YAI - Seeing beyond disability Reviews

Updated May 4, 2021

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YAI - Seeing beyond disability Chief Executive Officer  George Contos (no image)
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76 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, great leadership support(in 20 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, employer pays for health insurance(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No break; short staffed; low pay; management(in 41 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Supervisor

      Apr 26, 2021 - Program Manager in Brooklyn, NY
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      Pros

      Amazing company to work with.

      Cons

      There are no cons reported.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Zerega Ave - Day Hab

      Apr 22, 2021 - Community Habilitation Specialist in Bronx, NY
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      Pros

      I really didn't appreciate how fantastic my supervisors were while actually working at YAI. Day Hab - Zerega location specifically are respectful, flexible and understanding. Although there was no room for upwards mobility within the company for me at the time (I was still in school & had not obtained my degree yet), there was plenty of personal growth. So much growth that at some point I outgrew the position but you really do learn a lot about yourself while there. You'll remember the people, both co-workers and those you support, forever. It's also a great place to learn soft skills; how to communicate effectively, meeting minor deadlines, taking feedback & etc. This place can really help shape you and I'm so grateful for the experiences I had there.

      Cons

      Again there is minor room for growth but the responsibly & workload will always outweigh the salary, which shouldn't really come as a surprise when working for a nonprofit. This place can also make you very stagnant. You can get comfortable very quickly and begin to lack ambition. Lastly, this place can be very very emotionally challenging, You'll get attached to people and you'll run into situations you want to change but are totally out of your control. It can be difficult to compartmentalizes and leave work at work.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Co-workers

      May 4, 2021 - Medical Records Clerk 
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      Pros

      Friendly people who make the work environment enjoyable. You get a 403b even if you're a part-time employee.

      Cons

      No benefits for part-time employees other than the 403b.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Kind people

      May 4, 2021 - Direct Support Professional (DSP) 
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      Pros

      Great working relationship with staff and supervisor

      Cons

      Minimum wage unless you work for over a year

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Working @ YAI

      Mar 17, 2021 - Supervisor 
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      Pros

      YAI is a company whihc serves people with IDD needs and if you truly want to be become a part of a community which helps these people in need, YAI is the place for you. Pros- Flexible work schedule depending on your position and need of the program.

      Cons

      Cons- The Pay Vs the Job Difficulty, Doesn't compare

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      Apr 14, 2021 - Information Specialist in New York, NY
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      Pros

      has a superb history of assisting people with developmental disabilities

      Cons

      There is not much job security.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place for growth

      Apr 30, 2021 - Major Gifts Officer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Really loved the mission and learned a lot about disabilities.

      Cons

      Not a lot of work/life balance if you’re in the administration

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It's a start

      Apr 29, 2021 - Direct Support Professional (DSP) 
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      Pros

      The people we work for can be amazing and funny

      Cons

      The pay is not enough for the amount of work is done

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overworked and Underpaid

      Apr 26, 2021 - Behavior Intervention Specialist in Bronx, NY
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      Pros

      Great entry-level for right out of graduate school.

      Cons

      Unrealistic requirements and significantly underpaid salaries. Required to have a Master’s Degree, yet are paid less than those who barely graduated high school. Work load continually increases with no offer of extra compensation.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stepping Stone Job

      Mar 29, 2021 - Direct Support Professional (DSP) in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Job for younger people to launch to bigger better things

      Cons

      Paid bi-monthly, salary needs improvement

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