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The MENTOR Network Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
152 Reviews
2.0
152 Reviews
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The MENTOR Network President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Nardella
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great mission - the company does good work when it comes to serving people with disabilities (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and there is opportunity to grow (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • They are paying new hires more than people working there for years with no raises (in 14 reviews)

  • The upper management has NO long term plan, and are hanging by the seat of their pants (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I enjoy the vision of The Mentor Network!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The best part about working at TMN is the opportunity to change lives everyday.

    Cons

    I would hope the we continue to get higher pay for our DSP positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mentor has a very stressful work environment, poorly trained employees and not enough of them to fill positions.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good support from direct supervisor. Mentor does provide a great service to the disabled community and it is enjoyable to work with many of the clients.

    Cons

    Poor compensation. I was a program director and could never find on-call employees to work in my group home so I had to fill in their shifts. Several times I worked 20 hour days and consistently had no days off one time working 7 weeks in a row with 11 and 12 hour days. Health insurance was very reasonable but not great coverage. They expect a great deal from their employees at all levels with poor wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. You are not doing their job you are in your office pushing papers and taking meetings. The employees are with the clients daily and have truly good ideas and suggestions to improve their life and make the job easier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrific

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN

    I have been working at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice facility. Enjoy serving the disadvantaged without having direct patient contact.

    Cons

    Under paid.
    Over worked.
    Unreasonable Deadlines.
    Ridiculous scheduling expectations.
    Immense Stress.
    No down time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance - employees need to leave work prior to 6pm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    It started well...didn't end that way!

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people in direct care positions love what they do. The professional level staff went above and beyond to serve the clients. The salary was decent as you progressed in the company. Amazing training and employee development.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive, workload is unbearable...minimal work life balance. Extremely minimal resources provided for problem solving...a figure it out approach takes precedent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that your people are the face of the business. If they are pleased with working for you, you'll get a better ROI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The clients are awesome....

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    Current Employee - DSP
    Current Employee - DSP

    I have been working at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    love working with the clients

    Cons

    Poor management skills, hire people without a drivers license(when it states on the application (need a valid drivers license with good standing), indecisive, wishy-washy, pay changes if house loses clients, no personal growth, benefits are very expensive, employees are treated disrespectfully from middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being a friend to all employees and be a boss, take leadership training classes and treat your employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Director

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    Former Employee - Program Director  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Program Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You are helping people with Developmental Disabilities.

    Cons

    Where to begin.....the Indy office has several supervisor' s that are very shady. Their way of supervising is do as I say not as I do. Company policies are manipulated to fit their own personal agendas. They will work you 24/7 however some of the higher up supervisor' s don't even work 8 hours a day. All this office cares about is money. There is no standard of care anymore it is disgusting. Not sure how they manage to stay in business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and remove the first two tiers of management. Get people in those positions that truly care and the business will flourish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor worst job ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I like the people I work with on a daily basis

    Cons

    Poor communication,disorganized.Very clicky.Management is very rude and have air of above every one else.They spend a lot of money on non vital items and fail to get basics.
    Did not pay well.
    Communication stinks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a class in manners.Learn to deal with staff in a better manner.Learn to show respect for peers and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acounts receivables

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay. Excellent learning opprotunies and plenty of help from the feild offices if assistiance needed.

    Cons

    All the orginal management are gone, now they micromanage. Stressfull and a lot of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fulfilling place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supporting a network of operations and support staff who do amazing work for the adults and children we serve. Hearing the inspiring stories of our foster parents, host home providers and dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Opportunities to learn and develop new skills and keep up with changing technology, best practices, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more professional learning opportunities to invest and retain good performers in corporate support functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company

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    Former Employee - Health Professional  in  Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Health Professional in Freehold, NJ

    I worked at The MENTOR Network full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    none once you get comfortable you get set up for failure

    Cons

    Pay is real low. Benefits are horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better management. Employees are set up by management to fail. What a waste of my talent and skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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