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"Job Not a Career"

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Former Employee - Applied Behavioral Analysis Counselor in Berwyn, PA
Former Employee - Applied Behavioral Analysis Counselor in Berwyn, PA

Pros

Melmark has an excellent reputation within the educational community. The work they do there is indispensable. You can get hired with little experience as long as you have a strong educational background or a strong desire to work with developmentally disabled people. Salary begins relatively high. Most employees and management are younger making it a possibility to move up quicker than other companies. Melmark is a great step up forward for your career.

Cons

Staff injury is a daily occurrence, if you can get over that there are still more cons to consider. If you work in Residential you have to work a double (7am-11pm) once a week, and it's usually Saturday or a Sunday. The staff tend to have cliques. If you aren't in the "in crowd" your day can be even more difficult. Counselors are expected to be very detailed and almost error-free, but the management is messy and disorganized themselves. Everybody is overworked.

Advice to Management

Please don't stop by for a visit, instead work a full shift or two to know what it's really like. Eliminate the doubles so we can do our job properly.

Other Employee Reviews for Melmark

  1. "Positive work environment"

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

    I have been working at Melmark full-time

    Pros

    I believe that at its heart, Melmark works toward the best interests of the individual. They go the extra mile in making daily life and special events enjoyable for all individuals- adults and children.

    There can be a great team atmosphere as all are working toward a single goal. Having a multi-disciplinary approach is something that you don't find at many facilities.

    Certain benefits are quite good. Others are average. There is almost always the ability to be promoted within the company.

    Cons

    Certain policies are not disseminated well so that people are held accountable for things they did not know about.

    At times employees can be clique-ish.

    Advice to Management

    No organization is perfect. But I think you are on a good path by trying to recognize employees and reduce turn over. Although money is always nice, simple acknowledgement goes a long way.


  2. "ABA counselor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great pay, teamwork, benefits, room to grow

    Cons

    management, dealing with crisis, required to work on double shifts on weekends for 3-11pm shift, time management policy

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