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ACES ABA has a culture and values rating of 3.9.

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What is the company culture at ACES ABA?

67 English reviews out of 67

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April 6, 2020

Pros

Good per hour pay for the required level of experience and covers the expenses related to becoming certified for the position. Generally you get lots of hours, if you have good availability.

Cons

The accreditation exam that the training (when I took it) absolutely does not prepare you for is only covered the time you pass pass, so people who need to take it many times can ended up paying hundreds of dollars for the exam. Only able to change availability twice a year without consequence, generally inflexible hours and cancelation policy. Toxic work environment, I've seen female colleagues blamed for the clothes they wear, being told "it's their fault" that someone is touching them or looking at them inappropriately. I've been told that I shouldn't have curly hair. The core industry of ABA has serious issues, the company and the accreditation board both ban discussions of methods and require employees to praise their heavily controversial methods. To speak generally if those methods were used on someone who wasn't an autistic child they would be considered abusive or at least ableist. The company routinely spreads conspiracy theories like claiming vaccines are a potential causing autism.

Advice to Management

The company needs to seriously acknowledge the history of the ABA , and take seriously the concerns of autistic adults who've gone through to ABA. Autism isn't a disease it's an identity, if you don't want to become the next gay conversion therapy seriously reevaluate your course.

Toxic work environment, I've seen female colleagues blamed for the clothes they wear, being told "it's their fault" that someone is touching them or looking at them inappropriately.

April 6, 2020

Reviewed by: Behavior Therapist (Current Employee)

October 27, 2021

Pros

The clinical by-hour pay is higher than the industry rate. Monthly feedback from supervisors

Cons

Psuedo professionalism. The company culture is guilt-trippy, passive, and will throw BI's under the bus at any chance. You will receive incentives for not taking off any time, however, the contingencies make it impossible. They expect BI's to carry out more prep work, and caregiver communication without receiving pay for it. Despite being a large company, fewer of the administrative to-do's are automated and expected to be carried out by the BI. For instance, you have to request access to a client le. More emphasis is placed on "results" than BI-client rapport. There is little flexibility. You are allowed to change your schedule twice a year. This is not a job for a college student or anyone who needs flexibility. My hiring process was misleading. I was told I would receive one of my bonuses after a certain amount of time when it was actually later down the line. They also do NOT give you an offer letter.

Advice to Management

Do not rely on a guilt-mentality to get things out of the BI's. Treat everyone involved in the process with humanity, not just the client's caregivers. Not everything is about results, it is also about relationships!

The company culture is guilt

October 27, 2021

Reviewed by: Behavior Interventionist in San Jose, CA (Current Employee)

August 19, 2022

Pros

They will dazzle you with culture and hiring bonus - you’ll get full time and the benefits are good (healthcare). They are opening office so fast so chances of you being close to your home is possible. They will move you up the ladder fast!

Cons

Where to start: 1. You’ll be harassed weekly if not daily about meeting your billable numbers. 2. You will not have a work life balance (they like to preach this but don’t follow through) 3. HR is a mess and no matter how much they know they need to fix it all you’ll get are excuses as to why they don’t respond or drop the ball. 4. Poor clinicians will be promoted even thought they struggle clinically. 5. They will not invest to ensure their staff across the board is properly trained- you training an RBT, you’ll be pressured to pass them even though they should fail. 6. Want a raise, just threaten to quit- you’ll get. A raise and a promotion even you don’t deserve it. 7. You’ll have clients that don’t have full staffing but they will keep taking more and more clients. Sometimes leaving contracts unfulfilled and clients waiting for an entire authorization period or more. But hey keep taking more clients. 8. Keep opening offices and creating overhead. 9. Care more about hiring and not keeping current staff……

Advice to Management

None because they won’t listen.

They will dazzle you with culture and hiring bonus

August 19, 2022

Reviewed by: Supervisor (Former Employee)

December 2, 2020

Pros

Supportive leadership team, room for growth, good culture

Cons

There could be high RBT turnover.

Supportive leadership team, room for growth, good culture

December 2, 2020

Reviewed by: Clinical Outcomes Manager in Fresno, CA (Current Employee)

August 6, 2021

Pros

Good culture -Growth -Supportive -Organized -Driven to continue keeping employees happy -Ethical

Cons

-Scheduling disorganized at times -Higher turnover rate after COVID -Pay rate

Good culture

August 6, 2021

Reviewed by: Behavior Interventionist (Former Employee)

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