The Option Institute

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1 person found this helpful  

Working at the Option Institute has helped me grow so much professionally and personally.

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Current Employee - Sales Team in Sheffield, MA
Current Employee - Sales Team in Sheffield, MA

I have been working at The Option Institute full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Caring staff, great learning environment, able to make a difference in people's lifes.

Cons

Salary is low and does not increase w/ advancements.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase salary to decrease turnover.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

19 Other Employee Reviews for The Option Institute (View Most Recent)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Child Facilitator in Sheffield, MA
    Former Employee - Child Facilitator in Sheffield, MA

    I worked at The Option Institute

    Pros

    If you lack a purpose in life you well might find one here. A masochistic paradise.

    Cons

    Few jobs if any require such devotion. I've heard of attention to detail but options wants attention to minutia. The details of details are scrutinized with great voracity. I would not recommend this job for individuals with families or individuals that have lives of their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at work loads and salaries! Then consider the benefits of reinventing yourself as a retirement community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    The Option Institute Response

    Dec 15, 2014Chief Operating Officer

    At Option, we help families during very challenging times, whether it is with a child on the autism spectrum, or with a greater life challenge. As such, we take our commitment to these families very ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Misery, heartache, mold and raw sewage

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Sheffield, MA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Sheffield, MA

    I worked at The Option Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone needs a benchmark for how terrible a job can be. Options is the bottom rung in employment. Things can only get better from there.

    Cons

    Weight room mold on ceiling, raw sewage leaking out of the ground, tight & cramped quarters. Low wages and too tolerant of employee drug addictions. Too many geese and geese droppings everywhere. Owners have one way glass door so they can 'critique' or really spy on secretaries interactions with visitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the business into a golf resort or similar vacation venue. Don't hire volunteers or drug addicts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    The Option Institute Response

    Dec 8, 2014Chief Operating Officer

    this is a fake review, made by one very angry person, which Glassdoor has not helped us to identify, though we have attempted to have this fake review removed. There are no former staff members in ... More

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