Gaudenzia Reviews

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Counselor I

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Gaudenzia full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Program Director! Great Working Environment and great coworker that often demonstrated good teamwork

    Cons

    Pay scale could use some improving upon

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose focus on your greatest asset you human capital while you begin to grow and expand into other cities and states


  2. Helpful (1)

    not one of the best places to work

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    Former Employee - Addiction COunselor in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Addiction COunselor in Phila, PA

    I worked at Gaudenzia

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

    Pros

    friendly staff at the facility I worked

    Cons

    overworked/underpaid for all employed there

    Advice to Management

    pay what is expected for the work load given,


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gaudenzia

    Pros

    Great benefits. Decent pay for non profit. Good place tov gain experience.

    Cons

    Redundancy in paperwork. Too much paperwork not enough time to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more pro active and not 're active. Be more efficient in keeping facilities fully staffed.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Horrible place to work

    Former Employee - Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Gaudenzia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working with a diverse D/A inmate patient population. working with (few) colleagues that have or are working on acquiring their Bachelor's or Master's in counseling. The job skills training instructor (JE) was a joy to learn from.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible for what you are expected to do. There is no shortage of groups, and little to no time to run them. Fast-paced environment with no clinical support. Clinical directors and supervisors in name only, as they have no credentials, i.e. MSW, LPC, LSW, LCSW, to supervise or run a human services dept. "Clinical supervisors" supervision consists of managing your productivity, and not assisting you with refining clinical skills, (see aforementioned point above). Most employees in the building after a month of hire appears on edge, ready to snap.

    Advice to Management

    Hire clinical directors, clinical supervisors that can clinically supervise their staff, and not act as if the staff are part of the patient population.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Dysfunction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gaudenzia full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good mission statement, does a lot of good for the community

    Cons

    Complete chaos, upper management unqualified for their positions, unprofessional environment, corruption, unethical, poor management, no reward or recognition, disrespectful towards employees, zero work/life balance, rock bottom morale, executive level staff make very poor business decisions

    Advice to Management

    Leadership must change for the future of this organization or it is going to fail. All of the best employees leave this company as quickly as they can. Not an organization I would want to grow with or retire with.


  7. Helpful (1)

    our company sub-contracts out to prison services.I feel that our substance abuse program is essential to prison services

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    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor I in Sykesville, MD
    Current Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor I in Sykesville, MD

    I have been working at Gaudenzia full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I love helping and educating the inmates in the prison therapeutic community. I feel this program is essential to repeat offenders in the substance abuse community in order to motivate them into recovery therefore maintaining a "healthy lifestyle out side of the prison walls

    Cons

    i drive 64 miles round trip every day m-f and would like employment in my chosen field closer to home


  8. Helpful (1)

    They wer never on the same page on communications

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    Former Employee - Cook III in Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Cook III in Norristown, PA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The benifits were great as long asyou got time to usr them

    Cons

    for me there where no chances of personal growth

    Advice to Management

    Comunnication is a must. Stop being afraid of law suits


  9. Helpful (1)

    If you are thinking of working here run away. Run away as fast as you can!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Gaudenzia full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Medical Benefits are good for the price. You get 10 days off your first year and it increases every year until you reach 24 than it stops.

    Cons

    You do not get promoted if you are good at what you are currently doing unless you kiss butt and are a "pet". Salaries suck unless you are upper management. They do not care about you and your family. If you have a family emergency you are SOL. Management is very unorganized. There is poor communication. No one has a set schedule so having a much needed second job is next to impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to open new programs and take care of the ones you currently have that are falling apart.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Messy Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Gaudenzia full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent Training program if had the appropriate professionals to teach. Decent Benefits.

    Cons

    Management had drama. Words and actions contradictory. Worked in correctional instituations. Trainings would be canceled and you wouldn't be notified after traveling to location. Unprofessional atmosphere. Condecending management. Not very helpful or supportive to train new hires at the job position.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow personal relationships to supercede professional. Clean house with managers who care about their employees.


  11. a very buzzy place to work

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    Former Employee - Unit Clerk in Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Unit Clerk in Norristown, PA

    I worked at Gaudenzia part-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nice place to work, nice people to work with

    Cons

    money isn't great and stressful at times



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