YMCA Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
1,485 Reviews
3.6
1,485 Reviews
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YMCA President and CEO Neil Nicoll
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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 173 reviews)

  • Always enjoyed working around fellow facilitators and working with kids everyday (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is not very competitive but it is non profit so this is to be expected (in 76 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.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No cons to report of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Wonderful people to work with everyday

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Swim Coach/Private Instructor
    Current Employee - Swim Coach/Private Instructor

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

    Pros

    Parents and kids are a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Higher up executives don't really connect to all the employees and yet they are making decisions that effect us. They can't always make the best decision as they know nothing about the Aquatics center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to us, see what our ideas are before making decisions for us

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good training, fun and friendly working environment and great staff. Free membership to the Y.

    Cons

    Pay is really not great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I had an awesome experience as a summer day camp counselor.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The kids are so great and so much fun to hang out with. I grew in patience a lot and had to be constantly on my feet and aware of what was going on.

    Cons

    The compensation was not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Awesome communal feel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Eugene, OR (US)
    Former Employee - YMCA Lifeguard in Eugene, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Really great community of people who, if you're willing to talk to, will welcome you with open arms

    Cons

    Lifeguarding is very boring and parents are often irresponsible with their kids

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    fresgtrs

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

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    family oriented, people are nice

    Cons

    work over time, high stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    htrdeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  8.  

    The YMCA is a very family oriented company, which can be good and bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Arlington, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Arlington, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The flexibility and the pay are the best things about the job.

    Cons

    You have to be certified in CPR, First Aid and Oxygen Disbursement, and management is pretty strict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cheese

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Exciting place to work at

    Cons

    Can be very stressful and annoying

  10.  

    I love working at Y, the kids are a blast to be around and also all the employees are great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Youth Sports Staff in Valparaiso, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Youth Sports Staff in Valparaiso, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    The shifts are super easy and I love being around kids so it's always fun! I also like and get along with my boss so that's good.

    Cons

    Not really any disadvantages if working here, u guess if I had to complain it would be that I'm not getting enough hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on with everything that is going on at the Y.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience, until new boss came along

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Language Teacher in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Language Teacher in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I worked at YMCA as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a teacher, working with the kids indoors and out, is great fun. Freedom to independently design most of my lessons was pretty great too, until...

    Cons

    .... when the boss changed, his micromanagement became unbearable. Although I still had autonomy in my class I was expected to submit lesson plans in advance that were never detailed enough, and to be on call, or email, to discuss work at all hours all days of the week and holidays.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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