Four Oaks of Iowa Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Company doing great things.

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    Former Employee - Business Office in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Business Office in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Four Oaks of Iowa

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The overall mission of the company is very commendable, and many of the employees take a lot of pride in the work they are doing. There is advancement opportunity within the company, and its easy to feel like part of a family among your co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay for hard work - especially for entry level positions. Promotion within is great - except sometimes positions are given to those that are under qualified.

  2. Helpful (1)

    lots of changes

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    Current Employee - Therapist in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Therapist in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Four Oaks of Iowa full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good beginning training for tf-cbt and emdr this year - first time they've paid for training and supplies though. hired a consultant who does monthly supervision.clients can be longer-term.

    Cons

    big quotas. raises stink. paperwork. want you to do family skill instead of therapy because magellan pays more for it. clients are aggressive A LOT. a lot of families don't have the resources to attend family sessions and telehealth isn't statewide. psychiatrist doesn't work with therapists and doesn't attend weekly team meetings to know clients. supervision is only for etp clients.lots of turnover - most therapists plan to leave as soon as they get licensure.

    Advice to Management

    make ma lisw or lmhc a requirement for all program director and above jobs so they understand therapy and treatment needs. listen to therapists complaints and fix the problems.

  3. Accounting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Four Oaks of Iowa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work are great.

    Cons

    Pay is low then a profit company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the benefits.

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  5. Very fulfilling yet challenging experience helping others lives that will always stick with you.

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    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Monticello, IA
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Monticello, IA

    I worked at Four Oaks of Iowa full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You could be that person, or one of a few, who changes a troubled kid's life for the better path. Excellent work experience for future work. Fulfilling.

    Cons

    burn out, high turn over(not for everyone), - work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Training of new employees should have a higher importance.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Family Support Worker in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Family Support Worker in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Four Oaks of Iowa

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opens your eyes to the social services in the area.
    If you want to be a babysitter for parents and a taxi for their kids you might like this job.

    Cons

    Lack of support from supervisors
    Rude and unprofessional supervisors
    When I asked for support on what to do for one family I was instructed that the mother was a druggie always would be there was nothing I could do and to just supervise the visits because she was never going to get her kids back.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire some managers who actually care about their employees and the people they serve. I know there is a high turnover for this position, please look at the supervisors to find your reason why.

  7. Youth Counselors

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Four Oaks of Iowa as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Company is doing great at trying to change things a trauma informed care. T

    Cons

    Supervisors do not support their employees. Employees are discouraged a lot and they do not get a lot of feedback on the progress that they are making. When their is a problem and an employee goes above that co worker it can cause a lot of issues. There are supervisors who encourage negative talk to both clients and employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and make sure that your employees and clients are not being bullied by other staff.

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