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  1.  

    Great first job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. You always get to meet new people. Great summer job.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum with not a lot of hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty decent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Depends on the branch, but people are usually nice.

    Cons

    Management can appear lazy at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off the computer

  3.  

    good good good good good good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    nice people nice people nice people nice people

    Cons

    nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up keep it up keep it up keep it up keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I have had a wonderful experience with my local Y and I love working with my fellow coworkers.

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    Current Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor
    Current Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor

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

    Pros

    Being around people, the wonderful benefits of a free membership, being around the kids and coming up with activities for them during the different camps that go on there.

    Cons

    The community is not always pleasant to be around at times and the building the Y is in is old so some of the facilities are not the greatest, but they can only do so much about those issues with the money struggles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have not had a problem with management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I love this company! Really cares about their employee.

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Boston, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Boston, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    -Friendly staff.
    -Friendly members
    -Love my coworkers.

    Cons

    -none, everyone is so nice and friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Services Representative in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Membership Services Representative in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great employees, awesome supervisors, and free gym membership

    Cons

    Some members aren't always the friendliest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Worked for YMCA of Greater Richmond for more than six years. Great company. Great customer service initiatives!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Associate in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Membership Associate in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at YMCA (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing executive level staff at the headquarters office. Great team mentality in membership sales. Simply the best choice in the wellness arena, hands down. Impressive operational execution by VP of Membership Sales in Richmond, VA. Couldn't find a much better leader when it comes to promoting healthy living by becoming a member of the YMCA.

    Cons

    Other branch staff leadership may not be qualified for leadership positions they serve in. The YMCA lacked leadership and management training (until advancing these programs over the last 24 months) and appeared clueless regarding conflict resolution for the entirety of my employment. Very limited opportunity for advancement; surprisingly, hardly no advancement opportunities available for internal staff. When there are leadership opportunities they are extremely competitive without internal staff being given any advantage beyond the public applicants. The winning candidates seemed to be chosen out of organizational politics much more often than by skill, commitment, or ability to perform the leadership role. There was no fair analysis of employee contribution, no success metrics or regular review of performance, and no ethics reviews or conflict resolution practices for employees who experience an unfair scenario while working for the YMCA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer advancement opportunities and clear and honest assessments of employee performance and value. Create programs advancing those employees who exemplify leadership skills based on success metrics / performance metrics rather than loose subjective references of performance rendered by mid to low level branch management. Create an executive mentor program for your employees who are dedicated and committed to furthering your mission and membership. Once an employee reaches a certain number of years of service, discuss their career plan with them and offer support toward reaching their goals. You will begin keeping good employees instead of losing them, or letting them go feeling like they wasted years hoping to be a part of the /big picture/ they served tirelessly day in and day out, promoting healthy living, building community, and securing members who will become lifetime patrons. When you recognize that your biggest assets are your long time employees, and invest in them as much as they invest in your company's mission statement and goals, you will carry the YMCA to the next level of success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to gain experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Usually a very enjoyable environment. Members are typically great to interact with.

    Cons

    Compensation is lacking. It can be difficult to initiate any changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key, it is sometimes lacking at the branch level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    The YMCA is a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - After School Teacher in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Part time staff also has benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons to the YMCA.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Supportive, friendly place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Lafayette, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Lafayette, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Very supportive company, but still allows you to work independently

    Cons

    Benefits--only get YMCA membership at half price as opposed to free with employment

    Recommends

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