NAFI Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2020

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3.1
53%
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NAFI President & CEO Dr. Yitzhak Bakal (no image)
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10 Ratings
  1. "Excellent!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinician in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NAFI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Client focuses, staff and management team support each other, strong belief in feedback for all!

    Cons

    Client work can be intense. Not a whole lot of room for advancement for clinical staff.

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  2. "unsure"

    4.0
    Current Employee - MST Therapist in Willimantic, CT

    I have been working at NAFI full-time

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, car phone and laptop

    Cons

    Doing in home work has its own cons


  3. "Great job, low pay"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Haverhill, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NAFI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Learned a lot from the community - Enjoyed my time with the families and children

    Cons

    - Barely any overtime - Low pay

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  4. "Apply somewhere else."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Care Staff in Farmington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NAFI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no best reasons to work at NAFI. Anything good always comes with a catch.

    Cons

    Management does not care about its Residental Managers and DDS staff which in turn affects the clients. The Farmington Office preaches transparency and praises itself for listening to feedback. This couldn't be further from the truth. You can give feedback, but don't waste your breath. They simply don't care. There is a reason the turn over rate here is so high. They burn-out new hires and take advantage of those whom stay. If they're staffing issues, YOU are responsible for picking up all the slack. Just a heads up: They're ALWAYS staffing issues. NAFI has been rated one of the best places to work. It's a lie. The only people who vote on the survey are the non-residental side of the business. So, keep all of this in mind while applying.

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  5. "Great Experience"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NAFI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I loved working for NAFI. The management teams were extremely supportive and I never felt alone. There was always someone to look up to and reach out for support. The culture was positive and motivating to want to do better! I moved up from a support staff to supervisor with hard work and dedication and the management team saw that!

    Cons

    Unfortunately the nature of tending to this population is the low pay

  6. "No diversity"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at NAFI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    atepping stone for individuals to learn about human service

    Cons

    pay, most job locations are in remote areas

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, not for the faint of heart."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at NAFI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You learn to really trust your co workers and have the opportunity to really be proud of your work in supporting the youth. Great opportunity to hone your crisis intervention skills and there was a lot of freedom for staff to initiate activities, projects and games.

    Cons

    High turn over means you're always playing catch-up in training staff. Lower pay than comparative companies, but it makes up for it with a strong sense of community.

  8. "NAFI"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Behavior Specialist 

    I have been working at NAFI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly and helpful staff, and excellent learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Frequent policy changes, high burn out rate, and inconsistent schedule.

  9. "Great Place!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NAFI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, company is really invested in employees, great benefits

    Cons

    More varied trainings to develop staff are needed.

  10. "Not every branch of NAFI runs the same its an overall great company"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - "supervisor" 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NAFI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You meet great people and may have some opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Management focuses too much on the business portion instead of the best interest for clients/residents.

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