Working at YMCA: Company Overview and Reviews

25055 reviews
YMCA Ratings
Average rating of 25055 reviews on Indeed
4.0Work-Life Balance
3.1Pay & Benefits
3.4Job Security & Advancement
Indianapolis Indiana, United States
1,001 to 5,000
$100M to $500M (USD)

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Overall Reviews at YMCA

Swim Instructor | Concord, NH | Feb 24, 2020
Fun Place to Work, Slightly Underpays
This one of my first jobs and I still work. Have been here for over 10 years. Coworkers are great, job is rewarding. Started at $8/hr and haven't received much of a raise.
Personal Trainer | San Jose, CA | Feb 13, 2020
diversity in programs group ex and staff are great
pay could be a little better for the amount of things i do, but all in all i wouldn't like to be in a corporate gym too many rules and standards to be y innovating
Conssplit shifts
Planner | Oconomowoc, WI | Dec 27, 2019
The YMCA is a community-focused organization which focuses on core values.
The membership and community at the YMCA is unique and wonderful. Differently-abled employees make the work environment joyful and exciting. Work/family balance is a priority and the staff work to support each other and create flexibility in the work schedule.
Member Services Representative | San Diego, CA | Nov 7, 2019
The Y
I had a hard time at the location in which I was working. Some of their members complained about the tone of my voice. I also felt that me having Epilepsy waa not good while there.
Membership Representative | New Braunfels, TX | Mar 17, 2020
Good work environment, but not to live off of
I worked here towards the end of high school it was a great job and they worked well with my hours, but it is not very good financially and there is little job growth within the company.
Fitness Instructor | Harrisburg, NC | Feb 13, 2020
Non profit gym
Small gym in Harrisburg without a pool operating in the red. Not being very competible with local fitness businesses. All employees are part time. Only the Director is full time.
Front Desk Manager | Monroe, NY | Oct 3, 2019
Helping others in the community
I do love my job at the YMCA. I love helping the community and families who cant afford to have a membership to our facility and programs for children. It is very hard for me to be looking elsewhere but unfortunately do to it being a non profit company the salary is just not where I can afford to live right now. Both my husband and I work full time jobs to keep a nice household for our 5 year old son.
ProsDiscounted before and afters school child care
Conslow salarty
Receptionist | Missoula, MT | Feb 22, 2020
The regular employees are what are the real back bone of the YMCA.
The CO and COO don’t seem to interested in the regular employees . The Directors and upper management only associate with other directors. And are all snobs. They expect you to go above and beyond what is expected but only pay minimum wage and it’s all part time so they don’t have to give you benefits.
Monitor | Roanoke, VA | Jan 20, 2020
actually a job i enjoyed
most days at the YMCA for me were spent atop a lifeguard chair. i would watch guests enter the pool areas (lap and family). i would watch over children and enforce the rules of the pool area. if needed i could administer CPR and First Aid. all the employees were mostly happy with smiles on their faces and warm welcomes to any and all who entered the areas.
Early Childhood Teacher | New York, NY | Mar 19, 2020
Excellent place to work in. Diversity amongst staff is visible at all branches. There is a lot of support from supervisors to foster all staff members needs and growth. The workplace culture is positive and uplifting.
ProsProfessional Development and workshops are offered.

Questions And Answers about YMCA

What would you suggest YMCA management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked Mar 15, 2017
Don't bait-n-switch, lie to your staff. Be honest about your expectations of them and their credentials upfront. Part of the reason for turnover (In Columbus Ohio) is because they hire and promote staff to fill needed slots under false pretenses. Once the employee realizes the deceit and trickery, they leave the company. Be fair, honest and decent in your dealings with people and staff will be happy, dedicated and stay.
Answered Dec 31, 2019
Management don’t treat their employees well, and don’t give a raise after being there for so long & refuse to acknowledge good work and give more work to do without better pay
Answered Oct 27, 2019
Why did you leave your job at YMCA?
Asked Mar 15, 2017
For being there for a long time, they don’t treat you very well and fair. I was tired of the toxic life there and so I left and felt great about it
Answered Oct 27, 2019
Be careful they will offer you “full time” when in reality it’s part time plus (working 39 hours). I was scheduled to work 9 hour days with an hour lunch break my first two months then they told me I’m only part time plus. That way the Y don’t have to full time benefits.
Answered Oct 25, 2019
How are the working hours at YMCA?
Asked Feb 25, 2016
Depending on the person but 4 hours a day is a waste of time for the 6 days the schedule you.
Answered Oct 27, 2019
Horrible if you are salaried. Upwards of 60+ hours with nights and weekends. They should only hire orphaned, single people with no friends or outside interests.
Answered Aug 21, 2019
What is the work environment and culture like at YMCA?
Asked Feb 25, 2016
Very toxic.
Answered Oct 27, 2019
A company which do not care for the welfare of teachers. Low salary and benefits. No matter how many times teachers complain about the leadership, still they don't care and just let them suffer. They must be more sensitive and take immediate action if received any complain from their different centres.
Answered Sep 17, 2019
What advice would you give the CEO of YMCA about how to improve it?
Asked Oct 20, 2016
Stick up for your good employees listen to their complaints try to keep them instead of into what everybody else says you know you're a good employees help them out to keep them don't pay your director a great salary to do the Dirty Work you know who your good employees are you should fight to keep them
Answered Aug 20, 2019
Introduce for everyone youth to seniors. Special needs programs as well. Children with learning disabilities should not be left behind. The TURN2BLUE program for accelerated learning teaches trains coaches and enhances skill by simply color coding movement patterns.
Answered Jul 25, 2019