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May Institute Reviews

Updated January 27, 2019
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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)

  • "For me - the difference in the quality of life I now have, and the added benefit of supporting the direct care staff make up for any gap in this area" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Registered Behavior Technician in West Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Behavior Technician in West Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, flexible schedule, great coworkers, responsive management, detailed training, available supervision

    Cons

    High cancellation rate when working in-home


  2. "You really do make a huge positive difference in kid’s lives."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    - helping students learn new concepts
    -a tight knit work family

    Cons

    -the environment can be stressful due aggressions and other behavioral episodes
    -very strict with sick time

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  10. 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.