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Melmark Reviews

Updated December 30, 2016
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  1. "Fantastic Company with Opportunities to Grow Professionally"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berwyn, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive work environment and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    There is frequent turn over in the entry level positions.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The environment at Melmark is hostile and toxic especially with management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Healthcare in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Healthcare in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The relationships forged with clients, their families, and some of your coworkers. The benefits were decent in comparison to many places.

    Cons

    Risk of injury, unethical practices, incompetence, lack of teamwork. No employee incentives. The bottom line means more than delivering quality care to individuals who can't advocate for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate genuine compassion for the residents and respect for your employees. Care more about people than revenue. Apply what you've learned from the many awesome employees who've left to either save their sanity, credentials, reputation, or career.


  3. "Full time but not for Insurance"

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    Former Employee - Direct Care in Berwyn, PA
    Former Employee - Direct Care in Berwyn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some schedule adjustment if needed for school and tuition reimbursement all not worth your time or energy. Chance for advancement but get ready to spend months to years waiting on your pay increase. Exhaust your options before venturing Melmark

    Cons

    Terrible staffing, prepare to work short staffed.
    Upset clients on outings with no money for simple purchases they look forward to. Scavenge to cook .etc. there is no care for employees you'll be used Paid less with expensive healthcare that's unaffordable except only for the elite that work in the offices. HR is extremely biased if you choose to take an interview you'll see what am talking about

    Advice to Management

    Be true to the company's mission and motto for their clients. Looking attractive outside gives a revolving door of employees that leaves clients on guard with not being able to build trust.


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  5. "ABA Councelor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applied Behavior Analysis Counselor in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Applied Behavior Analysis Counselor in Berwyn, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, great clients! New infrastructure improvements are very nice

    Cons

    New regime is fixing old regimes "lingering" issues

    Advice to Management

    Continue fixing lingering issues of old regime.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very dangerous"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ABA Counselor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - ABA Counselor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great training
    Very good money for aba

    Cons

    Very unsafe place to work, saw colleagues injured very badly. Cannot recommend.

    Advice to Management

    I have no words.


  7. "Not the perfect job"

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    Former Employee - Residential Aide in Brookhaven, PA
    Former Employee - Residential Aide in Brookhaven, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Melmark (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of Overtime, and more overtime

    Cons

    Unprofessional supervisors, will do anything to get you fired won't have your back if something occurred. Straight nursing home work for pennies. If you like kissing butt then Melmark is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be friendly with each and every employee to earn brownie points and just do your job, supervisors gossip worser than the employees.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Staff Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Berwyn, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Berwyn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience is experience
    There are very caring staff members
    I have appreciated my co-workers

    Cons

    Melmark is a company with made up unrealistic protocols and procedures that do not align with the universal nursing principles and state regulated guidelines. Melmark has not had a Director of Nursing for the past year and do not support nor value their current and past extremely hard-working Nursing professionals. Rules and guidelines are manipulated per individual and there is no solid core foundation. The turn over rate for nursing has been consistently elevated for years with no authentic investigation completed to determine why. Nurses are routinely degraded and made to feel inferior, expendable, and unreliable. Do extensive research before applying to this facility because money can not save your nursing license, dignity, or soul.

     ***The intent of this review is to inform and provide insight to a company that boasts of consistent great reviews. Please also be aware of the multiple false reviews posted below to help Memark's ratings stay high.***

    Advice to Management

    Develop insight and begin to truly dissect the core issues at Melmark.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Melmark Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Clients and families are amazing. Some BA's have a sense how important the direct care staff are to the clients improvement in behaviors.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Main focus is to find fault in staff. No support or understanding. Very petty leadership. They fail to give staff credit for helping with BSP implementation and/or finding approaches to behaviors. They are huge liars as well. Just an unpleasant environment for any professional with passion to help people with disabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work with your staff not against them.


  10. "Great support systems here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Support Specialist in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Behavior Support Specialist in Berwyn, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Melmark (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    family oriented, best clinical teams you will find anywhere!

    Cons

    salary is less than ideal for long hours and hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries need to increase. When starting salaries increase, rates need to increase for those that are already employed as well.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Having a Great time working for this company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Berwyn, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to advance your career, fellow works seem to show a great interest in caring for the clients here. Benefits are some of the best.

    Cons

    Considering I like this company very much I don't have many cons about it. the snow in the area, when it does snow, is a pretty big con.


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