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Unprofessional School

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Former Employee - Special Education Teacher
Former Employee - Special Education Teacher

I worked at The Menta Group full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You can make a difference to underpriviledged children and help teach them new coping skills.

Cons

Micro managed badly. Teachers are overworked and held to double standards than to other employees. There aren't break periods. Staff expected to work straight through the day with no break and have to eat lunch with class. Preferred staff get more leeway on issues. Administration is often not qualified or competant.

Advice to Management

Don't micromanage your staff and expect the company to run better. You can start by following Illinois labor codes and hiring qualified staff. Give better benefits and pay, and better communicaton of expectations. Treat staff better. Care about what they teach. You seem more concerned with your staff behaviors than those of your students.

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    Good to get experience

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    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Paraprofessional in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at The Menta Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Working with LD/BD kids
    -Hands on approach
    -Admin laid back

    Cons

    -Admin too laid back, usually delegates tasks to people who are underqualified in order to just brush off tasks which leads to "too many cheifs and not enough indians environment"
    -pay is half of what other teachers and paraprofessionals get in other schools.
    -No staff appreciation or recognition no matter what the tasks completed
    -expectations and workload is high but pay and morale is low

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and advance employees who actually do the work.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Avoid the Menta Group

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bellingham, WA

    I worked at The Menta Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You are able to serve kids who need mentors and advocates. There are many opportunities to work with at risk youth.

    Cons

    Management is arbitrary and capricious. There is little recognition and the working conditions are poor. The non profits are run by a for profit which is a bad situation. Raises are arbitrary, salary is about half that of other teachers or adminstrators and poor leaders are often left in charge because competant ones leave. Coorporate staff are out of the loop when it comes to day to day issue on the job and job performance of specific employees (good and bad)

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of your employes strengths and value them.

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