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Five Acres Employer Reviews

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Great Place to work
Present employee (Current Employee), AltadenaJanuary 18, 2014
Pros: supportive, benefits, free lunch at main campus
Cons: management (supervisors) need to be more transparent or supportive to staff
Five Acres is a wonderful place to work, depends on which department you're working for, and most importantly, who is your supervisor. I've developed wonderful professional and personal relationships, have had supportive supervisors, and gained much knowledge and experience.
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Very productive, fun and exciting working with youth
Crisis Counselor (Former Employee), Altadena, CAJuly 30, 2013
Pros: great benefits, great activities for the kids.
Cons: the pay was really bad.
Typical day at was greeting each kid from school, assisting with home work and providing activities for the kids. I learned how to work with 10 different personalities of kids from he ages of 10-13. Great management. I enjoyed half of the folks I worked with. The hardest part of my job was hearing about the tough lives the kids lived. The most enjoyable – more... part of my job was forming positive relationships with the kids I worked with. – less
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Great Agency
Community and School Based MFT Clinical Trainee (Former Employee), Pasadena, CAJune 19, 2013
This traineeship provided me with the opportunity to really hone my therapeutic skills and expand upon, and challenge, my own personal attributes vital to the therapeutic process. My experience at Five Acres was extremely valuable and instrumental in validating my desire to work with children and families, building on their strengths to promote growth, – more... well-being and safety. – less
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Good company
LMFT- Foster Care Program (Current Employee), El Monte, CAFebruary 4, 2013
Good values. Positive atmosphere. Good administration, they are looking to the future and planning to expand. Colleagues are good, positive.
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Great working culture helping at risk children
Residential Treatment Counselor (Current Employee), Pasadena, CAJanuary 18, 2013
Pros: great work environment, very active in the community
Cons: no days off
8-15hr work days monitoring at risk children
Teaching children the proper life skills to transition back home. Working in this type of environment essentially being a surrogate parent to children ages 6-14 you learn to have great patience and communication skills with the children and staff.
The staff thats works with me here is amazing very helpful – more... we all care and take of each other we have become a great unit.
The most difficult part of this job is helping children handle the emotions that come from having absent parents or lack of family.
The most rewarding part of this job is building a relationship with a child and reuniting a parent and child is a great feeling – less
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Five Acres Boys and Girls Society
Data Entry (Former Employee), Altadena, CAApril 12, 2012
Pros: kindness, benefits, stability, postive atmospher, a home away from home.
Cons: no cons for this
I was mainly there on a temporary assignment but it felt a longer to me. My position handled data entry and office work. The co-workers there were very friendly and hospitable. I love coming there every morning to say good morning to everybody as they did to me. When I was down, they were there to help me rise to my feet. Working there was a honor and – more... a pleasure that I will never forget. I wished I could have stayed there longer, but I couldn't because I was a tempt. – less