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OK overall, but not the best "long term" career plan

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Eureka, CA
Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Eureka, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

I worked at The MENTOR Network full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Managers are concerned about their "consumers" and do their best to make it work. - Training provided is great! - Good about arranging coverage if you need to take a day off - health care plan you can pay into

Cons

- Gradually reduced my hours from full-time to half time once my availability changed and I informed my supervisor I was accepted to a graduate program - Low wage with GRADUAL increases

Advice to Management

Try to keep current employer happy and loyal.

Other Employee Reviews for The MENTOR Network

  1. Internal Audit Co-op

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internal Audit in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Internal Audit in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The MENTOR Network as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful company mission Nice people Good management No repetitive work Ability to travel Level of responsibility increases

    Cons

    Some down time as an intern

    Advice to Management

    I thought the company was great as an intern/co-op.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Better off working somewhere else"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The MENTOR Network full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy the flexibility that the job allows

    Cons

    There is a lot.....here I go: 1). Benefits are the worst that I have ever encountered in my career. They are so bad that I had to get them outside of the agency. Basically this shows that the company is not invested in their employees. They are so cheap to even invest in better cost of health benefits. 2). No raises to reflect the cost of living. 3). Mileage reimbursement rate is a joke. It does not reflect the cost of the rise in gas prices. 4). No growth here.....if you are looking to grow, this is not the place. 5). It's a numbers game (about quantity and not quality). They want the numbers to go up, but not investing in services to help the challenges with clients. 6). Staff have been overworked and still is. Management has not addressed this issue in months...it also seems like for years to me. 7). There is no appreciation not only from management, but also from the foster parents. The foster parents make it appear that you owe them something (not all of them, but half of them make you feel that way). They don't necessarily understand what the workers go through. There are things we have to do due to upper management, but they get mad when you tell them this and the staff does not make the decision. I understand that in the field you won't always feel appreciated, but at the same time, if it's a constant issue that occurs frequently, then it's a major issue. 8). Regular supervision has been an issue for months. If you want to deal with these cons that I included in here, then you can work at MENTOR, but I do not highly recommend it. It will save you a whole lot of trouble and hassle at the end by not working at this agency!

    Advice to Management

    It is important to invest in your employees, so they won't have to feel like the company does not care about their hard work. People have moved on to other opportunities because of the lack of care that the management has for their staff.


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