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Do they pay weekly or bi weekly

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High turnover of staff, upper management is disengaged with clients/students as well as staff, no person centered planning, no raises nor employee thoughtnput into any strategic planning for the future of the agency; only right now. Lots of great staff leave due to being treated horribly and the clients/students suffer. Families feel lied to and like they have no one to turn to. Adelbrook is a disgrace and gives human services agencies a horrible name

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During the initial interview, you'll probably be promised that you can flex your hours as long as you meet the minimum total required for the week. Once you've actually started working here though, things are probably going to change very quickly. For the first couple of weeks, you'll be allowed to flex your hours according to the false promise which was given to you at the start of the hiring process. A couple weeks in however, be prepared for them to start using strong-arm and pressuring tactics to force you into working hours which you had never agreed to work. You'll basically be given the cold shoulder and 'silent treatment' if you don't surrender your entire social life and be on call for them 24/7. This applies only to nursing coverage.

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Most of the questions were very unprofessional. One question inquired about my religion and whether that would prevent me from working Sundays. Another question asked if I had children and if that would prevent me from working the assigned hours. The last question which I found really offensive was whether I had any disabilities of my own which would prevent me from caring for others who had disabilities. I don't even know why they asked me any of these illegal questions. There is a professional (and lawful) way to determine whether or not a candidate is a good fit or not. Inquiring about someone's family status, disabilities or religion is not only very unprofessional but not even allowed by law! These people here at Adelbrook obviously need a crash course in HR 101 when it comes to interviewing candidates the right way in accordance with the law!

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They don't make alot of that clear. Also you'll lose time because it will not roll over into the next year.

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It's headed the wrong way

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Sad...very sad that there is so much blatant physical and emotional abuse of the students at Adelbrook (Cromwell Connecticut programs) and that nothing is ever done. You report it to HR as an employee: they tell you that's "not their department." Then you try to report it to upper management and go through the channels of State of Connecticut Mandated Reporting guidelines only for them to threaten your employment if you do report the abuse. It's such a travesty that you as an employee of Adelbrook have no recourse, that you are forced to stand by and continue witnessing your own students being psychologically and physically abused and yet there's nothing you can do because then you will be out of a job..

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The main reason why I finally decide to leave Adelbrook's is because I just got so very sick and tired of all the dishonesty and cover ups! Staff who are violent and abusive toward this vulnerable populations should not be allowed to continue doing this! Nor should HR and management choose to just turn a blind eye and cover up all this unethical stuff simply because of office politics, who knows who and constant favoritism. That seems to be the only thing which saves some people from being held accountable for their violent and abusive behavior toward these vulnerable youth! That sickened my stomach every single day I worked here and I finally decided to quit rather than having to be witness to this any longer.

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Raises don't occur very often and in fact, the CEO and the rest of upper management and HR lied and said we were getting raises. Then we didn't get any which we were promised. Nor did we receive COLA (cost of living adjustment) in our wages either. However, it's real funny how all of a sudden all the upper management and HR executives inside Adelbrook's all have brand new cars and other perks in their executive suites and offices. Those were financed with money which was rightfully owed to us, the staff who worked very hard to provide good quality care to Adelbrook's clients. Upper management and HR for Adelbrook is clearly not for their staff though.. sad.

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My best parts of working for Adelbrooke was the families and children I work with. My colleagues were also very good to work with. The worse parts of working in Adelbrooke is the management and HR. They are clueless and don't know what they doing. The management and HR is not in tune with reality. And they expect stuff from their staff which is impossible. HR and upper management don't even know any of their agency clients or staff members or what they contribute. But HR and management inside Adelbrooke's sure has plenty of negative stuff to say. Another bad part of working here is how many abuse allegations they have. Some of the staff working for Adelbrooke are very caring and therapeutic. Others are not and are way to rough and violent working with the kids. That was very difficult for me to witness happening all the times as many as it did. Because many of these kids were very vulnerable and had Autism and other developmental disabilities and couldn't always defend themselves. Yet what was even worse than witnessing all of this abuse was how dishonest and unethical HR and upper management in Adelbrook was! There were many times when I reported this abuse to them as part of my mandated reporting requirements of my job duties. However Adelbrook management still chose to do nothing about it. And they even tried to cover all of this up like it never even happened when it really did. So that was the worse part of all.

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