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Challenging, but rewarding.

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Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Newport, NC
Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Newport, NC

I worked at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Benefits are great. Perks with the job are great. It won't ever get any tougher than it is here, so everything else is easy.

Cons

Outdated clinical practice (reality therapy - long term residential)
Inexperienced entry level staff.
incompetent middle level managers who spend too much time in the office - Program Directors.
120 hour work week. 75 on - 45 on call

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase the salaries to a competitive level.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

23 Other Employee Reviews for Eckerd Youth Alternatives (View Most Recent)

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    Was a great place to work until David Dennis

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    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Clewiston, FL
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Clewiston, FL

    I worked at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I got to learn how to be an adult, I was a part of something special. I got to make a difference. TRIPS! Canoed the Suwanee river twice!

    Cons

    The new direction the company is going in. Executive management gives themselves bonuses while the company crumbles and loses money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to your roots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No way to move up

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    Current Employee - Juvenile Justice Counselor in Brooksville, FL
    Current Employee - Juvenile Justice Counselor in Brooksville, FL

    I have been working at Eckerd Youth Alternatives full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to make a difference in the lives of kids

    Cons

    High burn out. Getting passed by for promotion over and over despite 10 years experience and a Masters degree. Pay is very low for this type of work - other companies start at $10k more a year. Two co-workers have become homeless due to lack of pay since I started working here. Management undercuts the authority of the counselors in front of the youth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, listen to employees and support them when dealing with the youth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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