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Y of Central Maryland Employer Reviews

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Wonderful learning loving area
Bus Aide (Former Employee), Lansdowne, MDDecember 2, 2014
Pros: free tranportion and breakfast lunch and snacks
Cons: only serves some area
Working with the Y of Central Maryland (Riverveiw Headstart) is a loving, sweet, caring place. Where you always get greeted with a smile. Wonderful staff thats willing to give their all to take care of you and your family needs in the best way they can. The teachers are wonderful. They have this motherly since about them. When I was working at this – more... place my everyday root was coming in help prepare breakfast for the children till it was time to pick up the children and bring them in for school. meeting and socializing with the parent and inter acting with the children was the best thing about that job and seeing the children smiles. Just knowing that we as adult can make a different in this children life is so special to me. Then we im done bring the kids back i prepare lunch, straighten up area the center, help out in the office/ classroom where ever work needed to be done. After all that done it time to bring the kids back home. My hardest time was in the begin. Trying to learn each child route, names, numbers, address, parents names, filling out paper work and what class they go to with in 2 weeks was hard. But after all the right training and time (3 years) I got it in protection. – less
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Great place to get experience as a leader and working with children
Senior Camp Counselor (Former Employee), Bel Air, MDNovember 11, 2014
• Instructed up to thirty children simultaneously, ages six to twelve years old.
• Taught foundation skills required to progress participant abilities in various camp activities.
• Demonstrated advanced leadership abilities to set a model for future student expectations.
• Utilized safety protocols, educational guidelines and processes to ensure achievement – more... goals were completed.
- Management was fair and respected by all
-The most enjoyable part of the job was working with children – less
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Long hours small pay
Director of Member services (Current Employee), Baltimore MarylandJune 23, 2014
Pros: free membership
Cons: you have to invest a lot into the company and you see/get nothing in return.
The Y is a family oriented business when it comes to the members not the employees. The Best part of the job is the members and the interactions with customers. But the hardest part is the lack of the 4 core values from employee to employee. The Y has a lot of growing to do inside to fully achieve employer of choice
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Fun but very exhausting
Group Aid (Former Employee), Pasadena, MDMarch 12, 2014
Pros: short hours, like a family.
Cons: short hours, lot going on.
Working here was very exhausting. With the amount of children there, you better believe there would be lots of complaining and arguments. Other than the arguing and complaining from children, you would sometimes feel rewarded. You grow with the children and that was a lot of fun. The hours I had was only about 2 hours in the morning and 3 in the evening – more... which is good and bad. – less
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Each Y of Central Md. is Different / Not to Be Confused with the YMCA
Managment/L.A Position (Former Employee), Md.February 21, 2014
Pros: free membership
Cons: long hours, short staffed, highly disorganized.
Long days, little support if any from Senior Management.
Lacking major skills in Customer Service....

March 10, 2014

I had the same experience in working for the Y of Central Md!!

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Good work environment
Director of Member Services (Former Employee), Ellicott City, MDJanuary 26, 2014
Wonderful working environment surrounded by individuals who are wanting to make a change in their lives.
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This is an ok part time job
Receptionist/childcare provider/greeter (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDDecember 19, 2013
Pros: long breaks free uniform
Cons: no healthcare
This job is ok if you need something to comsume time. I would not recommend this as a main source of income. The managers would smile in ur face but planning to fire you and you could be one of the good workers. It seem like the only way u can get through the day is stay to yourself.
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Y of central Maryland
Member Services Representative (Former Employee), Towson, MDSeptember 3, 2013
This was a great environment for me to learn how to be proactive and professional. My intent was for this to be a part time job but it ended up being the longest job I have ever had because of all the wonderful experience I gained. I took on many roles at this job. I was an assistant teacher at the day care, a membership representative, a building supervisor. – more... I learned how to take on roles to become a leader and how to multitask and this job was by far my favorite job because I was able to walk away with so much knowledge and experience. – less
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Very close environment..like a family
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee), Belcamp, MDJune 17, 2013
Cons: only 1 break a day
The work was the same every day but no two days were the same, but there was no room for advancement
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Great core values
Senior Human Resources Recruiter (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDFebruary 4, 2013
Typical work day is unpredictable and hectic due to the lack of staffing and resources

I've been challenged in many ways like working around a limited budget and managing an extensive work load. Team work has been the most important element for me in this role. There is no way that we could accomplish all of the things necessary to run this HR department – more... without dedicated professionals who are always willing to go the extra mile.

I've had the opportunity to gain experience in Training, HRIS as well as benefits. – less
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Enjoyable and fun filled job teaching and guiding kids
Camp Counselor (Former Employee), Westminster, MDNovember 26, 2012
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: no breaks. very hot summer to be outside all the time
We would first check in the kids at the parent table. We would keep the kids occupied until everyone was there and then would start the day with some fun filled activities to wake them up. Our management would disperse to the counselors are daily activities we were to do with our age group of kids. We would then split off to different areas and each – more... group had a pair if not three counselors based on the amount of kids. The hardest part of the job was following the strict guidelines with safety of kids. We had to be on the ball the whole time for the welfare and safety of the kids. The most enjoyable part would by far be working with the kids everyday. Watching them grow and mature even the slightest bit and having fun with them was the most fun. – less
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Non-Profit with skewed culture
Member Service Representative (Current Employee), Towson, MDOctober 18, 2012
Pros: free fitness membership
Cons: lack of communication from the top down.
Being that the Y is a non-profit, one would expect a certain culture within, however this is not the true culture of the Y. Centralized Senior Management is not in tune with the needs of lower-level employees. There is plenty of job Security, however advancement from within is difficult, and is solely based on politics, not experience/education.

All – more... of this aside, I have enjoyed my time working for the Y. The organization does a lot of good in the community, and most of the funding for those programs is generated internally with members. I don't find myself dreading going to work, and I enjoy the contact I get with the members and the public. – less
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Good place for children
Y SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR (Former Employee), Ellicott CityAugust 30, 2012
Pros: directors did a lot of nice little things for the camp counslers
Cons: some younger counselors wern't supervised enough
Great place to work with children but Camp Directors need to be aware of younger Counselor performance.
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Fitness Center Instructor/Personal Trainer (Current Employee), Abingdon, MDMay 22, 2012
A typical work day consists of interacting with the members making them feel welcomed. Along with maintaining a clean and safe enviroment for the members to workout in via clean towels, clean equipment, equipment in working order, and everything is in place. If apoointment is made assist members with setting up Fitlinxx account.
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Wonderful place to work
Executive Assistant (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDMarch 27, 2012
Simply a pleasure to work here. I feel encouraged every day to grow and learn even more. It fosters a wonderful working environment. You do have to do the job of about 5 people, but it's worth it just to feel appreciated.
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Great place to work
Philanthropy Director (Former Employee), Baltimore, MDDecember 29, 2011
The Y is a great place to work if being fulfilled by the mission is important in your work.