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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wonderful internship experience

    Family Therapist Intern (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsSometimes the flexibility leads to lack of direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    SEC could be great but leadership is AWFUL!!!

    Staff (Former Employee) Plymouth, MI

    ProsOnce 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Can be great or horrible

    Counselor (Current Employee) Walpole, MA

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to get experience and move on

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosgreat 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

    Consoblivious 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 Senior Managementemployees 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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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