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3.0 7 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Melmark President & CEO Joanne Gillis-Donovan

Joanne Gillis-Donovan

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wonderfully rewarding place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsClients, Educational opportunities, Beautiful campus

    ConsI cannot think of anything.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsMulticultural training grand for all...

    ConsA place to learn and personal development.....

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

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    I'll Be Here Forever

    Education Staff (Current Employee) Berwyn, PA

    Pros- Team-oriented atmosphere
    - Lots of reinforcement and incentives from organization (gift cards, Christmas bonus, staff appreciation events)
    - Excellent staff
    - Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of folks who really need it

    Cons- Dealing with challenging behaviors
    - High rate of staff turnover
    - Lack of space for activities

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue doing what you're doing. Keep up the advocacy and keep hiring good people. Work on retaining the staff who are doing their best. I look forward to the new space that the planned mansion expansion project will afford in the coming years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Needs a Union, Lawyer Or Something!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood EAP. Rewarding working. Benefits. Good short term employment.

    ConsAppears to favor staff under the age of 40. Appears to push out those with seniority and to demote people. Restructuring may be a financial necessity but Melmark uses it as an excuse to push out seasoned staff!
    Fire's easily, and bad turn over rate. Maintains and works toward improving offices while programs serving clients are suffering.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStaff are afraid to tell you what they think or feel. If you don't care about that then at least stop pretending you do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wear tennis shoes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsHealth Benefits
    PTO
    Thanksgiving Gift Card
    Birthday Gift CArd

    ConsCommunication within some programs on campus

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrendous

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsThe clients were the only aspect of the job that made it worth going into work!

    ConsPoor management structure partly due to existing nepotism! At first the structure and work place seemed great, but as this quickly faded. Atmosphere quickly changed to feel as though working in a Big Brother setting. Change over of staff exceeds any place previously worked in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe consistent with following up with all incidents that reflect lack of client care-not just those that suit management criteria.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Job Not a Career

    Applied Behavioral Analysis Counselor (Former Employee) Berwyn, PA

    ProsMelmark has an excellent reputation within the educational community. The work they do there is indispensable. You can get hired with little experience as long as you have a strong educational background or a strong desire to work with developmentally disabled people. Salary begins relatively high. Most employees and management are younger making it a possibility to move up quicker than other companies. Melmark is a great step up forward for your career.

    ConsStaff injury is a daily occurrence, if you can get over that there are still more cons to consider. If you work in Residential you have to work a double (7am-11pm) once a week, and it's usually Saturday or a Sunday. The staff tend to have cliques. If you aren't in the "in crowd" your day can be even more difficult. Counselors are expected to be very detailed and almost error-free, but the management is messy and disorganized themselves. Everybody is overworked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease don't stop by for a visit, instead work a full shift or two to know what it's really like. Eliminate the doubles so we can do our job properly.

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