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Updated 17 January 2018
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  • Non profit doesn't allow for state of the art facilities (in 238 reviews)

  • Only because I have to put a con when reviewing -part time staff only get a membership for themselves-not families (in 237 reviews)

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  1. "jj"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    healthy cool fun work time

    Cons

    negative space for employment growth


  2. "Great experience working with YMCA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at YMCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work. Everyone is close knit and treat like a family.

    Cons

    YMCA provides provides a very fun camp with a large area to hold many activities. But the commute from the YMCA building to the camp is quite long.


  3. "YMCA Group Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Stockton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Stockton, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The YMCA community is amazing. Everyone is welcoming and understanding. Open to train you and letting you hands-on experience at Elementary schools.

    Cons

    Hours are pretty cut down but it depends on your position.


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  5. "Front desk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Like working with people and working out with them

    Cons

    Not be able to work out during work

    Advice to Management

    Fast learner and hard worker, bilingual and wiling to train


  6. "Great resume builder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot, build resume, learn to be a people person

    Cons

    Dont make a lot of money, but the job is worth doing with out becoming rich from it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keep in on!


  7. "Community Oriented Workplace with a Mission"

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    Current Employee - Group Fitness
    Current Employee - Group Fitness
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Focus on community, family. Lots of resources for growth and training. Nice people.

    Cons

    I can't think of many.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Membership Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Positive. Fun. Encouraging. Inspiring. Fast paced

    Cons

    Low wage. Customer service. Fluctuating activness


  9. "Summer Camp Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Fun job, get to be silly all the time. A lot of responsibility for an 18 year old (in a good way) in terms of leadership, curriculum design (loose term), and managing parent communication. I learned a lot about how to interact with people of all walks of life, ages, abilities, etc. It was a great first job experience.

    Cons

    It was scary to be an 18 year old in charge of so many little kids. The camper/staff ratio was definitely thrown out the window. Kids would run away and the campus was not secure. I would have to decide split second whether to chase the kid that ran into the parking lot because it would mean leaving my other 18 six year olds unattended at the science experiment table with potentially dangerous objects.... YIKES.

    Advice to Management

    Management was pretty good! They were a lot of fun. I would definitely make security of the campus a bigger priority. NO KID should be able to run into traffic!


  10. "Basketball Referee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Easy work as long as you show up on time/ready for work

    Cons

    Forced to deal with parents of players.

    Advice to Management

    Handle the parents better


  11. "Fun environment and friendly staff"

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Lafayette, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Lafayette, LA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership building, making connections with coworkers, team building, there is a strong sense of community. Staff is always looking for ways to improve the organization.

    Cons

    Summer camp can be very hot with long periods of time outside. After school care can be dominated by the school staff than the YMCA counselors. It may be because of seniority, not sure.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time interviewing after school care teachers that are more passionate about helping kids than teachers that are there just for the money. I often had to tend to many kids at once because 3-4 teachers would just stand in a cluster and talk about their day.


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