Colonial Management Group Employee Reviews

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the most horrible place ever, this company is insane
Substance Abuse Counselor (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLApril 7, 2018
The people at the corporate office turn a blind eye to serious, dangerous problems. The last PD had a drug problem herself and fell out in the floor at work presumably due to drug overdose. The people in positions above the PD never wanted to hear the problems, despite several hundred complaints within 90 days they took no action. Not until the PD fell out in the floor did anyone even try to do anything. This company doesn't care at all about the employees. It is a dangerous place to work. There is no teamwork here due to the poor management practices, everyone is sneaking around tattle-telling on each other like kindergarten kids because this is the culture of this company. People here are not given training they need. There is no help to be found at this place for patients, only dysfunction and poor leadership.
Pros
no, there are none
Cons
daily abuse at work from management, lack of training, chaotic environment
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Worst job experience of my life
Counselor (Former Employee) –  Trussville, ALApril 3, 2018
I don’t have anything nice to say about my experience here related to management and ethics. I have been working for a long time and can honestly say the lack of leadership and lack of commitment to the patients there is utterly sad. This is NOT a place I would return to or recommend to anyone for employment.
Pros
Get off work early
Cons
Management, Lack of ethics, Poor salary compensation
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Awesome Place to Work
Manager (Current Employee) –  TexasMarch 24, 2018
Awesome organization to work for. Moving in the right direction. Must be able/willing to adapt to change. As with any agency you will have growing pains, but at my particular clinic we are well supported.
Pros
Supportive trainings, tuition reimbursement, benefits, advancement opportunity
Cons
Competitive salary
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Great opportunity in the field
Counselor (Current Employee) –  Maine, MEFebruary 28, 2018
Opportunity for training, education benefits, support and role advancement within a nationwide company. Patient care is top priority. Collaborative team environment.
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I currently do not have a review to give
Addictions Counselor, Case Manger (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAFebruary 8, 2018
At the present, i do not have a review to give at this time. I have only been at the company a short while and cannot speak fully regarding the job or place of employment.
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The workplace is never boring. There is always something new happening.
Addictions Counselor (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLFebruary 7, 2018
Work is fast paced between documentation, problem solving, multi-tasking, counseling in different areas, based on individual patient needs and/or concerns. Many times, you learn how to deal with similar patient situations but in a way that suits the individual. Many times as a counselor, you have to diffuse potential negative incidents and altercations while maintaining a professional demeanor and be able to problem solve. As a professional counselor, you are expected to time manage your duties and responsibilities while also attending meetings, training sessions, conducting workshops and submitting reports on a timely basis. Workplace culture is diverse and one has to be culturally conscious. The hardest part of the job, though you get used to it, is that the hours are from 4:30am - 1:pm or 5:00am - -1:30pm. Nevertheless, at the end of the day, it is great to see patients making positive changes or at least starting to.
Pros
All staff trainings are free and the company accomodates time and meals.
Cons
Work hours are difficult to adjust to. It takes time and a toll on your body.
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Begin with the end in mind.
Program Director (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJanuary 31, 2018
Don't expect to stay longer than 2 years max. There are no defined expectations. Management is poorly trained and ill equipped to lead a team of employees. The saddest and most unacceptable part of Colonial Management Group, is the fact that the company is in the business of saving lives. People who are Opiate dependent rely on this company to assist them in recovery. Recovery of patients is the last thing this company does. This organization is completely money/profit focused without regard to an equal balance of the two.
Pros
None
Cons
None.
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ok job
Dosing Nurse (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, FLJanuary 18, 2018
ok job for begginner . I don't like the fact of dealing with money. Proud to help patients! No break is given but they take it out of your pay no happy about that at all.
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A lot of changes in short period of time.
Substance Abuse Counselor (Current Employee) –  Pinellas Park, FLJanuary 17, 2018
A typical day consisted of individual counseling sessions with patients, writing DAP notes, treatment plans, and doing drug screens. All the counselors case load consisted of at least 65 patients which made it hard to complete all paperwork on time.
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Worst Job Ever!!!
Substance Abuse Counselor (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALDecember 1, 2017
Horrible management. From corporate office down, to the in house management. Micro management meets ethics violations daily!! Do not risk your licensure for CMG!!!
Pros
There is bone. The worst job ever!
Cons
Ethics and Sanity!!!!!
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Can be a difficult and stressful job field to work in
Director of Accreditation and Corporate Compliance (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLDecember 1, 2017
Handled accreditation and compliance for the company in addition to Regional Director responsibilities for 13 years, 4 months. Developed policies and procedures, accreditation documentation, provided training throughout the US. Traveled extensively and frequently. This particular job field has generally high turnover which necessitates the constant training, supervision and compliance reviews of the facilities, the personnel, and the work. Difficult job to do for someone who doesn't intimately understand the business.
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Love Working here
Master's Level Substance Abuse Counselor (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALNovember 28, 2017
Dream Job would stay if i wasnt moving. Staff is very friendly and the company cares about their employees. The company strives to make sure their employees are well taken of
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Small Call Center
Customer Care Representative (Former Employee) –  Maitland, FLNovember 6, 2017
Worked 10 hour shifts, 4 days a week, but because of small amount of reps, OT was the norm. No advancement in the dept. Manager in separate office could not see reps on Facebook or phone and not working, so you had to handle more calls, up to 100 per shift. Totally separated from other departments, so no one knows who you are, nor cares as the call center was looked down upon.
Pros
Nice building, well-lit parking
Cons
Free coffee down the hall
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Regional Director is AWESOME.
MAT Counselor (Former Employee) –  Manchester, NHOctober 31, 2017
HIred a great Regional director. He is very skilled in supervision and treats his employees fair and is compassionate and has respect for patients and their care.
Pros
Regional Director
Cons
salary was kinda low
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Fast Pace
Substance Abuse Counselor (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALOctober 30, 2017
You are expected to have one hour sessions with more than 40 patients per month. The patients are there for their dose of methadone. The environment is fast pace especially during dosing hours.
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Productive, learning workplace with advancement available
Director of Development & Public Relations (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLOctober 9, 2017
In charge of company growth and expansion. Opening new locations in areas not currently providing service. Additionally assisting owners in acquisitions of similar companies for sale.
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Culture Diversity
LCDC Intern (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TX 78207September 29, 2017
I used to make assessment, see patient for individual counseling sessions, translate for Spanish speakers and so on. The hardest part was fixing someone else messing (co workers). The most enjoyable part was working with different characters and culture diversity (cross multiculturalism).
Pros
free coffee, paper less work place.
Cons
no overtime.
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Most Horrible Place I Have Ever Worked-Think Before Applying
Jack of All Trades (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALSeptember 25, 2017
I had to rate the above with 1 star since you must fill in some kind of blank but this is the worst Company to Work For. The employees still employed use their work hours to search for jobs. Program Directors can make or break a clinic and unfortunately the one I worked for has an Ego and Loves Power. It's just a low paid job. Very few counselors really care about taking care of the patients but that is understandable with the bad working conditions we encountered. Office is one of the nastiest..Employees have reported bug bites and other rashes there but nothing is done. This job is very stressful and you will work short handed most of the time. You will do the work of 3 people. If you have any ethics at all I would caution you about applying for any job with this company. Also if you get employed Do Not Take Out the Insurance. They will cut you insurance each pay period and then if you call the company who it is through you will find out you are Not Covered. How is that?? Where did my money go? Don't try to sue them because this company is owned by a bunch of shyster lawyers. Run Very Fast Away from this company.
Pros
Hours Only
Cons
No Breaks, Bad Co Workers, Very Very Bad Management
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nice place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Maitland, FLSeptember 22, 2017
Very Laid Back small call center was so cool to work for it was a call center for people going to a Methadone Clinic. We were Intake reps that set up appointments for patients interested in cleaning up there opiod addictions. We offered medication to help them get thru the withdrawals symptoms and gave dosage info to drs and nurses when the clinics closed. We were laid off one day with no warning and they are now called Seasons.

Scheduled appointments for all 65 clinics that Colonial Management have nationwide.
Pros
laid back
Cons
pay
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Believe the Negative Reviews- DON'T WORK HERE
Substance Abuse Counselor/Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Pensacola, FLAugust 23, 2017
Horrible. Management prefers to mess with things that are not important while they ignore HUGE problems. Employees, specifically counselors, are treated terribly. Work day starts at 5am. Employees are not treated fairly. Rules are only enforced for some employees and not for others. If you get a good Program Director, things go okay, but corporate will get rid of them and send you another one soon. This company makes money hand over fist while the employees are the lowest paid around for same position. They lie to you about how much time you will get for PTO- you find out the truth when you've been there a year. Employees way overworked, caseloads way too high. Patients are mistreated. If you truly care about others and want to be a counselor, look for other companies. If you just want a paycheck and don't care at all about counseling or substance abuse treatment/ patients, go here and milk it as long as you can get away with it- if you are a major suck- up you can probably get away with it for a while. Management often knows far less than employees do about counseling. Don't waste your education and your sanity here. It is really not worth the grief it will bring you. Also, no one else will hire you once they know you've worked here, unless you've already managed to get your license, then they might. This company has a reputation of being a pathetic company that does not do what it should, a drug mill basically. The state DCF that is over these programs will tell you this company has a horrible reputation. Nurses are allowed to treat counselors horribly because the company  more... cannot dispense pills without nurses. Patients always in horrible moods because they wait 3 hours in line outside in the hot sun many days, so they are really angry (understandably) by the time they get inside the building. They can't even keep the toilets working in this place.

They talk a really good game, DON'T FALL FOR IT.
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Pros
you get off at 130 pm each day
Cons
horrible leadership, you have to be at work by 5am, you do work some weekends, you are way underpaid, extremely heavy caseloads, employees and patients are mistreated
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