SENIOR BEHAVIOR INSTRUCTOR (Former Employee) – San Fernando Valley, CA – September 24, 2018
Typical day includes driving from one clients home to another to provide therapy services to children with autism or other types of disabilities. Management is very professional, very easy to get a hold of, and offer help whenever asked. Working with the children is definitely the best part of the job and the hardest is getting used to doing ABA therapy on a daily basis.
Administrative (Former Employee) – Gardena, CA – November 15, 2018
There are other ABA agencies that are more structured and genuinely care about their employees...Behavior Frontiers is not one of them. They definitely show favoritism amongst staff, lack proper management, and are money hungry. Their turnover rate is extremely high (which I guess shouldn’t be a surprise).
Behavioral Interventionist (Former Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – November 6, 2018
A typical day at work was to attend to clients, making sure clients Behavior Plans were read. Then I would conduct at least 10 lessons per client by using Interactive Play and making sure the data was complete. It was great to see the clients progress as I would read and record the data of each client over a period of time. Using quantitative data was fairly new to me, but I learned. The management team played a big role in making this possible. They were always willing to help, answer questions or offer extra training. I think the hardest part for me was not being able to see my collaborative team members on weekly basis to discuss or share any successful strategies, rather we spoke on the phone. However, the caring and collaborative effort to deliver the services for the families was there.
They really care for children! :) and company offers training's
I would say the traffic when having to see multiple clients during the day.
Senior Behavior Interventionist (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 18, 2018
Behavior Frontiers is a great place for a first job. I learned a lot in my time there and go involved in a field where I felt like I was making a difference. They offer good benefits, training, and support for new staff. However, older staff are sometimes left on their own too often, and it can be hard to get hours. The scheduling department is located in another city, so communication with them can be a bit slow, but everyone is very friendly and willing to work with you as much as possible.
Senior Behavior Technician Full-time (Former Employee) – Campbell, CA – June 5, 2018
Daily routine is driving to your clients's place and providing 1:1 aba therapy. Most of your time, you're working independently. One or twice a week, your case manager will oversee you during your session.
Behavior Therapist/Instructor (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – May 30, 2018
Was forced to work with a sick child (stomach flu), against company policy, and was not given the raise I was due according to my yearly evaluation rating. Multiple excuses were made, and management frequently bullied employees.
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – May 21, 2018
Upper management does not provide any support. The regional clinical director is extremely unprofessional and frequently speaks down to staff. The only time you hear from the RCD is when something goes wrong. If something does go wrong, you’ll be told to figure it out. That about sums up the support you’ll receive and the culture at Behavior Frontiers.
Junior Behavior Instructor (Current Employee) – Orange County, CA – April 13, 2018
They advertise on indeed that they hire full time, which they don’t. They also advertise that there are opportunities for career growth and BCBA hours, which is likely after 1 plus years from the hiring date, if that. They say to reach out to administrators anytime, but be aware they will not reply to you. They encourage and say that you can keep your current job and work here (between 2-7, which is peak hours), but they only offer training in the morning during your other job. That doesn’t make sense!!! If you have another job, you can’t work here because of training schedules. Although the turn over rate is extremely high, they don’t care if you stay here or not. The only good thing about the company is, it you don’t want career growth opportunities and you are not looking into getting in the field, this is the place for you.
Snacks in the office and support from the case managers.
Everything else that’s not mentioned in the pros section.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – South Bay – April 11, 2018
The pay is extremely low. You're thrown into jobs that aren't in your job description and are for people who get almost double your mediocre pay. Advancement takes YEARS of being stuck in a role that pays far below average. Seeking BACHELOR degrees to get paid 12/hr is insulting.
SOME people are welcoming, free lunch maybe once a month that you'll order, company card
Behavior Instructor (Current Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – March 28, 2018
I love working for Behavior Frontiers; everyone I’ve worked with so far has been absolutely supportive and encouraging so far. That being said, full time hours are difficult to get and cancellations do occur. Plus you don’t have a set 9-5 schedule if that is what you want, this may not be the place for you. On a more positive note, you learn a lot of skills in this field that you can apply to other fields.
Behavior Supervisor (Former Employee) – San Diego – March 9, 2018
While some locations of BF may be collaborative work environments the San Diego office is not one of them. In particular the clinical director is condescending and does and will talk down the analyst to families (in front of the analyst and behind the analyst back). Multiple families asked that the CLINICAL DIRECTOR be removed for overseeing their case. When these issues were mentioned to upper management nothing was done. The San Diego office has the highest turn over rate of ALL BF offices (that says a lot!).
Salary is fair
Salary is not worth the environment. Other clinics offer a great salary and even better environment.
BCBA (Current Employee) – California – February 28, 2018
BCBAs at this company really care about their clients and staff. They definitely know what they're doing clinically. The supervisors and directors are very supportive and want to grow your career as well.
Behavior Instructor (30hr/wk) (Current Employee) – Orange County, CA – February 22, 2018
I loved working with the kiddos and each family. My clients were all awesome and I really connected with them. Each day I would run programs implemented by my case manager and assistant clinical director while also making it natural and fun.
Behavior Interventionist (Former Employee) – Gardena, CA – January 7, 2018
The new management for the long beach region is terrible. They offer no support and are quick to dismiss employee concerns. There are no hours in this field. The scheduler could barely keep the company's employees at full-time due to cancellations. The good thing about working here are the kids you get to interact with.
kids, flexible schedule
no support, hours, traveling from session to session