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Gaudenzia Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
8 Reviews

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    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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Messy Management

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    Former Employee - Drug and Alcohol Counselor  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Baltimore, MD

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Interesting, wonderful, and great experience

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    Current Employee - Residential Worker  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Residential Worker in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Working with the clients and teaching them a new way to live

    Cons

    Wanting all clients to stay clean from drugs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some people do recovery from drugs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    a very buzzy place to work

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

    Pros

    nice place to work, nice people to work with

    Cons

    money isn't great and stressful at times

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    This is a female dominated company that does not like for guys that's not their friend to get promoted.

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    Former Employee - Human Resource Specialist  in  Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resource Specialist in Norristown, PA

    Pros

    Plenty of training that can help if you want to be a clinician and they employ ex-felons.

    Cons

    No men without any friends in the company will ever go anywhere. The company is about 85% women that are friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the way that hiring, promotions and grievances are done. Do not leave it up to the HR. Dept. That's where the problem starts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Counselor I

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA

    Pros

    You get annual and promotional raises, worked with good counselors, gain a lot of experience with SA/MH, adolescents, groups, criminal justice system. This job makes you very marketable

    Cons

    too much paper work, unrealistic expectations of getting paperwork done, not enough time to complete paper work, no security, very unorganized, very fast pace, lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more organized, allow new employees to have thorough training before dealing with clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Ability to help others with addiction

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    Current Employee - Counselor  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Counselor in Harrisburg, PA

    Pros

    Decent benefits, non-profit company, free meals, overtime available

    Cons

    Poor management, low pay, bad schedules, let bad people stay and collect pay checks and let good people leave, not enough time to complete paperwork....a lot is asked of employees.....burnout is common

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually go into the programs from time to time. Fix maintenance issues instead of ignoring problems for years. Empower employees to do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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