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YAI - Seeing beyond disability Reviews

Updated Nov 8, 2019

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3.2
61%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
YAI - Seeing beyond disability CEO George Contos (no image)
George Contos
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "A lot of available shifts/hours, good benefits, meaningful work(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, great leadership support(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very, very low pay for the work you do(in 37 reviews)

  • "upper management treat DSPs with little respect(in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "LOVE IT"

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    Current Employee - DSP in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YAI - Seeing beyond disability full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Builds personal growth. Gain a different mind set. Amazing overtime

    Cons

    Sometimes, the way we are required too treat the people we support is mentally heart braking.

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-03-01
  2. "Meaningful work but low pay"

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    Former Employee - DSP 

    I worked at YAI - Seeing beyond disability part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company trainings were very insightful and helpful at work and outside of it. Pretty flexible in regards to shifts, and a great way to get your feet wet if you think healthcare/nursing may be something you want to pursue.

    Cons

    Pay could have been better for the amount of work performed at work. Can be difficult getting to know all your coworkers, especially working the overnight shift.

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-11-09
  3. "Dsp"

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

    I worked at YAI - Seeing beyond disability part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits time off vacation healthcare

    Cons

    Work pay load paperwork and management

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-10-25
  4. "Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional 

    I have been working at YAI - Seeing beyond disability full-time

    Pros

    It is rewarding work morally

    Cons

    Not so rewarding financially, as we are paid minimum wage for non-minimum wage work.

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-10-10
  5. "DSP"

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    Current Employee - DSP in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YAI - Seeing beyond disability part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pro: Amazing benefits, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Con: stressful, exhausting, sometimes physically demanding

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-09-18
  6. "A good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Medical Records Clerk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YAI - Seeing beyond disability part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Kind staff who always tell you how much they appreciate you.

    Cons

    None at the moment. I like my job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-09-02
  7. "Employee"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YAI - Seeing beyond disability

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great support from management/coworkers, fulfilling work, and good experience.

    Cons

    Very, very low pay for the work you do. That is why I am giving this place 3 stars rather than 4. I also think that the agency could do a better job at ensuring safety for all employees as there were a few instances that I did not feel safe.

    Advice to Management

    I have an exceptional amount of respect for the work that this agency does. It is a challenging population that has an extensive history of neglect from both family and society. They really do the best that they can to provide support for the I/DD population.

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-09-12
  8. "Direct Support Professional"

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Medford, NY

    I have been working at YAI - Seeing beyond disability part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff, Supervisors, Flexible Hours, Career Opportunities, Direct Care

    Cons

    Minimum Wages should be increased, not sustainable to live off of when living on Long Island

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-08-09
  9. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - DSP in Deer Park, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YAI - Seeing beyond disability part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours to work

    Cons

    Low pay and rough

    Advice to Management

    More organized

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-09-01
  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YAI - Seeing beyond disability part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful environment, wonderful people (both employees and people we support)

    Cons

    The work is difficult and not for everybody

    YAI - Seeing beyond disability2019-07-18
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