- YMCA of Greater Houston17.Jan 2018
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.
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.
You're expected to just read management's minds. Supervisors dont relay messages from upper management until something bad happens.
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.
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.
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.
Lower level employees are expected to work regardless of their personal lives.
There are many dollars spent on advertisement. But the staff are not properly trained and therefore the programs suffer.
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.
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.
They follow the rules so they won't be sued.
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.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyYMCA of Greater Houston
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee