Home for Little Wanderers

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Home for Little Wanderers Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
6 Reviews

3.3
6 Reviews
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home for Little Wanderers as an intern

    Pros

    Great company, with a wonderful reputation. Everyone is extremely well connected

    Cons

    Very difficult to get direction on projects

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful internship experience

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    Current Employee - Family Therapist Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Family Therapist Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Home for Little Wanderers as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, great training, caring coworkers, and supportive teachers.

    Cons

    Sometimes the flexibility leads to lack of direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    SEC could be great but leadership is AWFUL!!!

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    Former Employee - Staff  in  Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Staff in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Home for Little Wanderers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Once you know the kids they can be amazing to work with (for the most part) albeit very tough as well. Can be rewarding. Not a lot of Pros at this time.

    Cons

    Leadership is nil. Kids run the campus which is dangerous. Incidents of severity are often unaddressed leading to dissatisfaction among staff. Staff and managers not on same page. Staff talk about change, what they need and are told no or ignored. Many injuries. Can be UNSAFE for staff! Campus needs an entire make-over cosmetically but more importantly with staff from the top on down. Employee bullying makes for a very unpleasant work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a LEADER not an ADMINISTRATOR!! Listen to DCS they are the FRONT LINE! Keep them safe. Needs so much work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Can be great or horrible

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    Current Employee - Counselor  in  Walpole, MA
    Current Employee - Counselor in Walpole, MA

    I have been working at Home for Little Wanderers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The kids can be great and it can be really fun
    - I think its better than it used to be
    - A lot of overtime
    - Great benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    - Its a lot of hours
    - Very stressful and can be violent
    - Understaffed shifts
    - Management doesn't know what is going on in the programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending money on stupid things and let programs have more autonomy.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    good place to get experience and move on

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Home for Little Wanderers

    Pros

    great benefits, work conditions depend on which particular program/dept you are in - they vary greately across programs, good place to gain experience working with children

    Cons

    oblivious management, very little communication across the organization, people tend to get pigeonholed in their positions and programs, management does not support advancement with a few exceptions, hr does not have a presence and will only get involved to support senior managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employees like seeing the big picture and know what's happening outside their programs. open lines of communications are important. agency strategy and direction is perceived as opaque. management is perceived as secretive.

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    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home for Little Wanderers

    Pros

    opportunities to work w children were good. Middle management awful. my programs director generally left work a few hrs early every day.

    Cons

    employees weren't that committed. they made little effort to do more than the minimum. management didnt; notice who worked and who shirked.

    Doesn't Recommend

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