YAI National Institute Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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Stephen E. Freeman
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Pros
  • Personal growth wise, you may find this to be a good experience if you are depressed or unsure of yourself (in 2 reviews)

  • When you have a good team, the work is easier (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • non profit- salaries reflect that (in 4 reviews)

  • The pay is low, if you do not have a degree then as full time salary is 24,000 a year and 27,000 with a Bachelors (in 2 reviews)

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  1. YAI residential

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Top notch educational trainings and great leaders

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for tution assistance , low pay rates , and no pay raises

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    good job for less than 3 years

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP in Bayside, NY
    Current Employee - DSP in Bayside, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    resume builder, good supervision and training

    Cons

    limited growth, salary, poor communication of management,

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees!


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great Cause

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and support system. Family oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    not for Profit which means not enough money.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sense of team, ample vacation and holiday time, excellent not-for-profit work.

    Cons

    When you work for a not-for-profit, you trade a corporate salary for a true sense of doing "good" work.


  6. Awesome work culture!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    The people are the best, so respectful and supportive

    Cons

    Currently there are budget cuts happening which means fewer people around to get everything done


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Get Experience; Different Schedules Available

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Service Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Direct Service Professional in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to get experience working with adults who have developmental disabilities. I have worked in one of the residences as a per-diem for several years and have really enjoyed it. I have gotten to know the guys and to get a lot of training.

    Cons

    The only cons are the hourly wage and if the guys have behaviors.


  8. Good Place to Be, Not a forever job!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP Per Diem in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - DSP Per Diem in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work, rewarding, good coworkers. The consumers are grateful for the services they receive.

    Cons

    I use this as a second job but could not survive in NYC on this alone. Many of my coworkers are students in school or looking at outside employment. Lots of coworkers take advantage of overtime at the different residences.


  9. Supportive Non Profit with opportunities to grow

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medicaid Service Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Medicaid Service Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training, Supportive Supervisors, Friendly Atmosphere, Room to Grow Professionally, Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    The only Con for me was salary


  10. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Levittown, NY
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Levittown, NY

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive staff
    You make a tangible difference in people's lives
    Learn great skills
    Good training
    Management cares
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Low pay
    Can be very intense/stressful depending where you work

    Advice to Management

    Pay your DSPs more and they will stick around longer


  11. Helpful (1)

    DSP

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP in New York, NY
    Current Employee - DSP in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The experience with the consumers can be rewarding and discounts off some cell phone carriers

    Cons

    The pay is low, if you do not have a degree then as full time salary is 24,000 a year and 27,000 with a Bachelors. The job can be stressful at time with heavy workload.



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