- La Amistad Residential Treatment Center, Inc.27.Feb 2018
The front line staff are (mostly) wonderful and are (mostly) in it to make a difference, which is the best thing about the company’s culture. So I guess it would be more “employee” culture than “company” culture. Morale seems to be pretty low at a company level.
Support from management
All about the bottom line, expectation to do more with less.
Again, not management.
Freedom to work independently
Only when it’s convenient for management. Vascillates from intrusive micromanagement to abandonment.
Again, most of the front line staff are wonderful and go out of their way to communicate effectively. At a management level there’s much effort put into the facade of how great the place is. Management is just as guilty of gossiping as everyone else.
Assertiveness from women not well tolerated.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Very permissive, staff members are hired without basic knowledge of the computer and internet. Held to a vastly different productivity standard.
Overall compensation for your work
Pay is above average, which prevents many people from leaving.
Office / Work Environment
Technology outdated and frequently not working, limited privacy, safety concerns go unaddressed.
It looks fine.
All about the bottom line.
Known in the community for providing solid treatment to very sick people, which is accurate.
As a for-profit company, if they’re not making budget, they’re quick to lay off in certain departments.
You’ll never be bored. Chronically understaffed for a high-need population.
Inclusive / Diverse
Almost entirely white staff, noticeably different treatment of women. Homophobic/transphobic. Almost no Spanish speaking staff.
Suggestions for improvement
- Management overhaul. Training on diversity. Job swaps where management take on front-line roles for a week.
What I like about the company
The pay, peer staff
What I dislike about the company
Management, antiquated technology, money-driven treatment decisions
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyLa Amistad Residential Treatment Center, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee