Alexander Youth Network Employee Reviews

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Fun to work there
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 1, 2018
It was my first huh paying job. The kids were amazing and the staff where too. Great structure and administration was great. Good programs were put in place for staff and kids. Administration balance out how to deal with kids and staff.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
Was striding at time to deal with angry kids
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place to work
Intensive in Home Team Lead (Former Employee) –  North CarolinaJuly 9, 2018
They have way too much focus on meetings and documentation and not near enough client focus. Hours a day were spent discussing why were were not productive enough and frequently the meetings would run over client appointments. Multiple "fake reviews" weekly where all charts would be combed through and work would halt. Yet no assessment about client's needs.
Pros
larger company with benefits
Cons
not patient centered, paper work centered
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ok job
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 9, 2018
It was a great please to work at the time. pay was good for me at that time but for now i wont work for that much. I like that people that i work with and i like the job that i had
Pros
good environment
Cons
Manager was bad
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A house but not a home
Behavior Health Counselor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJune 3, 2018
My experience with working for Alexander Youth Network was rewarding dealing with the kids only. Management and organization was not as rewarding. Often we would have enconsistency because of lack of experienced PRN's. The lack of appreciation for experienced staff left holes in being able to keep a consistent flow and normalcy.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
lack of pay and employee appreciation
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Stressful job with great people but lack of communicatin
Intensive In-Home Counselor (Former Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCApril 5, 2018
AYN was great at first, but unfortunately they started going through a lot of changes in management and things began to change. I worked with a great group of people, but we were not heard or respected by the administration in Charlotte. Pay is decent, but raises are not taken seriously. Pay is not enough to keep employees long term. This is part of the reason for high turn over. I did not intend to leave, the company downsized and I was laid off abruptly and with no warning. This is a great place to learn and meet some amazing people, but you will be very stressed out
Pros
Great co worker and good learning opportunity
Cons
Bad healthcare, lack of communication between admin and workers
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Good place to work
MST Therapist (Current Employee) –  WilmingMarch 17, 2018
Decent advancement opportunities, stressful at times, compensation is not competitive enough to retain employees long-term. Several opportunities across the state of NC.
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Great Learning Experience for Internships
Intern (PT) (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 1, 2018
AYN offers several services making it a great place for a counseling student to receive a variety of training and experience. Very well rounded supervisors also.
Pros
Free lunch and options to move within the company
Cons
High turnover rate
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great learning ground and opportunity to grow
Dir. of Best Practice, Perform. Improvement Coord. (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 25, 2018
The staff perform well as a unit keeping everyone safe, and providing for the children. There are continuing development opportunities and leadership traning. The programs are meaningful and help support stability for its consumers.

The company pays well and values experience and education
Pros
free lunch on its campus
Cons
community based staff do not have the same perks
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Former employee (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 25, 2018
Time for a important career move. Over worked and under paid. No room for advancement. Certain employee were nice and respectful, others did not speak and sometimes rude.
Pros
Pto, free meals.
Cons
Low pay raise.
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Low Pay
Professional (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 1, 2018
The pay sucks, no room for advancement, unless you're one of the favorites. Everyone is a snake in the grass, so trust no one. Employees are not appreciated. High turnover.
Pros
Free lunch IF you're willing to share your 30 min break with screaming kids
Cons
30 min lunch break with NO other breaks, very low pay, stressful, micro managers, no overtime, hard to get time off
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Unsatisfactory
Behavioral Health Counselor (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 15, 2018
I recommend if you are looking at this job look elsewhere. Ratios are not always met. You can only take off 2 days of paid time off even if you have 80hours.
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Great collaborative environment
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 10, 2018
Restructured organizational processes and functions
Worked with management on the redesign of business operations.
Results: Provided comprehensive recommendations to increase staff efficiency, improve service delivery to clients, and increase agency revenue.
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Amazing
LPC Internship (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCDecember 9, 2017
Absolutely learned so much from my supervisor and have learned how to counsel children during my internship. This is a great work environment and the company is truly helping children who need it.
Pros
Flexible, great hours
Cons
Driving to clients at times
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I would not recommend working here
Behavioral Health Counselor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 28, 2017
There is little to no staff support as the environment is made up of cliques. I was sexually harassed on a daily basis by co-workers. They promoted men before anyone else.
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Great place, great kids
Behavior Health Counselor PRN (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 23, 2017
Love this place it's a quick paced environment. I've been working here for approximately 10 months and I don't intend on leaving. The staff is amazing to work with, they are super supportive when assisting with the children. The volunteers are amazing as well as supervisors. Great support in this environment.
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productive, flexible
Intensive In-Home Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Winston-Salem, NCSeptember 14, 2017
Alexander Youth Network is a great place to be employed. Intensive In-Home is very flexible with scheduling to see consumers. Management always has an open door policy where staff can discuss thoughts and feelings regarding job responsibilities etc.
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Great place to work
Behavioral Health Counselor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 12, 2017
Working at AYN is very beneficial. They invest in all employees with training and educational courses. The management is a part of the team and allows employees to give constructive feedback. They believe in taking care of the staff through appreciation of the month, employee recognition, and other incentives. The challenge to working at AYN in moving on in your career if this is a stop on your journey. You can and will get attached to the children.
Pros
Employee support
Cons
Low pay rate
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Good place to work for
Intensive In Home Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Southern Pines, NCSeptember 3, 2017
Intensive in home: Flexiable hours, work in the home with families. Good pay and hours, good people to work with. good benefits, health, vision, dental, 401k.
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Good
Outpatient Therapist (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 21, 2017
Enjoyed working at AYN; however, due to changes in the outpatient setting, I made the decision to leave. Overall, it was a great place to work. The leadership team is awesome and provides great supervision to all departments.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Qualified Mental Health Professional (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 27, 2017
Alexander Youth Network is a great place to work. They like to hire within and there are many opportunities to grow your skills. It is a team orientated environment and others are working to help one another and offer supportive environments when needed
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