- Archway Programs, Inc.24.Jan 2016
The atmosphere, in truth, was pretty tense as most of the counselors resented the company, and sometimes the supervisors as well.
Support from management
Often caused tensions to worsen with kids that were already upset. Decisions often seemed nonsensical. Higher ups were there for the money, not the kids.
Colleagues had to work together constantly as the program is understaffed.
Freedom to work independently
Workload was unfairly distributed. Due to understaffing, some employees had been given the workload of three employees.
Far too few meetings for a group therapy. Once a month was just not cutting it.
Males are prized possessions n the therapy world and were able to get away with more than what I was fired for (attempting to restrain a teen that had threatened and pushed me).
Attitude towards older colleagues
Senior workers were hired (and fired) and long term employees were given a lot of respect.
Professional advancement within the company is impossible. Employees were not given adequate training.
Overall compensation for your work
The insurance policy offered was actually pretty good.
Office / Work Environment
Building was dirty and bathrooms often stunk. Heating did not work some grouprooms.
Environmentally not aware at all, despite being given several options for reports to be completed digitally.
The company forced overtime pretty much at random so you never new when you would be able to make plans.
None of the employees talked fondly of the company.
The program is hire at will, and they essentially lied about a situation so they would have adequate reasoning on records when they fired me.
Job safety is tenuous at the best of times with behavioral kids, but if you are injured by one, they will not have your back.
Sometimes I was proud of my work, but most of the time I felt like I was doing the kids a disservice by even keeping them at the program.
Inclusive / Diverse
Company was racially diverse. Diverse opinions (in regards to the therapy), in contrast, were not tolerated.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyArchway Programs, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2016