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"Salary isnt competitive, but company does incredible work and management cares"

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Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Justice Resource Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Well resourced organization, managers listen and take in employee feedback, review process is very open and honest, generous benefits package, rewarding work, very smart and dedicated employees, felt as if many managers truly had an opendoor policy, great work culture, big organizational announcements were always done as early on as possible, a lot of independence and creativity allowed in many positions. It is a very strong social justice organization that does a lot of everything, if youre a passionate person youll fit right in.

Cons

Salary isnt competitive for nonprofits in the Boston area and raises or even COLA are very rare so turnover for new ambitious employees can be rapid so loss of institutional memory is tough, watching your coworkers leave for orgs to do similar work with the same title but for better pay is unfortunately somewhat common, streamlining inter-departmental communication would be very helpful, too many projects rely exclusively on grant funding

Advice to Management

JRI does amazing work and has very strong leadership, Im certain you can find a lot of private funding if a Development Department is formed.

Other Employee Reviews for Justice Resource Institute

  1. "Great place to work, great place to grow"

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

    I have been working at Justice Resource Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If social justice is your passion--no matter where that leads you--you'll find a place at JRI that works for you. JRI is one of the few companies (nonprofit and otherwise) that still has an active, generous defined benefit pension plan.

    Cons

    Money in human services is not always great--but through hard work and promotion you can make a career at JRI.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the agency, keep creating opportunity. Never forget that serving the clients at the highest level is the best strategy for success


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    "No future or career path for most"

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Swansea, MA
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Swansea, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Justice Resource Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very secured employment and great direct management team. Much of the time is easy laid back. Great benefits and retirement package. Spend alot of time working and help children. Able to go on very fun trips with the children.

    Cons

    Very little pay for the amount of daily stress that comes with working with children with behavioral problems. Upper management seems to listen, but not hear complaints. Unable to work with family members, spouses, or relationship partners. Any attempt to improve something is met with little involvement. Very little support and understanding from management.

    Personally I have worked for the same placement for over 7 years. In that time the only raise I received was from going from part-time to full-time, form $12 to $12.26. With no raises in the pipeline in the future. There is a real possibly that I will work for the company for 10 years and make just as much as a new employee starting at the $12/hr rate. In economic terms I am actually making less money now than when I started as the cost of living has increased, but my salary has not.

    Advice to Management

    The best employees are leaving because they can't afford to stay, please pay us. There is no incentive to work hard, but for personal ethics.

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