Wayside Youth & Family Support Network

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Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
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    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network

    Pros

    Great place to work; Fun environment

    Cons

    long hours and not a lot of opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Lack of support of overall managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Getting to know the students and having supportive teams

    Cons

    Hierarchies, bullying from top managers, insulting salary, refuse raises for several years, but top managers were making close to six figures or more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your employees instead of bullying and getting rid of people who challenge your unethical managerial ways

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    DISCRIMINATORY H.R BEHAVIOR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LOCKED UNIT COUNSELOR in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - LOCKED UNIT COUNSELOR in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    As other reviewer said, some amazingly nice and funny underpaid individuals (i.e college age) working for this firm.

    Cons

    Employer violates CORI disclosure laws; attempts to get work out of pseudo-hiring 'shadowers' while they find excuses to withdraw offers of employment, rather than handle CORI issues in a legally binding manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Based on the Federal Gov'ts' definition of refusing to hire based on CORI without discussion/presentation of form as a form of discrimination, I suggest you buck up your legal team, as I intend to report on state/federal level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Better than the Average Human Service Agency

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees who are dedicated to the agency's mission and clients. Many passionate, bright and funny individuals are employed by the organization, willing to collaborate towards achieving the mission.

    Cons

    Dependent on state funding that results in poor compensation & benefit package. This is typical of human service agencies and results in not being able to attract top quality talent. Wage freezes and low quality health plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Wayside Is NOT On Your Side!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Residential Care in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Residential Care in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looks nice from the parking lot! Some Staff are well educated however they do not hold positions that can make a difference in the program.

    Cons

    Staff that are hired were not always qualified or appropriate for job requirements. Senior positions were not always honest with care team nor did they value the time, effort and feedback of those working on the floor in residential. Administration totally lacks the ability to effectively communicate with the care teams. This resulting in lack of treatment for clients and in some cases, serious safety and health risks for the clients AND staff!! Their motto should be "Brush it under the rug!" or "Look the other way!" There were several incidents where staff reported mistreatment by fellow staff members towards clients and other staff. Administration had poor tactics on how to deal with these situations nor did they provide a supportive environment for those taking the steps 'to do the right thing" All allegations were said to be "investigated" and proven "untrue". Most of those staff reporting were soon after fired for absolutely ridiculous reasons thus making the top-gun's agenda pretty darn obvious! '

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate your priorities as too many corners are being cut in order to save money. Treatment This included staffing issues, both health and recreational supplies not being available and lastly, the facility not being maintained/cleaned for same reasons. Client's treatment plans are not consistent enough. Improvement in clients behavior should show more signs of improvement upon discharge. program should also dedicate more staffing and resources in order to provide life skills education and/ or additional tutoring for academics to client in need . Lastly, wash the rugs and provide the HIPPA regulated supplies to staff in the residence! Several reports by staff mentioned that medical supplies (which included latex gloves) were not always provided in the residence. This made caring for client a safety issue, if able to care for them at all. (not everything can be fixed with a band-aid!)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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