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YMCA Reviews

Updated 24 July 2017
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  • It is a non-profit so the advantages that you would have with a cooperation you do not have with a YMCA (in 220 reviews)

  • I was only part-time for a few months (in 210 reviews)

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  1. "Unit Leader"

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

    I worked at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Such an incredible organization to work for with wonderful co-workers and management.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Hroup Leader"

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    Former Employee - Group Leader in Ferguson, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Ferguson, MO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Help care and educate elementary children

    Cons

    Children not very cooperative

    Advice to Management

    Learn new ways to relate to children


  3. "Great place for summer job"

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

    Pros

    I worked here in high school and freshman summer of college and it was a good job.

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of attention required


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  5. "Summer Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, Great Environment, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    The CEO of my YMCA was a bit shady, the program was a bit pricey and messy.


  6. "Childcare counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun to work at and job environment is nice

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities and management doesn't punish care of bad employees


  7. "Fantastic place to work! Great environment and staff culture."

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    Current Employee - Camp Director in Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Camp Director in Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YMCA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Mission of the YMCA is incredible.
    The Culture at this YMCA is supportive and creative.
    The staff are kind, welcoming and fun!

    Cons

    Being a non-profit the Salary is an issue after a few years. The Lack of mobility within the organization magnifies that issue.


  8. "Camp Counselor, Fun Temporary Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    The YMCA hosts many branches of operations across the U.S. and more. I worked as a camp counselor for the Y's Camp Erdman located on Oahu, HI. It was a wonderful experience that led to many great opportunities, long-lasting friendships, and lifelong memories.

    Cons

    Some operations are a little disorganized, but not so much that I would ever call it frustrating or unbearable to work with and adjust.


  9. "Great Work ARtistically"

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    Current Employee - Counselor in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Counselor in Nashville, TN (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at YMCA part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always a great atmosphere to work in. The bosses are great people and very generous.

    Cons

    The work has diminished, so it's harder and harder to come up with projects.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time advertising


  10. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk
    Former Employee - Front Desk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YMCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Couldn't ask for a better place to work

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind


  11. "Good entry level job for younger people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA full-time

    Pros

    Good summer job, especially for youth
    Free membership (and group classes too!)

    Cons

    Enforcing rules, and dealing with children/parents


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