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May Institute Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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Pros
  • It is very rewarding to work with these people and watch them continue to develop with the help of the May curriculum (in 4 reviews)

  • The aim of the company is to make a difference in people's lives (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • 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)

  • Complete lack of communication with employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "So much potential but falls short"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Assistant Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Randolph, MA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Generally tight knit staff
    Rewarding work

    Cons

    Consistently understaffed, which can lead to you floating between their different buildings where you may not know the students or their behaviors


  3. "good company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at May Institute part-time

    Pros

    Awesome training for Autism Interventions

    Cons

    Less Supervisor hours visited to homes


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  5. "Great starter job after PSYC degree"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at May Institute full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in creating your own schedule, your work is truly appreciated in working with children and families directly

    Cons

    No such thing as full time position, too much driving for not much reward at all and also must track if you do want to be reimbursed


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Former Lead Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "New Department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Ok"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Outstanding mission driven organization"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Program Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Residential Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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