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Why we work here

Message from the CEO

The MENTOR Network President & CEO Bruce Nardella talks about our expansive line of services and the opportunities that they provide for both the individuals we serve and our employees.

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  • Purpose

    • We are Powered by Purpose. It’s the energy and drive that we bring to our work. We bring our talents, experience and skills to make a very real impact to people’s lives every day. Our work is meaningful, energizing and rewarding.
    • Our mission of building relationships and enhancing lives is at the core of what we do every day. It is the reason behind our success and our commitments; not just to those we serve, but to our employees, communities, payors and caregivers.
    • We are connected to the very purpose of what we do and to the mission of our company.
  • Culture

    • We are one community: we truly appreciate and enjoy being with the people we serve and those we work with.
    • Our organization is driven by the power of relationships. As an organization of people serving people, positive and productive relationships are vital to the work we do.
    • Our organization is built on teamwork, trust and collaboration. We support the creative energy of our employees and encourage the development of innovative ideas.
    • We support the communities we serve through our MENTOR Volunteer Days and The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation Community Partners, and active participation in our local communities.
    • We are committed to helping our own. Our charitable organization, Network Angels, is in place to help Network employees and independent contractors facing financial hardship after a crisis.
    • Our strength lies in the shared knowledge, experience and commitment of our employees. We are fortunate to work with some of the best and brightest leaders in human services, specialty rehabilitation and their respective professions.
    • We value diversity and each of our unique talents and contributions.
  • Rewards

    • We offer a variety of medical plan options with health savings accounts (HSA) and wellness incentives through an innovative private exchange with a choice of carriers.
    • Our benefits include time off plans based on hours worked.
    • We provide competitive paid time off plans and holidays.
    • We provide a variety of other benefits such as dental, vision, company paid life insurance and business travel, accident, disability and supplemental insurance.
    • We offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with discretionary company match.
    • We provide our employees with competitive compensation.
    • We have variable pay rewards designed to reward performance; almost all of our employees are eligible for bonus.
  • Recognition

    • We celebrate the accomplishments and milestones of our team members whose daily acts make a difference in the lives of people throughout their communities and across The Network.
    • We recognize those who partner with peers and internal teams to create an environment of collaboration, innovation and achievement.
    • We recognize our employees through a variety of formal and informal, local and national activities.
    • We host our annual Ripple of Hope Awards ceremony, honoring employees or Mentors who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, skill and energy in their work.
    • We recognize The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation Community Champions.
    • We celebrate Direct Support Professional Week – all month long!
    • Our employees are featured in our company newsletters and external marketing.
    • We host our annual Ripple of Hope Awards ceremony, honoring employees or Mentors who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, skill and energy in their work.
    • We recognize The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation Community Champions.
    • We celebrate Direct Support Professional Week – all month long!
    • Our employees are featured in our company newsletters and external marketing.
  • Career Growth

    • We have a proud history of Growth from Within – many of our senior leaders began their MENTOR careers in direct support roles.
    • We have multiple career paths – our people have the opportunity to build challenging and rewarding careers across multiple functions, service lines and locations.
    • We value our numerous, long-tenured employees who have grown their careers as we have grown, and who continue to contribute in a variety of ways.
    • We provide the structure and support for our people to grow within a role, building more relationships, expanding influence and impact, and making increasingly significant contributions.
    • Our wide variety of learning methods and experiences provide our employees opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills, and enrich their careers.
  • Military & Diversity

    • We are committed to developing our leaders from within through a range of formal and informal opportunities including:
      • TMNU – our internal university
      • Leadership development programs
      • Executive coaching
      • Pay It Forward Coaching