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Watson Institute Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. "Amazing People, Amazing Benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Watson Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great staff - employees genuinely care about the students and families
    Benefits are affordable and very comprehensive
    Great work-life balance
    Great tuition reimbursement
    Job security and program growth

    Cons

    Keep growing to serve more kids!


  2. "Camp Aide"

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    Former Employee - Camp WISP Camp Counselor in Sewickley, PA
    Former Employee - Camp WISP Camp Counselor in Sewickley, PA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Watson Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone that works there is very helpful and very nice. It's a great place to work especially if you want to autistic children

    Cons

    Working the camp was great. Working at the school was also great, but unless you're a teacher there, they don't give you much training on what to do when a child starts acting out. It was the same with during camp. They gave us three days of training, but no actual hands on training

  3. "Awesome place to work for experience in many disabilities not seen in the public school setting. Kids were great!"

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable staff, everyone is there to help

    Cons

    Income is low for the job


  4. "Music Therapy Intern"

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    Current Intern - Music Therapy in Sewickley, PA
    Current Intern - Music Therapy in Sewickley, PA
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    I have been working at Watson Institute as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees, nice working environment, great learning environment, supportive staff and supervisors, beautiful grounds

    Cons

    Traffic added to route


  5. "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher
    Former Employee - Special Education Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    wonderful benefits and supportive colleagues

    Cons

    administration was rarely in the classrooms and getting to know students


  6. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Productive work environment, few obligations, excellent research support, teaching opportunities, engaged students. Everything you'd want from a social science postdoc.

    Cons

    No downsides to this postdoc


  7. ""By far, best wraparound agency I have worked at.""

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    Former Employee - BSC/MT in Sewickley, PA
    Former Employee - BSC/MT in Sewickley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Watson Institute part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities, good supervision, coworkers were knowledgable, offered office space and compensation for driving time and paperwork. Opportunities to collaborate with psychologists and other treatment team members directly. Families were cooperative.

    Cons

    A lot of driving involved. Going into homes was not always pleasant, but most families were cooperative and nice to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Continue providing training and supervision to staff, especially recent graduates.

  8. "It was not the best."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It seems like there are some really nice, capable, and selfless people that work there. I think there are decent benefits and so on; it depends on the position though perhaps. I worked there temporarily so I wouldn't know...Good organization though.

    Cons

    I didn't find the work particularly interesting or 'my thing,' but that's probably because this is not my number one interest, really. It happens.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, really. I was pretty impressed with the training, where I got to see a lot of the more senior staff - from HR, the psychology interns, and so on. And some psychologists too, I believe.