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The MENTOR Network Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
152 Reviews

2.1
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.  

    INCREDIBLE team of dedicated, committed employees serving inspiring individuals across the country.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Talent Manager in Boston, MA

    Pros

    I truly hope to retire from TMN, I love my job and the people I work with. The best part of working here is the mission - to serve, serve well, and serve more - our consumers are inspiring and tie us back every day to why we work here. We have such amazingly loyal and dedicated employees - makes me so proud to say I work here. I've only been here for a year & a half, but I am constantly impressed by how many of our employees have been here 24, 16, 28 years... and on and on, often I am the least-tenured person in a meeting, that doesn't happen in a lot of places.

    Cons

    Some of our jobs are the "toughest job you'll ever love!" I embrace how rewarding our environment can be, but it can be challenging with the scale of what we do and the limited resources we have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has helped me more then words can say

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Judah, IN
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Judah, IN

    Pros

    I has helped me to grow it to a better person

    Cons

    Lot of work to be done and needs to add more people to manager team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard try new things gain new skills everyday!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    Pros

    Constantly changing and growing environment.

    Cons

    Understaffed at some levels and poor benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees happy - perhaps have an award recognition event for ALL Staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A Great Job Where You Can Really Make a Difference

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entrist to Marketing Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Data Entrist to Marketing Coordinator in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Great Work Environment,
    You can feel good about doing work that makes a difference,
    Awesome team members,
    Career Advancement Opportunities,

    Cons

    None that I am aware of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am honored that I was able to work with not one, but two teams during my career at The Network. While getting my master’s degree I held an entry level job. Upon graduation, I was given the opportunity to put my degree to use and join the Public Strategy Team. I can honestly say that in both departments, I had the pleasure of working with people who genuinely cared about helping others and worked hard to make a difference. And that can be said about everyone I came across, in many different roles and positions, throughout my almost three years at The MENTOR Network. It was a privilege to work there and I appreciate every opportunity that I was given while there. I highly recommend The Network to anyone!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Fulfilling place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    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
  7.  

    OK overall, but not the best "long term" career plan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional  in  Eureka, CA
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Eureka, CA

    Pros

    - Managers are concerned about their "consumers" and do their best to make it work.
    - Training provided is great!
    - Good about arranging coverage if you need to take a day off
    - health care plan you can pay into

    Cons

    - Gradually reduced my hours from full-time to half time once my availability changed and I informed my supervisor I was accepted to a graduate program
    - Low wage with GRADUAL increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep current employer happy and loyal.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internal Audit Co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Audit  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Meaningful company mission
    Nice people
    Good management
    No repetitive work
    Ability to travel
    Level of responsibility increases

    Cons

    Some down time as an intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I thought the company was great as an intern/co-op.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very comfortable work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The ability to be pro-active and assertive

    Cons

    The lack of response from collaborators

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold PDs to task. Be sure they are responding and getting involved when needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn the field as a young person out of college
    Got to network and find a better paying position

    Cons

    Benefits
    No raises
    Expectations for entry level staff are impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in staff so the clients have more consistency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional  in  Redwood Falls, MN
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Redwood Falls, MN

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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