- YMCA of the Rockies19.Feb 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depends on who you ask.
Strides have been made to become handicapped accessible, and a recent ADA audit will allow is to further improve in this area.
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.
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.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyYMCA of the Rockies
- CityEstes Park
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee
- DepartmentHuman resources/recruiting