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Updated Jun 29, 2014

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2.2 8 reviews

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Mark C. Upright J.D., M.B.A.

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Residential Treatment Staff (Current Employee) Asheville, NC

    ProsMeaningful work, nice hours, supportive co-workers

    Consstress, low pay, understaffed, unorganized

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more. your residential staff is worth it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Take my advice: RUN!

    Residential Leadership (Former Employee)

    ProsConvenient work environment to downtown Asheville, easy to get hired, work can be rewarding at times. History is interesting.

    ConsManagement is very unfocused and seems to have unrealistic expectations for what is possible. Employees are always asked to do more with less people and raises/bonuses are rare. Very drama-filled workplace where even the top people gossip about others. Very focused on PR and getting more $$$, less focused on what is really good for kids and definitely unconcerned with staff morale. Most people get a job here easily and then leave quickly as soon as they find something better. Turnover is high, pay is low, and the overall culture is toxic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe "inner circle" is so out of touch. Senior leadership hasn't changed in ages but it desperately needs to. I think some new blood could bring back what could be a great organization. Let's see some really innovative ideas to make life better for struggling families and less concern with your own salaries!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Managed like an early 1900's for-profit business

    Management (Former Employee) Asheville, NC

    ProsThe students are very much in need and bring joy and excitement into the work place everyday; Great facility amenities (weight barn, swimming pool, tennis courts, driving range); Location is near downtown Asheville and has great scenery nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    ConsHostile work environment; Staff are forced to spend more time protecting from themselves from management than actually working and being productive leading to extreme emphasis on rules/procedures and structure rather than innovation and effectiveness; staff are viewed through an old-school management framework as being expendable/replaceable; very hierarchical structure to the organization; slow and inefficient decision making process that is highly micromanaged (damaging efficiency).

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliada's greatest asset is its employees who are willing and eager to work in poor conditions for very little compensation. Utilize this resource through empowerment, motivation and morale building in order to better serve clients rather than viewing employees as replaceable cogs in a machine. Shift focus from earning money and good public relations to excellent quality of services and efficiency (pr and balanced budgets will come after). Core values are a terrific way to manage and inspire, but if they are not role modeled at the top they will never permeate the culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is a very stressful environment with poor structure for accountability.

    Counselor (Former Employee) Asheville, NC

    ProsConsistent work schedule, benefits are pretty good.

    ConsManagement don't tel the truth to employees. Management fails to address structural deficiencies and propose a solution. Little respect from upper management. Problem employees are baby-sat while those that are willing to go above and beyond are not acknowledged, but taken advantage of. They continually try to push to get twice as much done with half the people as was previously had even at the expense of the employee. Don't expect a raise, ever! Just because there are only a couple reviews, doesn't mean there are only a couple unsatisfied employees, you can multiply them times hundreds!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey say they want feedback, but refuse to acknowledge or implement concerns stated and solutions offered. Leave your arrogance at the door, you're working at a Soc. Work environment!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A place with a lot of potential that can really help children in need grow with the right support.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Asheville, NC

    ProsThe children can shock and amaze you as to their personal growth. At the end of a long shift when you have worked really hard you can feel satisfied that your day was worthwhile.

    ConsUpper management needs to straighten out their priorities and remember that it is all about the kids. Direct care deserves a lot more respect and recognition. In general treating their employees more fairly rather than as children. They can make you feel valueless because they can just hire another employee for same low rate you get paid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are only as strong as your foundation and sometimes it feels as though that foundation is crumbling with the high turn over rate.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity if you're fresh out of school!

    RISE-Residential (Current Employee) Asheville, NC

    ProsEasy to get hired, relaxed but professional environment, can be a fun job sometimes if you like working with kids, free housing (for RISE only)

    ConsVERY stressful job with little recognition & poor benefits. Employee retention is low. Upper management has very little respect for direct care workers & the compensation is ridiculously low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember- having happy employees will improve all aspects of the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people, great conditions for new employees, the money is good and you feel like youre at home.

    Conslong working hours' no bonuses

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    Difficult but important and rewarding work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's been around for over 107 years, has a remarkable record of achievement, offers the opportunity to actually help turn a person's life around in a positive way and provides a sense of doing something greater than one's self.

    ConsCan be emotionally draining; pay is adequate for the industry but no one will get rich at it. Some turnover in high-stress positions creates more overtime needs.

    One big con is not with the company but with the incorrect description of this organization as a 'magnetic and optical media manufacturer'. It is a residential treatment facility for adolescent mental health services. And there are no more than 250 employees, not '320'+' as indicted.

    Someone is clueless.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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