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.
Amazing place to meet friends and learn about childcare
Teacher (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 24 May 2017
Amazing place to learn. Most of the coworkers I had are still very close friends of mine, many of them were in my wedding party. We still keep in touch with many of the parents and they've all had a great experience with the YMCA. It's a great facility, with terrible pay, as all childcare facilities are. The women that work there are truly wonderful and so supportive. Great place.
Long Lunches, Great Staff, Understanding Management, Amazing Families
Building Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 May 2017
I use to work at YMCA saddletowne. job stable but asset managers a pilipino is no good doesnt offer career advancement even if your interested to grow for the company job wise good steaady. to president of ymca! for you to keep good employee in maintenance add people and investigate your asset managers and director managing no good save their own and leave good people hanging
Early Childhood Educator (Former Employee) – London, ON – 24 May 2017
A typical day at work would be looking after other children, ensure they where fed, and taken care of. Planning a fun and fulfilled day of activities where they where able to further learn their fine and gross motor skills.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 18 May 2017
every co-worker was great and deeply loved their job the children and family interactions where amazing and so fun to work with and teach. the relationships you build here are ones that will last for years to come
Assistant Sailing Director (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 18 May 2017
Great experience as both a camper and staff member at Camp Wabanaki. Some of my most memorable learning experiences I have gained through camp. Camp provides the opportunity to experience a variety of different skill sets and apply them in your daily life.
Friendly workplace with functional day to day working enviroment
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – New Glasgow, NS – 15 May 2017
Day to day work was manageable and educational. I learned good communication skills with the public as well as how to operate different computer programs. Management was good. Hardest part of the job was dealing with members who were unhappy with something. Which is not impossible to deal with, just hard to talk them down sometimes when I was just part-time and could only satisfy them so much when they were looking for more of a manager to talk to. Best part of the job was seeing the wide range of customers we reached and made so happy with our programs and community events. I enjoyed getting to know the regulars and seeing all generations all in one building.
Child Care Worker (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 14 May 2017
Everyone i work with is miserable. My supervisors are useless, they try to make problems go away by dealing with them quickly and quietly. I work a split shift and am told consistently by other employees that theres no advancement or its vary hard to get anything full time because they are so cheap. They make you go to all these trainings after making you work a full day, I've been told i will lose my job if i don't make the trainings.. they ask so much of you but don't give anything in return. Im miserable.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Parham, ON – 10 May 2017
The primary reason you should work here is for your future. In no way is this a job to acquire money as the pay is horrible. This job is purely for fun and you must be outgoing and enjoy the outdoors. Lots of time is required for this field.
Early Childhood Educator (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 9 May 2017
This is a GREAT place to work for experience and I highly reccomend this job to anyone who has just graduated from ECE or is still in college for ECE. there is a morning shift and an afternoon shift (before and after care) that works around the schedule of the school the environment is relaxed yet fast pace and the children really enjoy spending time with the workers. The hardest part of this job is also one of my favourite parts. The split shift is hard because depending on what school you work at, the hours of your day could be very short meaning ofcourse less pay. However, that break inbetween is so nice to have- you get a break from the children(refresher) - time to organize and prepare for the next shift as well as focus on personal stuff such as appointments etc. The most enjoyable part of this job is going into work every day, morning and afternoon and seeing the children smile and knowing that they are depending on us(workers) to make the rest of their day, or the begining of their day amazing! another enjoyable part of the job is the flexability. We are able to do a lot of different acitvities, indoor as well as outdoor with the children that they may not be able to do in school such as water balloon toss, tie die, etc. :) the management at times could be better but over all its super fun!!
Director (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 May 2017
It's a great job, with a lot of positives. However, if you're someone that strives for perfection, the work is never done. It's easy to become overworked and not receive the compensation for the cost it has.
Cheer and dance instructor (Former Employee) – Belleville, ON – 8 May 2017
A typical day was either leading a dance/cheer group and creating routines for them to do, supervising birthday parties and helping with organization or watching over the after school care centre. I learned a lot about creativity. It was a super fun work environment with lots of nice people. The hardest part was being in school while also spending long amounts of time forming routines for the kids outside of work which I wasn't paid for which sometimes distracted me from school work. My favourite part was working with kids and being able to interact with them.
Lifeguard/Swim and Aquafit instructor/Team Leader (Current Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 5 May 2017
Working for the YMCA has been a great experience for me. While at the Y I have grown and developed my first aid knowledge and have had the opportunity to practice that knowledge on multiple occasions. All the staff were always willing to help out and step in wherever needed.