Speech Language Pathologist (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – January 18, 2018
I absolutely love the kids we serve and the people I work with, but it’s a very low salary for the hard work put in. It’s sad when you love what you do but need to look elsewhere for a job because the salary just isn’t cutting it. Also, there are high expectations so you must love what you do to survive there!
Program Aide (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – January 18, 2018
Working for Kennedy Krieger was very stressful and sometimes cause me to rethink my job course, but in the end, the job was rewarding and the staff was the best of the best. I couldn't get much better than the amazing staff I worked with.
The Care Management Office, where thousands of new patients are registered each week, is THE WORST. Stressful, cut-throat and very unprofessional due to the leaders (or lack of) in the department. A terrible place. The management mentality is to divide and conquer, it's like going to work in a sweat shop each day. No one talks - looks like a bunch of zombies walking around the office. Everyone back stabs to please the Director so they can survive. Never worked anywhere like it. High turnover. Executive leadership is all talk and done nothing about it.
Very controlling, like working in Ebenezer Scrooge's office. A fearful environment.
Clinical Assistant / Neurobehavioral Unit (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – December 18, 2017
It's been several years since I last worked there but it was a very fast pace environment. This job isn't for everything but it is a true mental test to see what you've got. Your patients are the worst of the worst from the entire world but that's exactly they come to KKI NBU.
KKI is a great place to work if you are interested in working with any type if population with special needs. The benefits are awesome! Take advantage of 100% ruition reimbursement and 401k match. The hours are reasonabke, and there are many opportunities tonget involved outside ofnthe workplace.
I learned how to effective work with a team team and the importance of following protocols. Great manager who was very understanding. Exposed me to a variety of cultures and ethnic groups within patients as well as employees. Hardest thing about this job was having to be available to be called in or face termination if not accepted.
I was directly involved in the opening of this new concept of an Autism Center during a time when autism was not a well diagnosed and treated illness. I was allowed to project P&L statements and also work with physical Center layout.
Developed talent for projecting P&L.
Staffing new center was a challenge because of the location of the Center.
Program Aide (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – October 25, 2017
I was an assistant in the classroom. We had regular school hours and spent the entire day making the lives easier for the children. It was very fulfilling, and I learned a lot about different childhood disabilities
Human Resources (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – October 20, 2017
The people were nice, but it was very long hours, management wasn't appreciative and was set in their ways even with outdated systems and processes. Fine for a job, but very high turnover and not a long term career.
KKI is okay. Some departments are better than others
Staff of Recreation (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – October 9, 2017
Kennedy Krieger as a company is not bad. However there are some departments that are worse than others. Started off as a Clinical Assistant on the NBU. It's hard work and not great pay but the experience is second to none. Favoritism was obvious on that unit. Management could have been better but it was not bad. Then there was the feeding unit. The feeding unit was not well managed. There were expectations from management that front line staff were unaware of. People are on pins and needles all the time. There is no empathy from managment whatsoever. It could be better if management were trained in cultural sensitivity, favoritism in the workplace and seminars on how to be a good manager/supervisor.
Big changes are facing the health care industry and agile management is required to capitalize on them. KKI needs to revamp the senior management team and while such changes are pending, there will be a rough transition period ahead.
Childcare Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – September 13, 2017
Great place to work. I want to advance in my career. The schedules are flexible. The location has been a bit of a challenge and overload due to staff changes. I enjoy working with the children and meeting their needs, however I would like to become a child and family advocate.