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YMCA Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
1,597 Reviews
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1,597 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 182 reviews)

  • Always enjoyed working around fellow facilitators and working with kids everyday (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is not very competitive but it is non profit so this is to be expected (in 81 reviews)

  • There is no growth potential you will only go so far with only part time positions (in 67 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Summer Camp Counselor

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Boca Raton, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    One of the most friendly working environments, all the staff are kind and considerate. Easy summer job with a rewarding feeling of making a difference in children's lives. Free gym membership is a plus and so are the weekly field trips. It helps you re-live your childhood memories

    Cons

    Being around 15 children almost constantly can become a bit annoying, but was not a problem for me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Customer Service Representative - GYM

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment
    Easy going
    Fair pay

    Cons

    Unorganized (so many new programs and events but information not passed along to all members)
    Good for part-time. Not career advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    I loved working with the children each day.

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    Former Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Wall, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - YMCA Camp Counselor in Wall, NJ (US)

    I worked at YMCA as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with the children.
    Different activities each day.

    Cons

    Pay was low.
    Schedule was non-negoitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    it is a pleasure working for a ymca

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    The pros of working for a ymca are many. People that you meet and get the opportunity to help, and just get the opportunity to know them.

    Cons

    The pay and the hours are probably the biggest con. Im just starting out with the company so hopefully this will improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To pay your good employees well, so that maybe they will stay. To have to hire and train new staff all the time is hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Y. So much more.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Great mission and reach into communities to help children and families with youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

    Cons

    This is not easy to answer without more effect context.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Wonderful company, with room to advance. A lot of great trainings and supportive supervisors.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Open door policy-you can go to your employers with any issues.

    Cons

    Hours for school age during the year aren't that great.

    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Sr. MANAGER OF RECRUITING

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Awesome programs being offered. Overall great organization to be a part of.

    Cons

    Limited work life balance within the headquarters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Being a child-care staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Great to work with kids, decent wage above minimum salary. Everyone in management does their job well and will address any concerns.

    Cons

    The hours are really spread apart. good for a college student. not so good if you dont want 2 hrs at recess and 3 hours afterschool. and have nothing to do in between. it takes the whole day. also recess will be spent outside in the cold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just that when don't have enough hours, workers can work in another department of YMCA for more hours. Otherwise, great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Group leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Wonderful company & staff. They have great values.

    Cons

    If you don't enjoy kids, then this wont be a good job for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Summer Camp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Very fun community to work in. YMCA's all over the country.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better for summer camp. There are pay raises each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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