YMCA of Oakville
3.8 out of 5 stars.
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YMCA of Oakville

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It's alright if you like kids

My experience at the Oakville YMCA started out great but deteriorated the more I had to work with management. The focus become more authoritarian like, it was about controlling behaviours of children rather than trying to understand why they behaved the way that they did. It felt like a babysitting job more than programming for children that would encourage learning and development. We were also often buying materials out of pocket due to a lack of budget.

Pros

working with children and families

Cons

split shift, no benefits part-time, management

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
1.0 out of 5 stars for Management
2.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Good if you love kids

Good job. Great pay. Kids and parents are great and understanding. Staff are not so nice. Program isn't well organized. Doesn't provide enough food for kids and under buys food due to budget. Lots of good benefits. Split shifts.

Pros

Working with kids

Cons

Short hours
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Amazing place to work

YMCA of Oakville is an amazing place to work. U learn a lot here. If u have a car, U can do before and after program. Lots of paper works, but when it comes to routine, it is easy.
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fun place to work

The YMCA is a decent place to work overall. Worked there as a life guard and camp counsellor and had a good time in both. If you're good at working with kids, it is a breeze.
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Based on 46 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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