Pressley Ridge Employee Reviews in United States

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Teacher counselor (Current Employee) –  Clarksburg, WVAugust 17, 2016
This is a stressful and time consuming job. Must be able to handle stressful situations well and handle your frustration appropriately.
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fun workplace
Counselor (Internship) (Former Employee) –  Uniontown, PAJuly 27, 2016
if you love kids and making a difference apply. You have a small caseload about 3-4 kids per week. It's a fun working environment with many benefits.
Pros
free lunch and nice lunchroom
Cons
traveling
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flexible schedule
Social Worker (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJuly 27, 2016
flexible hours, very tough clients, very good co-workers, good environment, long days at times, ability to work in the field
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With new leadership, it could be a great place to work.
Mid-Level Manager/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Central Pennsylvania Region (CPA)April 5, 2016
As with all work in this field, it's hard and requires that you get job satisfaction from something other than your compensation package. So, don't expect to prop up your feet and collect a six-figure income.

There's nothing really different or special about how Pressley Ridge delivers services. But, the larger organizational leadership philosophy is spot on, emphasizing the "servant leader" model. However, the Central PA (particularly the York location) doesn't buy into or practice it. York leadership emphasizes rigid structure, authoritarianism, and control. Mid-level leaders are crushed by micromanagement. They are sometimes manipulated like pawns and thrown under the bus when the boss messes up. New ideas and independent thinking are discouraged. There's a general distrust of employees and they are not treated as responsible professionals. Morale is low with a lot of lip service paid to "improving the culture". They ask for feedback about what needs to change but leadership tends to minimize and discount it as something they are not responsible for.

This is a great place for early career level professionals to get tons of diverse experiences, free supervision for licensure, and free CEUs. After a couple of years, move up in the organization to another region or on to another organization with better working conditions.
Pros
Diversity of Experiences, Free Supervision, Free CEUs, Large Organization with Opportunities for Advancement
Cons
Rigid Leadership, Micromanagement, Distrust of Employees, Dilapidated/Poorly-Maintained Building
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Unethical
Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 25, 2016
Hired and laid off in less than two weeks do to state budget not passing. Was not even given a week to file for unemployment.
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Good place to work
Master Teacher Counselor Aide (Current Employee) –  Walker, WVJanuary 15, 2016
Educating troubled youth who have made bad decisions in society. Supervise employees and making sure safety and supervision of youth was maintained. Fun place to work, co-workers very respectful. Leadership lacked the ability to stand up for employees and to make the best decisions for out program. It was very fun working with kids and helping them make better life choices.
Pros
All meals provided
Cons
Lack of staffing
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A great place for the youth to be and the youth careworkers cared about the youth,
In-Home Advocate (Former Employee) –  York, PAJanuary 13, 2016
I would be on call in the winter months and worked daily in the summer, Management was poor they hid behind the walls of the private school and would get away with poor treatment of their employees,
Pros
free meals, lots of activities
Cons
poor management, ungrateful employors
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Passionate about children and the quality of education
Office Manager (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PANovember 20, 2015
Pressley Ridge has been around for many years. The staff and coworkers are truly dedicated to their work with children, especially special-needs children.
Pros
paid lunch breaks, free meals, great benefits
Cons
none that I can think of
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Great place to work and advance in positions with great training!
Family Therapist / Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Waynesburg, PAOctober 21, 2015
Working as a family therapist, you work with a partner and make your own schedules to see your clients in their homes. This position allows you to schedule your personal appointments throughout the day along with your work appointments therefore there is no need to miss out on work. The hardest part of the job is there is a lot of paper work that needs to be done in a timely manner and if you get behind it can take up a lot of your day and night to get caught up so it is important to stay on track with your paper work and daily notes. This is a fast paced environment and you have to be able to learn at a fast pace and keep up with the constant changes and able to adapted quickly to these changes. What I enjoyed most about the position was the fact that I could make my own schedule without having to ask for certain days off as long as I saw all my clients within the week I was able to take what ever day off that I needed without having to ask permission unless it was more then two days off. Co-workers were nice but you don't get to see each other much because your on your appointments all day and week.
Pros
make your own schedule
Cons
lots of paper work
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Fast paced job
Treatment Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Cumberland, MDOctober 15, 2015
I have learned different values that have been inportant to me. The greatest is knowing joy each day. I also am a firm beleiver that we should look at strengths and build on them.
Pros
family atmoshere
Cons
salary job often works overtime with on extra pay
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Great superivision.
THERAPUETIC STAFF SUPPORT (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PASeptember 5, 2015
Great supervisors. Great training. Poor pay. Enjoyed working with the children and families. I learned a lot about autism.
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Enjoyable work place
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  PittsburghAugust 21, 2015
I have enjoyed my time here. I have only been there for three weeks but they have made me feel welcome. They have helped me with anything that needed.
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Great Place to Work with Caring people
Assisting students (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 23, 2015
I worked at the Autism campus and I will say that this is the best group of people that I have ever worked with. Everyone is so friendly with each other and the compassion for their student's come first. All Children Always. I would recommend working here to anybody as long as you don't require great pay
Pros
Amazing staff, management cares about us little people
Cons
Not so good pay, Iffy benefits (great dental though)
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If you want to feel overworked, underpaid and underappreciated then this is the job for you.
Treatment Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MdJuly 10, 2015
Pros: Average benefits package that includes a set amount of money for educational benefits; great dental benefits. Flexible hours (theoretically) with majority of the home visits taking place in the evenings. Mileage reimbursement. Working with clients and families.

Cons: Direct supervisors are pretty personable and supportive but the program director is a horrible leader who has no clue how to motivate or support the employees. This isn't a job that's conducive to people with small children or any type of social life due to the late evenings. Company has a high turn around because employees are often understaffed and overworked. Insane amounts of paperwork. Stressful work environment. On call rotation. Lack of supervision due to program being understaffed.
Pros
Flexible hours, educational benefits, mileage reimburse, ent
Cons
poor morale, low pay, long hours, understaffed and overworked, program director doesn't care about the employees, not much room for upword mobility.
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Hard, Stressful job
TEACHER/COUNSELOR (Current Employee) –  West VirginiaJune 15, 2015
Assisting troubled youth in daily living is a very hard, stressful job. Employees change so frequently that it's impossible to get everyone on the same page with these kids or even with your own co-workers. It pays well, benefits are awesome, and you will have some great memories but there is a lot more bad than good and I give kudos to anyone that can make this a long term career choice.
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Great Mission
Program/Clinical Supervisor and Region IV (Current Employee) –  Beckley, WVMay 18, 2015
Great vision, mission, and goals for an organization; work/life balance was the biggest pitfall. There is a lot of good that is done through this organization and the people who work there.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
work/life balance
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A Homelike Workplace
Teach/Counselor (Current Employee) –  Ona, WVMarch 2, 2015
Different everyday, somethings stay the same but somethings are scheduled throughout the day. Potentially physical violence with the youth
Pros
free meals
Cons
not enough staff
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Poor management
Treatment Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Newark, DEFebruary 12, 2015
the only good thing about this company were the pay and benefits. Although you were expected to work much more than 40 hours a week with no extra compensation. The job itself (working with the kids) is wonderful but very stressful with little support. Safety going into bad neighborhoods alone, and unarmed was always a tremendous concern. The agency is not focused on the child, but more so pleasing the foster parent.
Pros
good pay and benefits, travel reimbursement
Cons
constantly having to please foster parents, overworked, under appreciated, safety concerns
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Great support from coworkers and staff; and you can help change a youth's life for the better
Teacher/Counselor (Former Employee) –  Clarksburg, WVNovember 7, 2014
coworkers are were absolutely amazing and truly supported you as did supervisors. You can easily see the joy in the youths faces and can know you're making a positive impact in their lives. Residential shifts are a little rough due to the lack of quality sleep. Overall Great job to help build valuable skills that can use in every aspect of life and you get to have a positive impact of today's youth.
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Treatment Coordinator
Treatment Foster Care Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Clarksburg, WVSeptember 26, 2014
Everyday is different for a Treatment Coordinator. You go to court hearing, home visits, MDT meetings, etc. As well, things can change at any moment. You need to be flexible with your work and personal schedule. Along with hearing tough stories about your clients, the traveling is one of the hardest things about the job. Your car become your office.

Even though the position can very hard some days others are very rewarding. It makes your day when a client finds a home and/or is adopted. You build great relationships with coworkers and the families you work with.
Pros
great experience
Cons
low pay
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