Melmark Reviews | Glassdoor

Melmark Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
46 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Melmark President & CEO Joanne Gillis-Donovan
Joanne Gillis-Donovan
16 Ratings

46 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "Positive work environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Melmark full-time

    Pros

    I believe that at its heart, Melmark works toward the best interests of the individual. They go the extra mile in making daily life and special events enjoyable for all individuals- adults and children.

    There can be a great team atmosphere as all are working toward a single goal. Having a multi-disciplinary approach is something that you don't find at many facilities.

    Certain benefits are quite good. Others are average. There is almost always the ability to be promoted within the company.

    Cons

    Certain policies are not disseminated well so that people are held accountable for things they did not know about.

    At times employees can be clique-ish.

    Advice to Management

    No organization is perfect. But I think you are on a good path by trying to recognize employees and reduce turn over. Although money is always nice, simple acknowledgement goes a long way.


  2. "ABA Counselor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ABA Counselor
    Former Employee - ABA Counselor

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

    Pros

    Cheap lunch
    Love the children
    Fun trips

    Cons

    Management didn't care about staff
    Staff bullied other staff
    Staff didn't care to help the kids

  3. "Do Not Work Here!!!!!! Seriously!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Berwyn, PA
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Berwyn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some of the kids are nice to work with.

    Cons

    You risk your life everyday, the clients are violent and they do not tell you that, the pay is horrible, you will get fired over a rumor, benefits are so expensive you need to do overtime and they only allow 24 hours of overtime. They have favorites and the are mean and use there employees. If you get hurt they do not care they just want to know when you can get back to work!!! If you value your health and safety do not work here!!!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better and you won't have such a revolving door of staff, Stop being racist and not promoting minorities and hiring those with less experience and firing minorities for rumors!!!!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Make The Same Mistake As I Did"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ABA Counselor in Berwyn, PA
    Former Employee - ABA Counselor in Berwyn, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent pay (but not for the amount of responsibilities, and also once you take into account the amount you have to pay for health insurance the pay ends up not being as good.
    -SOME supportive co-workers
    -a few of the clients are endearing
    -pretty campus

    Cons

    -Expensive Benefits (and a three month waiting period to even have access to said "benefits")
    -Payroll will find ways to avoid paying you
    -Upper management does not care about direct care staff
    -Policies in place that make the work environment incredibly dangerous for direct care staff, and I have worked in several Residential Treatment Facilities prior to Melmark. Don't be distracted like I was by the "fancy" terminology and so-called "management" of the environment, many people have been severely injured on the job by clients. Do not risk your health--and life--for a mediocre paycheck
    -Unreliable coworkers. You cannot trust many of your coworkers.
    -Interviewers are misleading. You are not told many of the responsibilities because they know that they would deter many applicants. The interviewers will tell you what you want to hear--many of my coworkers told me this.
    -Unreasonable expectations of staff (e.g. you are expected to carry with you many items that are required for the job while physically managing the clients. You could find yourself attempting to document a crisis situation while having your hair pulled and attempting to run goals and cooking dinner...all simultaneously).

    Advice to Management

    -Attempt to see your direct care staff as human beings
    -Restructure the approach to crisis intervention
    -Consider the safety of your employees, not just your clients
    -Accurately represent the job responsibilities on job postings and during the interview


  5. "ABA counselor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great pay, teamwork, benefits, room to grow

    Cons

    management, dealing with crisis, required to work on double shifts on weekends for 3-11pm shift, time management policy


  6. "ABA Counselor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Melmark full-time

    Pros

    Pay, availability of overtime, experience and training

    Cons

    Supervision, culture of company, attendance system, shortage of staff


  7. Helpful (2)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.

  8. "Fantastic Company with Opportunities to Grow Professionally"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. "It's a job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The clients are amazing , there's always room for overtime

    Cons

    Pay rate sucks , Management doesn't treat there employees well. After training they show you there true colors


  10. "Full time but not for Insurance"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


Showing 46 of 46 reviews
Reset Filters