Substance Abuse Counselor (Former Employee) – Norfolk, MA – December 5, 2017
Was busy daily, which made the days fly by. Girls in my office were clicky. They asked me to resign due to accusations of a comment I made to another employee. No investigation was conducted, never given a chance to speak on my behalf. Very unprofessional of the company.
Program Director (Current Employee) – Norfolk, MA – December 2, 2017
Low salary and stressful job leads to a company that experiences high turnover. State Director says people don't quit spectrum they quit the managers when he doesn't realize that is insane and that as managers we are set up to fail so of course they are quitting spectrum. Very frustrating. Great opportunity to help out a under-resourced population.
Unethical company/management that expects back dating and falsifying documents.
RSAT Counselor (Former Employee) – Wrightsville, GA – November 18, 2017
Falsifying documents and back dating are expected by management. The clinical supervisor runs the residential program without any consistency. Company has very bad turn-over rate which makes the work load difficult. Company is unorganized which can be dangerous in a correctional setting. Payroll is often incorrect and claims to either over pay or underpay.
The place to work if you don't want to feel valued.
Recovery Specialist (Former Employee) – Westborough, MA – May 8, 2017
I loved working at Spectrum for one reason and one reason only, the clients. It was fantastic to see the progress they made in their recovery. But the bad, outweighed the good. Management was extremely overbearing and enjoyed micromanaging everything. If they didn't like you, they would fire you for anything at all. I worked there for a year and saw over 25 employees come and go. I have nothing but bad things to say about Spectrum. Stay away!
Clients were great! Great PTO.
Short breaks (if you got one at all), Pay was poor, lots of DPH violations, Staff got more responsibilities and no pay increase, Micromanaging, management did not care about employees.
Recovery Specialist (Current Employee) – Weymouth, MA – March 15, 2017
The backbone of this company is the people who work for it. In my experiance, the folks I've come to work with in my time at Spectrum, have been a clear cut above the rest with respects to the field. These people truly care about others success.
The opportunity to witness an individuals pathway to a better life. Also, free breakfast lunch and dinner provided there is enough left over.
Management constantly changes rules and procedures.
Confidential (Former Employee) – Confidential – January 16, 2017
This company is a vendor for the DOC. Unfortunately this company will let you go with no cause. This company is at will - however their are laws associated with that. If you are not "cliching" with management they will wait until their is something they can use on you in order to use their authority- which isn't much but they use this clause in order to scare their employees. It's very unfair and unfortunate. This company needs to be removed from all the facilities state wide.
CDP (Former Employee) – WA State – November 13, 2016
Spectrum is an excellent place to work. They are high on education which is why there is an excellent tuition reimbursement. They reimburse for your CDP license yearly. The thing I love most about Spectrum is how they value family and the importance it holds in staff's life my boss knew the complete importance of this. Certain managers in WA state are great and others have to much power and do not value line staff's opinion.
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Weymouth, MA – October 23, 2016
The management at Spectrum was absolutely horrible. The case loads were extreme. You could never correctly help clients due to the case load. I tried to create programs but management had no desire to help. They used recovery as a way to profit off of addicts. It was not about helping the clients the way it should have been. Overall a place that does not value case managers and what they do. Terrible management
Director (Former Employee) – Westborough, MA – February 26, 2016
Spectrum advertises itself as offering many services to its clients but is unable to come through for them. The facilities in Westborough are understaffed and because of this they can't offer what they promise in the brochures. It's a difficult place to work. Staff have huge caseloads and impossible demands to complete huge amounts of paperwork, run groups and meet with difficult clients. The pay is offensive with most front line staff not even making a living wage of $15/hr. Communication among the upper management is lacking and staff are given inconsistent and confusing messages. The upper management and directors are so focused on thinking that all people in treatment are liars and spend most of their time coming up with punitive consequences that nothing good occurs in treatment. This place could be so much better. Do your homework before you work here.
Beautiful facility but not enough space for staff. Staff care about the clients
Clinician II (Former Employee) – Worcester, MA – December 15, 2015
Not getting paid for unreliable substance abusers that no show sessions is infuriating. A lot of these people only go to the clinic for the methafone and do not engage in treatment. This is a very difficult population to work with. Clinicians don't get a chance to work on real clinical issues because there's so much paperwork, clients are always dodging sessions, and you're talking about their use the whole session, or they're trying to manipulate to get out early. All of the clinicians are always miserable. There is always something to complain about. The supervisors are always pushing more work onto the clinicians. People who didn't deserve promotions are promoted. The hearing process is a joke. Employees have to use earn time if they don't meet "productivity".
The company raffles off gift certificates at functions, group experience
Intake Coordinator (Former Employee) – Worcester, MA – December 4, 2015
I could of advance more based on my skills and education but it is a company that does not follow this guidelines to the top. It is more of who you know rather than what skills and education as well as performance.