I love working at the YMCA downtown location, the staff is friendly and helpful and the members really appreciate your work. However, other locations are not as friendly and the members can be challenging at times. Choose a location that fits your personality.
I have been an employee of the Y for 2 years and I love it. The staff is wonderful, the members are the sweetest you will find and the management really cares about what is working and what needs to be tweaked.
It all depends on the type of job you are applying for will help you with the attire of clothing and the energy of the upcoming interview. It’s a big family working here honestly my favorite job out of everywhere I’ve worked.
The Y has challenges in leadership. The leadership team does not cultivate an environment of honesty and inclusiveness. They do not have a pulse on the engagement of the team or employees and give the impression that the team is not valued.
You have to fit in or they will alienate you out. Horrible culture and directors do whatever abuse of power they can to stay in their job position. Very sad environment. Great to start out if your willing to handle the workplace drama
I loved my clients. They did make it easy to get clients and they do make you meet any quotas. The down side is the pay. I know it is a nonprofit but when they would increase pt sessions they did not increase the pay to the trainers. This made it hard for people to afford sessions so you would lose clients and lose money.
Good place for a first job. Nice culture, great staff and members. Pay is not competitive at all, around half of any other gym/studio. Lots of classes to teach or cover, however preference for hours is given to unpaid volunteers versus staff.
The pay was good and it was easy to find other shifts or people to cover a class if you needed to miss teaching one. However, It would be nice to know that the Life Guards were paid better. They save lives!!!