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"good place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Watertown, MA
Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Watertown, MA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great place to get your foot in the door with developmental disabilities. Work with great people and learn alot about the field.

Cons

Work can be very challenging and pay is not very good. Entry level postion and you need to be a direct care worker.

Advice to Management

Managementis good and know what they are doing. good thing about perkins is it attracts very dedicated people. So good job.

Other Employee Reviews for Perkins School for the Blind

  1. Helpful (2)

    "great ideals, horrible on the inside"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the students, the long history of service and dedication, working for a place that is helping a community that needs it

    Cons

    horrible upper management, high turnover in certain jobs, mistreatment of women, mismanagement of funds

    Advice to Management

    you have employees who care and are devoted to the school and want to make a difference. they work hard and stay late not for the pay. use them and their enthasium, enable them instead of crushing them and their ideals! when theres a problem they can help fix it instead of you trying to cover it up. please stop being baby bullies and grow up. apologize and lets move on to make working results. the blind need us to be true experts


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    "Non-profit double standard"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Perkins School for the Blind full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The majority of the people who work at Perkins are passionate about the mission of the School and that passion makes working with those people very gratifying. Work is never boring.

    Cons

    Employees are expected to accept being paid less because they work in the non-profit sector. That is pretty standard for the non-profit world. However, this expectation does not apply to upper management who get much more competitive salaries.This is incredibly demoralizing and communicates volumes about how much management does not value staff. Performance is neither rewarded nor penalized which fosters discontent and mediocrity. There is also little room for advancement and the only way you get a raise s if you are also promoted, i.e. more money means a lot more work.

    Advice to Management

    Take good hard look at the reasons for employee turnover. Stop applying a double standard to employee compensation. Hold the CEO accountable for decisions he made that did not benefit the school.

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