Center For Drug Free Living

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Center For Drug Free Living Reviews

Updated December 25, 2014
Updated December 25, 2014
5 Reviews
3.5
5 Reviews
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Dick Jacobs, M.S., C.A.P., L.M.F.T.
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  1.  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Clinical Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Center For Drug Free Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great professional experiences in a variety of settings.

    Cons

    Low salaries companies to other companies doing similar jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    What You Would Expect

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Center For Drug Free Living as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The CFDFL is exactly what you expect when working in drug treatment. There is the ability to make a profound impact in the lives of those who need the help. You have many people who have been working for the company for years, which is impressive considering the burnout risk in this profession. There are amazing people with huge hearts who pour more than the 9-5 into their day and give their everything to just make a small impact in someone who is ready for it. As an intern, I felt appreciated and nurtured to explore my skills. I was praised for my work and I had counselors who were 20 years into the profession, humble enough to ask me about something I had done or a conceptualization of a client they wanted feedback on. It's nice to work in an environment without [too] many egos.

    Cons

    Like in most mental health an substance abuse treatment centers, people are haggard. They are tired. They've seen even the most hopeful cases relapse. There is a lot of burnout and a certain amount of learned helplessness. They are constricted by the model they are allowed to use for clients - managed care and insurance. The facilities are not always in great shape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Youth Counselor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Youth Counselor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Center For Drug Free Living full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    free registered intern supervision, good experience

    Cons

    unethical at times, higher ups don't care about you, bad pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit your job

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard working employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Center For Drug Free Living full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    internships & supervision, paid holidays, vacation & sick days, kind colleagues, not too far from home, usually a yearly bonus.

    Cons

    extremely low salaries considering the education & talent of the employees working there, no pay increase for over 6 years, high turnover probably because of the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    so far the advice hasn't helped much. They did increase licensed employees hourly rate by about $2.00 but they don't seem to mind the high turnover to keep the pay low. Masters level starts at about $10-15,000 less than the national average!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great clients, lousy pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Center For Drug Free Living

    Pros

    The clients are great to work with.

    Cons

    The pay rate is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your rate of pay for Masters level clinicians and you will decrease your turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend

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