Five Acres Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
6 Reviews
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    Unit Clinician - Eagle Cottage

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    Former Employee - Unit Clinician - Eagle Cottage in Altadena, CA
    Former Employee - Unit Clinician - Eagle Cottage in Altadena, CA

    I worked at Five Acres full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    5 Acres Residential Treatment Center offered the best possible training during my MFT internship. 5 Acres was the most ethical agency I have ever worked for and I am very proud of the work of the clinical team. Upper Management provided strong support to the MFT and MSW interns. Great pay, amazing team building, and the clients made the work so meaningful. 5 Acres raises the bar for solid integrity of an agency, valued staff, and a hard working and collaborative board of directors.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have anything to write in this section.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A BIG THANK YOU to JoAnne, Regina, Bob, Donna, and Chanel.

    Recommends
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    Really enjoyed working at Five Acres. With the right supervisor & department you can make a long term career here.

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Altadena, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Altadena, CA

    I worked at Five Acres full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Awesome co-workers
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Nothing is put in writing
    Supervisors have been known to change "policy" from one staff to the next

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many valuable employees go unnoticed. Take time to really talk to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great and knowledgable Staff to work with

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    Current Employee - Clinical in Altadena, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical in Altadena, CA

    I have been working at Five Acres part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, opportunity for growth, long term staff

    Cons

    Who you know makes a difference, staff turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address staff concerns to improve work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Company that uses best practices in quality of care

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    Current Employee - Clinician in Altadena, CA
    Current Employee - Clinician in Altadena, CA

    I have been working at Five Acres full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Values most of their employees

    Cons

    Great company in general, but they do not value the expertise of their clinicians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could probably slow the high overturn in clinicians and build a better, more stable and valuable clinical foundation if you could streamline the documentation requirements and allow more time for clinicians to work with clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good organization that has its rough edges

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    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Five Acres

    Pros

    You have significant amounts of autonomy to get your work done as you deem appropriate and within a work schedule that you in many ways you can set for yourself.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for advancement in terms of supervisorial positions. For example, there hasn't been a supervisioral opening in my department for five years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on the productivity requirement by about ten percent. Don't micromanage from the executive levels of leadership within the agency. This happens routinely and is usually not a smart thing to do.

    Recommends
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    A place where you get nothing - and you'll like it.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Altadena, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Altadena, CA

    I have been working at Five Acres

    Pros

    They do terrific work in helping kids in need.

    Cons

    Benefits are so-so. Some micro-managing. Little growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more. Show respect to those below you.

    Doesn't Recommend

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