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
Most everything is pretty stressful. There is very poor interdepartmental communication within the organization. Also, HR and upper management are very disengaged and hands off from the routine daily operations. Most of them remain behind closed doors instead of remaining visible to help resolve workplace issues. The most stressful part of working here however is how dishonest and unethical everything seems to be. Management lies through their teeth at the drop of a hat with zero shame or guilt. Favoritism abounds here at Adelbrook too. Unless you're part of management and HR's special in crowd, don't expect any preferred treatment. Policies and procedures aren't always enforced fairly or equitably across the board. Departments and managers within them are also very cliquey.
Favoritism and blacklisting - typical office politics, "social services style"
Lack of ethical management and HR is the most stressful part. Many of them are very rude, abrasive, unprofessional, and sneaky. My feeling is that most of the people in higher levels at Adelbrook definitely should not be in management. They don't know how to connect or relate, and they actually bring out the absolute worst in their employees.
Answered - Social Worker (Former Employee) - Cromwell, CT
Violent clients and management doesnt care
Answered - dcc (Current Employee) - Middletown, CT