Acadia Healthcare

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1 person found this helpful  

Work with at-risk-kids, can be reward but also frustrating

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM (US)

I have been working at Acadia Healthcare

Pros

You get to work with kids and hopefully make a positive impact on their lives. Working at the site is interesting because of the kids interacting but it is also a rather grim place

Cons

First kid I worked with didn't listen to anything I said and was %100 defiant. Sometimes difficult to understand exactly where you fit in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean up the main facility. That is my my main concern with Desert Hills up until this point just go

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No management support, no morale among staff.

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    Former Employee - Program Counselor in Louisville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Program Counselor in Louisville, TN (US)

    I worked at Acadia Healthcare

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with troubled kids, then there are a lot of opportunities for you to counsel them.

    Cons

    Support from management is almost non existent, always short staffed, staff are in potentially dangerous situations with little help and at times single staffed when they shouldn't be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The kids are the ones who are suffering. It isn't all about the money. That isn't why the Village was founded and it is on a downward spiral.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Buyout has shifted once patient-centered, familial company to cold, money-hungry facility.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Professional in Ocala, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Professional in Ocala, FL (US)

    I worked at Acadia Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and staff, for the most part, are friendly.

    Cons

    Hourly pay and salaries are poor, extremely high turnover rates, some employees are overworked due to lack of responsibility among other employees yet are not compensated for this, very little if any accountability among senior management, morale among employees is terrible, lack of training and advancement opportunities, HR is underqualified and is not very involved in employee matters, favoritism and entitlement is still very present in certain departments, budget cuts which diminish the quality of patient care (and the patients take notice!), Acadia has basically turned this facility into a cold, hospital-like environment instead of the familial, warm and caring place it once was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees' concerns and take a more active role in handling matters. Pay employees what they deserve for their skills, certifications and length of employment. Invest in employees more through improved training, career advancement opportunities and better perks for those earning a degree. Be accountable for short-comings and focus more on quality of care and treating the patient like a human being in need instead of only seeing dollar signs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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