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Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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  1. "Mental health therapist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers, team, supervision, flexible. They can be supportive in the team meetings once a week. clinical super sup is very strong

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganized and they don't always have a standardized salary. They have paid more for the same position to new people coming in.


  2. "A great organization with growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care full-time

    Pros

    dynamic environment, passionate employees, creativity & innovation

    Cons

    lack of communication between departments, understaffed as organization grows

  3. "Special Projects Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care full-time

    Pros

    Flexible
    Mission driven
    Opportunities for growth, supportive senior team
    Great exposure for understanding nature of healthcare/social services/public health/education sector in Washington, DC

    Cons

    Growing organization so flexibility with office space is a must

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on strengthening internal infrastructure (specifically IT, HR, finance functions).


  4. "Great Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care full-time

    Pros

    Great Organization that really helps the community it serves. Staff truly helps everyone who comes through Mary's Center's doors.

    Cons

    Not many cons one thing that could be better is to have more team building activities.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Beware..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care full-time

    Pros

    Five weeks of PTO (But don't let it fool you... It is almost impossible to schedule time off because you will always be super busy)

    Cons

    Unclear job expectations, disorganized and minimal structure, minimal guidance, coaching, and appreciation from supervisor, high turnover rate for younger staff while many veteran staff are slightly incompetent

    Advice to Management

    I cannot attest to the clinical side, but the administrative side of the organization needs to undergo an intense operating model transformation. The organization is an amazing cause, but grew way too quickly and lacks a lot of operational competencies. The President/CEO is an incredible, humble, and caring person, but wears way too many hats to also be the person responsible for leading over 500 staff members. The idealism of the younger personnel was often taken advantage of. Many times younger staff were over-worked and underpaid while Veteran staff members were the first to leave each day and took home much higher paychecks. After voicing concerns with leadership we were more or less told to suck it up because it was the "Mary's Center way". My tenure with Mary's Center ended up becoming the most stressful and disorganized experience of my life and I am forever grateful to now have this weight off my chest and finally restore the concept of "work/life balance" in my personal life.


  6. "Mary's Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care full-time

    Pros

    Decent Start Pay, A month of PTO, and Raises

    Cons

    30 minute lunches and small lunch room

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees in entry level positions to reach for their dreams


  7. "Social services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Support in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teams and families

    Cons

    Hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    Hire within

  8. "Child Find Coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Child Find Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Child Find Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love working with Families; great organization to work for

    Cons

    No downside, they've been very supportive due to my disability


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Grew Too Fast"

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

    I have been working at Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great mission, super for the community, direct-service-level employees are devoted to their clients and to the neighborhoods they serve

    Cons

    has grown too fast in recent years, can't support current staff in a professional manner. not enough basic things like office space/desks to allow for a comfortable work environment, even by non-profit standards

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the development of the staff, do more to develop employees, be willing to pay top dollar for high-value employees in key positions


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marys Center For Maternal and Child Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's looks semi-good on resume
    Depending on the department, it's an ok stepping stone

    Cons

    Favoritism - A LOT
    Very low pay & not enough raises
    Long hours
    No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to favoritism patterns, stop hiring under qualified people without the necessary degrees and pay the staff in accordance to the work expected.


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