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YAI National Institute Reviews

Updated August 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "well they have good benefits, this job is not for everybody" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and the schedule can be flexible at times" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for people doing tough work" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Disconnect between upper management and direct services" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Direct Service Professionals"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YAI National Institute part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good atmosphere, good management team. Learned a lot about working with mentally disabled people

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time. Enjoyed working there very much.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Residential Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YAI National Institute part-time

    Pros

    great coworkers that really care

    Cons

    salary is very low and very difficult to take time off

  3. "DSP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to start and grow

    Cons

    Better management and better vertical movement


  4. "Great For Temp"

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

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    -flexible hours
    -benefits
    -the company tries to treat employee's better

    Cons

    -depends on your coworkers if the job makes it right for you since its high on team effort
    -pay is still low
    -depending on the house you work for, it can be easy or heavily reliant on physical activities

    Advice to Management

    There's a lot of toxic workers in the house- not to the people work for but to their coworkers. Which makes it hard enough to do the job sometimes when there's a lot of people talking rumors about each other. Some houses also have bad communication between workers (probably because they are new) and make it very stressful for staff. On top of some houses do not have equal work pace, it feels unfair that some houses are being paid the same amount but doesn't mean it'll all be the same.


  5. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people to work with , you are really making a difference and feel good about it
    Weekends off

    Cons

    Low pay not a lot of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and they would value the company and stay


  6. "Not enough opportunity to move up."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Low pay, not easy to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for your employees.


  7. "A stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at YAI National Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot about the healthcare industry.
    How to do CPR, First Aid/ AED, how to give meds etc

    Cons

    No salary increase just bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same

  8. "Went downhill fast"

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

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This used to be a lovely place to work; decent benefits, manageable workload.

    Cons

    The healthcare arm, PHC, is in dire financial straits. To that end, there were a ton of layoffs, and now employees are expected to take on significantly more billable work with far less support. Morale is at an all time low, there sniping, backbiting, and it’s just generally unpleasant.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t treat professionals like they’re working in a grocery store.


  9. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    Fellow employees are all so nice

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work


  10. "DSP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at YAI National Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extensive training is offered and available.

    Cons

    The management is horrible. Staff over worked and underappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with respect.


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