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Advocates Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Northborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I must say, I started this past Monday. I have worked for servers agencies in the past.. and my god they are incredible. I am very excited to be part of such a dedicated team.

    ALSO during orientation the CEO came to speak to everyone of us - asking what your background is and welcoming all of us in staff a adequet way.

    Cons

    Non I think of at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, brilliant.


  2. "Could be better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Earned time is generous
    Individuals supported are great
    Pay for my position was good
    My direct supervisors were good

    Cons

    Claim work home life balance is important but expectations prove otherwise
    Little support from upper management
    Poor pay for direct care staff

  3. "Relief Direct Care Counselor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Relief Direct Care Counselor in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Relief Direct Care Counselor in Framingham, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can sign up any shifts at any programs whatever you want to.

    Cons

    They do not offer benefits for relief staff.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Clinician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advocates (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were amazing, enjoyed working with clients, good learning environment, diverse learning experience, good flexibility from some managers, plentiful supervision. Good fringe benefits like PTO and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Serious workplace bullying by some middle managers, major reason I left. Unsafe working conditions are minimized. Excessive paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    When it was good it was great!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bad management of great programs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinician in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Clinician in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advocates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The mission - despite lots of watering down recently. The people we serve are great, but that is not the agency focus.

    Cons

    Management is so toxic - rude, disrespectful, only looking out for their own jobs and they take credit for your ideas and bad mouth you.

    Advice to Management

    Get an outside consultant to talk to front line staff and look closer at management who are not accountable- ever.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advocates full-time

    Pros

    Community vibe, if you fit in

    Cons

    You have to know the right people, administration are easily manipulated by certain people that have been there, MP

    Advice to Management

    Just because a person has longevity and you think you can trust them, don't be fooled.

    Advocates Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We do our best to promote an inclusive, team-oriented environment with a focus on safety and commitment. Please feel free to contact HR with any concerns.


  7. "program manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    they are more professional, share values and listen

    Cons

    The payment may not be so good as per the industrial market

    Advice to Management

    Should look in annual regular annual salary increments

    Advocates Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately, due to funding abilities, nonprofit pay rates are typically a bit below the standard industrial market. We appreciate your efforts and dedication!

  8. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advocates full-time

    Pros

    They have good benefits for employees

    Cons

    Does not encourage minority to grow in the organization


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocates full-time

    Pros

    Mission focused, caring people, helping support others, very welcoming

    Cons

    non-profit so the salaries are lower than the for profit world.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop talent

    Advocates Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you very much for your feedback! We do our best to promote a positive experience for staff members and the individuals that we serve, and are glad that you are a part of it!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Job hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Staff in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advocates part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible

    Cons

    None downside that I have encounter

    Advocates Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your hard work and dedication - thank you for being a part of our Team!


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