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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (3)
    75%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.28
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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Reviews for The Guidance Center

Reviews - What employees say

2.28 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 12.Apr 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    The Guidance Center
  • City
    Southgate
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

is offered
  • 19.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

The company culture was one where there was inclusiveness for few, and bullying toward many.

Support from management

Expectations were varied depending on who was the supervisor and how engaged they were in following instructions from upper management. Communication was also varied and favoritism made work days difficult.

Teamwork

There was much gossip, lying and attempts to manipulate. WRONG for a human services work environment. Middle mgmt tried to invoke a team atmosphere by team oriented training with the professional staff, but that consisted of sharing personal information, problems, and not spending time doing the job that was supposed to be done

Freedom to work independently

Yes I was trusted to work independently, though wasn't always able to follow through with expectations around paperwork.

Internal Communication

Communication was terrible and not timely. This was somewhat fixed with the addition of daily morning mtgs to touch base with other professional and did help with daily planning

Gender Equality

Social Services is more female dominated career, so there weren't that many men there.

Attitude towards older colleagues

There were a fair share of older workers, but more younger as they didn't pay well. I felt more appreciated for my skill and knowledge outside of my dept. At times middle mgmt would schedule time for me to talk with them and give suggestions on things to do with their clients (not something that happened in my own dept)

Career Development

I had no chances of advancement as they closed my program (day treatment). I was an Occupational Therapist that worked with the chronic mentally ill, and after they closed the program there was no other position like it there. There are opportunities for professional development as they had seminars

Overall compensation for your work

Pay/Salary was low, benefits were basic

Office / Work Environment

It was an okay environment much of the time. Ventilation and heating/cooing wasn't the best

Environmental Friendliness

The recycling program was a box for paper products that another business would come and shred

Work-Life Balance

The company might or might not have valued work life balance, but I wasn't good at it (trying to make a dent into the tasks I never got done). Yes families are taken into consideration, mostly at the middle mgmt had their own family issues so that trickled down into understanding for others with things that came up. I created my own peer pressure into working more hours/after hours, and since I had a key to the building was able to do so

Company Image

Depending on where you went and who you talked with, image was varied. Some respected The Guidance Center, some said it was lacking a great deal

Job Security

My job was stable for the 6+ years I was there, until they decided to close the dept and I was laid off. Yes there was much restructuring and laying off of personnel (along with buying up buildings at the same time).

Handicapped Accessibility

There were some issues with handicapped accessibility depending on which buildings you went to. You would think they would provide the tools and resources for people with disabilities, but often they did not...

Workplace Safety

It was mostly a safe working environment. Yes there is training as needed

Challenging Work

It was challenging to try and get the paper work done. Challenging to integrate into a work system that had not had an OT therapist such as myself before. I was very proud of working with clients in teaching greater independence/skills. Was a total uphill battle much of the time (not only with staff but the clients as well... as OT therapy wasn't what they were used to). Clients were used to getting their SS check, going to day treatment on a daily basis and 'playing' there. OT working on assuming a sense of responsibility and working toward goals, which wasn't a priority for many. It was impt to keep trying as the program was eventually closed..... people need to have something meaningful in their lives and I hope they were able to find it

Inclusive / Diverse

It was somewhat diverse there

Suggestions for improvement

  • My suggestion is to take a look at the different departments from the perspective of the people that are doing the jobs vs only middle mgmt or surveys. Spending time seeing what people actually do can help foster more realistic expectations and less turnover of staff

What I like about the company

At the time I was excited to start working there and help them go from a clubhouse model to day treatment model. It was like pulling teeth for most of the time I was there as the staff and clients weren't happy about the changes mgmt wanted.

What I dislike about the company

I didn't like the favoritism, lack of follow through, bullying... stressful environment

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    The Guidance Center
  • City
    Southgate
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2008
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

Company Culture

working climate is poor

Support from management

No leadership support

Teamwork

Work together as a team

Gender Equality

There are certain advantages and disadvantages to some workers

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is not equal to work

Office / Work Environment

Very loud, air conditioning goes off becomes too hot, computers stalls often

Work-Life Balance

No time for personal life

Company Image

There is nothing good said about this company only about the work that is being done for the clients

Job Security

You can be fired with no warning

Workplace Safety

Yes it is a place where you feel safe

Challenging Work

Feels good when you can get something accomplished for a client

Inclusive / Diverse

Yes there is diversity within the company

What I like about the company

Working with families and children

What I dislike about the company

Inexperienced leadership

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    The Guidance Center
  • City
    Southgate
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Higher-level services in healthcare and nursing

The following perks were offered to me

is offered

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Review averages

  • 4 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (3)
    75%
    Subpar (1)
    25%
    2.28
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

The Guidance Center
2.28
4 reviews

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3.58
54,171 reviews

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3.29
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