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YMCA Reviews

Updated 30 January, 2015
Updated 30 January, 2015
1,683 Reviews
3.6
1,683 Reviews
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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.  

    Great Place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fitness Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Fitness Director in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, lots of challenges.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Playground Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Playground Supervisor in Bright, NB
    Former Employee - Playground Supervisor in Bright, NB

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    It may have been helpful to offer some programming suggestions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Youth Leader

    Current Employee - Youth Leader
    Current Employee - Youth Leader

    I have been working at YMCA part-time

    Pros

    they encourage you try different areas

    Cons

    they often do not give many breaks

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    YMCA

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    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in London, ON
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in London, ON

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

    Pros

    friendly staff, fair wages, flexible schedules

    Cons

    communication between departments needs improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    supervisors are a must

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YMCA

    Pros

    Amazing 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good company with a strong team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Early Childhood Assistant in Etobicoke, ON
    Former Employee - Early Childhood Assistant in Etobicoke, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    When 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep offering the benefits and extra hours paid for over time work put in.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive work environment, organized management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    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, salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO Nick Parkinson is doing a fantastic job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Friendly 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Member Services

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YMCA

    Pros

    Relaxed enviroment, friend staff and members

    Cons

    No clear direction for management

  11.  

    Camp Counselor - How to have a great summer, but make terrible money

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Camp Ki-Wa-Y Counselor in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Camp Ki-Wa-Y Counselor in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at YMCA as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Spend an entire summer playing outside!
    Spend a summer with a bunch of other great young people like yourself.

    Cons

    Made about 150$ per week, management treated you like you were completely replaceable, and not very kind to their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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