AMIkids Employee Reviews

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No advancement for education, low pay, double standards for education & other positions.
Employee (Current Employee) –  USAJune 16, 2018
No advancement for education, low pay, double standards for education & other positions. No professional development that counts toward license renewal, you pay. Pay lower than DPI standards for educators.
Pros
Stated Mission & APGM system concept.
Cons
No breaks or planning time for teachers. Support in class very weak.
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just dont
Family Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Pinellas Park, FLJune 2, 2018
I would not recommend this job to anyone. it is stressful and you are grossly overworked and uner appreciated. there is no room for advancement and the manager is known to talk about employees to other employees
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The worst place for teachers!!!!!!
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Jonesville, SCMay 25, 2018
Teachers don't do it! AMIkids has no appreciation or respect for teachers. Lower pay for 12 months than you could get in any public school for 9 months. Terrible health insurance.Hardly any paid time off. One reviewer nailed it when they called it a bait and switch operation. They will tell you almost anything to get you to come work for them and then forget their promises the minute you start the job.
Pros
Usually good co-workers who don't last. Makes you appreciate public schools.
Cons
Deceitful management. Low pay, poor quality health insurance, pitiful leave policy.
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Comment – May 30, 2018

Another reviewer, Operations Secretary, said they were getting great benefits. So obviously everyone is not getting the same benefits. Yet, another reason for teachers to stay away!

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Bait and switch operation
Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Clinton, SCMay 17, 2018
Will make empty promises to get you to take the job, such as salary, benefits, etc. Once you’re hired, that all changes. Filled out a litany of paperwork with no medical benefits to be seen. The hours are ridiculous. 54 hour work weeks with no overtime pay. Very toxic work environment where the staff and kids are verbally abusive to each other, which is a recipe for disaster. Simply warehousing kids.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Extremely poor management
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Great place to build character.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Lake Charles, LAApril 23, 2018
This employment was a challenging and rough place to work as a teacher. We had the tough students that was hard to manage. It was hard to teach classes with a manager that was not morally or ethical complying to company regulations.
Pros
An employee can reach the lives of students in a positive way.
Cons
The work environment was violent and stressful.
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Productive and rewarding workplace with great benefits.
OPERATIONS SECRETARY (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, VAApril 19, 2018
A typical day at work starts at 8:00 AM with a review of calendar events, emails and appointments followed by errands, group activities and all daily clerical duties. I learned that confidentially and communication was of utmost importance when working in a residential facility. Workplace culture provided a safe and successful learning environment for troubled youth while encouraging social and emotional development through the achievement of academic and personal goals. I felt the hardest part of this job was seeing a child fail to complete the program. The most enjoyable part of this job was seeing the most challenged children reach their potential for greatness.
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Horrible management
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Saint Pete Beach, FLApril 18, 2018
Horrible management caused negative work culture. The executive director was not available much, did not offer support and overall ran a sloppy operation.
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Diverse
Direct Care Staff Member (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLApril 18, 2018
Each program is different despite having a great foundation in Behavior modification, Treatment and Education.Potential room for growth if desired!!!!
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No room for advancement unless you have a degree!
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) –  Ochopee, FLMarch 21, 2018
Great environment to work, only thing is the pay is horrible. No room for advancement unless you have a degree. No lunch breaks, you have to eat on the fly. Allowed all the overtime you want. Great co-workers!
Pros
Help make a change in our youths life!
Cons
No pay raise
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Fantastic Organization with an important mission
Manager (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLMarch 21, 2018
A mission to helping at-risk youth is incredibly full fulling.You'll work alongside people that genuinely care about the organization, its mission and YOU. The values drive all the decisions, putting kids first. It truly is a family environment and people care about you. For me, I feel like I'm actually making a difference. I feel better about myself and my work.
Pros
family environment, making a difference
Cons
none
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Toxic Work Enviroment
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOMarch 20, 2018
Very cliquey. If you don’t follow along with head then there is no consideration for your thought. You get outcasted and your job isn’t valued. The policy’s are not enforced company-wide.
Pros
Off when the kids are off.
Cons
No sick time, toxic environment
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Great company with a great mission
Executive Director (Former Employee) –  Lakeland, FLFebruary 20, 2018
Great company with a great mission. Plenty of potential for advancement if you are willing to relocate and have the aptitude. Environment working with difficult kids but rewarding.
Pros
Opportunity for advancment
Cons
Can be a tough working schedule, high stress. Numerous audits from different agencies throughout the year.
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Terrible, bullying management
Direct care staff. (Former Employee) –  White Pines, NCJanuary 27, 2018
The managment here are bullies. That is the way the whole company is run. The party line is is you don't go along with things you do not have a job and that even means if what you are told to do is unethical.They also cheat you on your pay. Run!
Pros
Free meals.
Cons
You cannot rely on anything you are told. Cheats!
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stressful
Behavioral Intervention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Gainesville FLJanuary 23, 2018
AMI didn't have the support from corporate office that was needed not the people in the right position that new what they where in place. Work way too meany hours for the amount of pay with minimal help
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Great people & very passionate about mission
FFT Therapist, Site Lead (Former Employee) –  NC Family Services GreenvilleJanuary 18, 2018
AMIkids is a great place to work and has a great team environment. People there are really passionate about youth and families and I really enjoyed being a part of that. There are always opportunities for professional growth/advancement, and management is always very supportive towards it. At times, it can become tricky managing stress and maintaining a good balance of work/life, but management is really supportive and often stresses the importance of self-care. There is quite a bit of flexibility, but that also comes with a lot of accountability and a need for personal integrity. All in all, I really enjoyed working at AMIkids!
Pros
Flexibility, Professional Growth, team environment, Working with youth/families
Cons
working weekends as needed
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Productive
Direct Care Staff (Former Employee) –  Los Fresnos, TXJanuary 15, 2018
Supervisor of 20-25 kids and although stressful at times the job was very rewarding. Helping people out is one of my passions and I feel I was able to do that here.
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Do not apply and waist your time
Rather not say (Former Employee) –  LouisianaJanuary 13, 2018
Please do not waist your time constant fighting no discipline you will loose your job in an instant short staffed not worth the headaches long work hours you get threatened everyday and nothing happens you are just a babysitter!
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, no benefits, no insurance, will fire you at anytime, no job security, dog and pony show
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Good idea, Terrible management.
Behavioral health (Former Employee) –  Patrick, SCJanuary 9, 2018
You cannot believe anything the Director says. if she is talking, she is lying. She makes promises in writing to get people to come work there. Then she changes the pay and terms of the job soon after people start working there. The corporate human resources manager knows what she is doing. This a very shady organization. They do not pay overtime, but, expect you to work it. If you get promoted you will wait a long time for the raise that goes with the promotion.
Pros
Good idea.
Cons
Terrible management.
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good place to work. provides services to help troubled kids
Health and Fitness Instructor (Former Employee) –  Bennettsville, SCDecember 26, 2017
Have to be very flexible in work environment. Have to watch your back at times and stay focused on the students at all times. I had no gymnasium on rainy and cold weather days and there was a lack of equipment in order to provide a positive class for the students. Sometimes classes would be interrupted for various reasons such as supervising field trips, supervising job worksites off campus, and other reasons. .AMIKids tried to do a good job in providing the best means in order for the kids to return to regular society and become good citizens.
Pros
Teaching, getting to know the kids, small classes.
Cons
Lack or Equipment, having to be flexible in various situations., commute to and from work.
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Fun Place to work
Direct Care Staff (Former Employee) –  Cuba, NMNovember 27, 2017
Awesome Place to work and made friends and i would work there again. Did some training and learn new thing from this company. Management was good and fun to be around.
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