Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Since I have a Psych degree the one-to-one care, and treatments I learned were worth it. I worked there for 3yrs.

Clinical Assistant I (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

Pros-You meet great people that will most likely become life-long friends.
-If your into human behavior this is definitely a perfect place to gain experience with harder disorders.
-A great place to move up in your career. (The overall hospital not the Neurobehavioral Unit).
-Tuition reimbursement after 6 months.

Cons-Time off is difficult depending on staffing.
- FT you have to work all weekends. PT you have to work 1 weekend day most likely an eve shift.
-No union due to the hospital being Non-profit, meaning your job is not secure and a rumor may get your fired so be careful.
-Expect to be injured, and they will not compensate you until your 4th day out of work.
-Turn over rate is high due to injury, and severity of how dangerous the job can be.
-The recruiter looks for former graduates and college students because school is reimbursed, however you may not receive this reimbursement until after 6 months and during the interview you are told that you probably wont make it to six months because the turn-over rate is so high.
-Employee appreciation rarely exists, so expect long hours, mandatory overtime, lots of on-calls, no weekends off, no holidays off, sometimes you will not have a break, and write-ups are very common.
-Supervisors can be unreliable, childish, and treat employees as if they are children despite the knowledge or work ethic.
-While training on the unit current employees are told to hide the truth behind the job as a means to not scare prospective employees off.
-Almost every employee hates the job and expresses it while working.
-For the amount of work and hours, the pay is just a touch over minimum wage. (And this includes the raises that were given in 2014)
-When asking a supervisor a question expect to be redirected multiple times because no one ever knows the solution.

Advice to Senior Management-Increase pay
-Appreciate employees.
-improve working conditions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Clinical Assistant I

    Clinical Assistant I (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Kennedy Krieger Institute full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Very hard work and out of this world experiences, people will not be able to relate to you or understand the work you do and… Cons: Hard work. Be humble. Prepare to be a father or mother in training, you'll be picking up and cleaning your patient, and more likely yourself… Advice to Senior Management: The more rules, the less the job is enjoyable. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Mostly happy.

    Developmental Pediatrician (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Kennedy Krieger Institute full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Great people. Positive work environment. It's all about… Cons: Large organization. Relatively low salaries. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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