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YAI National Institute Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
63 Reviews
3.0
63 Reviews
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Stephen E. Freeman
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work is rarely taken home and vacation/sick time is generous (in 3 reviews)

  • Very good benefits, including four weeks vacation (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • as with all other organizations in this field non profit pay is below average for the amount of work done (in 4 reviews)

  • This can also be viewed positively, longevity is common place particularly in upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    They offer a good amount of overtime.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSP in New York, NY
    Current Employee - DSP in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, helping others,

    Cons

    Staffing could be better, lack of supervision unless the pressure is on management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    over work/under paid

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the consumer makes you feel like accomplished something.

    Cons

    no direct leadership
    low pay
    no insurance
    no growth unless your kissing the supervisor
    the consumer at time can yell or attack you and nothing becomes of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your direct work a better salary they are the worker better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Under payed, over worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    Dealing with the families was much more eventfully

    Cons

    The administrators WILL throw you under the bus in a heart beat, especially if you don't belong to their "klick", supervisors definitly not professional, they yell and bang their fist to make sure you follow their commands, NO RAISE in 7 years, layoffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Cause

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

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and support system. Family oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    not for Profit which means not enough money.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sense of team, ample vacation and holiday time, excellent not-for-profit work.

    Cons

    When you work for a not-for-profit, you trade a corporate salary for a true sense of doing "good" work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    Mission driven culture, Great place to work.

    Cons

    Difficult financial environment for all non-profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training and keep investing in your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome work culture!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    The people are the best, so respectful and supportive

    Cons

    Currently there are budget cuts happening which means fewer people around to get everything done

  9.  

    Good Place to Be, Not a forever job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSP Per Diem in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - DSP Per Diem in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work, rewarding, good coworkers. The consumers are grateful for the services they receive.

    Cons

    I use this as a second job but could not survive in NYC on this alone. Many of my coworkers are students in school or looking at outside employment. Lots of coworkers take advantage of overtime at the different residences.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Get Experience; Different Schedules Available

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Service Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Direct Service Professional in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to get experience working with adults who have developmental disabilities. I have worked in one of the residences as a per-diem for several years and have really enjoyed it. I have gotten to know the guys and to get a lot of training.

    Cons

    The only cons are the hourly wage and if the guys have behaviors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good company poor admin. team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The consumers make the job rewarding and fun to be at

    Cons

    admin. staff create an uneasy work environment and deal with financial set back terribly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reconsider your staff work comfort and diminish the drama

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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