervasive apathetic culture where working is neither norm nor expectation. Work expectations by management are a little unrealistic when considering the low traffic. High turnover, messy scheduling, and untrained managers mean you rarely work with someone you know and trust to save someone's life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on building some culture through visibility - the staff need to see how and why to live up to your expectations. Get more visitors for these pools with a little advertisement. Try to find a way to train the pool managers and create a more hierarchical culture so they are not just lifeguards with new titles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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