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YAI National Institute Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Amazing co-workers get to work with amazing people that we provide services to great benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • well they have good benefits, this job is not for everybody (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for people doing tough work (in 18 reviews)

  • Ever-changing state edicts and money (yes, even for a "non-profit) are their concerns (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Supervisor"

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

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    Very fast pace environment, if you get a good team work could seem effortless

    Cons

    Could get mandated to do double shift in inclement weather such as blizzard


  2. "Great experience, low pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible, sometimes life-changing experiences working with YAI consumers and their families. Hard but rewarding, character-building work.

    Cons

    Stressed out staff overall and pay is low. Burn out rate can be very high, especially when working with those clients who exhibit behavioral difficulties.

    Advice to Management

    A more competitive salary will attract staff who can stay longer and deal with the intense type of work

  3. "Great start"

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    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Community Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YAI National Institute part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent trainings supportive supervisors benefits

    Cons

    Hard cases lots of travel

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay


  4. "Paraprofessional YAI"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Warm enviornement
    Great staff

    Cons

    The Pay could be better


  5. "Morning Medical Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, healthcare coverage, gay-friendly employer, Employee Resource groups based on identity or need or heritage, annual employee appreciation celebration with party, annual employee gift (size depending on the company's financial health), you'll never find yourself NOT needed in this field, and there's room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Schedules can sometimes be demanding. It's encouraged to help fill shifts when someone calls out or leaves the company - completely understandable but it can make work-life balance a challenge sometimes.


  6. "HAPPY EMPLOYEE"

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    Current Employee - DSP in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - DSP in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of training and over time

    Cons

    Poor pay for the amount of work you"re required to do.

    Advice to Management

    Increase hourly pay


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great training, opportunities, and people."

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    Former Employee - Community Training Specialist in Brentwood, NY
    Former Employee - Community Training Specialist in Brentwood, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of Over-time hours (time & a half pay, Competitive pay (could definitely be higher), Health Benefits, 403B, Life Insurance, Training is paid by the company (surprisingly not all companies do), Opportunities for growth for hard-workers, etc.

    Cons

    At first it can be challenging to get used to but after time it feels like you've been doing it forever. Other times it can be very boring and there seems like there is nothing for you to do.

  8. "DSP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Benefits, flexible, room for growth, great team work, management

    Cons

    expect you to work too many hours


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dental Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Dental in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Dental in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    The joy of working at YAI would be the opportunity to work with really good coworkers, and servicing awesome patients,

    Cons

    The downside occurred when we began to have financial issues and a large portion of the staff quickly ran for the hill. New staff are her one minute and gone the next.r not

    Advice to Management

    Treasure your old employee. Those are the loyal staff. New staff are not as vested. There are no emotional ties to the corporation and therefore are leaving with out any concern for whether or not proper coverage exist.


  10. "ASST. SUPERVISOR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible in working with your hours

    Cons

    Rate of pay and not many opportunities to advance


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