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Rewarding place to work, great atmosphere and emphasis on doing what works for kids and families

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Current Employee - Manager in Woburn, MA
Current Employee - Manager in Woburn, MA

I have been working at Youth Villages full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Rewarding successes, good benefits, great co-workers

Cons

nonprofit pay is never high

Advice to Management

lighten work schedules

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Negative experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a desperate for a job, YV is always hiring because of their extremely high turnover rate. And that is pretty much the only "pro"...

    Cons

    Low salary, long hours, and total lack of appreciation from management. Clinical staff earn almost nothing. Senior officers and directors openly acknowledge that clinical staff are replaceable and completely dispensable.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees a decent wage. Show some respect for the hundreds of employees who interact with the kids and their families!

  2. Helpful (3)

    Good experience, long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bilingual Family Intervention Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Bilingual Family Intervention Specialist in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Youth Villages full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee training, good experience if you are looking to advance in the social services field, a lot of room for advancement within the company. They promote from within and offer tuition reimbursement. A lot of opportunity to see a variety of social services settings. Very results driven. Incredible employee benefits. It's a good job if you go in knowing what to expect.

    Cons

    Low starting pay, although that is almost all social work jobs. You will work long hours if you are involved with direct care, to the point that it sometimes feels like you are neglecting your own family to help someone else's. Leadership doesn't always listen to field staff who are directly working with the kids and seems somewhat disconnected from front line staff. Sometimes seems like they either hold onto cases too long or discharge too early from care because they are overly concerned with the census numbers (but that goes back to the disconnected leadership).

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to front line staff and ask for feedback.

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