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HMEA Reviews

Updated November 21, 2016
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  1. "Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Hopedale, MA
    Current Employee - Support in Hopedale, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive, room for growth in company, they do a lot for the employees

    Cons

    There is nothing that i can think of that can be bad at the moment. Only good things

    Advice to Management

    Train people that want to move up in the company


  2. "Not Disgrunted, just Lucky to have left with my sanity intact."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Counselor/Support Worker in Millbury, MA
    Former Employee - Resident Counselor/Support Worker in Millbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at HMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with the clients were the only pros, you learn a lot of patience.

    Cons

    So many cons, where to start? 1. I think they're paying for their reviews! Not a good company at all, if you are compassionate about working in human services this company will leave you without hope for the human race. Overworked, unstructured, unappreciated and the amount of people
    hurt on the job, has left people disabled! The mangement ONLY cares about saving face and it is such a disgrace and disservice to those they serve. The facility I worked was so unkept, and they refused to hire professional cleaning services. They turnover rate is ridiculous! But this goes to show you how much they value their employees. If you value your sanity and health, go work for a company who promotes a more therapeutic environment for the clients as well for the workers. Please!!! The petty arguing and gossip in these workplaces will leave gasping for your very last breath. I'm not kidding! The workers are lined up to clock out like 20minutes before the end of their shift. Mangement works to fire you. Their idea of training is having you read documents and sign them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers? Appreciate them. Invest in your centers! Don't hire people just looking for a job but are actually compassionate about helping those you serve. Make your insurance more affordable for Everyone!! Or just close your centers?


  3. "Part-Time Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Hudson, MA
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in Hudson, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at HMEA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule (mornings, afternoons, and evenings) and ability to make a difference in the life of someone who has a disability.

    Cons

    Miscommunication amongst management, poor communication from management to employees that they supervise, changes and requests from management without notice. If you like to plan ahead, are detail-oriented, and want your questions answered, HMEA is not for you. Raises are slim, regardless of your work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication so that everyone is on the same page and has the information that they need to manage their responsibilities efficiently. Provide supervision to the employees beneath you to ensure that they are doing their jobs correctly.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Program Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Tewksbury, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I am fully supported by my director and management staff to continue to persue higher learning opportunities.
    Company is fully committed and goes above and beyond to support those with disabilites.
    Management is very appreciative of all the hard work and effort employees put in and always make it a point to thank you for the hard work that you do.
    Flexibility is wonderful.
    Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Pay increases are minimal if any, but I am always appreciative of the honesty my supervisor gives me regarding the lack of funding from the state to support pay raises. If my raise were measured by the "thanks" and appreciation I do receive, I would be RICH. Money isn't everything.


  6. "Home First Case Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home First Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Home First Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working to make things better for people who need a lot of support is meaningful.

    Cons

    Organization has great PR but the reality inside is a bit different.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Care Professional in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Direct Care Professional in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Rewarding job. Making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Being able to share in their goals and accomplisments.

    Cons

    OK pay, lack of recognition for staff.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Nurse coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse in Grafton, MA
    Current Employee - Nurse in Grafton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at HMEA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Without a doubt the BEST management team I've had the privilege to work for.

    Cons

    Hourly pay is on the low side

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing stay as you are.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of great people, but a lot of drama and craziness too."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Care in Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Direct Care in Franklin, MA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HMEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The employees who have been with the company for years are extremely encouraging and helpful. They offer tuition reimbursement and the benefits are okay.

    Cons

    The staff are often lazy and only care about a paycheck (not sure why, the pay is squat considering). Oh yea, the pay is not great and because the job has such a high rollover, you're constantly putting in overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Know how to work a computer and be assertive but also empathetic with your staff. Your staff that sticks around cares about the folks and it'd be nice to receive a little acknowledgment once in a while.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Most direct care staff I worked with were lazy and uncaring and management seldom looked into complaints."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Franklin, MA

    Pros

    If working with challenged people is your gift, then you may enjoy working for this company.

    Cons

    Working with and having to tolerate lazy people.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to know your staff. Make monthly unexpected visits on ALL shifts. Listen to and look into ALL complaints.


  11. "Doing Good Daily"

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

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

    Pros

    The agency has a really strong commitment to the people it supports.
    Great benefits and perks.
    Very understanding of work/life balance.

    Cons

    the government sets the rates and therefore forces HMEA (and other human service providers) to pay direct staff less than they deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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