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Maryville Academy Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "director clinical services"

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    Current Employee - Director of Clinical Services in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Clinical Services in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people are great and the team I worked with was amazing

    Cons

    We did not have the resources to get the job done in a timely manner

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "I hope this helps!"

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    Former Employee - YCW in Bartlett, IL
    Former Employee - YCW in Bartlett, IL

    I worked at Maryville Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were the best part of the job

    Cons

    Supervisor was barely ever in the home. Also they seem to think that supervising the home via camera is an acceptable substitute. Management loved to watch the camera, while they spent the shift hanging out in the administration building eating and then leaving for the day. No communication with the homes to let us know that they were leaving. In the entire time I worked there, I never had supervision

    Advice to Management

    It is disrespectful to only supervise via camera.. Schedule your meetings for times when the clients are not home so you are available for the staff. People leave because of management, not the kids. You will never gain competent, reliable staff, if you do not nurture your staff.


  3. "Too soon to tell"

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    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maryville Academy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, understanding supervisors, knowledgeable coworkers, easy commute

    Cons

    Children are sometimes difficult to work with


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  5. "Fine organization"

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    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Maryville Academy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interacting the clients is by far the most rewarding part of this job.

    Cons

    Many clients have aggressive behaviors.


  6. "Youth Care Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Good entry-level experience, Clients

    Cons

    Understaffed, compensation should be higher

    Advice to Management

    Care for your workers a little better


  7. "Worked for 2 ys"

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    Former Employee - Psychiatric Technician/Youth Care Worker in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Technician/Youth Care Worker in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Maryville Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping the teens work through their troubled past was amazing. Some real breakthroughs for productive young men.

    Cons

    Lack of employee safety and help from the administration. There is no reliable program in place and the house holds on for dear life.


  8. "editor and photographer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maryville Academy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and the place has a great reputation for taking care of vulnerable children whom societyor their families have not been able to take nurture. Flexible hours and rewarding experience. Good feedback from supervisor and ample cooperation fromother

    Cons

    Workspace was a bit cramped, and facilities are old, dating back to the 1960s. But the computer equipment was up to date, and the place is clean.

    Advice to Management

    continue with calendar and annual report to remind donors what is being done to help these children.


  9. "Depressing Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Bartlett, IL
    Former Employee - Youth Care Worker in Bartlett, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Maryville Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing that made that place bearable were the children.

    Cons

    It was poorly managed, the hours were horrible and the treatment of the children was bordering on abusive.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees and clients with respect


  10. "Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people.who want to help the clients do better in life. Many work hard because they care.

    Cons

    Upper management in the programs are terrible. They are absent, clueless and look out only for themselves and their friends. If you disagree with management then you are targeted to be fired.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are working in the homes. Morale is low and it can be dangerous. Why hasn't upper management done anything to make working conditions better? I don't think they care and I think they cover up a lot of things.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but worthwhile"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bartlett, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Bartlett, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maryville Academy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork is key with the clients that you work with. Flexible scheduling & supportive management

    Cons

    If you can't make snap decisions or work with a team this is not the job for you. Hard work with little financial reward. Just cause you've worked there long didn't mean you're good at it.

    Advice to Management

    Bonuses! Reward good staff & you'll increase retention & morale & decrease costs all around.


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