SUWS of the Carolinas
Work wellbeing score is 74 out of 100
3.8 out of 5 stars.
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SUWS of the Carolinas Careers and Employment

Work wellbeing

Results based on 18 responses to Indeed's work wellbeing survey.
Work wellbeing score is Above average, 74 out of 100


How enjoyable people find their day-to-day life at work
Above average


How meaningful people find their work


How content people feel with the way things are at work
Above average


How manageable people find their work stress

About the company

  • Company size
    51 to 200
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    363 Graphite Rd, Old Fort...
  • Link
    SUWS of the Carolinas website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 25 reviews and is evolving.

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Office Clerk in Old Fort, NC
on August 15, 2023
In over thirty years of the workforce, I have never suffered the professional indignities that I encountered at SUWS. If there wasn't a pandemic (not paid as essential worker), I would have quit a year before.
Field Instructor in Asheville, NC
on June 29, 2023
Working in the woods is pretty great. They don’t pay the field instructors enough for what they are making off of those kids every day. They also try to get them from SUWS into boarding schools that they also make money from. It’s a smart business model, but I don’t think it’s really client centered.
Wilderness Field Instructor in Old Fort, NC
on January 7, 2023
As a field instructor, I loved working with the kids and learned so much about crisis intervention, behavioral health, and frustration tolerance. The wilderness we occupied was beautiful. But I found the compensation to be poor, management to be thinly stretched, and the schedule to be unsustainable (8 days on, 6 days off). I met many incredible people who genuinely care about each other and the c...
Wilderness Field Instructor in Asheville, NC
on November 3, 2022
This job felt meaningful. Every shift is showing up for kids who really need someone to show up for them, so I always had a reason to come to work. My co-staff were always incredibly colorful and caring people, and I made lifelong friends working here. However, I feel this job pays too low for the level of emotional and physical intensity it asks of its field staff. It's demanding and exhaustin...
Wilderness Field Instructor in Old Fort, NC
on October 28, 2022
High turn over and put the blame of burnout on the staff stating were not doing enough self care outside of work. Shame culture from management to get things done. Poor training leading to inexperienced and higher likelihood for mismanagement of crisis situations. When understaffed direct care staff would be made to feel guilty for taking time off or planning to leave and would often be unsupporte...

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It's a weekend long camp trip where you act like one of the students. Must show mental strength and care for one another and you'll get hired.

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