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May Institute Reviews

Updated November 27, 2018
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May Institute President & CEO Lauren C. Solotar
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  • "Upper Management is rude and acts like they’re better than you (they’re not)" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Zero communication between departments and from the school/residential setting" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    Excellent management who are very supportive and there when you need them.

    Cons

    No cons, excellent job to this point

    Advice to Management

    Excellent job, wouldn't change a thing.


  2. "May Institute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours
    experience
    families
    children
    electronic data collection

    Cons

    pay
    poor employee appreciation
    no bonus
    no room for promotion

  3. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at May Institute part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping and teaching individuals in need of guidance and support.

    Cons

    Unprofessional employees, under qualified hires, low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to hire professional, qualified employees.


  4. "Program Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Easthampton, MA
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Easthampton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    most days were almost perfect knowing i made individuals , felted respected, cared for, felted safe, and put a laugh many laugh and smile on their faces.

    Cons

    I was a littlr distance to get to place of employment, and the pay was meager

    Advice to Management

    Continues inclusion, culture intelligence, and leadership.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Assistant Program Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits package
    decent employee morale, because most people enjoy who they work with
    good relationships with individuals
    opportunities for promotion

    Cons

    unprofessional staff, all the way up to management
    biased management and HR
    complaints are not taken seriously
    horrible pay
    reports of abuse and mistreatment are not always taken seriously
    quick employee turnover, i'm guessing due to burnout

    Advice to Management

    take your employees seriously - especially the ones who are overqualified for the job and are doing it because they enjoy what they're doing. be respectful. get over yourselves for being further up in the hierarchy.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great benefits

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to other agencies around the area


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Residential staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at May Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Great team of caring staff
    2. Good benefits
    3. Making a difference in other people's lives

    Cons

    1. Staff turnover
    2. Understaffed programs; staff are overworked and burnt out
    3. Too top heavy
    4. Executive Management cares more about hiring PhDs rather than making sure there's enough employees to provide direct support and care to the individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Visit the programs more often and talk to staff who directly work with the individuals. You cannot effectively manage something you don't know much about. Staff barely know who you are.
    Fix the recruitment department.
    Stop adding people to the executive management and make sure programs are getting the support they need.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    Nothing was good in my opinion

    Cons

    Everything was terrible in my opinion

    Advice to Management

    Dont use meal waivers or a pay scale. Dont hire people in under a day it shows you didn't even review them as a team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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

    I worked at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best.

    Cons

    Try as you may to work as a team this place will do it's best to make you feel worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Make people feel valued.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Out of Touch"

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

    I worked at May Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The staff that work in the programs, the ones that directly interact with the individuals served, have a tremendous job and do it well! Many of the support departments provide actual support to the programs

    Cons

    The "C-suite" is disconnected from the reality that is the work that is done by the staff in the programs. Decisions are made on a whim and change at breakneck speed, without consulting the people who those decisions affect.
    There is a serious lack of professionalism from those who are touted to be the "leaders" of the agency, belittling people, sizing people up, gossiping, and judging - none of those are qualities of a good leader

    Advice to Management

    Check yourself - your people are smarter than you give them credit for and they see through your bumbling bluster.