Very big disappointment so far.
Licensed Vocational Nurse (Current Employee) – Cromwell, CT – November 12, 2017
This isn't a good place to work for several reasons. First off, the upper management and HR is very disengaged from their employee base. They aren't very friendly or professional and don't contribute to an open and welcoming work environment. HR in particular doesn't seem very approachable if you are having workplace issues. Instead, they just kind of 'yes' you but then don't really do anything to help resolve the situation. Secondly, the organization isn't very honest or ethical from what I can see. For example, certain things which were explained to me during my initial interview and orientation are definitely not happening. At first, I was reassured that I could flex my time to meet the total number of hours required. This lasted only a couple weeks before they started giving me a hard time. Also, my pay rate did not include the differential which I'd been promised. Third off, communication is very poor. The left hand rarely knows what the right hand is doing, and interdepartmental communication is pretty much non-existent. Unless you make an effort to really dig and probe for the information you need to do your job, it isn't readily available to employees. The worst part of this organization is the high turnover and lack of general professionalism. Several of the employees here are quite unprofessional and don't always remain therapeutic in their interactions with the children. That creates unnecessary chaos and crisis situations which could often be avoided with more empathy and adherence to therapeutic guidelines.
Learning more about pervasive developmental disabilities
Unprofessional work atmosphere, lack of therapeutic client to staff interactions, dishonest and unethical behavior