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Kennedy-Donovan Center Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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  1. "Residential Counselor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Milford, MA
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy-Donovan Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start
    Good clients and services for the clients
    Motivated passionate staff

    Cons

    Nothing really gets done unless if parents push it
    Long hours and weekend hours
    Short staff and your pressured into covering a lot of shifts if people call out sick
    Not much of a training period
    Low pay


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    "Recent Changes in Senior Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro Falls, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleboro Falls, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy-Donovan Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits package, offices aren't really regulated so employees can come and go pretty much as they please. Excellent care given and dedication to the people they serve despite lack of management support.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management recently. Many good people are leaving. It seems that if you are trying to do the right thing you are not long for employment.


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    "Stressful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Sandwich, MA
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Sandwich, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kennedy-Donovan Center full-time

    Pros

    The clients are amazing and direct care staff work well together.

    Cons

    The Supervisor is rude, she insults staff and talks down to both clients and staff.

    Advice to Management

    You need to listen to staff when there is a complaint, instead of ignoring them and doing nothing about it.


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    "My experience wasn't good"

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    Former Employee - Personal Care Attendant in Nantucket, MA
    Former Employee - Personal Care Attendant in Nantucket, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennedy-Donovan Center part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is you believe people with disabilities deserve dignity, respect, and meaningful opportunities to enjoy life.

    Cons

    I worked for Kennedy-Donovan Center (or KDC) for less than a year and there was a ton of turnover during that time. I came on right after someone was fired and at least two people were fired during my employment there. Another retired very suddenly. I experienced a huge disconnect between the South Yarmouth office and Nantucket as far as communication. I quit after less than a year because I didn't feel my input was valued or wanted by anyone at KDC.

    Advice to Management

    "If you cannot make a phone call or send an email that will directly influence how a company is run, then investing in that company is like gambling at the casino." -Joe Pulizzi

    ^ Listen and respond to your employees in a timely fashion so they feel less like they're gambling anything will change when they bring a problem to your attention. Follow up when an employee proposes a solution to a problem.