YAI National Institute

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

Assistant Supervisor (Current Employee) New York, NY

ProsYAI 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.

ConsNepotism 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 Senior ManagementStep back and let people who know what they're doing have more responsibility.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    County of Rockland, don't expect excitement.

    X (Former Employee) New City, NY

    I worked at YAI National Institute


    Pros: Work is rarely taken home and vacation/sick time is generous. Cons: Don't look here if you want to stretch your brain. Too many staff workers with not enough to do. Inundated with… Advice to Senior Management: Cut down on staff and reduce patronage hires. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Rewarding

    DSP I (Former Employee)

    I worked at YAI National Institute


    Pros: Management and company treated staff really well. They supported growth within the company, continuing education, very professional, very… Cons: Sometimes shady employees sneak through the cracks. Advice to Senior Management: Maybe look a bit closer at those with several write-ups,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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