Floor trainer (Former Employee) – Page Mill YMCA, Palo Alto, CA. – 31 January 2012
I really enjoyed providing a service to members that enhanced their physical condition giving them an overall sense of well-being. Although some members approached the idea of working out with some level of hesitation, more times than not, they left with a sense of accomplishment, feeling better about themselves.
Aquatics Team Leader (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 July 2017
great work place with great managerial staff. Pay grade is low to start but there is always an increase with good performance. If experience in instructing and lifeguarding is something your looking for, the YMCA is the job
SACC Assistant Supervisor (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 19 July 2017
I run an after school program through the YMCA and am responsible for 25 children. It is my job to plan and execute a daily program that is both fun and educational. I prepared an served snack, organized special events, attended regular meetings and maintained a daily, professional relationship with the children's parents.
Great Place for Employees, Employers, and Customers
Information Desk Assistant (Current Employee) – Pickering, ON – 14 July 2017
Such a welcoming environment, staff are easy to work with and are very friendly. I have learned so much and I've only been here for two weeks so far! Nothing negative to say about the job, I enjoy everything here. The only thing that'd be great is if the site had later hours. I'd have the opportunity to continue working here after summer.
Fitness Instructor (Former Employee) – London, ON – 12 July 2017
Terrible place to work, you would think a "not for profit" would be a little more charitable to their employees but they exploit them by having them come in for an hour or two since they do not have to give a mandatory 3 hours shift due to their nfp status. My branch lost all credibility when the one competent manager left. Don't expect any loyalty from them and they only started giving their p/t employees free memberships a few years ago.And if you think you will ever be full time-keep dreaming!
ummm nice members to work with depending on the branch
incompetent management, transient work force-there is no reason to stay!
Basketball Head Coach (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 2 July 2017
Work would only be an hour of work which was fun because we were working with teenagers and was fun teaching them. In general just helping the community was the best part of it and interacting with other people of age.
I saw a colleague of mine physically abusing a child with special needs. When I asked my supervisor to get him to stop, he stood there, watched and even participated in hurting the child (the supervisor and colleague were friends). I then had to explain the bruises to the child's parents. The supervisors care more about protecting their friends instead of doing the right thing, even when it comes to the safety of the kids. I've seen numerous incidents where the supervisors were directly involved in putting the safety of the kids at risk (too many to list here). I've also experience bullying, racism and discrimination by my supervisors. This is not a healthy workplace and it wont be until there is a new management team.
the kids are great
Supervisors have no moral obligations and they don't care about the kids.