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Great mission, great people, surprisingly unethical leadership and oblivious board of directors.

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Former Employee - Assistant  in  Billings, MT
Former Employee - Assistant in Billings, MT

I worked at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch full-time for less than a year

Pros

The mission, purpose, and vision of this nonprofit are absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, with Glenn McFarlane at the helm, the organization is lacking direction, professionalism, and ethics.

Cons

A culture of "the old boys network" mixed with ethical violations galore. Personally, as a professional, the unethical and unprofessional experiences displayed at this organization are to many to name.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Advice to management includes replacing both the CEO and the board of directors 100%, ensure that all members are 100% unrelated to previous board members and founding members of this nonprofit. This will ensure an honest approach to providing for SED youth in the future.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

4 Other Employee Reviews for Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (View Most Recent)

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    A good place for young professionals beginning careers, or those changing careers to gain experience to take elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Behavior Specialist  in  Roundup, MT
    Current Employee - Behavior Specialist in Roundup, MT

    I have been working at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I am provided with a lot of flexibility to perform tasks as I see needed, while maintaining company expectations.

    Cons

    Administration and upper management seem extremely disconnected to care providers. As a mental health provider, the benefits available to take care of your own mental health is abysmal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend ways to become better acquainted with your workers, especially in figuring out how your decisions and actions affect our daily work life. Do what you can to better take care of workers, who can have an extremely hard time taking care of the kids we serve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    White washed tomb full of dead man's bones.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch full-time

    Pros

    Lucrative, medical model, well known in Wyoming, Alaska, California, and Illinois for taking in out-of-state
    admits to residential.

    Cons

    Truth be known about the pretty little Ranch? They are $ driven and medical model to the T. They are In the game of taking in out-of-state hard to place residential admits which they have basically no accountability for with regards to quality of care. Those out-of-state admits tend to have longer lengths of stay which leads to higher revenues. Why are they even in Montana when 9 out of 10 kids are from elsewhere? Maybe just to sell their "image" to the elderly couple willing to donate their assets over to the supporting foundation in the name of Christ? They are incestuous with little accountability. This holds true in the outlying office locations as well. Children are central, and their welfare comes second to the almighty $. That focal point, is the leaven in the bread impacting everything else in the organization (from top to bottom).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management of the Ranch obviously know their own game. They will play it until the bitter end. It would behoove
    any potential donor, however, to spend some time evaluating the Ranch prior to making a contribution. The foundation is not the Ranch. They are separate legal entities. At most, only about 11% of the Ranches revenues would be from the foundation. About 85% come from private/public insurance. So in other words, be cautious. The foundation can accept a donation with restrictions in place on how that money is actually spent. I would highly recommend that option.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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