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YMCA Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
1,311 Reviews

3.7
1,311 Reviews
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YMCA President and CEO Neil Nicoll
Neil Nicoll
315 Ratings

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 150 reviews)

  • Always enjoyed working around fellow facilitators and working with kids everyday (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is not very competitive but it is non profit so this is to be expected (in 62 reviews)

  • There is no growth potential you will only go so far with only part time positions (in 51 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I enjoyed my time there

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher  in  Papillion, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Papillion, NE (US)

    Pros

    Flexible, supportive, and a good learning experience

    Cons

    Pay was not great but these were entry level part time positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard and Swim Instructor  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Lifeguard and Swim Instructor in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    It is a great place to learn core values to carry with you the rest of your life. The relaxed yet professional environment very much follows the y way.

    Cons

    The chain of command is a little fragmented and more definite positions of power should be made more evident.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more organization and policies to make for more structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Aquatics Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aquatics Director  in  Quakertown, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Aquatics Director in Quakertown, PA (US)

    Pros

    Home/Work Balance. Caring enviroment. Supervisors listen to you.

    Cons

    Low Pay. Corporate Offices don't listen to the little people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome place to work if you're in school

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    Current Employee - Youth Development Specialist  in  The Woodlands, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Youth Development Specialist in The Woodlands, TX (US)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, team environment, laid-back atmosphere, community involvement, personal fulfillment, chances to work in different departments

    Cons

    few opportunities for advancement or significant pay raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create more opportunities for career advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Birthday Party Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free gym membership, flexible hours, compensation, free CPR training

    Cons

    Being a non-profit can mean that there is little room for flexibility in pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fine for Part Time, Horrible Full Time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Director  in  Toledo, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Membership Director in Toledo, OH (US)

    Pros

    Free gym membership
    Health care
    Warm Fuzzy Feelings

    Cons

    Low Pay
    No Advancement
    Long Hours
    If you want to make this your life's work, be ready for living just about the poverty line, begging for money for scholarship fundraising.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    YMCA School Age Child Care

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    Current Employee - Group Leader  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Louisville, KY (US)

    Pros

    Great Place To Work , They Work Around Your School Schedule. I Love The Kids.

    Cons

    Little Pay. My Boss Isn't The Best, and they want you to travel to far out sites that are not close to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your workers more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Child Care Assistant

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    Former Employee - Child Care Assistant  in  Edison, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Child Care Assistant in Edison, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Rewarding work, enjoyable atmosphere, pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay for the amount of responsibility included in the position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great work, poor balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The mission. The people--members and coworkers

    Cons

    Work life balance was terrible. The workload expected of one person with no recognition drains people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should learn and shadow what its like on the front line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Application

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counselor  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Counselor in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    Pros

    I forwarded my resume and cover letter by e-mail as stated online, and I received an e-mail the next day for an interview.

    Cons

    I have none so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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