management (Former Employee) – Franklin, TN – August 17, 2018
There is no typical day other than being hectic and constant priority changing – upper management never sides with staff and patients are always correct and are entitled and allowed to get away without following the rules - staff is generally considered wrong as we can't lose a patient [company income] even as a for profit company there are constant budget issues and not having enough money to hire good staff and a reasonable hourly rate so there is turnover all the time - budget is not realistic and there is insufficient money to put into the upkeep of the clinic, shameful. The Regional Director is only concerned with making the Region look good and is constantly hammering at the local management and staff with the threat ,”you know what will happen if corporate finds out” – not a safe environment at all.
working with patients if they are following the rules
a number of cons from work enviornment to pay and benefits
Nursing Supervisor (Former Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – August 14, 2018
Not conducive to growth or development. Very dishonest upper management, cowards! Self serving! Promote from within, announce new position then turn around and hire someone else and ask you to train them... Unscrupulous company! Worst job I've ever had
Counselor (Former Employee) – Clarksburg, WV – August 10, 2018
Management cannot make a decision and stay with it. There is a lack of client care due to the changes that are made on the spur of the moment. Leadership is lacking in knowledge and experience as supervisors. Evaluations are not done on time- advancements are not likely.
Coworkers are good to work with, they are team players. Hours are a little non-traditional but are good if you are wanting evenings free.
Collections Specialist (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – August 9, 2018
The people I worked with were great but as for the company when I started which was 30 days after accepted the position and when got to my first day the manager had no idea i was starting that day. I had no desk, no computer, no phone and it was complete kaios.
Housekeeper (Current Employee) – Valdosta, GA – August 4, 2018
Very seldom get combative guests but you should understand that they are dealing with a disease. So many great employees were given a bad deal and let go for any little thing while the ones in the circle have a repetitive cycle
Seeing my guests getting help
Repeaters and not being appreciated by the Administration
we have rt staff to play games and cook with children
Mental Health Technician II (Current Employee) – Butte, MT – July 31, 2018
get to work at 8:00 am and I go to the principles office to get the children's agenda for the day. I then go to my classroom and do some prepping before class starts at 9:00 am. I go to the hall and talk with the kids and make sure the team is safe to transfer for school. We start the day with the pledge of allegiance. We start math and every subject is 45-50 minutes a day. The hardest part of my job is keeping them from misbehaving. The most joyful part is knowing I get to help make these children better in school and in life.
BHT for Desert Hills RTC (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – July 31, 2018
Desert Hills is trying to implement TCI or Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. With a Nurtured Heart Approach these violent and out of control kids are getting loving kindness instead of punishment. I just dont believe the old staff has fully caught on yet.
I think management is serious about turning that around. It will take a little time.
Biller (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – July 23, 2018
I loved working for Acadia while I was there. I camein through a temp company and Acadia payed me a decent wage. They were in a transition when I worked there and even though I was assured they would keep me do to my performance, I was fired due to budget cuts. This decision was out of the hand of any of the supervisors because the CEO gave them the order, Anyways, this is a great place, great people, free food in the cafeterias often, and a very positive working environment.
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.