As all mental health facilities tend to be, it was a very stressful place to work, however most of the stress came not from the patients, but from the staff. There was little to no communication and the workers, especially those below administration, were treated very poorly and stepped on.
Counselor (Current Employee) – Wilmington, NC – June 17, 2018
Most horrible work experience ever. I suggest reading all reviews before coming to work for this place. Patients are herded thru the doors like cattle. Nothing about this place focuses on individual treatment. Staff are treated like a number and not respected for their hard work and ethics. We are so short staffed in every department they need to put a cap on admissions until they can actually be safe. Everyone is micromanaged but never jumps in to help when we are sinking with patients. It’s unorganized and a disgrace to take people’s hard earned money and bill insurance for treatment pts are not getting.
Counselor (Former Employee) – Raleigh-Durham, NC – June 16, 2018
Top priority is making money. Doesn’t care about employees or the clients we are serving. Company makes poor decisions to cut corners in the short-term financially that lead to dissatisfied employees and major problems long term. Do not feel supported by Acadia.
Difficult work environment, too many Pt per Counselor
Counselor III (Former Employee) – Charlestown, IN – June 1, 2018
Highly stressful job due to lack of proficient Counselor, too many patients per case load. Management makes promises they are unwilling/unable to keep. Staff stays because they l working with love working with the populations
Mental Health Worker (Current Employee) – Bangor, ME – May 9, 2018
Depending on the management and department you are a part of Acadia, can be a great place to work. I learned a lot from this job, but I do not feel that they compensate fairly for the work produced, they struggle with management/supervision and current culture is not secure.
Marketing (Current Employee) – Franklin, TN – May 7, 2018
I like my job. Has its ups and downs. Managers care. I feel heard and appreciated. The pace is quick, expectations high, and stress up there, but they keep it fun and give the resources needed to hit goals. I recommend working here if you have drive, realistic expectations on advancement, and are ready to get in the weeds.
Marketing (Current Employee) – Franklin, TN – April 24, 2018
I like my job. I enjoy the folks I work with. I have realistic expectations about the required work/life balance needed in today's work force so I don't mind long hours and weeks. I feel valued and heard. Communication can be so/so but that is how most work places are. I get what I put in day after day and see myself staying with Acadia long term.
Freedom, Control, and Endless Amount of Work (Job Security)
Miscommunication but it feels like management is addressing.
Billing Specialist (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – April 19, 2018
They have good benefits and pay fair but other than that, no comment. The management gives u no training or instructions they just show you your desk and go to a meeting and pick favorites also its pretty lame
LPN Staff Nurse (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 19, 2018
The hardest part of the job is the rules change from one hour to the next. Nurses in the lab are frustrated because of the high intake loads which is very stressful and not very relaxed. Nurses who dose have to work with various contradictions and changes from one hour to the next variable hour. The problems do not lie with the clients,but the manager who is moody and has allowed one employee to boss many other employees. The new charge nurse is very competent but her mood has changed considerably. New employees leave when they discover the atmosphere Of ICTC.. The administrator is leaving in May and the norm of that place is change. Again, it It is not a very good working environment. The most enjoyable part of the job is leaving.