Thresholds

56 reviews

Thresholds Employee Reviews

Showing all 56 reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
productive and fun place to work
Desk Clerk (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 25, 2016
a great working enviroment, great collegues and supervisors. I would recommend for anyone looking for a job. An easy place to learn and communicate with your superiors and collegues. Its more like a family than a job because of the easy communition.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
productive and cool job
CLINICAL SUPPORT SERVICE (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 14, 2016
you come to work and get the job done with clients. You can chills while reading a book or play games with clients. You can come up with an idea of games with clients. it's very relax place and study or do homework.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 24, 2015
All the members, Thresholds does a great job with providing services to those in need. The workers really care about the members and is a great place to work.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Innovative and front runner in the psychiatric rehabilitative field
Research Assistant/Intake Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 16, 2015
Multiple interfaces in a variety of situations ranging from research data analysis to staff training/curriculum development to one on one patient interactions.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Office Manager
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Blue Island, ILOctober 24, 2015
Switchboards, Greeter, Tour Guide
Group Leader
Communications Specialist
Great Place to Work
Excellent Benefits
Great Coworkers
Pros
Free Lunches, Parties
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive, hands-on, challenging workplace
Community support specialist (Current Employee) –  Chicago Heights, ilOctober 5, 2015
Productive, hands-on challenging workplace with supportive management. Everyday was very engaging. The environment was very relaxed. I was always able to complete my work without stress.
Pros
supportive management, relaxed enviroment
Cons
challenging at times
Was this review helpful?Yes2No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Family Friendly with compassion for urgent situations
Agency Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MISeptember 29, 2015
It is a pleasure to work for such a company that understands that some have families and have to coordinate schedules for sickness, doctor appointments, etc. Those choosing to continue their schooling are able to flex their schedules to do so. All of the supervisors use a Trauma Informed process in their supervision.
Pros
Flexible Schedules
Cons
Most workers are in cubicles
Was this review helpful?Yes1No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
If need experience and no other place is hiring then this is the place to go
Community/Peer Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 28, 2015
I'm grateful for this position because it allowed me entry into the field. However it's at a high price. The environment is very toxic due to people not being paid well and requiring unachievable standards which creates a work/life that is out of balance!!
Pros
You get experience
Cons
They don't pay well and they ask a lot from the employees. No real work life balance at this place
Was this review helpful?Yes3No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A Caring nurturing enviornment
Youth Counselor/ Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IllinoisSeptember 21, 2015
Thresholds was a great company to work for they provided a safe nurturing enviornment for the members as well as the staff. Thresholds provided me with a lot of training on various topics that allowed me to focus on provided more specialized assistance to the clients we served.
Was this review helpful?Yes1No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
N/A
Behavioral Management Team Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 27, 2015
I supervised Behavioral Management Team for therapeutic crisis milieu management. I trained all new and existing employees on direct verbal and physical crisis intervention procedures. I provided crisis management by educating clients using community support resources
Pros
N/A
Cons
Compensation and lack of management support
Was this review helpful?Yes1No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fun and loveable job
Caregiver (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIAugust 27, 2015
Caregiving agencies today evaluate a potential employee’s ability to serve as a caregiver and provide ongoing training for all employees. For instance, Senior Helpers has initiated a specialized training program for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in conjunction with an expert in dementia, as well as training courses in Parkinson’s and diabetes management, two other ailments common in the older population.
Pros
When trusted and loving family members provide care, the pros are significant. Most important, worries about your child's or elderly parent's safety are greatly lessened
Cons
On the negative side, the burdens of caregiving can lead to resentment, burnout, and friction among family members, especially when the primary caregiver feels that others don't help enough.
Was this review helpful?Yes1No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
na
Residential Counselor (Current Employee) –  Melrose Park, ILAugust 19, 2015
• Answering phones, Greeting customers,handling cash and credit card payments,and cancling as well as making reservations, keeping a clean and neat lobby for all guest. Making sure the snack shop is fully stocked for guest when they arrive or during their stay, go up to guest room if something is wrong.
• Prepare all food to be sat out in the breakfast area for all in-house guest, stock all condiments, make sure there is back up food just in case we run low or out of food, change trash, wipe tables down, keep a clean breakfast area, greet customers, handle any problems any in-house guest might have, make sure coffee is made for guest, sweep and mop floors.
Was this review helpful?Yes1No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great coworkers
HR Professional (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 3, 2015
I learnt a lot at Thresholds; new hire orientation, reporting writing, developed communication skills. A typical day at work would involve executing reports for finance and quality, managing the call center line, running background checks.
Pros
nice culture
Cons
unpaid breaks
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
friendly environment, nice community and neighbors.
Residential Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 26, 2015
managing young adults while providing direct care services that were billable through DCFS. building relationships with the youth to better prepare them for future endeavors.
Pros
resources and referrals very helpful.
Cons
rules don't dictate what the real world is about for the young adults.
Was this review helpful?Yes1No1
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
New management not working with old staff it all there ideal when old staff I deals is working .
Residential House Manager (Former Employee) –  4101 n. Ravenswood, Chicago, IllinoisApril 18, 2015
New Management don't get to know their Staff within two weeks of coming in they terminated staff. They came in and change everything even thing that was working and they client begin to act out. The company could something suspend or change people jobs and not be so quick to fire people the company is very large and is always in need of staff. minor offense doesn't constitute termination.
Pros
Staff Share the work
Cons
Management don't make good decision or listen to staff
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A Day with Mental Health Teens and Their Children "RolerCoaster"
Residential Support Staff (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 11, 2015
A typical day at work is curious, walking into the building with teens and their children, teens with mental disabilities you have to be on guard and very aware because you never know what will happin, Staff have a personal office didicated to serve the teens with any thing they might need assistent with : parenting, relationship advice, budgeting and bank account assistent, monitor teens and children through out the shifts, keep logs on activities through out the shift, MPR(missing person report from chicago police) when need, transportation when needed, and prompt teens for school,work, appoinments etc. cook on meal days for teens as well. Working with teens that can be upset,fight each other, curse staff out can be hard , but! when you have supportive staff and skills to calm them down, and help them figure out he issues and they thank you is so rewarding and you know you've made difference and done ur duities. The hardest part of my job is not getting enough hours and being left days or even weeks without no hours, And all paper work is not completed when your shifts start so it make it hard to continue when you have to fix an issue or dont know certain things.
Pros
overtime available
Cons
No benfits (insurance, medicals
Was this review helpful?Yes1No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work
Community Support Specialist Thresholds (Current Employee) –  chicagoApril 4, 2015
Thresholds is a great place to work if you enjoy advancing in a company. Thresholds is a has a very stress free work enviornment. The supervisors are easy to work with and the co-workers are enjoyable.
Was this review helpful?Yes2No2
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun place to work with it's challenges
Community Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 3, 2015
A typical day includes meeting with members for 1:1 appointments, preparing meals for all members in the house, documenting activities, implementing treatment plans. Occasional crisis intervention resulting in calling 911 for police assistance or member transport to hospital for medical or psychological evaluations.

Thresholds training is an A+. They are very thorough and provide evidence-based training for all staff in direct care. This is not just lectures, but they do role play and gave us a chance to test out the theories we were to implement with our members. Training department was phenomenal in their support of staff questions and clarifications as needed in person or via email or phone calls.

Management - policies are very fair, positions for advancements are competitive. The develop their policies with staff and members in mind. The listened to all people involved to try and ratify changes and while implementing business changes to meet funding sources requirements or accreditation requirements. With policy changes, management trains the staff so they are understanding what's happening. We don't always agree, but at least we understand enough to accept and work with them on these implications.

Hardest part of the job, was keeping up the quality of service and documentation standards required for our funders and accreditation. The emotional and mental part of they job in Mental health can be very draining. If you are not careful you can burn out easily.

Co-workers some were a team, some were not. The cultures affected the relationships, until a
  more... lead set the standards that were considered the Employee Culture and work ethics.

I enjoyed working with the staff and members. Watching the members grow over the years and accomplishing some of their goals.
  less
Was this review helpful?Yes1No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun place to work at.
Mental Health Professional (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 5, 2015
Very good management. Up to tasks with members. Good staff supports as well. The members are very receptive, and they work very hard to get better mentally. The staffs are very supportive, and nice to work with.
Pros
home like atmosphere...
Cons
there are no cons.
Was this review helpful?Yes2No
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Thresholds is a very good agency to work for. Being nice is a requirement.
Community Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 9, 2015
I am very pleased to be working for Threshold's. They are always striving to create a better work environment. I have moved and the daily commute is wearing on me. I wish they were in the area where I have moved.
Pros
great people to work with.
Cons
more days off per year would help. they're at the low end with fifteen days.
Was this review helpful?Yes1No

Overall rating

4.0
Based on 56 reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Ratings by category

Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Culture