May Institute Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. behavior specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice office and the location was good

    Cons

    to much driving , hours are not flexiable


  2. Helpful (5)

    Poor working conditions

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    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Randolph, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The children are the best part of job!

    Cons

    very poor pay, back stabbing, awful human resource department. The woman running the department is a rude, and ignorant person. No support from management, no support on the job. Unfair schedules, same people doing all the hard work, and caring for the hardest children. Same people have the easy kids, and schedule over and over.

    Advice to Management

    get fair leaders, treat teachers fair and equal, and give them support!


  3. Rewarding Job

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Randolph, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Great kids. Love my job. Feel like I make a difference. Good hours.

    Cons

    Low pay. Zero communication between departments and from the school/residential setting.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Learning Experience in ABA, Horrible Employment Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at May Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best hands on learning experience in ABA. The kids you work with are wonderful, albeit often a handful.

    Cons

    You are replaceable and they definitely make it known. High-turn over. Like being in high school, all over again.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like they are valued and you will retain a better, more qualified staff.


  6. Mediocre Company

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist
    Current Employee - Program Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Administration is friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    The pay is low considering the risk of injury. I have a special education degree and asked to be transferred to a school so that I could add more value to the company. I was consistently ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees doing the direct care. I would love to stay with the May and transfer to the Woburn School since I have an education license. My requests were ignored.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place for experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will get experience like no other. If you are interested in special education or autism, this is the place to start your career. There is a good team atmosphere. The rewards of building bonds with the students and seeing progress is a feeling like no other.

    Cons

    There is a high level of physical management of the students. Yes, people get hurt. Yes, there is a high turnover of staff because people don't know what they're getting themselves into. Yes, there is a lot of paperwork. Yes, you can feel like nobody is supporting you because administrators are spread thin.

    Advice to Management

    Higher more administrators to assist classrooms.


  8. Helpful (1)

    na

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    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training experiences and population

    Cons

    poor supervision and job description not as outlines

    Advice to Management

    na


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Taunton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at May Institute (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    caring, dedicated and smart people

    Cons

    high turnover and chronic vacancies can make it difficult, but the staff pull together and work well as a team. Residential and School staff need to work together as a team

    Advice to Management

    need to be more proactive rather than reactive


  10. Helpful (1)

    Technology Teacher

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    Former Employee - Technology Teacher in Allston, MA
    Former Employee - Technology Teacher in Allston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at May Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My supervisor was great, spent a lot of time and effort supporting me and my ideas. There are a lot of talented clinical staff working with the students.

    Cons

    Difficult to implement ideas because of red tape. Very loud environment, rapid turn over of staff, kids don't come to class because of behaviors so you end up getting put into ratio in classrooms too much. Very distracting, and was asked to do a lot of things that were not on my list of expected responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Better wages, improve voice for staff at all levels of company, more clearly defined roles.


  11. Helpful (1)

    The May Institute of Mass.

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Manchester, CT
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Manchester, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Thea best part was working directly with an undeserved and at-risk population in my community. The employees that choose this line of work are committed to the mission, vision, and values of this type of organization, and want the clients to have the best quality of life possible. This leads to a great team work atmosphere where people worked together.

    Cons

    The worst part was that they didn't appreciate the staff and failed to nurture the skills of thirst current employees and went outside for management hires. They backed their management choices to the detriment of the organization. The program managers filed a class action lawsuit against the organization for violations in labor law, and the staff won. The organization is now no longer on business in the State of Connecticut.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to employ performance improvement programs in place so that the staff can feel more invested in improving the operations of the company. There would have been great cost savings and better morale had they done so. Instead they hired under qualified managers that was exclusively White, even though more than 60% of the clients were from minority populations.



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