Becket Family Services - A really tough gig | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Becket Family Services
There are newer employer reviews for Becket Family Services

See Most Recent

"A really tough gig"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Plymouth, NH
Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Plymouth, NH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at Becket Family Services part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

As a youth Counselor the number of hours you can work are almost unlimited, they are always willing to give you overtime.

Cons

The con's outweigh the pro's about 1000 to 1. The management here shows zero respect or loyalty towards its employees, they view you as disposable. The male youth you are working with are unpredictable and do not show regard for any type of human safety. Spitting, fighting, urinating, drug abuse racial comments....the list goes on. A very mentally draining job. The day I walked out of there was one of the best days of my life.

Advice to Management

Respect your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Becket Family Services

  1. "Do not work here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Becket Family Services full-time

    Pros

    The Pros are difficult to find when working for this company. If you enjoy working with At-Risk Youth, Becket maintains a steady attendance of troubled adolescent males.

    Cons

    Company management has zero appreciation for their staff, whether you are a youth counselor, permanency specialist, or an educator in the academic setting. Employee benefits are terrible, especially when compared to other facilities and surrounding school districts. It is an unsafe environment for not only employees, but the males in residence as well with students exerting aggressive/physically violent behaviors towards faculty and other students. Students are only held accountable for their actions when it affects an administrator, and only after numerous incidents have been ignored when subordinate faculty are involved. Job security is minimal with massive layoffs occurring multiple times per year when enrollment numbers are down whether you are a contracted employee or not.

    Advice to Management

    Management, Administrators, etc. should take better care of their employees and recognize the dangers/abuse they face every day. Employees should have access to better benefit packages simply because we do the work few people want to. Employees should be given the support to be successful, rather than be set up to fail.


  2. "Assistant manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Becket Family Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is great. Lots of overtime, staff are great, rewarding field. Benefits are alright, lots of vacation time.

    Cons

    No holiday, can be very stressful at times. Pay isn't all that great, however if you put in the work And dedication it will be worth it

    Advice to Management

    Need better benefits, needs more opportunities for growth. Rather a small company so it's more difficult to move up the chain of command.


There are newer employer reviews for Becket Family Services
There are newer employer reviews for Becket Family Services

See Most Recent

Work at Becket Family Services? Share Your Experiences

Becket Family Services
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or