manager made constant scheduling mistakes and blamed the workers. treated like a number and not a person. filthy facility. management could not take feed back like "you need a properly stocked first aid kit in the child watch room" and "everyone who works with kids should actually take the CPR classes theyre supposed to"
I have worked with the YMCA for the past 3 years and it was my first job out of high school and its a great place to work for a college student. Its fun , youthful, and provides plenty of learning opportunities for all staff. Overall its a vibrant place to work and to grow and the staff and children all make it feel like one big family.
Working here has been helping me follow my dreams of being a teacher. The interview we a few questions and from there they thought I was a good fit for the child care position, I’ve worked at the ymca for almost 4 years. I’ve got a position as a receptionist and a lifeguard with in the last year! And I love it
I work in the child watch and truly do love it. Because the job is just part time, many high schoolers are hired which can be frustrated as not all want to be there and don't always have the best behavior especially since its children. The pay sucks honestly. I think for what the job is we should get more than minimum wage, but its not bad enough for me to want to leave the job.
As a college student, my top priority is school but this was not recognized by the Y as I was not given days off when I requested. When I needed to go home for breaks I also wasn't given time off even though it is not possible for me to work since the dorms were closed and I had no place to stay. Overall my experience for working for the Y was not good, there was a lack of organization in the program and respect toward employees from supervisors.
The only negative I can say is that there did seem like there was a divide between employees. There was a clear line drawn with the employees who worked the front desk and those that worked in child care. It was never a harmful environment or caused problems, but there would be a noticeable hush fall when either would enter in the area.
This is an excellent place to work. It’s a great job for a young person starting out or looking to earn work experience and extra money. There are lots of opportunities to learn communication skills and meet people.
I got very busy with school, and I personally couldn’t get enough hours to be able to pay for bills (specifically car insurance.) Otherwise, I enjoyed the environment and the people who worked there. It was a very nice area.
The Y is ok for people who looking for part time jobs like high school and college students. The pay is ok put the hours are very limited . they will send you home if the numbers are low. There is a little favoritism that goes around when working there and certain people get their way. The leadership staff dont know how to manage their sites and talk to people. They need train their leadership staff better to have a solid. And quality program.
to talk to people. They needtrainleadership better.
staff and better to get beter quality in their program.
Working with children warms my heart. There is a wonderful energy in the classroom. I am definitely not there for the pay which is minimum wage even after a year from what I understand. I enjoy making a difference in the lives of children which keeps me motivated.
Unorganized. Never suplies for kids (crayons, coloring sheets and arts n crafts) Kids are watched by staff instead of being interacted with. Director and Supervisor definitely have favorites and those were paid more despite their lack of experience and education. Lack of working together and support from fellow staff. I quickly learned in the two weeks that I was there that if you weren't liked by certain staff you were gossiped about and treated horribly.