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Review averages

  • 878 employees say

    Excellent (394)
    44.874715261959%
    Good (231)
    26.30979498861%
    Satisfactory (168)
    19.134396355353%
    Subpar (85)
    9.6810933940774%
    3.56
  • 3 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.81

Reviews for YMCA

Reviews - What employees say

3.56 Employees say
3.81 Applicants say

Company Culture

The team I work with have made it apparent they are not inclusive of to differences in beliefs especially around politics and lifestyle ideologies. There is also an expectation of being available 24/7

Support from management

Often times direction is vague and goals are mathematically impossible to make.

Teamwork

While this is encouraged, most staff only have side conversations with trusted peers

Freedom to work independently

In my department focus groups and committees are mandatory but on most often the same decisions they come up with are cast aside in favor of tjose cx already made by Upper leadership making the committees and groups feel useless

Internal Communication

This is dependent on location and department. Communication is often ambivalent

Gender Equality

Mostly true in my experience

Attitude towards older colleagues

This has been a shift and the majority of advancement opportunities recently has been for the younger staff while many seasoned staff have been given slim options and asked to leave

Career Development

Advancement is possible and new opportunities are often created. This is something we do well.

Overall compensation for your work

When considering the weekends and special events as well as the phone calls and texts that require immediate attention after hours and on weekends this is not true. The only increases given for performance are not even adequate for cost of living increases. 2% is usual, but th jen you are asked to give back more to the annual financial assistance campaigne

Environmental Friendliness

Inspections are conducted in house on a regular basis

Work-Life Balance

Some locations are better than others at this. More consistency is needed and should be monitored by senior leadership

Company Image

After being the subject of a pile on in a recent staff meeting and some questionable relationships formed on the national level I have cx seen firsthand that our proclamation of being for the all only applies if you fall into a specific political/lifestyle ideology

Handicapped Accessibility

The fitness equipment is a huge attraction for many but is not easily accessible overall to special needs. We could replace with a line that is, but prefer to keep a contract with a different manufacturer

Workplace Safety

Locations do things in the name of mission while ignoring risks that could cause issues in the future

Challenging Work

Wages are not up to I dusty standard for many positions making it difficult to hire quality personnel. New full time staff are hired in at acreage very close to tenured staff which us demoralizing. Juggling space for new initiatives is challenging with so many focus areas.

Inclusive / Diverse

Superficially yes but only in favor of creating a cosmetically pleasing balance.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make positions uniform across the board. Examine areas we should focus on we can excel in. Respect that people have a life outside of work. Discontinue using a 2% increase as a Performance review increase.

What I like about the company

Lots of training that can be used in any career path. Ability to fit fitness into lunch breaks. Easy to make friends with other staff and members across the locations. Had opportunities to travel associated with fitness equipment and programming companies

What I dislike about the company

Expectations for same position differ from location to location. We try to be everything for everyone making us mediocre at most things. Low wages for expectations of positions particularly when some locations have many more requirements of the same position. Asking to give more annually to campaign negating any increases received. Expectations that everyone adhere to the same beliefs

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Gateway Region YMCA
  • City
    St. Louis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • They should just let us wear jeans all the time

What I like about the company

They always feeds us at our staff meeting. They give raises every year rarely. You have to earn it. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve worked there The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all. The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all parties. They always feeds us at our staff meeting. They give raises every year rarely. You have to earn it. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve worked there The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all. The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all parties They always feeds us at our staff meeting. They give raises every year rarely. You have to earn it. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve worked there The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all. The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all parties They always feeds us at our staff meeting. They give raises every year rarely. You have to earn it. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve worked there The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all. The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all parties. They always feeds us at our staff meeting. They give raises every year rarely. You have to earn it. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve worked there The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all. The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all parties They always feeds us at our staff meeting. They give raises every year rarely. You have to earn it. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve worked there The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all. The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free membership for all parties They always feeds us at our staff meeting. They give raises every year rarely. You have to earn it. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve worked there The bathrooms are very clean and they offer a free memb

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of how much money I get paid I do too much in they just don’t give me enough I’ve been there for 60 years and it’s fucking ridiculous. I disapprove of how much money I get paid I do too much in they just don’t give me enough I’ve been there for 60 years and it’s fucking ridiculous They don’t even feed us over hungry I will even get a break and I really should it’s against the law I disapprove of how much money I get paid I do too much in they just don’t give me enough I’ve been there for 60 years and it’s fucking ridiculous. I disapprove of how much money I get paid I do too much in they just don’t give me enough I’ve been there for 60 years and it’s fucking ridiculous They don’t even feed us over hungry I will even get a break and I really should it’s against the law I disapprove of how much money I get paid I do too much in they just don’t give me enough I’ve been there for 60 years and it’s fucking ridiculous. I disapprove of how much money I get paid I do too much in they just don’t give me enough I’ve been there for 60 years and it’s fucking ridiculous They don’t even feed us over hungry I will even get a break and I really should it’s against the law there’s so much drama it’s not even funny you shouldn’t work there but they’re rebuilding the vet the building

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Lynn YMCA
  • City
    East Lynn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company Culture

Certified and trained

Support from management

Certified and trained

Teamwork

Quarterly staff meetings that is open to our families, off site, meal included

Freedom to work independently

Any work off clock from teaching, coaching & training is not on time clock for recorded pay

Internal Communication

Tech apps have greatly helped in communication between departments

Gender Equality

Equal pay between make and female trainers, instructors, coaches, admin., to HR

Attitude towards older colleagues

Sliding scale fee for members

Career Development

Paid trainings however once you've claimed the top certification tier, less hours are given due to a higher hourly rate

Overall compensation for your work

Hourly rate yes. But my hours are controlled under 32 hours per week

Office / Work Environment

full on site building operations department and is very proactive

Environmental Friendliness

recycling bins throughout building, laundry service, hired companies to help subsidize

Work-Life Balance

Love the option to choose hourly shifts, classes etc.

Company Image

Employed for 28 years

Job Security

I'm blessed to have loyal member-participants

Handicapped Accessibility

From parking, showers, elevators, ranmps, lift chairs, yes we have a 5 star

Workplace Safety

On line mandatory paid trainings every year

Challenging Work

In several different departments and every hour is completely different

Inclusive / Diverse

Supervisors all have open door policy, any employee can request a meeting with upper management

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better realistic insurance health plans for all employees not just management.

What I like about the company

Blessed to have a job my kids could attend and be taken care of in different on-site programs. Paid certification trainings in health & fitness area. I've optained 34 individual certifications in 28 years with the same company. Helping, making it better or brightening someone's day gives me real value in life. Proud to walk away each day from work knowing my connection with one, two or more people changed their life for the better in someway. The outside world of politics, racism, equality and negative drama aren't felt or seen inside the door and walls where I work. I'm rewarded at work daily from my participants/customers/members and get a paycheck too! Only con I have, once you climbed the ladder for higher pay, your kept under 32 hours per week.

What I dislike about the company

Keeping staff who are not in management under 32 hours per week so they don't have to pay insurance, 401k, etc. Insurance is offered but extremely high! It seems, I work day to day and feel rewarded but have nothing towards the financial future.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    YMCA of Middle Tennessee
  • City
    Brentwood
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered 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

  • 878 employees say

    Excellent (394)
    44.874715261959%
    Good (231)
    26.30979498861%
    Satisfactory (168)
    19.134396355353%
    Subpar (85)
    9.6810933940774%
    3.56
  • 3 applicants say

    Excellent (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.81

kununu score comparisons

YMCA
3.56
881 reviews

Industry average (Civic & Social Organizations/Non-profits)
3.59
15,482 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,502,000 reviews