CRC Health Group Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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Jerome E. Rhodes
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Pros
  • Helping people in need is always a great business to be in (in 12 reviews)

  • Good pay, co-workers on my level and just above were often good, nice people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't really listen to their experts, they do what they want whether it makes sense or not (in 5 reviews)

  • The compensation was way lower than it should be for the amount of work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Executive Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CRC Health Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are lots of good people who do work for CRC. It can be a great place to boost your resume since you will have a lot of high level responsibilities that are normally reserved for more senior employees in other companies.

    Cons

    CRC started out as a business venture founded by former addicts who were in recovery. They either remained in the top level executive positions or else had a strong influence on how the company became managed and governed. The fact that most people in the top management were former addicts is not a bad thing, in fact it should have been a strength of the company, but they were not good business managers. The fact that CRC has done as well as it has is a testament to how badly the public needs addiction providers: a place as terribly mismanaged and abusive to patients as CRC was able to boom only because there is (still) very little competition. Now that Acadia is involved it may help, and I think that it will some, but from what I can tell Acadia is not much better.

    Advice to Management

    Get out. Maybe hold onto some investments but you need to recruit a whole new leadership team and let them have full control to make CRC into a legitimate business that helps patients to its fullest potential. Oh, please please please learn to either trust and listen to the people "in the field" working with the patients every day, or get in the field yourself and figure it out on your own. It is painfully obvious to any who works in a CRC clinic that the policies and direction of "the company" do not match what is truly best for the company. You would better serve patients and make more money if you understood what it was like during a normal day for the treatment providers.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Over worked under staffed under paid no appreciation no structure for clients and the directors are ignorant

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    Former Employee - C D Technician in Hudson, WI
    Former Employee - C D Technician in Hudson, WI

    I worked at CRC Health Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The clients really are appreciative and also the counselors are very thankful to the recovery advocates

    Cons

    This company has a huge turnover out of the 25 employees every one is new within last 6months except 6 very hostile work environment don't waste your expertise on these guys.

    Advice to Management

    Get new directors

  3. Helpful (1)

    Am I Coming or Going?

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    Former Employee - AODA Counselor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - AODA Counselor in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at CRC Health Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent (90%)co-workers who are passionate about patient care.

    Cons

    Poor Management-Dictatorship-My way or no way
    Unaddressed work harassment issues.
    Poor Communication between departments.
    Work Beyond Human Capacity.
    Procedures Change on a Daily Basis.
    Poor Pay

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Ok place to get some basic general ledger experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at CRC Health Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Worklife balance is good. No weekends required. Can make your own hours.
    - Not a difficult company to understand in terms of operations

    Cons

    - Pretty political at Corp office. Promotions get handed out as a way to keep people from leaving the company, not based on merit.
    - General ledger system is out of date and completely useless in the valley.
    - Pay is well below market.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Very fast-paced work geared towards helping people in need

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    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Former Employee - Receptionist

    I worked at CRC Health Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping people with addictions and eating disorders

    Cons

    Too much work for too little pay

    Advice to Management

    better pay and benefits

  7. Helpful (2)

    Overworked, underappreciated

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    Former Employee - Intake
    Former Employee - Intake

    I worked at CRC Health Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to help patients change their lives
    Good coworkers (for the most part)
    Good for resume

    Cons

    The company puts making money above treating patients and taking care of staff
    They lay people off and instead of hiring more people, they just add the responsibilities to others' workload - without a pay raise
    Favoritism and manipulation by director of department
    Upper management has no clue what actually goes on in the facilities

    Advice to Management

    When you understaff your facilities, staff burns out and clients get poor treatment - this leads to a terrible reputation, which means poor business - just look at all the terrible reviews!. When you try to "make more money" by laying people off you are shooting yourself in the foot. The crazy decisions you make to get patients in the door actually end up leading to low patient census because they don't get the treatment they need or they leave early/against medical advice. Intake is a terrible job where making money comes before the welfare of the clients. It's despicable.

  8. Helpful (2)

    It's all about the cash, about the cash,no ethics��

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    Former Employee - Line Staff
    Former Employee - Line Staff

    I worked at CRC Health Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    America is a free country and you can quit
    Most line staff are trying to do the right thing

    Cons

    Cash trumps ethics and quality care
    People who speak out are scapegoated

    Advice to Management

    Take employee concerns seriously
    Spend a little to update facilities and give staff the resources they need.

  9. Helpful (1)

    CRC has the potential to be much better.

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse

    I worked at CRC Health Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Usually good hours, early first shift hours.

    Cons

    Low pay compared with other companies. System is disorganized, difficult to get answers from a supervisor position on up. Morale is very low due to little to no incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Increase in pay, a clear and organized tree of command available and easy for all employees to find so the proper people can be reach for questions/suggestions etc.

  10. Helping People in Distress

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    Former Contractor - Ales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Ales Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at CRC Health Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working directly with clients with serious behavioral health issues

    Cons

    lack of upward mobility, difficult to attain bonus goals

    Advice to Management

    seasonal contract, no contact with upper management

  11. It is a good JOb

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    Current Employee - LVN Supervisor in Palm Springs, CA
    Current Employee - LVN Supervisor in Palm Springs, CA

    I have been working at CRC Health Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Great days off.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, More support for Staff with dealing with patients

    Advice to Management

    Better pay make happy people

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