I was able to fit into the culture at the YMCA well. The managers were nice and very understanding. If a coworker had any problem they were able to take time out of their day to answer questions and concerns.
Supervisors don’t respect or trust their staff enough. Give impossible deadlines and no additional paid work hours given, but scolded if not completed.
Coworkers are fine, but staff are the last thought from upper management
I was bullied internally for over a year and my supervisor and the department head knew...and did nothing...for a year.
The West cook YMCA itself is falling apart and way before covid. The building has roaches and bed bugs. Working in the daycare room i would complain about the bed bugs because the thought of a baby getting bit in my care terrified me yet they never closed the building to actually and thoroughly get rid of the pest problem. And after while I was scared to complain. The daycare room also violated many basic rules that child care providers should follow; for example the shelves are not harnessed and can fall on children. The toys are very old and broken, paint chipping and such. We had no budget for supplies and i would often take crayons paper etc and I would often pay for those things. All while making only $11/HR
In the fall of 2019 a new CEO was hired. He fired a handful of longtime staff in management positions at the Taylor facility and then hired his former co-worker to run the Taylor facility as branch manager. They both run the organization by instilling fear on the staff. In addition to management staff being terminated, multiple longtime staff members were unjustly terminated. The new branch manager at Taylor can't keep track of his lies and is a very bitter man. He talks out of both sides of his mouth. Neither of the men came on staff interested in finding out the culture, demographic, or how programs operate at the Taylor YMCA. They did not discuss or consult with program coordinators or directors but made changes. Program coordinators and managers were informed of changes through members who were victims of the sudden change. This leadership came in and quickly made decisions that undermined what current program directors and coordinators were doing. Longtime members and program participants are treated with horrible customer service. Prior to this new leadership staff and members were valued and there was a spirit of inclusiveness and community. This new management does not follow the YMCA values in any way. This was demonstrated from day one, and then magnified with the way they have handled things through this pandemic. There is no teamwork. They are in it for themselves, for power.
Oppressive Leadership, no community, staff and members are not valued
When I worked there I would always feel so at home and being surrounded by nice, smart, and respectful people is good for me. At the ymca you have to really use your voice and communicate or everything will get hectic.
To begin I would like to start off with the typical day as a YMCA camp counselor. Firstly, when it comes to working at one of the camp sites most of the work is finding and/or making games up for the kids for indoor and outdoor play, based on how their mood. Management is great and so is the work culture because there is constant communication between each other. But patience is a must when it comes to watching over and dealing with children
You get to go on fields trips play and teach with kids
At times it can become difficult to keep your patients with the children
You won’t move up in the company no matter how many years you have worked there and experience you may have. Don’t waste your time doing extra training and getting more experience because they won’t give you a pay raise or move you up.
If you like to be over worked and under paid, this is the place for you!
If you like a stressful job without much help from management, then apply now!
If you like long days, giving up your spare time, and still be treated like you’re disposable then what are you waiting for!
Amazing co workers
Management, pay grade, the way they treat their employees
It’s typical day at work as you go in and clock in and go to your position and do your job. After you’re finished you get to go home it depends what position you want. The enjoyable part about work is going in and seeing your employee smiling faces.
I will say this once my only struggle with this job was that there were a few huge trainings that I couldn't complete because I was working two jobs and a full time student. I loved the people and the environment!
The environment in pleasant and getting a free membership is definitely a plus, but compensation is not worth the amount of work put in. The child care center has way too many kids and not enough workers, resulting in problems with parents who have concerns about the safety of their children. Almost always understaffed.
While working for the YMCA of Henderson Kentucky, I worked as a childcare provider in the evenings. It was quite overwhelming as I would have anywhere from 15-25 children at a time by myself. I became quite attached to the children and this is what kept mecomibg back.
The rate of pay was very low for what I was expected to do and how many children I was expected to manage. It was pretty exhausting but at times rewarding.
The children, management and the work hours fit perfectly with my day job.
I loved dealing with the members but what they pay the staff is atrocious. When concerns are brought up they tend to be ignored. There were se*ual assaults on staff that were ignored and also not communicated to staff.