YAI National Institute - Great place to work--in spite of the management team | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work--in spite of the management team"

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Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in New York, NY
Current Employee - Assistant Supervisor in New York, NY
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

YAI is a stable, ethical non-profit that does great work to empower and serve a vulnerable population. Even on bad days, I always agree with the mission. YAI pays very well in comparison to similar nonprofits and the benefit package can't be beat. We have excellent health insurance THAT IS COMPLETELY FREE for us. Premiums for dependents are very reasonable. Very flexible vacation and persona times, lots of employee recognition, tuition reimbursement, trainings and good supervision schedules. You always know how your supervisor feels about your performance. Lots of job security. They don't lay people off. YAI passes every government audit with flying colors, so we know that no shady bookkeeping is at work. That's a good feeling--would hate for all our hard work to be sabotaged by greedy accountants.

Cons

Nepotism counts for more than skills at YAI. Unqualified people are promoted out of loyalty--meaning the place is run by incompetent directors who have amazing, dedicated staff who make them look great. On the upside, I think most of them realize that this is the case and give credit where credit is due--most of the time. But, important decisions are usually made by people with the least knowledge of what is going on at any given time. Direct service staff, while highly valued and appreciated and paid more than government funding allots, are still underpaid and undervalued. Why do the people with the hardest jobs always get paid the least?

Advice to Management

Step back and let people who know what they're doing have more responsibility.

Other Employee Reviews for YAI National Institute

  1. Helpful (1)

    "County of Rockland, don't expect excitement."

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    Former Employee - X in New City, NY
    Former Employee - X in New City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Work is rarely taken home and vacation/sick time is generous.

    Cons

    Don't look here if you want to stretch your brain. Too many staff workers with not enough to do. Inundated with nothing. No reward for hard work, just a slap on the back. Naturally, pay is low when compared to private industry.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on staff and reduce patronage hires.


  2. "Medicaid Service Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, supportive coworkers, flexible working hours, good benefits.

    Cons

    Low salary but good benefits

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