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Updated May 6, 2017
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Pros
  • It is very rewarding to work with these people and watch them continue to develop with the help of the May curriculum (in 4 reviews)

  • The aim of the company is to make a difference in people's lives (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • high stress situations almost all of the time, poor training and upper management does not have your back when you need them to (in 5 reviews)

  • Complete lack of communication with employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at May Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generally tight knit staff
    Rewarding work

    Cons

    Consistently understaffed, which can lead to you floating between their different buildings where you may not know the students or their behaviors


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    "Former Lead Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Senior Teacher in Randolph, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Teacher in Randolph, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at May Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experience in ABA, tuition reimbursement, benefits, great culture/coworkers.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible compared to public schools and it is nearly impossible to enter data/plan/write IEP's, etc AND teach students/manage behaviors. I felt we were frequently under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    More staff in classrooms to allow a planning block and higher pay.


  3. "Program Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Atkinson, NH
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Atkinson, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and benefits for the most part

    Cons

    None right now to be determined

    Advice to Management

    None at tje moment


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  5. "Residential Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brockton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brockton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at May Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is definitely rewarding, but the pay and the amount of harm that can come to you is definitely not worth it.

    Cons

    Can get hurt. high stress situations almost all of the time, poor training and upper management does not have your back when you need them to.

    Advice to Management

    Actually be there for your employees. They work better for you when they know they have someone by their side.


  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Therapeutic Mentor in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Mentor in Randolph, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at May Institute part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and the kids are awesome.

    Cons

    Minority staff feel discriminated against and have a hard time speaking up in fear of retaliation.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a training around diversity and understanding different cultures should be given.


  7. "review"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at May Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good place to work if you are interested in behavior management.

    Cons

    pay could be much better


  8. "student intern"

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    Former Employee - Student Intern in New Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Student Intern in New Bedford, MA

    I worked at May Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly, diverse staff with a strong dedication to their jobs. The children I worked with made me feel I was making a real difference.

    Cons

    It felt like I was an unpaid babysitter. The director had little involvement in my internship, but the kids got a lot of attention from the director so I suppose that is why.

    Advice to Management

    Trust interns in the second half of their internship to handle a bit more responsibility. Doing the same thing with no added responsibility for a year doesn't motivate us. Other than that keep up the great work!


  9. "Good Place, Great Kids"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Randolph, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at May Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, and starting pay were good.

    Cons

    Working conditions are not for the faint of heart.


  10. "Great place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    leadership team accessible
    divisions work well as a team
    everyone works to improve the lives of the people we serve

    Cons

    in human services in general, it continues to be a challenge to attract and retain qualified people to do this very challenging work, especially when the pay is not what it should be across the industry

    Advice to Management

    continue to work on decreasing turnover


  11. "School Admin"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Randolph, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Randolph, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, and amazing students (main reason you come in everyday)

    Cons

    Low pay, injuries (concussions, bites). There are always people on restriction due to injuries from students. Having to travel to work in blizzards and unsafe weather conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Value and listen to employees. More protection against injuries


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