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About the company

  • CEO
    Kevin Washington
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    $130m to $650m (CAD)
  • Industry
    Non-profit & NGO
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Rating overview

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Preschool Educator in Calgary, AB
on 25 November 2021
Fun and worthwhile
Horrible pay great company. Love the people and the management. Pay not great but it is non profit so that's to be expected . Great atmosphere and team spirit.
Personal Fitness Trainer in Edmonton, AB
on 3 December 2021
Not competitive wage
As a personal trainer, it is very hard to get full time hours. The wage is not good and there is no potential to climb higher in this company. The Y does not even promote the personal training services. Poorly managed.
Recreation Specialist in Halifax, NS
on 23 November 2021
Very good work-life balance
The work time is very flexible, it is definitely a good place if you like to be together with kids, and co-workers are all young and awesome, salary is not decent, and every day's the same.
Member Service Representative in Saint John, NB
on 21 November 2021
Great place to see the community but not such a great place to work at
While the YMCA was a multicultural center where anybody could broaden their horizons on the vast amount of people in our city there were many shortcomings with this position. A lot of the tech never such as security gates malfunctioned fairly often and the same with the membership card printers. Tech issues at the front desk made not only employees frustrated but also members. The pay did not reflect the sheer amount of work that was needed to complete on top of just selling memberships to potential clientele. Communication between departments is key to a great information desk at the Y but unfortunately, it was hard to have any information given to front desk staff; leaving the lot with no clear understanding of what was going on in the building. This led to a lot of problems between members and front desk staff. While it was nice to meet new people within the area and hear their stories the expectations that needed to be met for so little time and money were not worth it.
Registered Early Childhood Educator in Simcoe County, ON
on 19 November 2021
Management lacks support
Management leaves you out to dry. They don't care about your mental health and just keep throwing jobs your way. The pay is horrible for everything that is expected.

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Interview is average
Process takes about a week

Interview questions

1970s/80s, screening questions prior to interview for a role at YMCA of Goderich: "Describe two competencies you have and why they would be strengths in this position. Share a challenge you have overcome and what did you learn from the experience. If you do not currently live in Huron County, are you prepared to relocate to Huron County should you be the successful candidate for this position? What is your salary expectation? What is one challenge you anticipate facing in this position and what support will you need to work through it?"

Shared on 13 February 2019

The typical "tell me a time when...", 1980s style questions - they are really behind the times and their training for managers/supervisors (the ones who will be in the interview) is so out of touch with the 21st century. They should focus on how your previous experience at "x" employer could work into the job opportunity you are being interviewed for . . . not "here's a scenario where 'x' irate customer comes to complain and is not willing to listen, and demands to speak to your manager..." etc.

Shared on 3 September 2018

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