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May Institute Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • The aim of the company is to make a difference in people's lives (in 3 reviews)

  • Great company and benefits for the most part (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "New Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at May Institute part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and warm onboarding vibes.

    Cons

    Lack of direct communication regarding several things could be due to the process of getting things off the ground in the area.


  3. "Outstanding mission driven organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    People genuinely like working there. The company fosters a family atmosphere. And everyone pulls together to get the job done.

    Cons

    No real con's that I encountered.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit more local companies for donations and support.


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  5. "Ok"

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

    Pros

    Time off and over times is good when available

    Cons

    Lack of communication and need to show appreciation to staff

    Advice to Management

    Learn to speak to people with dignity


  6. "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


  7. "Lack of communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    The aim of the company is to make a difference in people's lives

    Cons

    Complete lack of communication with employees


  8. "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.


  9. "May is Ok-Adult Services"

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

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

    Pros

    -Benefits (5 plus weeks of vacation)
    -Paid CEUs (BCBA)
    -Reputation in Industry
    -Paid conferences

    Cons

    -Salary (adult services started off making $52,000)
    -Growth
    -$2000 for tuition reimbursement
    -Bias in support from VP


  10. "Good for transistions or if in school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    Flexible shifts and hours
    Day, night and overnight positions
    rewarding to work with special needs individuals
    Solid starting pay
    Good for people who are in school

    Cons

    Stagnant growth in regards to pay and promotions
    Administration treats employees as lesser
    challenging field to work in, students are behavioral

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as equal, push for raises for staff, as they are the ones doing the grunt work, hire better and more responsible/hard working people.


  11. "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.



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