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May Institute Reviews in Randolph, MA

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1.  

    Occupational Therapist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Randolph, MA

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary collaboration
    Challenging & fast-paced work environment
    Group activities

    Cons

    Large caseload (150+)
    Low financial compensation
    Limited time off/vacations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Challenging but fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA

    I have been working at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, opportunities to be involved in research, like and admire the people I work with, variety, autonomy.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, minimal contact with colleagues, disorganization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Rewarding job working for an amazing organization - among the extremely hard-working, welcoming, and friendly people of the communications/public relations department.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Randolph, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Randolph, MA

    I worked at May Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Helping children always feels good, but knowing that the work that you are contributing to is actually helping children around the country who are living with autism and other developmental disabilities is an incredibly rewarding feeling - one that I was able to be reminded of on a daily basis, through the beneficial results of our positive outreach and communication efforts, conferences, campaigns, and programs. Not only was working at May Institute enjoyable, but working for May, and learning so much from some of the organizations most influential and important employees, was even more satisfying.

    Cons

    Only that the handful of people in the comm/pr department at May/NACs headquarters handles all of the communications and public relations work for the entire, (national,) organization. Although each member of the dept. specializes in certain areas that they put to use when contributing to the final outcome, May Institutes communications/PR department is able to excel in their work because they seem to have their own system of working together as one unit in order to consistently produce excellent results.
    Being new to the department, it can be difficult to get up to speed with this system, however, being an assistant to the dept. allows each member of the comm/PR team to utilize someone in this position to help them produce results without as much stress and time-constraints as they usually handle on a daily basis, because they have someone there to help pick up the slack while working on the numerous very important projects that the dept puts together every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully they have an administrative assistant working for the communications/public relations department again, because the wonderful people working in that department deserve to always have someone there to help them achieve their daily goals in any way that will be of positive assistance! :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great coworkers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Randolph, MA

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and the children are amazing! Amazing team building opportunities.

    Cons

    No raises. You have to fight to put in for time off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great mission, many good co-workers; middle and upper management take advantage of staff.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA

    I worked at May Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work; love the consumers. Some talented and dedicated co-workers. Company does good work.

    Cons

    No salary increases in years (I NEVER had a performance review.); promised career advancement never materialized; expensive insurance, especially for newer employees; Retribution is a way of life. New management is losing the confidence of rank-and-file staff. Some managers make people miserable until they just leave. "Anonymous" employee satisfaction surveys are not - they are really color coded & can be traced. My supervisor was given a copy of mine & she was not happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employees seriously. Pay attention to comments in employee satisfaction surveys - they are important. Start giving annual performance reviews. Make sure that "anonymous" surveys are truly anonymous. Be honest with the staff. Spend company funds more wisely. Stop supervisors from mistreating staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people doing amazing work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Randolph, MA

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    May Institute has a dedication to improving the lives of both adults and kids that is obvious from the moment you step in the door. It's not just an award winning school for children with Autism, they also do research, assist adults with developmental needs, consult with public schools and run day programs for disabled adults.

    Cons

    Like most human services organizations, there's always a challenge around funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees look up to you and appreciate the opportunity to contribute to a truly diverse and compassionate effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HR - Fast Paced Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Randolph, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Randolph, MA

    I worked at May Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers to work with; working on improving how the HR department is handled.

    Cons

    The company culture is unclear. Communication is unclear. You hear one thing from upper management, and something else from direct supervisor. Non competitive pay and benefits. A lot of unhappy employees within the corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees issues and concerns regarding changes within the company. You want it to be a work place of choice, then you need to address employee concerns without them feeling that if they speak up, it will be held against them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Randolph, MA

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission of the company, students/clients you work with, new upper management is genuinely interested in their employees and their needs, room for professional development

    Cons

    You may get injured at work, lack of communication, lack of on the job training for new employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very, very difficult job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Randolph, MA
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Randolph, MA

    I worked at May Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that are next to you in the trenches are great, really their to help the client
    The clients are easy to love and although they are difficult, they make the job worthwhile

    Cons

    Terrible management
    Slow decisions leading to a sometimes unsafe work environment
    Often went without a break in a 14 hour shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire them all!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for experience, but not worth it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Randolph, MA

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Experience
    Earned leave
    Benefits
    Staff that sticks together to get through the day

    Cons

    Pay doesn't equal the workload
    No vacation breaks such as winter, spring break
    Management doesn't understand the work that takes place in the classroom
    Difficult work environment - children can be aggressive and staff are routinely injured
    Frequent turn-over (2-3 months)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge the needs of your staff - raise the pay and listen to staff concerns. Don't keep accepting new students when the current students aren't properly staffed. This adds to staff stress and there's enough of that as is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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