Youth Villages - Youth Villages makes a lot of money, but you won't see any of it | Glassdoor
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"Youth Villages makes a lot of money, but you won't see any of it"

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Current Employee - Teacher Counselor/Supervisor in Arlington, MA
Current Employee - Teacher Counselor/Supervisor in Arlington, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good experience meeting people working direct care.

Cons

The pay is awful. They pay the same in Massachusetts as they do in Memphis which fails to compensate the much higher cost of living. You won't move up unless you know the right people. Physically unsafe situations. Management does nothing to support.

Advice to Management

Make even a small effort to retain staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Youth Villages

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Passionate work with no reward"

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

    I worked at Youth Villages full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Counselors can generally create their own schedules. If you stay for more than a year, you probably have a lot of seniority because retention is so bad!

    Cons

    Between clients, paperwork, and meetings, counselors are easily working close to 80 hours per week. Although management really knows this, and knows how unrealistic it is, they deny that it is happening. Supervisors try to micromanage your schedule in an attempt to prove that the job can be done in 40 hours - but it is all a dog and pony show. There is no creative thinking in therapy. And it seems clear that the only thing the company cares about is maintaining clients for money. They do not care about employees and really don't care about success of clients. Further, employees are almost forced or coerced to give a percentage of their paycheck towards youth villages charity fund.

    Advice to Management

    Hire counselors who have Masters degrees or Bachelors at least in a relevant field. Allow counselors more creativity in therapy. Trust and appreciate counselors more. And be honest and realistic about how many hours are being worked.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Organizations makes a lot of money, but doesn't reinvest any of it back into staffing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good stepping stone into direct care work

    Cons

    Long hours, no breaks. Very little support from management. Lots of physically unsafe situations and many staff on workers comp due to injuries. Lots of political pull to get promoted leaves incompetent people in charge

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to retain the staff who have worked for over a year, whether by actual raises or basic supports to provide a possibility for success

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