Floor trainer (Former Employee) – Page Mill YMCA, Palo Alto, CA. – January 31, 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.
Child Care Educator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – August 28, 2016
A typical work day involves planning activities for K to 6 kids and then carrying them out. If you enjoy working with kids this age then you will enjoy this job. There is a decent amount of record keeping and cleaning that goes with the other work and generally I found there was not enough time given for this work. Managing your time is definitely the hardest part of the job.
I enjoyed working with most of my co-workers but did clash with one or two of them about how to handle different situations. Management was great however.
Flexible work schedule, fun environment, great co-workers.
Supervisor of Adult Health and Fitness (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – August 28, 2016
The YMCA is really a fun place to work. The people, co workers and members, are lovely; it's very rewarding.
I have gained much knowledge and experience working for the YMCA such as management/leadership skills, customer service as well as technical skills to include more certification in the fitness industry.
I love working for a charity because I see the positive results of the work we do.
Membership Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – August 21, 2016
Horrible, toxic, and abusive work environment. All levels of management sanction bullying behaviour. Do not develop staff of any level. Do not follow core values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility.
Early Childhood Educator (Former Employee) – Port Elgin, ON – July 20, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my time working for the YMCA and learned a lot from my time there. The staff is fantastic and constantly went beyond the typical job requirements to ensure each child benifited from the program each and every day.
Youth and Preschool Staff (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – July 18, 2016
Very family friendly. Staff are always welcoming, cheerful and helpful. The YMCA is a good way for families to spend time together and allow the whole family to socialize with others and make relationships.
Locker room attendant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – July 9, 2016
A typical workplace looked like me going around the gym folding the towels. I learned to be productive and taught me a lot about being organized. The management was good as they did their best to put me in good workplace with good conditions. My co-workers were really nice as well and taught me many things about job responsibilities. Overall I enjoyed working here and would recommend.