Chiro One Wellness Centers

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Chiro One Wellness Centers Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The people are great, but the hours can be an overload.

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    Former Employee - Customer Engagement Representative  in  Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Engagement Representative in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Chiro One Wellness Centers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture is good and the people are like family almost immediately!
    The compensation plan is great and the starting salary is very reasonable!
    Training is comprehensive and you finish training feeling fully prepared for your role.

    Cons

    The hours are brutal, including most weekday nights (until 8) and weekends (anywhere from 10am to 9pm).
    The extensive travel adds a great deal of time to the work hours and adds unnecessary car expenses to your monthly expenses.
    Selling can be stressful and can wear you down, if you do not have the right personality for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Started out great, and then.....

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    Former Employee - Chiropractic Technician  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Chiropractic Technician in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Chiro One Wellness Centers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fairly easy job to perform for the pay you're recieving
    4 day work week; 3 day weekends
    Great co-workers
    Patients are AWESOME
    Paid training
    Company trains and pays for you to obtain your Limited Radiography certification (Spine modality only though)
    Generous PTO

    Cons

    Corporate has seriously gone to hell in the last 2 years; mismanaging money, widespread layoffs and clinic closures
    This company will be bankrupt this time next year (if they even make it THAT long)
    Too expensive for patients which causes trouble making "target numbers"
    Many of the doctors are the rudest and most condescending people you will ever work for; REAL JERKS, and nothing ever happens to them about it despite complaints from patients and employees; they get away with murder
    High turnover rate in all areas of company (corporate, marketing, clinics)
    Corporate is constantly changing vital procedures and protocols, especially regarding billing and finances
    LOOOOONG hours (13+)
    Cult-like atmosphere regarding chiropractic that can border on the ridiculous and runs away patients (and some employees for that matter)
    Employee morale seems to be getting lower and lower due to recent company changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Was the BEST job I'd ever had until around late 2012/early 2013 when they began hiring all of these "top-level" executives and changing the brand of the company. Company began to grow too big too fast and began hemorrhaging money. Then came the healthcare law changes and that was the straw that seemingly broke the camels back. They claimed they were "prepared for it" but they clearly were not.

    MANAGE YOUR MONEY BETTER! Listen to your CT's when they are complaining about the docs and their rudeness. Many financial goals become nearly impossible to attain in 2014 because you guys mismanaged the money so badly that clinics and marketing were forced to pick up the slack in a seemingly last ditch effort and that didn't work, resulting in hundreds of people being laid off and DOZENS of clinics closing! But yeah, keep riding around to the clinics in your Bentleys and Rolls Royces and Lamborghinis while you lay off everybody. Terrible!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    No job security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Chiro One Wellness Centers full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule; fun people; free chiropractic care

    Cons

    VERY expensive health insurance; 3 weeks of PTO includes vacation, personal and sick days;
    If you're looking for a stable company with job security, forget about Chiro One because this is not place for you. They'll hire you promising a great future and opportunities for advancement, and when they no longer can afford to keep you, they will send you on layoff. Yes, that's what the company is doing right now - making "strategic" moves and sending people home with nothing. Huge workforce reduction! The outlook - not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think twice before you hire new employees if you know that you can't keep them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Chiro One Wellness Centers Response

    Mar 17, 2014Chief Human Resources Officer

    Yes, the reviewer is correct. Chiro One is going through a restructuring period that is not abnormal for organizations to experience from time to time. As part of the restructuring, we have had to ... More

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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    This company is TANKING and so will you.

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    Former Employee - Customer Engagement Representative  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Engagement Representative in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Chiro One Wellness Centers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free chiro care, free shoe orthopedics cause you stand ALL day. Extensive training on the body, chiropractic are, wellness - very interesting - though its TWO WEEKS!!!!

    Cons

    Everything else. Money is terrible. You get ONE, yes ONE day off a week and often can't choose which and sometimes aren't informed what day until 12 hours prior. The 30 booked and held appointments is nearly unattainable especially when some people are at well attended events and others are at the senior citizen Dominicks. Be prepared to argue with tons of people who think chiropractic is a sham AND be prepared to sell people on a $20 appointment they usually won't keep when they realize there insurance won't cover the future "treatment." You may end up with a crazy 22 year old boss who is drinking the KoolAid in this CULT LIKE environment and will make you come 50 miles out of your area for useless rah rah meetings. Not to mention you have a 7:30 am rah rah every friday and if you don't look thrilled they WILL pull you aside and threaten to fire you. Enjoy the motivational speeches from the cult leaders making 6 figures. You never will. Constant threat of being fired made many talented people jump ship. Our Regional Director even informed us that as a group we needed to come up with a PUNISHMENT for ourselves if we didn't meet her goals. This company is tanking faster than the Titanic. Jump ship...or better yet...don't get on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grew too fast, too many middle managers with silly titles and people promoted because of favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Chiro One Wellness Centers Response

    May 8, 2014Founding Partner and Chief Marketing Officer

    Recent right-sizing at Chiro One was an unfortunate, but necessary exercise that has allowed us to address many of the concerns in this former team member’s review. We work daily to improve ... More

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    No acknowledgements

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chiro One Wellness Centers

    Pros

    nothing pro to say about this company, this is a health company that overworks their employee and does not provide the same health benefits to the employees as they do for the patients.

    Cons

    No compensations for great work and often overworked. no acknowledgements. Very Stressful workplace and the top heads don't know what their are doing, they experiment all the time and often no rewards. Huge turnover, you will not be happy working here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Chiro One Wellness Centers Response

    May 8, 2014Founding Partner and Chief Marketing Officer

    Chiro One is proud to share that all team members, as well as their immediate family members, receive free chiropractic care at their chosen Chiro One location. We want as many people as possible to ... More

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I am very glad I had the opportunity to work for this company. They care

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    Former Employee - Customer Engagement  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Engagement in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Chiro One Wellness Centers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I Learned so much about chiropractic care & how it benefits people in a better way of health.
    They cared about their employees. Their mission was that every human being discovered their full potential.

    Cons

    Working out in the field was a 24/7 job. It seemed you were always on the clock. There was always a lot of balancing for people who had other priorities besides work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were always trying to motivate you on all the people that you would help. Weekly marketing meetings & always offering new trainings to keep everyone up to speed. I thought all of this was great however you need to be more upfront for why you let people go. Not long ago we were doing great & all of a sudden the company is in trouble. It will be a very sad day if you have to close your doors. I wish you well.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Chiro One Wellness Centers Response

    May 8, 2014Founding Partner and Chief Marketing Officer

    Chiro One is working hard to ensure healthcare changes that impacted us in early 2014 don’t bear an effect moving forward. Additionally, plans are coming together to address schedules, which can be ... More

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good experience, but very poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chiro One Wellness Centers

    Pros

    The things I gleamed most were personal development and a strong sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Company policies or lack there of are ridiculous. Leadership going in multiple directions and self-serving rather than leading a united front. Major money issues with this company. Wouldn't be surprised if the company was bankrupt in less than 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owners need to reconsider the changes implemented when C level officers were hired. I doubt at this point brand reputation is possible....may want to consider starting over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Chiro One Wellness Centers Response

    Mar 17, 2014Chief Human Resources Officer

    Our mission and vision remain strong within Chiro One. We are going through a restructuring period that is not abnormal for organizations to experience from time to time. We are not starting over ... More

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beware, this company is currently laying off every aspect of their workforce and closing offices.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chiro One Wellness Centers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They had a 4 day work week at their offices which is beginning to increase to 4 1/2. 3 weeks PTO.

    Cons

    This company is in CURRENT financial hardship. It is currently laying off their workforce in all departments including marketing, billing and even their doctors. It has also begun to close offices all over Illinois while extending their work hours. The changes in insurance reimbursement has changed dramatically because of companies like Chiro One. Over billing and generic treatment plans for every patient was common practice. Since they are no longer able to collect in the manner they were accustom, they are being forced to make "strategic" cutbacks. Everyone in the company is expendable, no loyalty or job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to push your business model of the past. Insurance companies have gotten wise to your practices. Making patients pre-pay for deductibles and co-insurance for services not yet rendered along with blanket treatment plans is unethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Chiro One Wellness Centers Response

    Mar 17, 2014Chief Human Resources Officer

    In order for Chiro One to successfully navigate the uncertain waters associated with the current healthcare industry, we have made the difficult decision to enter a period of restructuring. This ... More

  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poor business model and equally poor management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chiro One Wellness Centers full-time

    Pros

    Free chiropractic care but mostly very good Chiropractors.

    Cons

    Business structure completely reliant on one source of business revenue- the "in the field" marketing staff.
    Unattainable commissions- because if is based on someone else's performance and/or the general public.
    Expectations for work time and results are inline for six figure position NOT a small base salary. Work/Life balance is not a priority. If you have a family or other responsibilities, don't bother applying. Those are just "excuses".
    You are managed by threats, intimidation and fear of losing your job until you finally realize that you'll never make the money they promise in the interview no matter how hard you work and so you move on. Hostile work environment.
    Turn over rates are high so you're never able to gain a solid footing to make progress on region or company goals.
    The public perception and reputation of the company is they take and never give back. In most cases that is true. The marketing staff spends more time rebuilding burned bridges then creating solid partnerships. Upper management suggests building those relationships but then demands instant results. Unreasonable expectations.
    Training is weak and ineffective. The focus is on roll playing the same things over and over. Do you know the definition of insanity???
    They whole "cult-like" environment is comical. Look around the room management. If you are getting a lot of blank stare and poor performance, perhaps a rah-rah session isn't the best use of time. It's hard to be motivated when you are referred to as a slacker.
    Recently, the company let go of 50% of its corporate and clinic staff. A sign of trouble in corporate society. I wasn't willing to be part of the wreckage if it does actually self destruct.
    To sum it up, you will never reach your full potential (as they preach) with Chiro One.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try a little positive encouragement instead of the constant borage of insults and snide remarks. After all, it is a health and wellness company. Stress and anxiety isn't on the healthy conditions list. Isn't there a workshop for that?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Chiro One Wellness Centers Response

    Mar 21, 2014Chief Human Resources Officer

    It can be difficult to resolve the conflict between healthcare and business; the two may seem at odds, but in actuality, healthcare is a business in for-profit organizations. That means we employ ... More

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing opportunity for personal & professional growth & development.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at Chiro One Wellness Centers full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Executive team promotes personal development inside & outside the company
    Team environment with ability to realize individual goals
    Positive work environment
    On the cutting edge in the new realm of health & wellness
    Competitive wages

    Cons

    Moving from small to mid sized company provides many opportunities for change
    Not everyone is geared to the only constant in life is change. Hence the term "growing pains" the growth although rewarding is sometimes painful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to see the vision - "ALL" human beings discover their full potential & P3 - People, Patients,Performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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