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Review averages

  • 512 employees say

    Excellent (205)
    40.0390625%
    Good (135)
    26.3671875%
    Satisfactory (104)
    20.3125%
    Subpar (68)
    13.28125%
    3.42
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (1)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.17

Reviews for YMCA

Reviews - What employees say

3.42 Employees say
4.17 Applicants say
  • 19.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

As a 115 year old company, we've relied heavily on our history, instead of actively building a culture that is reflective of our modern times and the core values of our current workforce. It is a very high priority and we're slowly making progress.

Support from management

Depends on the manager. Some are better than others. Some are micro-managers, some are hands-off, some give just the right amount. Hopefully our initiatives to improve leadership training will impact that.

Teamwork

Most people are always willing to help and pitch in. A problem with this is the most competent and willing people end up with a lot of the work, because when you employ a couple thousand people, there will always be a few slackers. But, luckily, we have a great team overall who will pick up the slack.

Freedom to work independently

Again, some people like to micro-manage and have a say in everything. It depends on the position and department.

Internal Communication

We're spread across 2 distinctive locations with 20+ different departments, so we often struggle with effective internal communication. Again, it's something we're aware of and working to improve.

Gender Equality

A very small percentage of staff members in survey results will speak to gender inequality, but as a whole I feel we value and lift up equality across genders, ethnicities, backgrounds, etc.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Our older colleagues carry our history and really support the core foundation that we were built on. They are an integral part of what we do, and we would not be who we are without their contributions.

Overall compensation for your work

As a non-profit, our compensation is significantly less than other industries. However, the benefits for full-time professionals are great.

Office / Work Environment

Depends on the job/position.

Environmental Friendliness

We promote outdoor recreation and education, but we have a great deal of growth when it comes to sustainability, eco-tourism, etc. to keep up with modern times. As an example, we're not "paperless" and our office/administrative functions waste thousands of tons of paper.

Work-Life Balance

We pride our selves on "healthy spirit, mind & body" yet many people struggle with taking vacation because it's never a good time, there's too much to do when you get back, etc. We live in one of the most beautiful recreation areas in the country and having access to that is so often taken for granted when you're caught up in the day-to-day work.

Company Image

Depends on who you ask.

Handicapped Accessibility

Strides have been made to become handicapped accessible, and a recent ADA audit will allow is to further improve in this area.

Workplace Safety

One of the safest places to work. Great importance is given to safety. We go 100's of days at a time without a workplace safety incident.

Challenging Work

A huge percentage of our jobs are entry level.

Inclusive / Diverse

Diversity is one of our top values and priority - YMCA of the Rockies is FOR ALL.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    YMCA of the Rockies
  • City
    Estes Park
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

The moral is very low. Upper management and supervisors expect a lot from lean crews and they are expected to take on more with very little pay. They are in denial because they can't accept their own faults. Management no longer adhear to the core values that were encouraged by the great leaders before.

Support from management

None, again if you're not in the frat, or your supervisor isnt in. Your whole branch is screwed. That center will be put on the list for elimination.

Teamwork

It's not encourage. If You're not part of management's frat circle, You're not encouraged to become part of the team.

Freedom to work independently

Only if you agree to management's useless ideas. Most of the time it doesn't make sense.

Internal Communication

You're expected to just read management's minds. Supervisors dont relay messages from upper management until something bad happens.

Gender Equality

If you are an extroverted, intelligent, well spoken female you won't be hired. You have to be meek, and a yes man to be included.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Everyone is considered stupid except of the CEO and his frat club.

Career Development

Unless you're a white male, white skined or from Brazil your not encouraged to do anything.

Overall compensation for your work

It used to be pretty good when there was management who cared. Now it's the bare minimum. It's all about saving that dollar for management's bonus.

Office / Work Environment

Moral is low. You.go in do your work. It goes unappreciated and under valued.

Environmental Friendliness

They don't recycle anything. It's not encouraged. The only way things are recycled is when the child care site in the schools follow the school policies.

Work-Life Balance

Lower level employees are expected to work regardless of their personal lives.

Company Image

There are many dollars spent on advertisement. But the staff are not properly trained and therefore the programs suffer.

Job Security

The only job security is to be a part of the CEO's fraternity. Otherwise your on the hit list. There is no respect or appreciation for long termed employees.

Handicapped Accessibility

They do the requirements only because they don't want to be sued. They built special facilities to keep the special needs away from what they call the normal kids so they can feel good about themselves.

Workplace Safety

They follow the rules so they won't be sued.

Challenging Work

The challenging work is for the elite or for those deemed worthy but the Frat group. The rest are required to pick up the slack.

Inclusive / Diverse

There is no encouragement if you are a person if color. You have to be from a foreign country, mainly Brazil in order to get in. African Americans, American Hispanics and non Brazilian Hispanics, Asian and females of all races are excluded.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The board of directors need to wake up and see what's happening. They need to start at the top and clean house.

What I like about the company

It used to be a great family oriented place to work. People were appreciated, ideas were encouraged. You were treated with respect.

What I dislike about the company

It's stifling careerwise. The atmosphere makes you depressed, angry, frustrated and defeated. It's not worth the time and effort.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    YMCA of Greater Houston
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Company Culture

The company culture was multicultural and inclusive!

Support from management

I felt supported by management from day of hire through day of retirement! They were accessible at all times for me!

Teamwork

Teamwork was essential in the daily operating of the center. From faculty to management scheduling for adequate accommodations for our families.

Freedom to work independently

I was allowed to work independently, as a team leader and ask questions that were respectfully answered!

Internal Communication

Management, faculty & families constantly shared information through cell #'s, notes, e-mails, newsletters & verbal communication.

Gender Equality

Gender equality was evident at Boll YMCA because men, women and transgender employees worked side by side daily!

Attitude towards older colleagues

I happen to be one of the older employees at the center and I also had an assistant teacher older than myself! With the help of coffee, we ran circles around the youngest team members! I never felt ageism while working with anyone at Boll YMCA.

Career Development

Career development is encouraged by Lead Teachers, management & upper management! Through professional development trainings, team building meetings and sharing of available open positions in the company!

Overall compensation for your work

I can't be judgemental about the rate of pay at Boll YMCA because nationally teachers are under paid. I did receive one raise during my 2 1/2 years employed and It was greatly appreciated!

Office / Work Environment

We had to formulate a schedule for paperwork and share two computers. Yet, the office area was up-beat and full of healthy, intellectual, brainstorming!

Environmental Friendliness

Our center was clean, bright, welcoming and exciting ALL DAY due to the routines of each classroom! Plus, the planning of the teammates was displayed pridefully with Art, photos and documention boards that visually enhanced our center!

Work-Life Balance

Management was specific about the needs of the center and individual job descriptions outlined expectations.

Company Image

The YMCA historically is a family-oriented, health awareness environment! The image of the company is impeccable and our center is honoring that tradition through a first class child development center Monday-Friday from 6:00 am.-6:00 pm.!

Job Security

I could have remained a Lead Teacher for the duration of my career but I retired from the classroom with goals to lead others in another capacity! Fortunately, I always felt secure in my positions and was a Lead in both the preschool plus toddler department! I also was offered the position of Lead Teacher in the infant department too! I respectfully declined for a number of reasons.

Handicapped Accessibility

We did have handicap accessibility throughout the center! We also had a student that enrolled as a toddler in a cast from the waist down to his ankles. He was fully accommodated and excelled through the toddler program! He participated an all activities that he wanted to and staff assisted him with his special needs an any way necessary!

Workplace Safety

Our work place was safe, clean and well lit at early arrivals and evening departures! We also had professional development trainings that taught all staff about environmental safety, personal safety and safety of our students!

Challenging Work

When you enjoy what you do for a career, it doesn't feel like work! Unfortunately, life has challenging people and incidents that are inevitable. Addresing them promptly, politely and professionally usually solves most issues!

Inclusive / Diverse

I was excited about the diversity and inclusion of different economic statuses, races, religions and genders that existed at our center! We learned about each other and celebrated with activities throughout the year!

Suggestions for improvement

  • My most memorable suggestion was to ask upper management not to ask for individual donations publicly. It happened under a new leader and while others whispered, I spoke directly to the messenger respectfully about how donations should be handled privately!

What I like about the company

Everything and everyone at the Boll YMCA made me a better person! I'm a LEADER for LIFE and I'm cultivating future leaders from children through adulthood!

What I dislike about the company

I wish I could give EVERYONE A RAISE because the work that each individual does there is leading to enhancing our world!

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    YMCA Boll
  • City
    Detroit
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 512 employees say

    Excellent (205)
    40.0390625%
    Good (135)
    26.3671875%
    Satisfactory (104)
    20.3125%
    Subpar (68)
    13.28125%
    3.42
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (1)
    50%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.17

kununu score comparisons

YMCA
3.42
514 reviews

Industry average (Civic & Social Organizations/Non-profits)
3.56
11,901 reviews

kununu average
3.33
2,865,000 reviews