YMCA Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
1,456 Reviews
3.6
1,456 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 170 reviews)

  • Always enjoyed working around fellow facilitators and working with kids everyday (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is not very competitive but it is non profit so this is to be expected (in 73 reviews)

  • There is no growth potential you will only go so far with only part time positions (in 64 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Felt like family

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk

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

    Pros

    fellow workers are fun to be with and helpful.
    training is helpful.
    benefits
    Facilities clean

    Cons

    Some employees spread too thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the family values. Add things for seniors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lifeguard/health and wellness instructor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard/Health and Wellness Instructor in Saint Peters, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Lifeguard/Health and Wellness Instructor in Saint Peters, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Easy job
    Free membership and and metro membership to all surrounding areas

    Cons

    Bad management in terms of scheduling and improving overall quality of facility and membership satisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee suggestions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Personal Trainer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, works with schedules, equal opportunity employer

    Cons

    May become disorganized at times, but overall good company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Curriculum Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Leadership was great,everyone was easy to get along with

    Cons

    training was alot but paid for

  6.  

    It was a great work environment, everyone was very nice and helpful.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in La Grange Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in La Grange Park, IL (US)

    I worked at YMCA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are the greatest reason for working at the YMCA, they're really driven by their core values of helping others no matter the situation.

    Cons

    It can be at times a little slow moving which can get frustrating when you're on a tight deadline, but that doesn't too often for the most part.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The fellowship and life skills learned are unforgettable.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard and Swim Instructor in Ashland, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Lifeguard and Swim Instructor in Ashland, KY (US)

    I worked at YMCA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Setting an example for the children, and feeling like i was contributing to the safety of the community by teaching people of all ages how to swim and some basic safety lessons as well.

    Cons

    There wasnt much privacy about my personal life there wasn't a work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Youth Speciqlist in Duluth, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Youth Speciqlist in Duluth, MN (US)

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    fun positive environment working with children.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. More then minumum but close to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help with advancement in the company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    What an interesting experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk
    Current Employee - Front Desk

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers to work with.

    Cons

    It wasn't stimulating enough of an experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    DATA ENTRY

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    people are very very friendly

    Cons

    Boroing, no room to grow

  11.  

    Great Summer Job as Camp Counselor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Marietta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Marietta, GA (US)

    I worked at YMCA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with kids, developing your character, giving back to underprivileged kids.
    Very supportive staff, quick learning, and ability to work at different camp locations in one summer.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage, organization is not the best but is improving.
    Do not compensate or stimulate top performers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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