You must be a hard worker to succeed! You are often tasked with jobs to complete that are outside of your job description. The company is a non-profit that requires their staff to fundraise and ask members to donate. Good Luck!
This place will drain all over your positive energy. Its ran by a bunch of excecs wotu no leadership experience. They are very accolade driven and lack the ability of leading and building a relationship amongst peers and employees. They dont lead by example they just talk about their past experience in precious positions.
Meeting loving families and helping them.
Leadership doesnt know how to relate to the communities we serve
Do you hate yourself and enjoy crying to sleep at night? This could be the job for you!
Upper management lacks realistic expectations. The demands made of middle management and part time staff are generally outrageous. Loyalty and hard work mean nothing to them, not to mention how detached they are from staff, members, and real life in general.
On average, most managers work 45+ hours per week and are paid a 40 hour salary - they are expected to go above and beyond and never recognized for their efforts.
Part time staff are never permitted to work enough hours to support themselves, so upper management doesn't have to offer them benefits.
Staff at the Brooks location has steadily jumped ship since the facility opened in 2017; so much so even the members have noticed the steady decline.
The new Executive Director has only hired friends since taking the position, leading to further decline in guest services.
Under the new leadership the almighty dollar is the one and only goal. Now of course it is important, but the Y is now being run as a cooperation, yet screaming to be recognized as a charity and non-profit. Employees are the tool to accomplish the bottom line and expendable. They talk about being genuine and nurturing, but that is probably the biggest farce. They put quantity above the benefit of quality.
At the end of the day, the mission behind the YMCA and its outreach community work is the best thing about it. Makes you grateful for the work you do everyday. That said, other companies that do some things like the y, that pay better. It's hard to not look outside the company.
I have no comment in regards to this company. The National YMCA as a whole is an AMAZING organization. But as for local branches........... My time there was well past due. I don't believe that I need to review a company that is no longer a part of my life.
From 2014-2016 NCF YMCA had an incredible management team led by a very competent CEO. Unfortunately, the Board undermined the management staff and nearly caused it to close down. I dont know anything about the new management team.
It is a great place for people who want to learn and develop their skills in an organization. The culture varies depending on the center, the location, and the executive director. The most enjoyable part of the job is the impact you are able to make in the lives of families all over Chicago.
Youth Director (Volt alkalmazott) - Caroline County, VA - 2019, május 29.
After working at the YMCA part time I was offered a full time position that I was extremely qualified for and was excited to accept, however, the senior staff was not clear that not only would I be doing the job of my job description but I would be taking on other programs at which I was not trained at all. When I shared with them the workload and concerns they became quietly hostile and condescending. I will not work for the YMCA again.
You'd think some of my colleagues were competing for six-figure salaries despite paychecks well below 50K. The culture at this organization favors the "good ol' boy" network and many advancement decisions are decided well before positions are posted.
I worked as a sports coach for over 4 years at the YMCA and I loved it. I got to work with all different ages and I got to work most of the hours I wanted. It was also easy to find replacements when I needed.
i do not wish to answer this question due to personal reasons, i do not
even think this question should be asked this is a very personal question. The YMCA has alot of locations and I think answering this question would prohibit me from working at those other location
Working for the Y, you will find your best friends and build lasting relationships with co-workers, members, and participants. It's been great seeing former campers turn into co-workers. This organization changes lives!
Fun culture, flexibility of schedule, meaningful work