the staff was extremely racist with the exception of few
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – April 18, 2017
the staff was extremely racist. the cleaning staff was overworked and very understaffed!! the when i first started to work there the building had about 3-4 Maintenance staff members at all times but as time went on they started to fire the fulltime employees and put more work on whoever was left. by the time i left on any given day the building had a max of 1 employee working the building pretty much alone.
the front desk staff refused to inforce ymca policy on members who broke them
Lead Teacher for One year olds (Former Employee) – Marquette, MI – April 18, 2017
LOVED working for the YMCA. Only thing that sent me away was the lack of job security when the Y was going through a tough time. knowing that the Y is getting back on their feet its going to be the same great place it was before.
Lead Wellness Coach (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IN – April 18, 2017
Working at the YMCA Was a amazing experience. I had the chance to meet and help people experience a all around family environment. I was the Lead Wellness Coach and I trained up the on coming wellness coaches to be able to help our members utilized our facility to its full potential.
Great Job experience working with a wide variety of people
ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – April 17, 2017
The YMCA is a great place to work during. This isn't a place to go if you're looking to make a lot of money but the work and atmosphere is great. The main principle is giving back and embedding a healthy lifestyle for the members and the relationships are great.
If you have a passion to make a change in someones life, the YMCA is a great place for that to happen. There are plenty of opportunities within the YMCA, and not only will you help the people around you grow, you will help yourself as well.
There's always a fun energy when you come to work. Everyone there likes their jobs and they do it to the best of their ability. I learned to take my job seriously even if it doesn't seem like you're doing anything productive. Especially being a life guard, you never know when someone is going to need your help. That would also have to be the hardest part. You need to stay on your toes at all times, and remember to practice your skills when you're not working in case you need them. Management was good at staying in contact and very understanding of schedule conflicts.
Low pay, poor management especially in child care. I loved working with the kids. Site assistants are devalued and underpaid. This YMCA seemed all about getting the rich clientele, rather than helping children of the community. Sad...