May Institute

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May Institute Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    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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    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
  2.  

    Talent Acquisition Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The work atmosphere here is unlike any other. Everyone is friendly, eager to advance their careers, and most importantly in it to better the lives of others. I have only been with the company a short while, but everyone I have met and interacted with are professional and willing to train/help others achieve their goals.

    Cons

    This job can be very challenging on many levels, so if you are looking for a challenge and to make an impact on the lives of others this is your place. I would not advise this company for those who are looking to get rich or work for a company that does not enforce it's policies to ensure fairness to all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people doing amazing work

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    • 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
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  5.  

    good company to get your start at for teaching

    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Randolph, MA

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

    Pros

    great company to get your start at, very rewarding positions, fun place to work

    Cons

    heirarchial structure with very huge and obvious lack of sound operations, could run a lot smoother for a school

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A Wonderful Community of People

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    Current Employee - Direct Care
    Current Employee - Direct Care

    I have been working at May Institute

    Pros

    The individuals served are by far the best reason to work at May Institute. Each day is different and you learn something new about yourself every step along the way. If you enjoy a home-like environment, you can choose to work residentially. There, you form familial bonds with the people you work with. The day center provides a more structured environment, where you can daily watch people grow and learn.

    Cons

    The pay is no where near as good as comparable companies, but the benefits are fantastic. If you add up the time off with the reduced cost in health insurance, paid lunches/dinners/movies/out to dinner/any outing you can think of, it most-likely surpasses other companies. However, if you don't get along with your co-workers, it can be hard to really enjoy those outings. Best case- going to work feels like going home. Worst case- you will have to put up with endless gossip and complaints. Also, the individuals can be aggressive, so you will quickly learn whether you have what it takes to keep them safe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who is Walter P Christian?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    HR - Fast Paced Environment

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    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
  8.  

    Very good positive would work there again

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    Current Employee - DSP in Orange Park, FL
    Current Employee - DSP in Orange Park, FL

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

    Pros

    Promotes from within has health care and Aflac

    Cons

    Some employees do not follow policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best work experience

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    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.  

    Rewarding job in a caring environment.

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    Current Employee - Direct Care
    Current Employee - Direct Care

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

    Pros

    Being able to help disabled individuals acheive goals at home and in the community=a rewarding and fufilling career.

    Cons

    Wages not great. Need to work a part-time job also.
    Lots of repetition in forms and paperwork. Asking the same questions over and over=wasted time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent changes have been well received.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    required

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    Former Employee - Facilities Tech
    Former Employee - Facilities Tech

    I worked at May Institute full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company that serve the disabled

    Cons

    the company has no loyalty to their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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