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Great place and some of my favorite co workers!
Admissions Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAOctober 12, 2018
Great experience! Loved my manager and my co workers. Unfortunately they are closing my office and we are all being laid off. I am really sad to leave everyone.
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Stress free work environment
LVN DISPENSING NURSE (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaOctober 11, 2018
Great coworkers. Management is flexible with time off requests. Work pay rate is lower than other companies. Blood draw work experience on a daily basis. Patience are easy to work with.
Pros
None
Cons
Pay rate
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Dont do it!!!
Intake Advisor (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNOctober 11, 2018
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.
Pros
good pay, good benefits
Cons
micromanaging, terrible management, drama, no consistency, no training, very short staffed.
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Unorganized
Clinical Department (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, PAOctober 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.
Pros
Working with clients who need help, seeing them come back to visit and still be clean and sober
Cons
Poor pay, lack of communication, lack of professionalism, poor upper management, not enough staff, constant stress
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3.0
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If you like micromanagement this this is for tou
In-take Advisor (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNSeptember 30, 2018
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.
Pros
Room for growth
Cons
Short breaks and micro management
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Great advancement opportunities, amazing boss, supportive upper management
Clinic Director (Current Employee) –  WISeptember 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!
Pros
Salary
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Collaborative Team Approach
Counselor (Current Employee) –  Madison, WISeptember 26, 2018
I really appreciate working here at the Madison West clinic and I feel like it’s a clinic headed in the right direction. Very patient centered and newly remodeled clinic with a collaborative team.
Pros
Collaborative, hard working team, patient centered
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Horrible place
Nurse (Current Employee) –  Lafayette, LASeptember 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.
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Everything
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Poor management and low pay
Counselor (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLSeptember 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.
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Run
Counselor (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, PASeptember 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.
Cons
compensation, benefits, lack of support, poor management, unethical
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Paperwork is overwhelming
Therapist (Current Employee) –  Butte, MTSeptember 17, 2018
It is a high stress job without a lot of perks. I do not have time for lunch or breaks. More paperwork than can be done in a week. Not many positive feedback moments..
Cons
Not much encouragement
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unorganized environment, unprofessional, lack of education and knowledge
Couselor (Current Employee) –  Kelso, WASeptember 14, 2018
Fast paced environment, clients are required to attend four hours of group per month, clients run the clinic, management is unethical, rude, uneducated and not team players, large case loads, lack of training, dirty disgusting bathroom and facilities, clients best interest is not considered, all about the numbers,
Pros
clients
Cons
management staff, dirty facility
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If you need steady pay it's cool
Intake Advisor (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNSeptember 13, 2018
This environment can be very stressful. Once hired and if you stay past training you have different shifts offered and depending where you fall in the new hire line up you can get a terrible shift. You would then have to wait until another set of shift bids are offered in order to change your schedule. If you tell them in your interview you can only work this time it will not apply to you once your training is finished. We deal with clients that struggling with substance abuse and mental health. Working every day with that 5 days a week can be taxing on your own mental health. Your PTO is accumulated over time based on the hours you work. They do offer Medical Insurance which is plus but the pay is not that competitive or really sufficient for Nashville's COL and trying to provide for a family. Management is very hit or miss, depending on their attitudes. They focus so much on small things and can micro manage a lot. We get a 30 minute lunch and two 10 minute breaks that are timed. The most enjoyable part of the job is the days we get food and the coworkers.
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3.0
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Educating the Patients on Illicit Substance
Counselor II (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WISeptember 11, 2018
Working with patients, group facilitator, 1 on 1 session , Meeting after 12:15 noon. Supervision weekly and group supervision with Clinical Director, Monthly meeting with Clinic Director.
Pros
Group
Cons
Short Break
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4.0
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Fast Paced
OFFICE MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Kent, WASeptember 10, 2018
If you are looking for a face paced job this is the one for you. it took a lot to get the office to flow smooth but it is now on the right track. The patients are great to work with because you are helping someone in need.
Pros
hours
Cons
staff
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2.0
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Disappointing-money driven not patient focused
Marketer/Business Development Associate (Former Employee) –  Galax, VASeptember 4, 2018
LCG was an excellent place to work when I first began they cared about patients and the staff were patient driven. After the purchase by Acadia, the facility fell under new leadership and became focused on filling beds and making money and not on patient care.
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Bad place for people in early recovery to work, treatment is secondary .
Treatment tech. (Former Employee) –  PennsylvaniaSeptember 3, 2018
I returned to work at this facility after 2 yrs, Acadia had purchased it from the previous owner, I thought that things would be different, as previous management were addicts that couldn't find jobs any place else. It was actually worse, the place is run down, and the clients basically run the place. There is no specific training , 😱Just corporate boiler 😱plate.
Its a bad place for patients and a worse place for employees. The caveat in the job description is that you are required to do anything they tell you to. From strip searching clients to cleaning up feces.
Pros
No experience neccesary, no relevant work history. Great place if your a clean addict, and chain smoker.
Cons
Bad place to work if you have a family, reasonbly sane life and work experience, self esteem.
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3.0
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Excellent Program, Poor Oversight
Substance Abuse Counselor (Former Employee) –  Brockton, MASeptember 2, 2018
Acadia Health had just bought HabitOPCO, and thus during my tenure at the job policies and procedures were always changing and/or being revised. While conducting individual and group therapy was routine for the job, standards in the associated paperwork never seemed to remain consistent. While I had great coworkers, it was clear that there was a lack of support from management other than to say, "Deal with it" if there was ever an issue. In spite of this, there was support from coworkers and the clients made the job well worth my time.
Pros
Engaging experience, diverse clientele and co-workers alike, comfortable work environment
Cons
Inconsistent Protocols/Standards for paperwork, somewhat poor supervision
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Business Development Executive Lead (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHAugust 30, 2018
This place is a shop of horrors management could care less about employees or patients. The admission director talks about everyone and will get you fired if you cross her.
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Lots of clients
Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (Former Employee) –  Beloit, WIAugust 22, 2018
Start at 4;30 am-work until 4 or 5pm. Management is interesting. good rapport with co workers. No hard part to job, Client growth was satisfaction.
Hard work, client contact, charting daily tasking.
Pros
My own office
Cons
I really would rather not say at this time
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