Childcare Provider (Former Employee) – Iowa – February 18, 2017
I worked in the child watch for several months making minimum wage. Loved working with the kids and other staff members in my area. However, it quickly became noticeable that the Y's mission does not hold true for employees. Management, while approached on several occasions, was not receptive to concerns on wages and operations within our department. If we had helpful suggestions that we felt would benefit our department, they dismissed it. They often sent out pointed emails, and you get a sence you are on a lower level. The trainings you are expected to complete are challenging to maneuver on their website, and it's very difficult to get the help you need to get them completed. The management seems unorganized and focused on making everything look good for gym members while spending no time working on employee relations.
Great place to meet wonderful kids and staff
Unacceptable, very low pay. Unwelcoming environment for employees.
Youth Leader (Former Employee) – California – February 17, 2017
Working for the YMCA was always an enjoyable place to be. Getting paid to play and interact with different types of fun and exciting personalities in the children was always fun to me! My work day consisted of producting a fun-filled game day for the children until parents are able to pick up their children.
Wellness Coordinator employee (Former Employee) – Cupertino, CA – February 17, 2017
I worked for the YMCA as a wellness coordinator, where I was able to learn and grow as an individual. The employees at the YMCA are always upbeat, have a smile on their face, and willing to help anyone.
Overall, I loved working here and it was one of the best jobs I've had. Everyday I went into work and enjoyed doing what I was there to do. I liked working with the kids and other staff. The only thing lacking, I felt, was communication.
Free access to the gyms, pool, youth center, and workout equipment
Site Director Currituck Family (Former Employee) – Barco, NC – February 16, 2017
I loved working for the Y. My typical day at the Y was interacting with parents, taking care and playing games with the children, and organizing plans for daily/weekly activities. I learned valuable leadership skills and how to care for children with special needs. The management was fantastic and very family orientated. Workplace culture was at times very busy, but was always upbeat and happy. The hardest part of the job was leaving all of the kids behind when I had to move to another state. The kids where hands down my absolute favorite part of the entire job.
Youth & Family Development Director (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – February 16, 2017
Horrible work life balance for an organization supposedly promoting family. New CEO brings complete chaos. No job security, as they could remove your position from the organization structure at any moment. Expect to work 70+ hours for 40- hours of pay.
TEACHERS AID (Current Employee) – Glastonbury, CT – February 16, 2017
a typical day at the y for me is working with a group of 8-10 kids gathering them to wash up before they eat snack that's been provided by them from the Y. after theyre done with snack they need a little reminder that its time for homework. that's the quietest time of the day even though its still pretty loud. they spend about an hour / hour 1/2 on there homework and they get to go to the gym or the playground outside. they love going outside. I make sure they stay in the designated areas so I tell them if they cant see me they shouldn't be there. I haven't noticed how long were out for but once we go inside they play board games, and or color if they would like to. we make sure the children are getting picked up by the right guardian to ensure the childs safety.
Work here made my day in so many different ways. Far as different ways in cleaning learning new ways to get the job done in a good Timing matter. Even though it always stayed busy. you always had work.
I learned responsibility working at the YMCA and how to be alert and ready at all times. The people are amazing and friendly there. The hardest part about working there is to be prepared for anything. The most enjoyable part is being with the people and working together.
SACC Assistant/ Child Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsford, NY – February 15, 2017
Enjoyed working with the kids making crafts, playing outside and keeping them in a safe environment. Providing the children with breakfast. Having a professional and respectful attitude with the parents and co-workers