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Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor II in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor II in Chicago, IL

I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Excellent co-workers who have a unique blend of life experience and formal education. The companys mission is very respectable.

Cons

Advancement oppurtunities are limited for those already employed at the company.

Advice to Management

Seek those individuals that are qualified for advancement from within the company, rather than outside of it

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    Current Employee - Counselor II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Counselor II in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lake Villa campus was a phenomenal place to work as well as their upper management. The company is growing and making efforts to start focusing on a stable population of people, as well as insurance clients. This will cause the company to remain open when other treatment facilities will be shut down in the upcoming years.

    Cons

    Chicago campus is a site that needs some work in terms of management, communication, and respect among the departments. No pay raises ever Insurance is super expensive It's easy to burn out working at the Chicago site due to the work load Lake Villa - The caseloads are too big. My largest caseload was 12 clients, running milieu, and running 4-5 groups per day. Individual time provided for the clients was less than what it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate. Compensate. Compensate. Provide pay raises. Provide affordable insurance plans. Give the employees some incentive to remain with the company.


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    Disheartening is how I would describe my experience.

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    Current Employee - Counselor I in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Counselor I in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous PTO time when you can get it approved.

    Cons

    Gateway is a machine that cares only about the survival of the machine, and money means survival.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


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