Gateway Foundation Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Saving Families

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    Former Employee - Counselor II Chicagl IL in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Counselor II Chicagl IL in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Gateway Counseling is dedicated to saving the family by treating the addict

    Cons

    Gateway Foundation must better represent itself

    Advice to Management

    Better represent the company to stakeholders

  2. No Support, Supervisors and directors only see clients as $

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

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Clients are amazing. I love working with this population.

    Cons

    Directors don't care about clients, they don't care about staff, they only care about numbers and money. No promotions, no bonuses, not even after education goals are achieved (e.g. LPC, LCPC). No support to better yourself. They expects so much but pay so little. They don't appreciate staff at all. NO ROOM FOR GROWTH!! IF a promotion comes up they already have someone in mind and thats who gets hired.

    Advice to Management

    GIVE STAFF RAISES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Plenty to learn and a great initial experience!

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal growth and career development.

    Cons

    Lack of consistent rules across programs.

    Advice to Management

    Structure rules to apply more closely to each program

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  5. Great Recovery Program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation

    Pros

    Helping others get off drugs

    Cons

    They need more funding but for what they got to work with they are a good company. The insuranc was high

  6. Wonderful company to work for

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    Current Employee - Quality Management Analyst
    Current Employee - Quality Management Analyst

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Magement are extremely flexible , work life balance is the best

    Cons

    Reluctancy for change, facility need major renovation

    Advice to Management

    Leverage on best practice from other location.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Stay Away from this facility

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    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Breckenridge, TX
    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in Breckenridge, TX

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I consider the pro's to be the correction staff and non management co-workers.

    Cons

    The lack of accountability in upper management when unethical behaviors are displayed regularly, lack of sobriety within upper management staff and last but not least the lack of pay. This is the lowest paid facility for the amount of work expected out of staff.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management decisions are inconsistent and do not promote the gateway program of recovery. They truly believe they can do what they want when they want with no accountability. There is no consistency in there decision making skill. The lack of professionalism is ruining the company name and societies confidence that loved one's will be helped. This particular facility has become a joke for the Gateway Foundation. Really upper management should be sober when educating clients to remain sober in recovery. Owners need to pay attention to non management staff in order to maintain staff employment with their company. Owners give the perception they do not care about the verbal abuse or harassment that take place at this facility through the lack of accountability. The lack of staff motivation within the company leads to many facilities having to run with minimal staff which leads to burn out. For a non profit organization to say recovery is there center focus they have really let this facilities staff down. Their focus centers around numbers that are controlled by the shady behavior of the Director and not the well being of the clients or employees.

  8. Substance Abuse Counselor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ability to serve and help others and grow as a leader.

    Cons

    The workload that you have as an employee.

  9. Various opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gateway Foundation

    Pros

    Worked with a good team of people when I was there. Solid supervision and instruction.

    Cons

    Seemed to be some favoritism with those who had spent there entire career in the Gateway system.

  10. Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Gateway Foundation as an intern

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wide variety of leaning experiences available. Staff was always willing to answer questions and teach you things. They didn't refer to you as "just an intern" they really put forth a lot of effort to make you feel and treat you like a part of the team. They let me learn on my own and didn't watch me like a hawk. I received the best supervision and always ad someone available to me if/when I needed them.

    Cons

    Even though no one really complained, it was obvious to me how overworked and overwhelmed the staff was. The daily requirements enforced along with the size of a counselors caseload was impossible to achieve. Also, the higher-ups appeared more money oriented that client focused.

    Advice to Management

    This is a difficult enough field to be in, don't make it harder by overworking the few good people left in the world because you want to make another dollar.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Mediocre at Best

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor I
    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor I

    I have been working at Gateway Foundation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The only things that keeps me coming in every day are the clients & my coworkers. Monday-Friday, daytime schedule. This is a therapeutic community, which has proven results and is an amazing treatment model.

    Cons

    Salary, company does not pay for required counselor certifications & salary is so low that we cannot afford to pay for them ourselves, so we never move up the credentialing ladder. Constant counselor turnover. No sufficient time to complete required paperwork and documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries, pay for credentialing

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