YMCA

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YMCA Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 1,276 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

YMCA President and CEO Neil Nicoll

Neil Nicoll

(309 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 150 reviews)

  • Always enjoyed working around fellow facilitators and working with kids everyday (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is not very competitive but it is non profit so this is to be expected (in 62 reviews)

  • There is no growth potential you will only go so far with only part time positions (in 51 reviews)

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    Great community

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON

    ProsNIce coworks, friendly and positive environment.

    ConsWhen it gets busy, it was often understaffed so pubilic maynot enjoy our 100% services.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexible schedual will work better for public.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work!

    Fitness Director (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsGreat atmosphere, lots of challenges.

    ConsOverworked, it is a charity and they are constantly cutting corners and you never have a proper budget to do anything.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Playground Supervisor

    Playground Supervisor (Former Employee) Bright, NB

    ProsI worked as playground supervisor one summer. We had a lot of freedom with the position. We were encouraged to set up a theme for each week with related programming. It was a lot of fun and allowed for creativity.

    ConsIt may have been helpful to offer some programming suggestions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Youth Leader

    Youth Leader (Current Employee)

    Prosthey encourage you try different areas

    Consthey often do not give many breaks

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    YMCA

    Member Service Representative (Former Employee) London, ON

    Prosfriendly staff, fair wages, flexible schedules

    Conscommunication between departments needs improvement

    Advice to Senior Managementsupervisors are a must

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved the staff but the supervisor was not organized enough to be running my area properly

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing staff very friendly and easy to get along with. Loved being able to use the whole facility when not working (workout areas). Pay was good

    ConsBoss was not able to do her duty well nor was there a good planning of hours when people needed more

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure almost all hour requests are bing matched so there is not a lack of staff nor conflicts between management and workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company with a strong team

    Early Childhood Assistant (Former Employee) Etobicoke, ON

    ProsDecent wages for the field. Friendly staff, great hours. Comfortable and welcoming work place.

    ConsWhen working for a before and after school program you have to find a way to fill your day because you are working a split shift which can be tiring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep offering the benefits and extra hours paid for over time work put in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive work environment, organized management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB

    ProsI make a difference in the community by improving people's lives. I feel better about working with people who want to make a positive impact on the world.

    ConsSalary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary, salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO Nick Parkinson is doing a fantastic job!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome

    Lifeguard (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsFriendly culture, welcoming atmosphere, huge range of activities and classes to teach or participate in as an added-bonus in working there, health and fitness focus and bonuses are also excellent, great place to work. Also, fair and timely promotions.

    ConsSometimes work is quite repetitive or you will meet difficult patrons, customer service dealings are sometimes challenging, cons can be found in any other company though really

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Member Services

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed enviroment, friend staff and members

    ConsNo clear direction for management

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