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"A Great Place To Work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Counselor
Current Employee - Program Counselor
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Alternatives Unlimited (Massachusetts) full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Alternatives has an excellent training program. Management is very easy-going and accessible. We provide an invaluable service to the people we support. Great benefits package. Plenty of opportunity to grow within the company. The headquarters, located at the recently renovated, historic Whitin Mill is beautiful. An all around great place to work!

Cons

High turnover rate - typical of any Human Services organization. Pay is very low for the large amount of work that we do.

Advice to Management

Do some additional fundraising or cut the pay of higher positions, i.e. CEO, Clinicians, Nurses, to pay the front line people (Counselors, Supervisors, Coordinators) a higher salary. Minimum salary for the amount of work I do as a Support Counselor should be at least $18/hour.

Other Employee Reviews for Alternatives Unlimited (Massachusetts)

  1. "A great place to start in human services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counselor
    Current Employee - Counselor
    Recommends

    Pros

    Alternatives just tripled in size so there are plenty of internal promotion opportunities. Training is Alternatives strength and there are numerous opportunities for paid training. The offer a small education credit as well as medical/dental/life insurance.

    Cons

    High turnover rate, High stress job. The hours are not conventional. There has been a decrease in communication since the expansion.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between regional components and increase standards for paper work and employee individual interactions. Offer training series more than 1 time every other month.


  2. "awake overnight counselor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Awake Overnight Counselor in Uxbridge, MA
    Current Employee - Awake Overnight Counselor in Uxbridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alternatives Unlimited (Massachusetts) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing how they support and reassure all the resident,so that is why I rating them with a 5 star rating.

    Cons

    Very low pay ,low coverage need to step up ,they have been but need more help.

    Advice to Management

    Communication,support ,listen ,because not all staff learn the same way. It doesn't mean they can't do it the Management are doing a good job some need help ,but all and all great.

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