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YMCA Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
1,671 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • One of the best perks of working at the YMCA was the fact that employees are entitled to a free gym membership (in 182 reviews)

  • Always enjoyed working around fellow facilitators and working with kids everyday (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is not very competitive but it is non profit so this is to be expected (in 81 reviews)

  • There is no growth potential you will only go so far with only part time positions (in 67 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Employer of Choice

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    They are great people and really care about what they do; and you.

    Cons

    There is so much choice; what to do?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, listen, listen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    I was a volunteer for one of their programs.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Merritt Island, FL (US)
    Former Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Merritt Island, FL (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    As I was volunteer, I could come and go.

    Cons

    No real cons, as I was volunteer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Life guard

    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Columbia, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Columbia, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Really are a great company and staff, its a fun place to work as long as your doing your job.

    Cons

    Some of the policies seem pointless, but most rules are there for a reason. But patrons will fight you tooth and nail either way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I love working here but I wish the pay was better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Freehold, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Freehold, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedules and everyone works together to help you if you're in a tight spot. During the summer you get a tan- even though its a one-piece tan line. Everyone who works there is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Wish the pay was better. And sometimes you have to work in the morning and come back in the afternoon when group lessons start after school. Going there in the morning then coming back in the afternoon is a lot to ask of a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lifeguarding schedules, gotta.work on those. And the rotation, how to people mess up the rotation? I dont know but they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The kids were awesome

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Free membership and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay and always asked for donations back to the YMCA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Very relaxed

    • 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

    Pros

    free gym membership and 50% off other services

    Cons

    Can be very unorganized at times at my branch. I get messages for meetings and events sometimes day of but almost always less than 24 hours in advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all management and directors are communicating properly to their staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was as expected I guess.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in La Jolla, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in La Jolla, CA (US)

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Fast, efficient, reliable, and easy going.

    Cons

    Not so hot salary but great opportunity to advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place for an internship!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - "Operations Manager" in Blacksburg, VA (US)
    Current Employee - "Operations Manager" in Blacksburg, VA (US)

    I have been working at YMCA as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back, great boss, fun coworkers, plenty of ways to help out!

    Cons

    Limited resources, so very low pay (if any - #volunteer).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more human resources to implement all the initiatives we want!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Positive Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked part time for 6 years. Management and my coworkers took the mission and company values to heart and it was a pleasure coming to work.Training is taken very seriously and outside certifications were often reimbursed. I enjoyed being a part of something larger that was such an asset to people in the community. The organization is very plugged into the community as well.

    Cons

    Compensation is less than desirable. Funds always seems to be an issue for management and it shows.
    Part time, no benefits, just the work experience and networking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    YMCA - great workplace

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

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Company values - great place to work, full of people passionate about what they do. The community of the YMCA is very supportive and this continues throughout the workplace.

    Cons

    there is some beaurocracy that makes the organization difficult to navigate. Decisions have to be approved by multiple parties, even if it is at a lower level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to focus on hiring quality staff at all levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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