YMCA of Greater Vancouver Employee Reviews

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Work life is good
Accountant (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC16 November 2018
YMCA is nice to work at. They have monthly birthday cake for everyone who has birthdays for the month. The environment is also very chill and flexible.
Pros
stress free
Cons
not much team building
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5.0
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Mentally Tough Job with a Great Support System
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC7 November 2018
Honestly working with kids / parents / public is very stressful. It is demanding, you have to practice lots of conflict resolution and there is a large work load. But the people you work with, and the relationships you build with kids and parents make it so worth it. There is tons of opportunity for training, endless support from management and mistakes are viewed as learning opportunities.

I would 10/10 recommend this job. I love everything the YMCA stands for and the people you get to work along side with are so friendly and open.

But I would not recommend this job if you do not have tough skin, don't handle sudden change, constructive criticism or high emotions well (from adults and kids)
Pros
Benefits, Training Opportunities, Great Management, Opportunities to move up in company
Cons
Stressful, Very fast paced, Demanding, Conflict Resolution
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5.0
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Amazing staff
Swimming Instructor/ Water Safety Instructor (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC22 August 2018
The people I worked with were so sweet and the children were just amazing! I loved the workplace since all the managers and supervisors really took time out to become close to the staff. So much fun when building relationships with children! One of my favourite things were the energy everyone had and the love for water safety!!
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3.0
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Rewarding
Lead trainer in CLASS database and new DFM program (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 August 2018
In a managerial role. The most rewarding part is helping out members out to reach their full potential. Also to see staff members grow and develop as getting hired at the Y is one of their first jobs.
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Bad management and drama
Childcare Provider (Former Employee) –  West hills22 July 2018
Very unprofessional work environment. Staff are cliquey and drama seeking. Terrible leadership skills demonstrated by supervisors. Overall could be a great place to work if it had better environment.
Pros
Free membership, meaningful work
Cons
Detailed above
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4.0
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Great company to work for, just low pay
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC11 July 2018
Staff are friendly, high turn over. Company is actually doing some good for the community and you have a sense of belonging. Management team is very knowledgeable.
Pros
Sense of belonging
Cons
Low pay
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2.0
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Great facility bad management
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Current Employee) –  Langford, BC4 July 2018
Good place for young highschool students living with their parents.
Horrible for adults who take work seriously and want a drama free work atmosphere
Pros
Free membership
Cons
Low pay
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Horrible
Fitness Instructor (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC15 March 2018
Poor management and Leadership skills

No pay raise ever

Pay is terrible compared to other fitness jobs on the island

Physically exhausting with no recognition

Staff are unhappy and sooooo much drama
Pros
Free membership
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4.0
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Friendly work place
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC31 October 2017
This is my first job in Canada and has given me the opportunity to gain my Canadian experience. Would love continue to work at the Y if the nature of the job is a permanent one
Pros
Free membership, can exercise during break
Cons
The job is a contract term job, no sense of belonging
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3.0
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Fun
Group Leader (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 May 2017
Fun and active but management isn't great. Lots of inner drama between managers. Job itself is hard because it's very physically active, and pay isn't great.
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fun place to work as long as you don't care about earning a living
Program Staff (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC23 September 2016
staff are nice
no management support or opportunities
no wage increase or benefits
too many admin managers never around when you need them
Pros
other staff are nice
Cons
extremely low pay without any benefits
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