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  1. "It was really just oK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, no micro-managing, free food sometimes

    Cons

    too much work not enough pay, everyone looks miserable, no real team cohesion, lots of gossip


  2. "Love this place"

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    Current Employee - Case Management in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Case Management in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Compensation sucks. To many dedicated employees and not appreciation.

  3. "Program Representative"

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules
    For alternative lunch options there is a lean box machine in the kitchen
    Nothing really else to add, place is ridiculous

    Cons

    No help from management
    Throws employees under the bus constantly
    Low morale (if that)
    Under payed for the heavy caseloads

    Advice to Management

    Do better by your employees in your team.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK"

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    Current Employee - Program Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Program Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Everyone leaves at 5 no matter how high the stack of work is on your desk

    Cons

    Low salary
    Poor management and leadership
    Every week a new policy is implemented to create more work for employees
    500$ per year for tuition reimbursement
    The ED has no idea and doesn't care how hard the staff work

    Advice to Management

    Give some of the salaries that the upper management (who do nothing) back to the employees that make MBHP successful and known.


  5. "Program Representative"

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

    Pros

    MBHP has a great mission and provides a supportive environment for all employees. HR is always looking for ways to improve the work environment for employees.

    Cons

    Heavy case loads, busy days, but everyone logs off by 5/530pm

    Advice to Management

    Continue working towards increasing employee feedback.


  6. "Program Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    rewarding work, a lot of good co-workers, current opinion of trying to update policies, morale, brand, etc.
    leave at 5pm on the dot. good work life balance, can adjust work hours, flexible
    a few good senior management staff make it worth while

    Cons

    stressful, high caseloads, time pressures and deadlines that are sometimes unreasonable coming from state agencies.
    managers sometimes incompetent, don't understand their employees jobs/caseloads, un-supportive at times, inconsistent management across teams
    CEO not in touch with 'low' employees

    Advice to Management

    really know you're employees jobs/duties. if you can do it, you can't expect your staff to do it.


  7. "MBHP review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership full-time

    Pros

    The company does good work. There is generally a good group of employees. A leader in the housing field in the Boston area.

    Cons

    Programs designed by the state are not always well designed. Work can be frustrating, high workload, expectations are sometimes unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees better with career development. Senior management should manage expectations better. Give employees more of a voice in the direction of the company and more room for feedback.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly run, despite tremendous potential to succeed"

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

    Pros

    It is an interesting model for an agency. The ability to operate a federally funded program and still leverage privately raised funds has so much potential. The workspace is lovely. There are usually lots of positions available for entry level employees to get their start.

    Cons

    Scant training, negative staff attitudes, high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and make their development a priority. Fancy digs are nice, but employees are your greatest capital.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful with bare bones benefits and awful wages."

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    Current Employee - MBHP in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - MBHP in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free coffee, public transit accessible, and they also pay for trainings.

    Cons

    Lousy wages for everyone except senior staff. They require that new employees speak a second language so that you can do translations, this is in addition to your regular duties with no extra compensation or insentive. The insurance covers barely anything so if you have an illness, having a baby or expect to be in the hospital a lot get alternate insurance, because they will leave you with a 4 figure medical bill without batting an eye.

    Advice to Management

    if your going to offer garbage insurance atleast provide a decent living wage. You are paying us only a few dollars above the maximum to qualify for any government assistance which is like a slap in the face. They also show no staff appreciation, only to those who kiss up but are clearly incompetent. Keep sailing this ship the way you are it wont sail for much longer.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Program Representative"

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    Former Employee - Program Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extensive training program. Very team oriented. Hours are decent.

    Cons

    Management is clearly inadeqaute at their jobs. Salary and benefits are awful. Don't expect any credit or support for all the hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the work that your employees do.


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