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Milton Hershey School CEO Peter Gurt (no image)
Peter Gurt
13 Bewertungen
  1. „For the kids”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Spartan Warrior in Hershey, PA
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    Ich habe für mehr als ein Jahr bei Milton Hershey School gearbeitet (Teilzeit)

    Pros

    Resume Builder, many different work experiences , great first job , Boss takes out for fun trips

    Kontras

    Your working for the school you stay at.

    Milton Hershey School2019-11-05
  2. Hilfreich (4)

    „Thank God We Left”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Houseparent in Hershey, PA
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    Ich habe für mehr als 5 Jahre bei Milton Hershey School gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Potential to make a difference in the lives of children.

    Kontras

    Where to begin... 1. Work schedule is brutal, many nights you will have less than 6 hours of sleep. You will have very little weekends off being forced to work 12 consecutive days with 3 days "off" (although it's really a half day, 2 full days, and a half of a day). 2. ZERO support from administration. Direct supervisors are ok, but go above them and you are made to feel incompetent. 3. Endless and pointless... meetings and trainings. I was hired to do a job, yet required to attend several hours of weekly training and meetings where policy is regurgitated. 4. No chance for advancement, unless you "know" someone. 5. Students are supposed here for having such a bad home-life. The school constantly encourages students to go back to their "troubled" home-life often and even encouraged to spend time on campus and the student home. We were even told that we had to host parents that were in jail for such things as drugs, robbery at gunpoint, etc. 6. There is ZERO student accountability. Houseparents are blamed when students make mistakes, what did the houseparent do to cause the student to go off, why didn't the houseparent bring in their iPad the child left at home, etc. 7. You will be constantly made to feel stupid and incompetent. You are not considered a team player if you question anything. 8. If you have children it will become quickly apparent THEY DON'T MATTER! You will be told you can't attend your children's sporting events, music, etc. 9. Every home has several students that severely impact the experience of the rest of the house. Students often have psychological issues that disrupt the home. The school does little to address these behaviors and question when houseparents try to address the behavior. There comes a point that the time is more valuable than the money/compensation.

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    1. A clean sweep of upper management is needed. 2. Staff must be supported and students that are not fit for the school need to be sent home. 3. Have more grace for staff with children to be involved in their own children's activities. The exodus of house parents is only just beginning, hopefully for the sake of the children, the school will admit their mistakes and seriously address the issues house... parents have presented.

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    Milton Hershey School2019-11-05
  3. Hilfreich (5)

    „Horrific environment”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - House Parent in Garden City, NY
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    Ich habe für mehr als 3 Jahre bei Milton Hershey School gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Get to work with kids!

    Kontras

    305 hours of work around the clock a month with a 12- 3 schedule! Management Horrific and pay is terrible for all the work you have to do! Management talk to you like trash! Our mistake was buying into the atmosphere and thinking it wouldn't happen to us! It's a scary place and easy to lose your credibility. The kids are Lways right. Be careful at this school we made it out safe will you?

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    You have the best top of the line employees coming from all over the globe you should really respect and value your people for there worth and follow your own sacred values for the standard of the school. Honestly the school is a lie and toxic for anybody moving from comfort to live there. DO BETTER OR YOU GUYS WILL RUIN EVERYTHING!

    Milton Hershey School2019-10-08
  4. Hilfreich (5)

    „Never judge a book by its cover.”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Transitional Living Specialist in Hershey, PA
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    Ich habe für mehr als ein Jahr bei Milton Hershey School gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    - Allowed me to have positive interactions with the students within the program. - allowed me to formulate meaningful relationships with some fellow co-workers. - free cost of living which allowed me to pay off debt.

    Kontras

    - Toxic work environment due to poor program structure. - The work schedule is outrageous. (12 days on, 3 off) No social life. - A highly political environment with lots of cliques amongst employees. - No flexibility with requested time off. (personal days, bereavement, sick days) - The administration does not respect the time of its employees. - Weekly meetings and training sessions that are taken out of your... already minimal time off. - Not allowed to have children while in this role. - Cut off from the outside world. (MHS Bubble) - You are required to live with your direct supervisor which causes many issues. (Be careful who you talk to) - No pets allow. - Complicated procedure for having visitors. - No form of meaningful advancement.

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    The transitional living program should be an opportunity to develop the leaders of tomorrow. It should not be the time to tear down young adults and drown them in repetitive content. Many students reach the end and are so fed up with the structure of the program. After graduation, many students initiate a mental deletion of most of the content taught to them. MHS needs to formulate a positive working... experience for its homelife employees. These are the people directly working with the students. When the employees become upset, annoyed, and lose interest with the program the students due too. When I first arrived at MHS I was captivated by its mission. However, I quickly realized that once you exit the introduction and enter chapter one the story falls apart. This is a real shame. I hope that the school as a whole can see that change must happen to keep Milton Hershey's dream alive.

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    Milton Hershey School2019-07-31
  5. „Excellent place to work”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Intern 
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    Ich habe für mehr als ein Jahr bei Milton Hershey School gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to work. The staff really care about the kids.

    Kontras

    Some of the stories some of the students share are heartbreaking. Also since the school is residential, you are encouraged to spend after hours with the students at times.

    Milton Hershey School2019-02-11
  6. Hilfreich (12)

    „Housparent”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Hershey, PA

    Ich habe für mehr als 8 Jahre bei Milton Hershey School gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Helping kids ..free food ... long Christmas break long summer break

    Kontras

    Long hours ... not many weekends off . Management hard to work with. It’s a lifestyle not a job . To many good house parents fired for dumb stuff .

    Milton Hershey School2018-12-19
  7. „Administrative Assistant”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Administrative Assistant in Hershey, PA
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    Positive Prognose
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    Ich habe für mehr als 8 Jahre bei Milton Hershey School gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits and working with the kids is very fulfilling.

    Kontras

    Additional staff needed, which is currently in process

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    Milton Hershey School2018-11-30
  8. „Office Assistant”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter 

    Ich habe bei Milton Hershey School gearbeitet (Teilzeit)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and vacation days (due to school schedule)

    Kontras

    Work/Life life balance could be better

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    To hear out employees concerns and ideas

    Milton Hershey School2018-11-23
  9. Hilfreich (12)

    „Great Mission, Morally Void Leadership”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Houseparent in Hershey, PA
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    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 8 Jahren bei Milton Hershey School (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    The beneficial work done with students and sponsors. 'B' grade collaborative and supportive coworkers and immediate supervisors. Benefits and pay compared to other similar careers. Time off for holidays compared to other similar careers.

    Kontras

    There is a need for greater health and wellness regarding work schedule demands for those with young dependents. OR at least transparency of these demands during the hiring process. Both newly hired houseparents will be required to shadow at 6am. Unless you have a sitter, their children will need woken early to arrive at 6am. They will be required to shadow until 8:30pm-10:00pm depending on division. Their... children will have their bedtime sleep disrupted. They will also be required to be at the student home by 2:00pm This will require accommodations to nap schedules. Trainings and meetings generally do not accommodate for families. Some require both houseparents to be in attendance at the same time and the meetings start sometimes at the same time as the start of early childhood centers, making it challenging to have your child at their school on time. The general needs of personal children are not accommodated or considered by administration, specifically their academic, social and health needs. The titles of 'houseparent' and 'student home' are less home and parent and more classroom/dorm and task master/supervisor. Most of the time is engineered towards homework and chore completion, cooking meals, driving students to/from activities, administrative office work and making sure students are occupied in divisional and extracurricular activities. The student home is highly programmatic and scheduled. The agendas and activities of others always take priority over the 'home' and 'family' emphasis of the student home environment. The work environment is not geared towards houseparent retention, but rather is oriented towards completion of programs, tasks and performance. Meaningful relationship building of secondary or non-existent to the demands of the job. The highly task oriented environment treats houseparents more as replaceable machine line operators than families bringing up children in a residential school. The environment easily becomes sterile, academic and non-personal.

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    Create a work environment that favors greater balance between work, life, and family demands and needs. This would encourage houseparent retention. Unscheduled time is not time off and is easily and quickly filled with work related demands. Houseparent unscheduled time is 5.5 hours a day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This is a total of 22 hours of unscheduled (unneeded by the school) free time for... personal hobbies, appointments, downtime and other family obligations. When working 12 continuous days, including most weekends per month, the amount of 'downtime' is minimal. A typical Monday-Friday 9am-5pm job averages 48 hours a week (6m-10pm Mon-Fri with 8am-10pm Sat and Sun) of downtime to fulfill and experience the same personal and family needs and engagement. Walk the walk regarding trauma instead of merely talking about it. Trainings and meetings about trauma and enrolling trauma/stress impacted students is not the same as having a trauma informing delineated standards or governing philosophy. A trauma informed setting would mean that an understanding and awareness of trauma in the students would inform programming, home design, activities, student supports, visitation policy, student home programming and expectations, discipline code, etc. Stop trying to emulate and comparing our school to paid boarding school's that have an entirely different mission, vision, deed of trust and student sourced base. Realize the interconnections of houseparent retention, meaningful houseparent engagement and the present and future success of students and graduates. Realize that life is more than materialistic gains, fulfilling tasks and obligations, accolades and vanity. Rather, functional societies and the history of communities are built on healthy engaged relationships. The activities are a means to the end of relationship develop. Not the MHS cultural tendency to make he activities an end themselves at the expense of relationships. Students are more than health and wellness awards, aesthetically appealing photos and videos, retention goals for the sake of retention and other public accolades for which we brag.

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    Milton Hershey School2018-11-09
  10. Hilfreich (12)

    „Houseparent”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Houseparent in Hershey, PA
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    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 8 Jahren bei Milton Hershey School (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Potential to make a difference in the lives of kids.

    Kontras

    The work schedule is absolutely brutal, you will work 12 consecutive days with 3 days off. The time off is never consistent making life outside of MHS next to impossible. Most of your time off will be during the week - while your children are in school and when you are already off for a chunk of the day. MHS has recently increased the employee health insurance costs, created a tiered system which NEW employees... will have a $6,000 deductible. Many house parents are required to work an additional week of disorganized day camp for no additional pay/time off while performing normal job duties before/after camp (no break). Personal kids WILL take a backseat to the MHS students. Within the last few months houseparents have been denied permission to attend their own church. You will be questioned as to why why your personal children are involved in activities such as sports, clubs, etc. that require transportation, and often denied permission to attend. While you are NEVER allowed to tell an MHS student they can not be in an activity. If you have family/friends that come to visit they will have to go through extreme background checks just to spend the night in your apartment. You will have weekly meetings/trainings that will last hours and consist of redundant and common sense material. If there is time additional the school has resorted to reading from some if its 1,000+ pages of policy to ensure every minute is used. The school must do a terrible job at finding qualified employees as you are required to repeat the training on an frequent basis - not even teachers receive as much "training" as house parents do. The leadership of the school is VERY egocentric. The school has turned into more of a monument to showcase its wealth rather than investing in adequate psych staff, lower numbers in homes, giving employees adequate time off, etc. Apparently traffic circles, elaborate entrance gates, hauling in huge trees to "hide" the President's house, a gate/fence to close off his house, etc. are more important psych staff, building more homes to lower numbers in the student homes, etc. Much of the administration, including the President, are graduates of the school. Many feel having so many "Milts" running the school is so they can make up for their negative experiences from their time as students. It is felt there is little opportunity for promotion, unless you are a graduate. The school is focused heavily on retention. While this is important, it should not be the driving force of retaining students. There are numerous students that are a legitimate threat to themselves and hold back those with potential in the student home. Almost every home has 2-3 of these children so the attention focused on these students takes away from the potentially good experience of those that want/need to be here. The school refers to parents (sponsors) as "customers" and must be satisfied at all times. Sponsors are hardly ever told no and may as well run the school. You are led to believe there are actual rules to visitation but sponsor will bring students back from visits late with no further action. The kids are here because home is so bad, yet we bring the "bad" here by having so many sponsor activities, breaks, visitation, etc. There are numerous that are here solely for scholarship money and/or a handout, like a government entitlement program. As a houseparent you are required to join the Chocolateworkers Union. The Union is almost as feckless as the school administration. The membership refuses to stand together and the school uses this to their advantage because of the "poor MHS kids" and so many of the houseparents feel it's a "calling" they are here. The school is quick to tout its "Best Places to Work" award. After speaking with the organizer, this is a marketing tool that is a participation award. I was also told since MHS has been apart of this they have ranked towards the bottom of the rankings of qualified companies.

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    Stop saying houseparents are appreciated and are the driving force of the school, this is obviously not the case and would be better received to not say anything at all. Quit trying to be so chauvinistic and treat your employees fairly and equally. Many houseparents are looking for other employment due to the recent actions of the school. I hope the school will come to its senses and see the error in their ways... before they are begging people to work here. Act like houseparents opinions matter. Many administrators say they have an open door policy but you will be belittled, the only ideas that come to fruition are those of Milts and upper management.

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    Milton Hershey School2018-12-14
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