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Great job for recent grads.

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Current Employee - Assistant Psychologist in New York, NY
Current Employee - Assistant Psychologist in New York, NY

I have been working at YAI National Institute

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great team environment.
Excellent Feedback
Ability to learn transferable skills
Excellent benefits

Cons

Room for advancement begins to bottleneck at a pay level that is not conducive to being a breadwinner.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.
Succession Plan wisely

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Watch your back - backstabers

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at YAI National Institute

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, including four weeks vacation.

    Cons

    No place for advancement.. If you do extra work no recogination is given.

    Advice to Management

    Stop having pets.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Great place to work--in spite of the management team

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    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    YAI is a stable, ethical non-profit that does great work to empower and serve a vulnerable population. Even on bad days, I always agree with the mission. YAI pays very well in comparison to similar nonprofits and the benefit package can't be beat. We have excellent health insurance THAT IS COMPLETELY FREE for us. Premiums for dependents are very reasonable. Very flexible vacation and persona times, lots of employee recognition, tuition reimbursement, trainings and good supervision schedules. You always know how your supervisor feels about your performance. Lots of job security. They don't lay people off. YAI passes every government audit with flying colors, so we know that no shady bookkeeping is at work. That's a good feeling--would hate for all our hard work to be sabotaged by greedy accountants.

    Cons

    Nepotism counts for more than skills at YAI. Unqualified people are promoted out of loyalty--meaning the place is run by incompetent directors who have amazing, dedicated staff who make them look great. On the upside, I think most of them realize that this is the case and give credit where credit is due--most of the time. But, important decisions are usually made by people with the least knowledge of what is going on at any given time. Direct service staff, while highly valued and appreciated and paid more than government funding allots, are still underpaid and undervalued. Why do the people with the hardest jobs always get paid the least?

    Advice to Management

    Step back and let people who know what they're doing have more responsibility.

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