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"Laid back, mostly flexible environment, however, laid off with wishy washy information from the state."

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Former Employee - TFC
Former Employee - TFC
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at The MENTOR Network full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Laid back environment. Mostly good foster parents to work with.

Cons

mileage pay is horrible. I am being laid off due to funding. I worked a lot of time over the 40 hours salary pay and hardly ever got to flex time nor was compensated for this.

Advice to Management

Be more receptive to the lower part of the totem pole. Increase mileage pay to compete with gas prices. Cooperate with flex time, as it keeps your staff from burn out and from seeking other employment.

Other Employee Reviews for The MENTOR Network

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Love working here!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The MENTOR Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible! Competitive Salary did not nickle and dime me when hired - but not going to get rich - but hey this is human services!

    Cons

    Funded by states so not always able to give annual salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    Give more clear information on incentive programs. Incentives are explained way after the fact and are not clear.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A zero star company."

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    Former Employee - DSP
    Former Employee - DSP
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The MENTOR Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I don't know if there are any. I guess it's better than being unemployed and homeless.

    Cons

    Years of wage freezes have created an apathetic atmosphere where people do just enough not to get fired. There is no incentive to work hard because at the end of the year you're getting the same raise as the person that shows up and buries their nose in their iPhone all day: NOTHING. Any halfway decent employee with the smallest amount of self respect quit after realizing they'll never make more than $10 an hour. Because of this houses are staffed with long time employees that are too broken and beaten down to quit and degenerates that stay because they probably can’t find work anywhere else. If you ask about the possibility of a raise they blame state budget cuts and tell you to write your congressman. Mention this to a social worker or anyone that knows about client funding and they’ll tell you that’s a load of crap. Don't expect job stability either. Your hours will be cut every time a client moves out or leaves town: Usually with little notice. These cuts can be short term – lasting a few days, or it could last months. Either way you don’t make enough money to afford any unplanned time off so be prepared to dumpster dive for groceries at any given point. Many of my coworkers actually needed to find second jobs because of this. If you’re still considering working for this company because they offer health insurance, you should know that of the three packages they offer, you'll only be able to afford the cheapest one and guess what? IT’S AWFUL. JUST WORTHLESS. You’re probably better off setting the money you would waste on that plan aside to help pay for a bankruptcy lawyer because actually using that insurance is going to probably bankrupt you anyway.

    As an employee of the Mentor Network and REM Minnesota you will feel completely expendable. You’ll know what it’s like to be a voiceless cog in a machine that’s sole purpose is to gobble up dollar bills no matter what the cost is to the people they employ or the people you take care of. The bottom line is that they don’t care about you at all.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to your employees in the form of YEARLY performance-based raises. You will never retain quality staff if you refuse to pay them what they deserve. Also: you should realize that in the long run you're losing millions of dollars training new employee after new employee to replace those that quit just because you're denying them a measly $.25 per hour pay increase.

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