Not a good place to work...at all.
Pros: helping others, learning experience, decent starting pay
Cons: poor management, uneven treatment, miminal job security, bad hours
I know a lot of people get vindictive after being terminated; however, I am not one of those. I am not the only person completely appalled by this company, and not the only person who got taken advantage of and then fired. Bona Vista is a great program for developmentally disabled individuals, and it is rewarding to help these people. However, the entire company is an awful disaster. Management from the top to the bottom is disorganized and uninformed, they know next to nothing about the clients, and employees are typically treated pretty poorly, though they certainly play favorites. My personal experience, I had worked for the company for four months, only one med error for dropping a pill (yes, Direct Support Professionals are responsible for passing meds). I got promoted to full-time and was praised for my job performance; I was suspended a week later without any explanation as to why, then a week after that, I was terminated, again with no explanation. And I am far from the only one who has had an experience like to this. Bona Vista offers great services for its clients, but it truly is a terrible work environment. This shows in the number of people who quit and Bona Vista is reaching out desperately for employees because people are sharing their experiences to inform others. Would definitely not recommend working for them.