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Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "RN"

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    Current Employee - RN Supervisor in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - RN Supervisor in Lynn, MA

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

    Pros

    Able to serve purpose ,location

    Cons

    Can get momentous at times

    Advice to Management

    More autonomy


  2. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Lynnfield, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Lynnfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bridgewell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, company cares about the employees-excellent benefits. Opportunities for training and advancement. It's the total package.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

  3. "DSP"

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    Former Employee - DSP in Lynnfield, MA
    Former Employee - DSP in Lynnfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bridgewell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    coworkers as well as upper management are genuinely passionate about working with individuals with developmental disabilities

    Cons

    the salary is very low considering the work and love that goes into the job


  4. "BSP"

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    Current Employee - BSP in Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - BSP in Peabody, MA

    I have been working at Bridgewell full-time

    Pros

    Working with the guys, great team to work with, res sup is awesome

    Cons

    Having to stay late, pay, lack of communication and responsibility is not evenly passed out to others


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Growing fast, lots of opportunities, needs improvement."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bridgewell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training: 2 weeks worth of Orientation and generalized training prior (First aid, CPR, etc.) to starting work.
    Tuition reimbursement and increase in pay for trainings you take.
    Flexible hours: 8am - 4pm, 3pm - 10pm, 10pm - 9am
    Great hours if you are a student
    Room for promotion within the organization: specific to residential sites.
    You get your birthday off.

    Cons

    Workplace safety: You may have to deal with extremely behavioral and aggressive individuals that may put your life in danger, and then report to work the next day as if it never happened.

    Awards: For doing well at your job, you get a sticker. Just like a grade school student would.
    Employees get recognition once a year for time spent in the organization. Other than that, Employees aren't recognized for their actions unless its a sticker.

    Training: No specific training according to your job title once on the job.

    Pay scale: Developmental Specialists (Teachers) and Program Directors (Managers) both require a Bachelors Degree in Human Services or a related field and 1 - 2 years of experience in the field. Developmental Specialists get paid at least $20,000 less a year than a program director.

    Workplace Culture: As with most organizations that have a high turn over rating, this organization will hire any individual to fill a position as long as they meet minimum qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff go through a lot in this organization. It's a tough field, and a lot of them do it because they care for the individuals. Respect your staff and acknowledge them for a job well done.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Former Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bridgewell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bridgewell really pushes itself to be as good as it can possibly be with the population we work with. I met so many PDs & DSPs while at Bridgewell that were really passionate about caring for our individuals.

    Cons

    As with any large company, getting things communicated could be a challenge at times. A lot of my staff would want more money but I know the company was looking at raising rates when I left.

    Advice to Management

    Keep wages strong for staff. We need to take care of the people that take care of the individuals we serve.


  7. "Better than most in the industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bridgewell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO cares about its employees despite overall financial setbacks

    Cons

    Some employees are lazy. It is to be expected in this industry

    Advice to Management

    Hold your staff more accountable.

  8. "Bridgewell, Diversified services for the disabled population"

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    Current Employee - Direct Care Staff in Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - Direct Care Staff in Peabody, MA

    I have been working at Bridgewell part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A wide range of services means that this company considers more in determining what is right for the individual's that it serves.

    Cons

    The pay is a bit sub-par. I think these fields should be paying more educated people, but even with a little more pay, it will still not be enough to satisfy an educated, money making ego. And tension builds.

    Advice to Management

    provide a bonus after several thousands of hours of service, on a pay scale based on education. All higher education relative to health and human services should be worth the most, and all other higher education credits should be worth some as well. Experience alone is great, but education rules in a game where prognosis must be higher. I think the entire human services salary reserve should go towards this bonus. Educated people can leave if they need the money, so they should be able to leave and take a portion of their bonus at that point.

    After this period of service, people may or may not want to continue. That is fine. people should diversify their careers, and should be absolute certain that they are not treating the human beings they serve as sources of revenue. Passion may bring people back.

    Tax benefits should be lobbied for for anyone who pursues this field after such a number of total hours of work is achieved.


  9. "Nice company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Case Worker in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Case Worker in Lynn, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent training programs, some flexibility with schedules

    Cons

    Pay rather low compared to similar companies


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - DSP in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - DSP in Lynn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bridgewell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning and helping the clients

    Cons

    Dangerous if you're working at a high risk behavior home, No lunch breaks, Management was lazy and Pd on call never come relieve worker if there's a call out or no show even thought that's part of there job. pay rate is underpaid for the required job.


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