Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Updated 16 April, 2015
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  1. dedicated staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    All the staff that i have encountered have been friendly, helpful and dedicated to the mission of the institute.
    Relaxed environment with a good work life balance

    Cons

    Across the board the salaries are low due to the non-profit status of the institute.
    Holiday time off is limited.

  2. Interesting experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Not a lot of micro managing.Clean

    Cons

    The upward mobility is limited. The executive seem to be more concern with securing money oppose to actually fulfilling the grant requirement. Job security is not firm.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace and support the neighboring community more.

  3. good place to work around good pepole

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

    I have been working at Kennedy Krieger Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    you build a strong friendly place to work in

    Cons

    I like to cook work around food and good nice pepole

    Advice to Management

    Im a real nice person to work around

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  5. Good company that has a great mission

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission and people you work with are great. Good work/ life value and generally promote within.

    Cons

    Not paid the best considering the resposiblity you have for taking good care of children on the autism spectrum, but it depends on the position and how strict your manager is also.

  6. Program Aide

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    every child is unique with very different personalities, most of them being silly and uplifting - makes the job much more worth it at the end of the day despite being a tiring job

    Cons

    monetary compensation could be better but the tuition reimbursement helps

  7. It is an experience like none other.

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Kennedy Krieger Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This place is somewhere that I am proud to say that I work. Awesome environment, great experience for future jobs, wonderful co workers, positive place. I love what I do. I love the fact that I am helping out an environment that so many people choose to either neglect or walk all over. I love being an advocate for my kids.

    Cons

    I am here for the benefits of tuition reimbursement and the experience. It is somewhere that I love, but would love more if I got paid what I was worth. I know SO MANY people that are making at LEAST 10 thousand more than me a year, doing the same thing, if not less than what I do.Severely underpaid, and sometimes I hate the "politics" of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Increase our pay! We do so much work for this place! I think we should be getting paid what we deserve. Luckily, we love what we do....we wouldnt be here otherwise

  8. KKI

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    Former Employee - SLP in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - SLP in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gained valuable experiences working with the ASD population. Everyone there is truly there to make significant contributions to the field and that is clear from the environment.

    Cons

    Benefits and salaries are on the low end for the hours expected from their employees. Would be nice to have more significant packages that are competitive with other areas of the market.

    Advice to Management

    Would love for more emphasis on work-life balance. Loved the job but burnout happens too fast and more built in time off may improve overall productivity.

  9. Extremely High turnover rate

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    Former Employee - Research in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Research in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The clinical research department has the opportunity to be a fantastic resource to families who come to Kennedy Krieger Institute for care

    Cons

    The clinical research unit has a very high turnover rate, with employees leaving after 8 weeks. The veterans or employees who have stayed longer in the unit practice favoritism and are more focused on the power struggle/politics instead of helping the patients coming in. There have also been situations where other new staff members have been bullied and prejudice based on national origin and appearance have been evident. All issues have been brought to the attention of management and human resources department with no solution. This leaves employees who come in with a true dedication and commitment to the work, with the feeling that they are not appreciated and management is more focused on profit making instead of investing in employees

    Advice to Management

    Build a true non-profit organization; truly listen to your employees and invest in them, because you are losing people who have the potential to make a great difference at Kennedy Krieger Institute. An organization is only as strong as its committed employees. At the end of the day, "work politics" will only take an institute so far before it becomes a great hindrance to its success.

  10. I love working at Kennedy! It is a great community!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Pros

    The work that is being done is leading in the field and you feel so great to see the children getting better.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the work can seem like a lot and you feel like leaving. But then you see the kids doing better.

  11. My experience was good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On-site child care, shuttle service to different sites if you have to float

    Cons

    When it snows the day care is closed. If you have no back up sitter you cant work and if you have no PTO time you don;t get paid

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