Residential Aide (Former Employee) – Wrightsville, PA – July 13, 2018
I was laid off due to "budget cuts". Really think it was racial being I was the only black man who worked there and the only employee who got cut. The actual job and environment is great. But you have to watch out for those budget cuts. As soon as you get in to the groove of the job you can be terminated.
CBO (Current Employee) – Franklin, TN – July 5, 2018
Elements continues to strive to provide a great workplace culture and takes the extra steps to do some kind of monthly activity to keep the energy up and allow all departments to be involved. Though Elements is dedicated to keeping the work life balance alive and truly believes that we can do it if we are all in it together.
Flexible, basic easy work
Disconnect between CBO and Facility, Ability to work from home Incentives
Senior Procurement Analyst (Current Employee) – Long Beach, CA – May 10, 2018
As part of team leading the initiatives to establish a centrally led procurement department i interact with colleagues across 16 different sites in nine different states. This is very possible due to the positive and collaborative work culture that exist between us at the corporate office and the facilities. The open space culture also helps to foster very good relationships and job collaboration. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that our efforts in reviewing cost and optimizing dollar spent have a direct impact on the financial stability of the business which also guarantees that the company keeps saving lives through its clinical services.
Sales Recruiter (Contract) (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – April 18, 2018
Elements was a wonderful place to work. I was brought on as a contractor to increase the sales force. My work was done, and unfortunately, there was a RIF and my boss and most of my department was laid off.
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) – Long Beach, CA – January 5, 2018
This company has a great overall culture. Working in their Corporate Headquarters, a sense of teamwork is in the atmosphere. Every employee, from the bottom to the top, is available and accessible to any questions that can improve your output as an employee. Everything about this company is top rate, although the size of the company may prohibit career growth depending on your profession.
The most unethical, toxic work environment I've ever worked in (in the mental health field for 20+ years). Primary focus is on keeping the beds full; very little support for clinical and support staff (as this should be a priority given the nature of the work); extremely unsanitary working conditions (rat infested--rats actually in patients mattresses, dead rats left in the walls, etc, etc, etc); Elements Behavioral Health, the parent company, is all about the bottom line - - the money. No doubt, CD treatment IS a business, but should not be at the expense of ethical, effective treatment. Needless to say, would not recommend this treatment center to ANYONE.
Wonderful clinical and RA staff--committed to making a difference.
Operational Excellence Coordinator (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – October 30, 2017
Due to change management, the employee relation suffered and became a very toxic environment to work. It was anxiety driven due to the lack of job security and ability to promote vertically. I was able to learn a lot only because of my supervisors and when it still felt like a mom and pop company because everyone was always willing to not only help each other out, but learn from one another. There was a lot of intelligent employees that were either let go or have ventured to a new chapter. Even though it was unpleasant, I can still say that I learned and grew from my experience there.
EBH was an admirable company that assisted many clients fight and conquer addiction. However, being a corporate company, the benefits packet was poor and very expensive. The corporate office did not encourage a work/homelife balance.
Very poorly managed. Failure is imminent. Going public or selling to the highest bidder is their only goal. Producing a quality product and operating with general business ethics are low on management's list of priorities.
I really enjoyed Elements Behavioral Health for the first couple of years I was here, however, the company took a turn for the worst at the end of 2016-present. The communication between departments hit rock bottom, most new strategies and practices were not communicated to departments leaving room for many errors that negatively impacted productivity. Raises were promised to employees for 2 years, and when they finally came through they were less than 2% for anyone that had waited over a year, if not more, for an increase. The benefit packages continuously degraded to the cheapest options for the company, the 401k options were taken away for most of my time at this job.
Decent benefits and most of the employees knew their daily duties without having to be micromanaged.
Raises were not discussed with employees before being entered into pay system. Lack of communication, Leadership did not sufficiently instruct departments on new changes in company or practices.
Admissions Specialist (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – August 10, 2017
Growth is not always a good thing! as they continue to purchase Treatment facilities, quality care is diminishing... Under-staffed, absolutely zero advancements... possibly unethical billing procedures, in addition to over-priced treatment costs... Whether a client or an employee, this company is not worth your time or money. The brand 'Promises' is the only thing going for them and most people are staying with the company long enough to gain employment elsewhere. Call center is a complete mess and is very sales driven. Management is incompetent and anyone who has been with the company for over 10 years is locked in because they know where all the "bodies are buried" otherwise they would have been let go or quit long ago... Lets not get started with the Toxicology fees, which are never communicated to the clients and are billed at an outrageous amount!
Overall it was a great place to work. I love my management, co-workers, and job that I performed. The company business office is still growing. They are still processed being created and implemented. Overall I think it's a great place to work. If I had not moved I would still be there.
Primary Therapist (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 7, 2017
This company is a managed care company where management views clients as "heads in the bed" and staff are not replaced when they leave. Client care was compromised for money and the paperwork was intolerable. Staff did not received raises for years and not appreciated by management. Pay is low. This company is not ethical and completely disorganized. When I was at Promises, most staff were looking for other jobs and turnover was very high.
The best part of the job was the clients.
I would not recommend this company for employment or for clients.
Benefits are poor, Ineffective Senior Management, Unethical
This is an overall good place to work. M-F every other week-end. Pay is fairly competitive with other places They have had a big turn-over in the last six months which makes it very difficult to gain stability doing your job.
Therapist (Former Employee) – Hanover, PA – May 30, 2017
Supervision other than scheduling me as I had irregular hours was nonexistent after first two weeks. Never met with me face to face to review caseload. Almost all communication via email. Coworkers almost never talked to me other than at meetings. When I had car trouble, I was shown how expendable I was. I eventually felt very isolated. Lots of layoffs when I first started.
Compensation was good.Supervisor polite, nice, justuninvolved. I was low on the priority list for him.