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YMCA Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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  1. Member services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people in the work environmen really appreciate it. They also have good shifts and work load

    Cons

    Just started have yet to experience a con will update on cons as soon as possible

  2. Great Company to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is very relaxed, yet still professional. They are also very flexible with scheduling and willing to work with you as long as it is reasonable. Also do a lot of training for advancement in house so moving up with the company is possible.

    Cons

    It can get slow at times depending on the time of year or any promotion. You have to keep yourself busy at times. Pay isn't always the best since this is a nonprofit.

  3. Fitness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work! The staff is caring, the attitudes are mostly positive and it an all around fun job!

    Cons

    There are no cons for me, I love my job. If you needed a healthy paycheck this probably wouldn't be the place for you, but the benefits here are great!

    Advice to Management

    Maybe need a little more communication with the workers. This isn't always the case but there have been times when I'm not sure everyone on the staff is on the same page.

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  5. summer camp counselor, after school counselor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Impact You people lives in a positive caring manner

    Cons

    Non support from Directors

    Advice to Management

    Care about your workers

  6. very rewarding, but I wasn't paid enough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    rewarding to see the kids learn to swim
    made great, long lasting friends
    good first-job experience
    easy work

    Cons

    not paid enough
    some times the kids didn't behave
    dealing with the parents

  7. Part Time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at YMCA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to make a lasting impact in your community. I enjoy coming in each day and knowing I am making a difference and there are members who look forward to see me

    Cons

    Not having more opportunities to increase hours as a part time workers. Not too many cons to be honest

  8. Afterschool Counselor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company values, staff were wonderful to work with and very friendly, hours

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay and only got paid once a month

  9. South Hills YMCA Camp Southwinds Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Camp Director in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Camp Director in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work with great kids, lots of hours available for someone in need of a summer job, got time and a half when I went over my 40 hours

    Cons

    Confusing management when I was there, wasn't sure what I was and wasn't responsible for at times because my direct supervisor changed multiple times while I was there

    Advice to Management

    Consistency helps! Hire more counselors so that camp is a bit easier to run, it would be well worth it

  10. Lifeguard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Doylestown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Doylestown, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and the schedule is very flexible. They have rotations and help with boredom as much as possible.

    Cons

    Patrons can be a bit pushy, but those are by far the outliers.

  11. Lifeguard found upper management to be clueless

    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Santa Ana, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The hours were extremely flexible and the other lifeguards were very friendly. Training was also good. It was also nice the management always backed up the lifeguard/swim instructor if there was a dispute between them and a patron.

    Cons

    Management was extremely disorganized and the head lifeguard was a guy who couldn't swim. They were also understaffed during peak hours.

    Advice to Management

    Do not appoint your best friend as head lifeguard simply because he is your best friend. Also take more time to listen to your lifeguards when they bring you requests.

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