Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

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Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Program Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    rewarding work, a lot of good co-workers, current opinion of trying to update policies, morale, brand, etc. leave at 5pm on the dot. good work life balance, can adjust work hours, flexible a few good senior management staff make it worth while

    Cons

    stressful, high caseloads, time pressures and deadlines that are sometimes unreasonable coming from state agencies. managers sometimes incompetent, don't understand their employees jobs/caseloads, un-supportive at times, inconsistent management across teams CEO not in touch with 'low' employees

    Advice to Management

    really know you're employees jobs/duties. if you can do it, you can't expect your staff to do it.


  2. MBHP review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership full-time

    Pros

    The company does good work. There is generally a good group of employees. A leader in the housing field in the Boston area.

    Cons

    Programs designed by the state are not always well designed. Work can be frustrating, high workload, expectations are sometimes unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees better with career development. Senior management should manage expectations better. Give employees more of a voice in the direction of the company and more room for feedback.


  3. Poorly run, despite tremendous potential to succeed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is an interesting model for an agency. The ability to operate a federally funded program and still leverage privately raised funds has so much potential. The workspace is lovely. There are usually lots of positions available for entry level employees to get their start.

    Cons

    Scant training, negative staff attitudes, high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and make their development a priority. Fancy digs are nice, but employees are your greatest capital.


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  5. Stressful with bare bones benefits and awful wages.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MBHP in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - MBHP in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee, public transit accessible, and they also pay for trainings.

    Cons

    Lousy wages for everyone except senior staff. They require that new employees speak a second language so that you can do translations, this is in addition to your regular duties with no extra compensation or insentive. The insurance covers barely anything so if you have an illness, having a baby or expect to be in the hospital a lot get alternate insurance, because they will leave you with a 4 figure medical bill without batting an eye.

    Advice to Management

    if your going to offer garbage insurance atleast provide a decent living wage. You are paying us only a few dollars above the maximum to qualify for any government assistance which is like a slap in the face. They also show no staff appreciation, only to those who kiss up but are clearly incompetent. Keep sailing this ship the way you are it wont sail for much longer.


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    Program Representative

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    Former Employee - Program Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extensive training program. Very team oriented. Hours are decent.

    Cons

    Management is clearly inadeqaute at their jobs. Salary and benefits are awful. Don't expect any credit or support for all the hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the work that your employees do.


  7. Great opportunity if want to be in the client services field.

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

    I worked at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

    Pros

    If you are just starting out, MBHP offers great experience in the non-profit/ client services field.

    Cons

    The organization itself is great and really helps people. But the work is tedious, boring and stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to recognize and appreciate your employees' hard work and dedication.


  8. staff feedback

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The opportunity to assist families in need of housing and related services

    Cons

    You pay for insurance that does not cover your normal annual physical ( they bought the cheapest package); no raises in two years- and with people leaving in droves we are all working twice as hard for half as much. And as always- chronies...if they like you , you don't have to be competent. I left in order to keep my sanity. Their standards for staff are too low for me.

    Advice to Management

    Support your mid level managers, provide better pay scales ( like the kind YOU get) and allow your mid level managers to support and supervise their team


  9. Great work/life flexibility

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits, great flexibility between work/life obligations

    Cons

    Not a terribly supportive senior management staff. Failure to communicate on key strategies or expectations

    Advice to Management

    When in doubt, over-communicate to staff so they don't draw wrong conclusions about policies or procedures.



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