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May Institute Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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May Institute President & CEO Lauren C. Solotar
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  • Complete lack of communication with employees (in 4 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. "residential counslor"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in West Roxbury, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in West Roxbury, MA

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

    Pros

    work as counselor for ton year now

    Cons

    when my individual fall for the snow whether

    Advice to Management

    training is the key for the human service job.


  2. "Transitional Education Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Transitional Education Specialist in Brockton, MA
    Former Employee - Transitional Education Specialist in Brockton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great schedule, great supervisors, great coworkers. I worked for the May Institute specifically the Brain Injury program for over 10 years and I learned so much. I have yet to find another company that meets the May's standards. I can't say enough good things about the May!

    Cons

    No room for growth because employees don't leave unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat your employees well. Employee morale is very important and you definitely try your best to keep your employees happy. Thank you!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Appreciated and recognized!"

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

    I have been working at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    I've been here just 5 months now and came from a Fortune 500 - the difference in the way employees are treated, supported and recognized is amazing. May Institute goes out of its way to ensure employees are treated with respect and dignity. I feel lucky to have been selected to join this team. Beside the culture described above, May also has progressive benefits - including a new tuition forgiveness program, 403B with a company match (not too many organizations doing that anymore!), as well as traditional medical, dental, etc. I also just received a birthday card and present from May Institute and was surprised to learn all employees get this on their birthday - as well as a PAID Birthday Holiday to use in the month of your birth!! Made me feel great!! :)

    Cons

    We are a non-profit - doing great work, but that leaves the compensation a bit on the lighter side in a competitive market. 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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep recognizing your employees, and keep supporting them in their field work -stay the course!


  4. "Growth Potential"

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

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

    Pros

    Many locations, divisions, and opportunities
    It's very rewarding working with the population that we serve
    Benefits - generous amount of paid time off
    Support and encouraged growth within the company

    Cons

    none to report at this time

    Advice to Management

    none to report


  5. "Hard work but worth it"

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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

    Pros

    The main reason to be there is to support the students and their families

    Cons

    It can be really hard work because many students have challenging behaviors. Communication across a large team is challenging but everyone works hard at it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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

    I worked at May Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting to make a difference in a child's life

    Cons

    Administration was disorganised and pushed the blame onto teachers.


  7. "Awesome employer"

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

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

    Pros

    I have worked here for four years, and love it. There is always room to learn and grow, I have been promoted twice, and administration always recognizes hard work and initiative taken by staff members. I feel that May truly cares about their employees, and have many wonderful programs and benefits to support a positive working environment. The people we support are wonderful, and it's rewarding to see them grow and make strides as well!

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    Make a difference
    Great benefits package, lots of earned leave offered
    Friendly people

    Cons

    Communication between departments can be challenging


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    Not much to like here.

    Cons

    Not much to write here.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone in HR


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    The individuals we serve are great!

    Cons

    No support
    No training
    No communication
    Unethical Practices
    No help with day-to-day work
    Not a friendly environment

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and stop gossiping
    Listen and hear out staff
    Stop having double standards
    More training
    Stop doing clinical work if your only supposed to be doing operational work
    Stop engaging in inappropriate behavior with employees
    Don't be afraid to say no if you disagree with something
    Praise staff more; make us feel like you appreciate us vs.. you want to just give extra money on a gift card that gets taxed!
    The list goes on and on.....


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