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  1.  

    A pleasure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wellness Coach in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wellness Coach in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    This job had great flexibility, hours, and competitive compensation. Management showed a strong interest in continuing education, program development, and department improvement.

    Cons

    Too much change within the department. Structure and procedures were always changing.

  2.  

    College Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Easy, give back to community, easy way to meet people

    Cons

    Bad pay, Hire bad workers typically, high turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun engaging with gym members.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wellness Coach in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Wellness Coach in Lafayette, IN (US)

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Decent pay for amount of work you do.

    Cons

    A lot of cleaning and a lot of standing around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ymca Camp Activities Staff in Big Bear City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Ymca Camp Activities Staff in Big Bear City, CA (US)

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    A great time. Meet lots of new people. live in the forest

    Cons

    Hard to work with certain people in that close of a proximity. low pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent company, but it is a non-profit

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    Current Employee - Membership Development Lead in Pueblo, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Membership Development Lead in Pueblo, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful experience, and the ability to promote quickly if you are a hard worker. Management is exceptionally kind and tries their hardest to work with you, not above you. They're there as a mentor, not a boss.

    Cons

    It is a non profit, so the pay is rather awful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Very good place to work with

    Cons

    People are not nice sometime

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great pay and a good college job but not much substance

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Iowa City, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Iowa City, IA (US)

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

    Pros

    Iowa City pays its lifeguards a lot, especially if they teach lessons with a WSI. The staff tend to be young and active and it's a good place to make friends. The programs are improving along with the facilities. You can often do homework or research while you work.

    Cons

    Some cogs in the upper management machine are lackluster. The pools are rarely used, and because of this there is a pervasive apathetic culture where working is neither norm nor expectation. Work expectations by management are a little unrealistic when considering the low traffic. High turnover, messy scheduling, and untrained managers mean you rarely work with someone you know and trust to save someone's life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on building some culture through visibility - the staff need to see how and why to live up to your expectations. Get more visitors for these pools with a little advertisement. Try to find a way to train the pool managers and create a more hierarchical culture so they are not just lifeguards with new titles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Swim Coach in Charleston, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Swim Coach in Charleston, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    I love working for the YMCA.

    Cons

    Nothing, I love my job and it doesn't even feel like work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great for new graduates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programming in Sudbury, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programming in Sudbury, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    - Great support from direct supervisor and teammates
    - Good place to network with community members
    - Feels good to make a change and help families in need
    - Great for learning multiple areas - programming, staffing, supervision, mentoring, leadership, training, budget, etc.

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Sometimes not given support through first few months - there wasn't much of a "training" session
    - Decisions were made top-down, sometimes it is not great for the whole team but good for the CEO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Swim Coach in Charlottesville, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Swim Coach in Charlottesville, VA (US)

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    friendly environment, positive staff, great time-off policies, the office culture was upbeat and enjoyable, I had a great position

    Cons

    There was unfortunately not a lot of compensation, and I did not have a very strong amount of training for the position. This changed as I was working there for a while

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to consider training as a necessary piece of a position!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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