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Updated December 16, 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. 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.....


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Behavioral Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Behavior Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Behavior Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are very supportive. Required classes are paid for. Great skill-set maintenance.

    Cons

    Extremely unprofessional, poor management from the top down. Unethical management. Worst pay in my lifetime. Poor insurance options. No opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    None at all.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential but falls short"

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

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

    Pros

    The students and staff are incredible and there are amazing learning opportunities. Some really dedicated professionals work there.

    Cons

    -Bias and favoritism
    -discrimination
    - The same issues continue to reoccur and upper management tends to not listen to middle management or staff despite what is best for the students, leads to burn out and high turn over rate.
    -Lack of unbiased HR; HR is overly involved and when they become involved are not impartial


  4. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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

    Pros

    A pay check, and a full time job.

    Cons

    Pc's of the houses are very rude.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to employees and treat them better.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Staff"

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

    Pros

    Management suck, poor work ethics

    Cons

    Sucky management, horrible pay and awful admin staff


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The students/clients are great kids.

    Cons

    -the chief executives have little to no experience with individuals with autism
    -the APA internship program is lacking in quality
    -diversity council exists despite the agency providing layoffs of employees from diverse cultural backgrounds
    -disjointed communication between and among departments
    -budget concerns override clinical/service concerns
    -numerous colleagues discussed lack of staff coverage for students
    -few opportunities for professional development
    -annual reviews not tied to promotion or pay increase
    -quality of services have changed dramatically during the last decade

    Advice to Management

    -revamp executive leadership
    -obtain leadership training

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Wouldn't send my worst enemy for a job here!"

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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

    Teammates that you can laugh with at all the ridiculous decisions being made by poor excuses for managers at this place. Once they jump ship you have to as well to maintain your sanity.

    Cons

    -Unethical practices at times
    -Questionable choices on leadership team (i.e.-inappropriate behavior-dating subordinates)
    -Lack of licensed staff members
    -No raises or performance incentives
    -Constant turnover in staff
    -Zero communication between departments, stems from being a horribly managed company
    -Resources spread so thin that important things fall through the cracks

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as your equals, not your subordinates. If you want to earn an ounce of respect amongst your staff, get rid of the unnecessary excesses (i.e.-company cars, housing allowances for execs). The world of ABA is small, be very afraid that your poor reputation within this community of experts precedes you at this time. Time to re-evaluate the leadership team and shake things up in order to stay in business over the course of the next several years.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Poor working conditions"

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    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Randolph, MA
    Current Employee - Residential Assistant in Randolph, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The children are the best part of job!

    Cons

    very poor pay, back stabbing, awful human resource department. The woman running the department is a rude, and ignorant person. No support from management, no support on the job. Unfair schedules, same people doing all the hard work, and caring for the hardest children. Same people have the easy kids, and schedule over and over.

    Advice to Management

    get fair leaders, treat teachers fair and equal, and give them support!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "na"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good training experiences and population

    Cons

    poor supervision and job description not as outlines

    Advice to Management

    na


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