If you want to work in this field, go somewhere else
Program Trainer (Former Employee) – Burnsville, MN – November 30, 2017
Clients were wonderful, management was terrible. Program directors lack a backbone and never enforce anything. This place literally hires anyone because no one sticks around longer than a few months, so the quality of staff is usually lacking out of a necessity for people. Lots of poor attitudes and poor work performance, which management never addresses. I loved my clients, but you couldn't pay me enough money to return to Chrestomathy. Bad work culture all around. Company owner plays favorites with employees and it shows.
Consistent work schedule
Short breaks, always short staffed, bad attitudes from supervisors and program directors
Vocational program trainer (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – November 23, 2017
Management often takes one word over someone else’s. Quick to write people up over little things. Management is just not good in general. Owner doesn’t like to fire people, but management will threaten to fire you if you don’t sign a write up.
Program Trainer (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – August 3, 2017
Ok place to work. Clients kept me coming back. Some of the staff are difficult to work with. Management is not organized. Some staff can be lazy and there are no consequences for that. Pay is good and it is consistently 40 hours a week.
Former member (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – June 5, 2017
The clients are amazing! That is the best part of the job! Very rewarding. But the "management" is terrible. We had harassment and rasiscm going on and they ignored it. It's a company who really doesn't care about it's employees. No job growth, owner doesn't know you by name nor is around EVER, you get treated like your replaceable(because you are. They hire anyone). If you really want to work with adults with disabilities go somewhere else. I mean it. I will always love working with adults with disabilities, amazing job. But this place ruins you.
Program Trainer (Former Employee) – Eden Prairie, MN – December 13, 2016
Direct care provided to high behavior adults in a day program setting. Helped teach daily living skills, hygiene, academic, and language skills. Distribute medications and accurate logging for client activity. This job can be very rewarding however it takes a great deal patience and understanding of mental health disabilities. The work place can become very high stress and proper training is needed to stay safe in high behavior situations. The facility needs updating and the client numbers are growing therefore making it difficult to preform daily activities in individual training rooms.