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YMCA Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
1,683 Reviews
3.6
1,683 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Excellent environment

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    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in Newark, NJ (US)

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, fun working with kids

    Cons

    low pay and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fun and challenging environment working with kids.

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    Former Employee - A+ Leader in Honolulu, HI (US)
    Former Employee - A+ Leader in Honolulu, HI (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Positive energy, fast-paced environment, room for growth.

    Cons

    Hours could be better for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company for Young People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Andover, MA (US)
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Andover, MA (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, decent management, flexible schedule that allows you to take time off when you need to, training programs in place

    Cons

    low pay but fine for students, must cover for other workers regularly if they do not show up, management switches regularly, new bosses and supervisors all want different things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    nice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    solid training, solid program structure, accessible supervisors, decent growth based on performance. regular evaluations and very motivating. working on site at elementary schools is a plus.

    Cons

    unmotivated co workers. training in the middle of nowhere. micromanaging by new supervisors who don't know what to do. underpaid for amount of work and effort you put in.

  6.  

    Awesome people!

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    Former Employee - Family Programs in Berkeley, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Family Programs in Berkeley, CA (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Dedicated passionate professionals serving families and communities

    Cons

    None but parking is a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good and bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    solid mandatory training, program structure

    Cons

    group interviews, inconsistent employees, budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't just hire friends of friends

  8.  

    Pretty Ok

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    Former Employee - Child Care Teacher
    Former Employee - Child Care Teacher

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    kKids and parents were great! Sme of the staff was awesome too. We had a company party

    Cons

    The pay was terrible and some of the management didn't support us when we needed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that there are ratios for children to staff members for a reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    food counter

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    work for YMCA means help comunities

    Cons

    some conflicts between employes, because they are union and other not

  10.  

    YMCA ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Friendly management, flexible work time

    Cons

    Too many employees not enough hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    This is a great company to work for. They make you feel like you're part of the family.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Grayslake, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Grayslake, IL (US)

    I worked at YMCA part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and close to home

    Cons

    Not much room for growth or advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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