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3 people found this helpful  

All the benefits and setbacks of a bureaucracy

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Current Employee - Behavior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Behavior Analyst in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at The MENTOR Network

Pros

It's a secure job with fair pay, at least in the overhead. People listen to you when you have an idea and encourage you to seek out guidance when you need it. My supervisor has also been very flexible and supportive when life gets in the way. You don't get many government holidays off, but they compensate for that with a lot of vacation time that accrues relatively quickly.

Cons

It's a big company, so change will never be spontaneous or quick. This can be a good thing and a bad thing I think. Also, while they don't force anyone to be a workaholic, it is definitely encouraged. There is a lot of work to do and you have to make sure not to let yourself get buried because Mentor is more than happy to pile on more.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try encouraging your employees to have lives outside of Mentor. If someone is working 80 hours a week, get them some help, don't encourage it.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    VERY Unprofessional, lack of support from supervisors, reporting to Human Resources is frowned upon

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshall, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marshall, MN

    I worked at The MENTOR Network

    Pros

    The Clients are the only reason to work at REM

    Cons

    Reporting to Human Resources is frowned upon and issues do not get resolved. The employee is told they are targeting the person they are reporting. Illegal questions are asked and personal time (evenings/weekends) is told how to be spent. The supervisors have no distinction between personal life and work life and expect the same of their employees. Expected to be on call 24/7 even when there is an on call system in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take staff concerns seriously, when you have more than one person complaining about the same issues remember that the person they are complaining about could be lying through their teeth to save their own job.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    if only management cared about the people that work for them and the people they serve.

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    Current Employee - Program Recruiter in Eureka, CA
    Current Employee - Program Recruiter in Eureka, CA

    I have been working at The MENTOR Network

    Pros

    Great mission statement, it is a great model for supporting people with developmental disabilities and setting them up with the services and supports they need.

    Cons

    The management, they literally could not make worse decisions if they tried. They do everything they can to kill the moral of the amazing people that put there blood sweat and tears into the job they do. They pay is insulting and the when given the opportunity to recognize the people that work hard for them, they look the other way. I am continually amazed at the level of stupidity and platen disrespect the management of this company shows. They truly take advantage of the people who work the hardest for them and do everything in there power to keep moral in the dirt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the coordinators, think about how your decisions are effecting the people who work hard for you. And please, stop taking advantage of your employees, they deserve a lot more than you give them. Also California is a human services company, stop trying to run it like a wall mart, we deal with people not cheaply made goods from china.

    Doesn't Recommend
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