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cool not be better
lifeguard (Former Employee), Abilene, TXNovember 24, 2014
sitting on the stand watch everyong in the water. i learned how the save lifes if any occored i loved the management and co-workers great team work.
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Stimulating and fun environment
Counselor (Current Employee), Billings, MTNovember 24, 2014
Pros: kids thanking you and hugging you
Cons: kids not listening and aggravating you
I Love working for the YMCA. I work with kids k-5th grade sometimes you want to pull your hair out, but other times it is so rewarding. You need to have patience and want to help and teach children.
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Fun workplace to work with kids
group leader (Current Employee), chicopee maNovember 24, 2014
Pros: kids are great
Cons: not enough hours
I love working here at the YMCA. I love working with the kids just need another job to get my life going on the right track.
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More than worth the time
Assistant Counselor (Former Employee), Lafayette, LANovember 24, 2014
Pros: first job i ever had
Cons: did not get paid
A typical work day included working with children in various ways and maintaining the facility
Co-workers were incredible and everyday was a joy
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Positive work environment
Counselor in Training (Former Employee), CANovember 23, 2014
Pros: maturing, earning a new family while at work and being accepted for you
Cons: the job only being a week
The YMCA is an amazing work force, not only looking to help the kids but also the employees. Working for the YMCA for Camp Oaks as an CIT offered us many real world properties that will be used in everyday lives. Day by day we would normally spend 2 hours in training in small groups or large and learn how important it is to work as a team and set aside – more... any differences just to get the job done right without any complications. Also, we would all be separated and forced to take care of 12 or more kids, various ages and take them to their activities and make sure they get to the dinning hall on time, also I made it a personal mission to know all the kids names and one fact about themselves, it really helped me to get to know them and it made them more comfortable to be around me and make them know that i actually care about them and that I'm not doing this because i have too, but because i want too. Although, only working for a week gave me years of knowledge such as: being patient, working together, using filters, worrying about others before yourself, and keeping the work place moving and having an up beat energy. The camp ran very smoothly, nothing catastrophic happened because of our camp staff did an amazing job planning and executing what needed to be done. I was the oldest CIT so i had more of a steady mind set and maturity level than more than half of my co-workers, but that didn't stop them from improving what needed to be improved and by the end of the week they were completely reborn. I'm proud to say that my co-workers and I became one big family once the week ended. I hardest part of the job was at the end of the day we would all get together and share our home life situations and family, I never opened up because many of the things I went through as a child and adolescent damaged me not only emotionally but mentally so I kept up a wall and was silent, till one night two of my co-workers shared their lives and they were not so cookie cutter as the others so i opened up finally and said some things that i wouldn't normally share to people and it really released me of all pent up emotions. which was also the most enjoyable moment of not only the job but my life, being able to release and be accepted for past experiences that I have been so ashamed of is the best feeling in the world. – less
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Jantorial (Former Employee), Minneapolis MnNovember 23, 2014
I really like this job you your on boss really u go there clean at ur own pace nobody on you just clean and go home
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Fun place to work
Volunteer. Basketball coach (Former Employee), Hanover, MANovember 23, 2014
Every day was different. It was fun to work with children and learn techniques about how to teach and keep the children focused. My co-workers were fun and willing to branch out from their usual routine in order to do what they could in order to help the children learn better. Sometimes it was difficult to keep the children in line and to listen and – more... follow the rules at times. However, it was a very rewarding feeling to know that teaching these children the basic techniques of basketball was helping them in the long run. – less
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fun family based business
personal trainer (Former Employee), Lima, OHNovember 21, 2014
Pros: free membership, free day care
Cons: not promoting within the company
working with the clients I was able to meet and make new friends with people I would probably have never spoke to on the street.

they don't believe in promoting within the company. there forth limiting your growth with them,
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Fun Time
Child watch Attendant (Former Employee), Monument ,CONovember 19, 2014
Typical day was greeting guests, helping them sign in their children into the childwatch zone, making sure the children are ssafe while playing, doing art/crafts with them while 7+ where in a group call kid zone
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not great
Head lifeguard (Former Employee), Conroe, TXNovember 19, 2014
good team but not great leadership. Also not great role models in the management staff, Encouragement on cutting corners and getting work done quickly not the right way
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Nice place to work.
Personal trainer (Former Employee), Kissimmee, FLNovember 18, 2014
Good place to work benefits could be better.They have expanded since I was there.
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Kids are always a joy to work with!
Childcare Provider (Former Employee), Jackson,MsNovember 18, 2014
I always connected with the parents here at the Metro YMCA! I had some amazing co-workers and the kids were just a bundle of energy that kept me on my toes daily! This is good.
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love the kids
Assistant (Former Employee), Saint Petersburg, FLNovember 18, 2014
Pros: lunches
Cons: love
loved working with the kids and having fun
very fun and the kids loved me and what i did
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productive but spotted work place.
Youth Achievement Site Assistant (Current Employee), Peoria, ILNovember 18, 2014
A typical day at work consist of Morning and afternoon care of the children (Games, program activities, homework evaluation,scheduled activities, parent confrences, data collection)
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• Answered question about membership fees, classes information, facility, • Work with special events, promotions, and any other special needs as they
CAMP COORDINATOR (Former Employee), Watsonville, CANovember 18, 2014
• Answered question about membership fees, classes information, facility,
• Work with special events, promotions, and any other special needs as they arise.
• Certified Trainer/ Black belt: instructed Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Kickboxing classes.
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Fun work place for people who have a passion fitness or helping people
Internship (Current Employee), Monmouth, ILNovember 17, 2014
A typical day at work varied on what season it was. During the fall I coached kids ages 5-14 in soccer and we competed with surrounding towns. I learned so much about kids and the different coaching styles that worked best. My co workers were very friendly and made going to work fun and enjoyable. Everyone at the YMCA was nice and helpful and very dependable. – more... The hardest part of my job would be dealing with coaching problems such as racism, fighting, and learning disabilities such as ADHD. – less
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Fun Enviroment but also kept me busy
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee), Mt.Sterling, IlNovember 17, 2014
Pros: free membership
Cons: no health benefits and drive
A typical day of work is first getting my desk ready for the day, turning on all computer systems, lights, etc. Then greeting members as they come in; signing up new members as well and answer questions when needed. Giving tours when needed, explaining to the guest about out classes and what is available. Handling money, answering the phone to take – more... messages, answer questions. Maintain the kid zone area. I learned a lot from this job- learning to use a new computer system: enter new members into the system, how to handle members on phone or in person, learned a lot of safety tips and rules. The hardest part of the job was needing to help a member but i couldn't, because i was not allowed to leave the front desk without someone there. The most enjoyable part was interacting with the members and just enjoying their company and helping them when they needed it. – less
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Hot lunch
Registration and Administration Clerk (Current Employee), Gilroy, CANovember 16, 2014
Getting ready to open takes an extra half hour. Sign-in starts at 9:00 a.m. and finishes at 11:30 a.m. then begins the daily totals with summaries..
I learned how to scan registration cards.
Everyone has a work mentality ethic.
Most everyone is professional.
The hardest part of the job is closing and serving the late comers.
The most enjoyable part – more... of the job when everything balances at the end of the morning. – less
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Fun environment to interact
Member Service Associate (Current Employee), Lynchburg, VANovember 16, 2014
Pros: free membership
The job is more than meets the eye. Lots to manage for little pay. But you get to interact and bond with people. There's a great sense of community.
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Great work place
Camp Counselor (Seasonal) (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INNovember 16, 2014
A great place to work. I enjoyed working here. My management was great and let me know if there were any problems. I got along with all my co-workers. Even the ones who got on my nerves. I never let the interfere with my work.

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About YMCA

The YMCA was established over 160 years ago as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Our focus – Read more