Interesting to every day I feel a sense of achievement and purpose.
Lead Technician (Current Employee) – York, PA – November 29, 2018
This is a great company to work for considering it has a significant amount of options for career growth, as well as giving as a humanitarian or civil servant. Great staff to upper management across the corporate ladder.
Opportunity for advancement as very broad network of locations.
Company has it's pros and cons just like any other.
Director (Current Employee) – California – November 21, 2018
I would be happy to work here until I retire. I’m compensated very well for my position, & love the fast paced environment. The work environment is awesome, and I have a work family I enjoy. There are endless opportunities to learn more about whatever your job is or what your interests are. If you are a director of your department, ACADIA provides annual conferences where the other Directors, nationwide, meet, network, collaborate, and learn. In addition to vacation and sick time, the company gives you personal days off. I have medical, dental, vision, company paid life insurance that I supplement for additional coverage (that I can take with me if I leave!), life insurance for my spouse, and 401(k). Promoting from within has been the priority, and they really invest in their employees. The Risk Management program implemented at each location far exceeds any other company I’ve seen.
Work atmosphere and endless learning and growth opportunities
I read a lot of negative things about this company and I have to say that's unfortunate.....
Substance Abuse Counselor II (Current Employee) – El Cajon, CA – November 13, 2018
I have been with Acadia/ CRC for 5 years and I loved it. It is fast paced and client centered. It is completely what this particular clinic wanted it to be. We decided together as a team that we were tired of chasing the patient's around and held them accountable. WOW what a concept. They are learning something about recovery, and health, and self-esteem while on their way to a healthier way of life. Instead of pouting like children we did something about it. Of course it's about numbers, but that's our responsibility not the patient's, they should not even know about that. It's the Counselors job to Motivate the Patient's to rise up to any amount of progress to help them feel that they can do this, and they can. EVERY PROGRAM IS CREATED FOR SUCCESS IN MIND. That means this is treatment. They do complete the program and go on to lead productive clean lives, a lot of them. I love this clinic and I have loved watching the patient's evolve and the clinic evolve itself and I have been proud to be a part of it.
Team work ethics, patient's dedication, patient and counselor collaboration
Not enough compassion with newer patients when they aren't on time or miss dose.
Stressful working environment too much emphasis and pressure on financials
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, White Deer Run, Allenwood (Former Employee) – Pennsylvania – November 13, 2018
I did not enjoy working at Acadia. The main goal is dollars. They micromanage and the culture is fear based. They are more concerned about market share and profits than their employees. Cutthroat management
Greed, fear based management style, cutthroat management
I worked at Wilmington Treatment Center, one of many of Acadia’s mental health and substance abuse facilities. The facility was experiencing some serious growing pains while I was employed there. I witnessed 4 department heads be let go. I watched the Regional VP step back into the CEO role, I watched a new unit be built. Lots and lots of change. As long as you are flexible and open minded it’s possible to roll with the punches. It is highly competitive and gossip can be a problem but I’ve encountered that in every single job I’ve worked. I learned a lot while there and was the opportunity to advance is there if you have what it takes.
Opportunity for advance, ability to help others
Poor compensation and benefits, regular changes in leadership
I loved my job, my coworkers, my last clinical director was wonderful and I will never be able to find words to describe the amazing counseling team and nurses I encountered while I worked there. The pay was terrible, it's actually about 6-7 thousand dollars less annually then what lpns make in the Beckley area according to the labor board, especially considering our patient load. That has alot to do with the constant turn over of staff. I didn't leave over the pay. I left for other reasons and I have considered going back honestly. I think the work done there is important. The issue is not management, it's corporate. They don't see patients or staff. To them it's about business. Somewhere along the way I think they have forgotten that without their patients and staff they have no business.
It truly is a team among the coworkers.
Low pay, constantly short staffec because of that and corporate is unaware of how to treat staff.
I was at Acadia for almost a year. It was a rough start and a even worse end. Their management is a joke. They all talk about each other to reps and then about the reps to each other. THIS IS BY FAR THE WORST COMPANY I HAVE WORKED FOR. They like to try to make you feel like you are making a difference when really they do not care about their clients. They are not consistent, they dance around questions, the training is like one day.. and then you are thrown out to the wolves. Most people go into this position thinking its a counseling position, I am here to tell you ITS NOT. This is a SHORT STAFFED call center, that had a turn over rate of 117% last year. This place is like high school, management has no common sense, and they walk around like they are better then you. Acadia thrive's off of desperation, meaning they hire people desperate for a check, and thats why their turn over rate is so high. If you have any self worth, don't waste your time. They belittle you, and try to make you feel like you are over reacting about things that should NOT happen in the work place. They micromanage people they don't like while favorites are allowed to do whatever they want.
good pay, good benefits
micromanaging, terrible management, drama, no consistency, no training, very short staffed.
Clinical Department (Former Employee) – Lancaster, PA – October 4, 2018
This company is all over the place. Poor upper management, incredibly poor pay for the work that is expected. There are no contingency plans for when an employee leaves the company. Another employee(usually a manager) is expected to pick up the slack and do two or more full time jobs. Never enough staff and the hiring process takes so long that potential employees find other jobs. There is no real training when you start and you’re thrown in and expected to figure things out on your own. The staff gossips about one another all the time and each department is their own island and don’t trust their co-workers. Staff will talk about other staff and even clients in the presence of clients, thus breaching confidentiality. Lack of full time director for over a year. All about filling the beds and getting commercial insurance clients into treatment even when they’re not an appropriate fit for that specific treatment campus.
Working with clients who need help, seeing them come back to visit and still be clean and sober
Poor pay, lack of communication, lack of professionalism, poor upper management, not enough staff, constant stress
The job overall was enjoyable but they are too strict with simple things and the calls are too back to back. They let some people get away with anything they want and treat others like step children. I suspect racism here and managers who like to simply be douchbags.
Great advancement opportunities, amazing boss, supportive upper management
Clinic Director (Current Employee) – WI – September 26, 2018
Great advancement opportunities, amazing boss, supportive upper management. Company cares about investing back in structure and their employees. Flexible schedule. Best part is my team and helping patients improve their lives!
Nurse (Current Employee) – Lafayette, LA – September 21, 2018
Upper management make changes and don't think about how it would impact the people on the floor. There is retaliation when complaining about employee/patient safety. Unqualified people doing payroll so something is always wrong. Takes forever for people to start once hired. No proper training.
Counselor (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – September 21, 2018
Corporate makes demands but doesn't acknowledge that it doesn't trickle down to counselors. Expectations are high but there is not enough time to complete everything. Very HIGH turnover rate. Poor management who doesn't look out for their employees. Employees are not valued for the work that is expected.
Counselor (Former Employee) – Lebanon, PA – September 18, 2018
The burnout at Acadia is pervasive across the country. Staff is poorly trained and there is no support by management. Compensation and benefits are at the lowest possible rate. You would be better off working at a fast food restaurant.
It's 2018, and our facility does not use electronic records! The corporation makes a lot of money for the shareholders and upper management. It is not shared with staff and patients. Our facility ran out of food several times a week. We were not even given mileage reimbursement for traveling to orientation or training.
compensation, benefits, lack of support, poor management, unethical