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If you love kids then your at the right place.
Counselor (Former Employee), Bonita Springs, FLJuly 29, 2014
The kids are what made me feel like a child all over again. From play time and the moves we have to watch it was by far the best thing to be apart of.
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Nice Safe place for children
Teacher Assistant (Volunteer) (Former Employee), Anaheim, CAJuly 28, 2014
This place has very happy people there their always smiling and the joy that have to the children is fun.
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It was fun working here
Maintenance (Former Employee), Nashua, NHJuly 28, 2014
Pros: breaks, shifts, hours
I had a lot of fun working here. I got left alone as long as my job was getting done.
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Good for self starters
Respite provider (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJuly 28, 2014
Pros: mileage reimbursement
Cons: on your own with little oversight
Other than receiving checks and dropping off time sheets, rarely saw ymca staff. On my own for parent/teacher collaboration, which worked great for me. Hardest part was leaving my kiddos after 4 years.
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YMCA
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Former Employee), O'Fallon, ILJuly 27, 2014
Good hours
Free gym membership
Great Co-workers
Chemicals from pool made me sick a lot
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A fun, rewarding place to inspire people of all ages to better their lives.
Teacher and Wellness Center Coach (Current Employee), Nashville, TNJuly 27, 2014
My yoga classes are filled with people of all ages and fitness levels who are looking for ways to change something, to have an pleasurable experience but learn at the same time, to simply feel better overall in mind and body. Its amazing work when you help someone meet their goals or clairfy what their goals really were about.
Its a great job where – more... i just show up and teach, then go home. The hardest part is dealing with difficult people that have such blocks to doing something new that my mind works in overload to find creative ways to keep their attention, and many times it doesnt matter they are not ready so i have to let them be where they are and realize they will catch up when they are ready. Often spending one on one time with these individuals is more effective. I like the hard work though. – less
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fun
Swim Instructor/Coach/Lifeguard (Former Employee), Port Huron, MIJuly 26, 2014
fun to work in the community, however, pay is too low to live on, and there is no where to move up
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Entertaining working with kids
Babysitter (Former Employee), Saratoga, CAJuly 25, 2014
Pros: good skills were learned
Cons: not enough hours
I would go to work every Saturday. I would help the kids get along with each other, make sure they conducted the appropriate behaviors with each other, and I had to make sure they were safe. I learned how to act around young kids and how not to act around them. The hardest part was trying to get them to stop crying. The most enjoyable part was seeing – more... how they acted without their parent/s around. The boss and co-workers were nice, mostly. I had an issue with one of my co-workers, because he got too attached to me. He was younger than I. – less
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It was a fun environment to be around people and the Staff.
Lifeguard/Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Millington, TNJuly 25, 2014
Pros: free lunch, friendly staff, work on other projects, workout
Cons: no healthcare, no benefits, and not a clean environment.
My typical day at work would be opening the pool in the mornings and train people during separate hours of my time. I have learned to deal with people and provide quality service for my members and keep them satisfied with their memberships when they come to the YMCA fitness area.Working at the YMCA has taught me many choices and life made decisions – more... to further advance my opportunity to go for my passion of Personal Training. – less
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Great company to work with for a senior design project.
Senior Design Project (Former Employee), Blacksburg, VAJuly 25, 2014
Worked as the Project Manager with a team of three other students to create a uniform pricing system in Excel to be utilized by the employees, volunteers, and community service individuals to increase item output onto the thrift shop floor.
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Fun and Independent
Fitness Instructor (Current Employee), Fullerton, CAJuly 25, 2014
Love being able to program, and train others to improve their fitness levels. Dont get many hours but enjoy my time nonetheless.
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Fun place to work, meet all kinds of people
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee), Los Alamos, NMJuly 24, 2014
Pros: safe place for children to go to
Cons: could have given more work hours and promote when opening came up
YMCA is a clean, good place to go or to have your children go to. The workers are all friendly and caring. It is a safe place for your children to go to for after school programs or just to hang out
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All over the place.
Childcare Provider (Former Employee), Lebanon, MOJuly 24, 2014
The managers and co-workers where great! They just have some issues with scheduling, they seemed to over hire and under pay, the hours where crazy. Only 3 hours at a time, Usually only worked once a week, or every other week. It wasn't enough.
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I love kids
Assist the staff (Former Employee), Washington,DCJuly 24, 2014
I would help overweight kids try to lose weight by showing them how to eat better, learn how to exercise, and also teaching them how it can effect them as they got older.
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Fun Workplace and Second Family
Teacher (Current Employee), Aliso Viejo, CAJuly 23, 2014
Pros: free snacks
Cons: constantly on your feet, literally and figuratively
My coworkers are my friends
All the kids I work with love me
There's always a way to move up
I learn something new every day
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Creative and fun environment to work in.
Assistant Child Care Director (Former Employee), Richmond, VAJuly 23, 2014
Pros: training and membership to facilities.
Cons: benefit packages were limited and expensive
Typically 40 hr week with weekends off. Training was always offered for advancement. Management was fair and reasonable. Co-workers were sometimes from diverse backgrounds so it was very challenging at times.
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Great Place
Member (Current Employee), PennsylvaniaJuly 23, 2014
Good relationship between members and Y employees
Something for everyone
Variety of activities
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Productive and fun place
Program Leader (Current Employee), Whittier, CAJuly 23, 2014
Pros: free gym pass
Take attendance at the beginning and head count.
-Lead a group of approximately 25 students in an instructional setting, maintaining high standards for behavior and safety by implementing the agreements: 1. Be responsible 2. Be respectful 3. Be safe 4. Have fun
-Prepare lesson plan for the week
-Physical Activity
-Homework
-Enrichment (Literature, Math, – more... Science)
-Nutrition (Healthy living)
-After every single activity we debrief with students giving the student the opportunity to express what they learned in their own words. – less
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Mediocre
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), YMCA of Greater RochesterJuly 23, 2014
Pros: retirement
Cons: salary
It is a mediocre place to work

Increases are very very low.

Depends on the mood of the moment.
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great supervisor
Site Supervisor (Former Employee), Petersburg, VAJuly 23, 2014
Working at the Petersburg YMCA under a particular supervisor, I found my confidence in programming. My supervisor was great at motivating and being honest about what to expect. She's who got me into the Chester YMCA currently.

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About YMCA

YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the nation's 2,663 YMCAs, which serve nearly 20.2 million people each year, – Read more