Mentor Network, Inc.

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Mentor Network, Inc. Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A small company with a big heart

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Mentor Network, Inc.

    Pros

    The Mentor Network was an excellent place to work. The management really cared about their employees and it was a good balance of work and personal life. Career advancement was encourged and professional growth was always there. There was a real family like atmosphere. The company really focused on the human side of work life, providing fun activities and events to keep up the moral and spirits.

    Cons

    The location of the company was tough given that public transportation was a few blocks away. Which made it difficult in bad weather. Due to it's small size it was difficult for benefits such as training and conferences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More timly reviews and performance evalutations would be benefical.

    Recommends
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    Great people, except for the Leadership within IT

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    Former Employee - CIO  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - CIO in Boston, MA

    I worked at Mentor Network, Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Generally the people are fun to work with and very caring.

    Cons

    The CIO (Jeffrey Cohen) is bringing the company down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek new leadership for the IT department....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Mentor network does not have their employees best interest in mind

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    Former Employee - Therapeutic Foster Parent  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Foster Parent in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Mentor Network, Inc. as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The staff can be very pleasant

    Cons

    If you have a foster child in your placement and the act out or do any thing wrong the Mentor network will blame the foster parent to keep the company from looking bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show more support to the foster parents, the foster children aren't their biological children, therefore they can be very unpredictable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work here if you enjoy being underpaid, under-appreciated, and overworked.

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Mentor Network, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Will promote talent and experience...but only to supervisory positions. If you want to get into management, good luck.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. No performance raises. Pitiful and inconsistent cost of living raises. All responsibility thrust on ground-level supervisors with VERY little accountability for direct care workers or managers. Very disorganized company. Poor training regimen and questionable business practices. Soul-draining social work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute a supervision system using positive and negative feedback and an open atmosphere that allows employees to feel that they can fail, admit their failure, and learn from it. (If you aren't going to pay a decent wage, you could at least leave employees stronger for having worked for your company.) Increase wages, especially for low-level supervisors. I enjoyed working for your company more when I was working in direct care with practically zero possibility of getting negative feedback or disciplinary action, even considering the PATHETIC wage. Also, if the only raises you are going to give are cost of living, please adjust this to give supervisors at least as much of a jump as direct care workers: it is incredibly demoralizing to work your ass off and then realize that your irresponsible, 20-something direct care workers are getting the same quarter per hour jump that you are. Also, your benefits are a joke, especially your health insurance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Unsatisfied

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    Former Employee - Therapist  in  Paducah, KY
    Former Employee - Therapist in Paducah, KY

    I worked at Mentor Network, Inc.

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, limited oversight by management.

    Cons

    Poor communication, biased job reviews, constant turnover in staff, limited opportunity for professional growth, low expectations, inconsistent application of rules for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct thorough, thoughtful exit interviews, spend time observing services rendered, research high staff turnover by contacting those who have left, insure that managment is qualfied for their postion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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