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Hostile work environment
Manager (Former Employee) –  Foxborough, MAMarch 23, 2018
Negative work environment. No support from Senior Management just looking for someone to blame when something goes wrong. Huge workload, unreasonable expectations, no positive feedback.
Pros
None
Cons
Senior Administrative Team is overpaid, incompetent, and punitive
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Highly unprofessional company
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cape Cod, MAMarch 16, 2018
Beware KDC is an highly unprofessional company to work for. Management is a joke with no clear communication. Supervisor don’t do their job. They don’t follow up with staff or clients. They make everything more confusing than needed. If you don’t attend training they schedule without your knowledge you are threatened with suspension. Worst company I have ever worked for. They make a lot of mistakes, but will never admit to them and instead cover them up with false information. They have an extremely high employee turnover rate. They are a very understaffed company and provide no back up coverage to their clients. They expect employees to work longer hours to cover these shifts. Never apply to this company. It’s an absolutely a horrible place to work for.
Pros
Clients
Cons
The company is absolutely horrible and unprofessional
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Great clients bad management
Residential Counselor I (Current Employee) –  Milford, MAFebruary 18, 2018
The clients are great alot of fun and enjoy your company as well as you helping them become independent is great to then. The manager has been there 25+ and dont care to make changes because it too much paper work. They will hire anyone, people who don't speak good English to guys that cant cook or operate washing machine,. Pay is the same as your local fast food place therefore we are very under paid no real perks other than vaction days you must accumulate and medical that is sky high. They don't give holiday bonus or even yearly raises.
Pros
Great clients and holiday pay
Cons
Bad company overall
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Good
DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST INTERN (Former Employee) –  Southbridge, MAOctober 5, 2017
Overall the staff was helpful and responsive. Very willing to help. Parents were excellent and children were fun. Overall it was a good place for an internship.
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does not appreciate staff or honor experience
House Manager (Current Employee) –  Cape Cod, MASeptember 20, 2017
they try to squeeze as much from staff without proper compensation and when you realize you are wasting your time and quit you see how expendable they make you feel.
they do not give raises at all.
they do not compensate for experience years.
Pros
none
Cons
do not appreciate staff or honor experience
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Great place
Private Client Personal Care Attendant (Former Employee) –  New Bedford, MAAugust 7, 2017
I worked outside of kdc as a pca. My boss was exceptional. She was very understanding and very helpful. She had a lot of faith in our ability to take care of out clients.
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High stress and constant turnover in management
Family Support (Former Employee) –  MAAugust 7, 2017
Very poor supervisory support. Autonomy only goes so far, supervisors are needed for a reason and they are rarely available. Left to make decisions on your own with no support. Workplace culture is stressful and divided. No overtime, made to flex your time and god forbid if you can't take time off within a pay period... you lose money working for KDC.
Pros
None I can think of
Cons
Stress
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care without boarders
Respite Care Provider (Current Employee) –  Milford, MAJune 26, 2017
My family has been caring for mentally challenged individuals for over 15 years. If you have a heart for caring I encourage you to join KDC and make a difference.
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Not the best place to work
Case Worker (Former Employee) –  New Bedford, MAMay 11, 2017
Stay away best bet. The pay looks nice, the people seem nice and the work place seems welcoming. That all quickly changes !!!!
A typical day is doing way more work then required due to the lack of supervision.
Pros
none
Cons
hours, staff, work load
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Awfullllllll
worker (Former Employee) –  South Shore, MAMay 11, 2017
Worse place to work. It starts out nice and then they over work you and the supervisors never do anything they make you do all their work. Under qualified supervisors as well. Alot of Drama!
Under paid for working over time and never paid for over time you have to flex your hours only for that week. God for bid your to busy that week and can't flex ... THEY DON"T CARE.
Pros
Great clients
Cons
worse supervisors
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Great Company but Stressful
Residential Counselor (Current Employee) –  Milford, MAMarch 8, 2017
They provide excellent services to those they serve. Motivated and hard working staff for the most part but it is a high turn over rate for a reason. A lot of people call out sick and you have to fill in and or are pressured too. No floaters for when people cal out and it really makes a negative impact on your life when you realize you have been working six days a week often 10 hour work days. Weekend shifts are not fun and communication is in need of improvement in regards to the direct care staff. There is a lot of "I am right and you are wrong" and not enough team collaboration.
Pros
Benefits, the clients, services
Cons
Long hours, low pay, communication, weekend hours
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Good place
Direct support counselor (Former Employee) –  Milford, MAFebruary 16, 2017
Good place, many benefits and good staff, I really enjoyed working with the kids.
Short staff meetings and not too many trainings all at once in the same week.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Can't think of any except the pay should be more.
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productive and enjoyable
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) –  Foxborough, MA 02035August 23, 2016
This was a very good job. The clients and staff were excellent. Very enjoyable environment and tasks performed. The pay and hours were very good. Reason for leaving was they changed the overnight asleep position to overnight awake.
Pros
Clients and staff were excellent.
Cons
Part of my schedule went from overnight alsleep to overnight awake.
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Not a good place to work
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  Dennisport, MAJune 14, 2016
Program managers lack support for their staff. High staff turn over.Reimbursements take very long time. When inquiring about reimbursement the excuse is that request wasnt submitted even though the requests are submitted repeatedly. Low pay rate.
Pros
House is nice and clean and functionable
Cons
Poor staff support. High staff turn over. Low wages.
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great knowledge
Developmental Specialist, Early Intervention (Former Employee) –  New Bedford, MANovember 8, 2015
Kennedy Donnovan provided me with a great learning experience in this field of work. Very helpful, nice coworker. Overall great job
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Good Company
Home Support Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Milford, MASeptember 10, 2015
Working at KDC was a great experience.
Great co-workers and benefits.
The company is continuing to grow, along with management.
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Location
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Educational and fulfilling
Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee) –  Attleboro MassachusettesJune 14, 2015
As a mental health counselor, my day involved hands on care for individuals with various disabilities. Teaching them how to adapt and care for themselves. Patience and humility was taught daily through the clients I worked with. I enjoyed working closely with a small group of loving and caring individuals. There was never a rough day at work or a tough moment. I enjoyed everyday.
Pros
Getting to know the families
Cons
Payrate
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Great company, great team, dynamic services
Residential Director (Former Employee) –  Cape Cod, MassachusettsMay 2, 2015
Kennedy-Donovan Center is a professional enviornment that offers employees many opportunities to learn and grow in the field of human services dedicated to those with developmental disabilities.
Pros
Growth opportunities, benefits
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Great staff, great clients, great learning aspects.
Respite Care Provider (Former Employee) –  Milford, MAMarch 12, 2015
I learned so much from working with KDC and the clients I was lucky to work with. Could be tiring, but well worth it at the end of the day!
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Not a lot of support from supervisors
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) –  MassachusettsOctober 27, 2014
Supervisor at the location that I worked at was not a nice lady to the staff but more importantly to the clients. When her supervisor was told about this there was nothing done about it
Pros
The clients and other staff are incredible to work with
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