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Updated Jul 22, 2014
AMIkids – Cuba – “Sandoval Campus”

AMIkids – Cuba – “Sandoval Campus”
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2.5 8 reviews

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O.B. Stander

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    Poor Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to work with the kids who need help the most

    ConsThose who are serious about their jobs do all of the work and those who don't sit back with no consequences. Those who do actually get the job done must work overtime to accomplish this, but no overtime pay is allotted. Some management is poor, illogical, and some even undermine the very behavioral modification foundation on which many programs are based. The company overall is disorganized, and this trickles down to the apparent disorganization in every program I have seen. As a result, most often than not, the hard workers who get the job done and do it right end up leaving the company, which leaves the latter to move on up in the ranks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain and promote the good workers. See through the workplace drama, bureaucracy, ulterior motives, and manipulation and eliminate the nonsense... it's supposed to be all about the kids, so can't people just act like real, respectful adults towards each other?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Glass Ceiling

    Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) Cuba, NM

    ProsA consistent job in some rural areas.

    ConsInconsistent staff leads to people being called in on days off and very little professional development opportunities available. Corporate staff (corporate office is out of Florida) is very disconnected from the campuses that are not nearby. To get on with the program, you will have to wait quite some time for a background check (takes longer than usual) and training for your individual program (usually takes 2+ weeks to complete, in the past this took less time.)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A learning experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsWorking at AMIkids is for people who like to help others. There is possibilities to grow within the program you work for.

    ConsThe hours worked and the amount of stress does not equal the pay, I went up for two positions and my salary only incremented $2.00. I went from hourly to salary. Therefore salary is not a good option to go for in this company.
    There is allot of favoritism, if you are not liked you are most likely not to succeed.
    The program I worked for, it was very disorganized, allot of fault from staff to the youth and all ED's would cover up so Corp would not know.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow qualified staff to go up the ladder. Hire more qualified people. Morale needs to improve in order to keep staff satisfied (salary range is very very poor). Work towards this.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Admirable mission, not for everyone...

    Treatment Department (Former Employee)

    ProsYou have a chance to make a difference, at least temporarily, in the lives of youthful offenders. They have great training but the reality is that you'll rarely find time to apply the skills that you learn.

    ConsManagement tends to be a "good ole boy" system. If you are female, expect sexual harassment from staff and students. Be careful making reports or you may be subject to retribution. There are constant audits from numerous internal and external agencies. You will be expected to place your work before your family. If you are involved in sports or have a degree from select universities, you should have plenty of opportunities for advancement; otherwise, you're fighting an uphill battle. You will miss important events and holidays with your family.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't run off good staff who you have put in a challenging position. Do not engage in retribution when staff reports sexual harassment. If you commit to a verbal contract, follow through on it. Intimidating staff does not motivate them!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    stressful

    LCC (Current Employee)

    Prosweekends off, decent pay, that is pretty much it

    ConsStaff will throw you under the bus in front of the kids to avoid blame. There is no lunch break or personal break for that matter. The hours are from noon until 8pm and the benefit package is poor. You are expected to know the entire workings of the organization when you walk in the door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more professional managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Mission

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsTo help make a psoitive change in the lives of the young people.

    ConsUnorganized, low morale, and poor communication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate an enviroment that include or invite others professional opinion. Create an eviroment of trust and disban the good ole boy network.

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    Rewarding but stressful

    Director of Treatment (Current Employee)

    ProsMany training opportunities. Work that makes a difference.

    ConsPromotions within the company become limited after middle management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to talent that may walk away when upward mobility becomes limited.

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    AMIkids

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTeaching students who otherwise would not attend school is the most rewarding part of working for AMIkids. Watching them grow, both educationally and personally, is worth every moment.

    ConsSchool is year round, with no breaks other than Federal Holidays. Teachers make less than the county they work in, and work more hours. There is little incentive to keep teachers at schools.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAMIkids leaders would benefit from offering more incentives to their staff. Whether it be half a day off for employee of the month, to a simple "great job today!"

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