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Former Employee - Applied Behavioral Analysis Counselor in Berwyn, PA
Former Employee - Applied Behavioral Analysis Counselor in Berwyn, PA

I worked at Melmark

Pros

Melmark has an excellent reputation within the educational community. The work they do there is indispensable. You can get hired with little experience as long as you have a strong educational background or a strong desire to work with developmentally disabled people. Salary begins relatively high. Most employees and management are younger making it a possibility to move up quicker than other companies. Melmark is a great step up forward for your career.

Cons

Staff injury is a daily occurrence, if you can get over that there are still more cons to consider. If you work in Residential you have to work a double (7am-11pm) once a week, and it's usually Saturday or a Sunday. The staff tend to have cliques. If you aren't in the "in crowd" your day can be even more difficult. Counselors are expected to be very detailed and almost error-free, but the management is messy and disorganized themselves. Everybody is overworked.

Advice to Management

Please don't stop by for a visit, instead work a full shift or two to know what it's really like. Eliminate the doubles so we can do our job properly.

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  1. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Melmark

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

    Pros

    Making a difference in the lives of special needs individuals.

    Cons

    Staff drama and bullying. Favoritism for incompetent staff members.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to emphasize teamwork. Discipline those who are not treating everyone, staff and clients, with a positive attitude.

  2. For a non profit company they are a premium.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Melmark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall the working environment is manageable.

    Cons

    The turnover is incredible. Teachers are highly undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    Place more value in keeping the leaders in the classroom.

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