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ARC of Washington County Reviews

Updated March 31, 2017
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  1. "Lead Life Skills Mentor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Life Skills Mentor in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Life Skills Mentor in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ARC of Washington County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The reward of forming relationships with individuals served
    Flexible schedule
    Almost always have the option of working overtime

    Cons

    Poor management
    Extremely high turnover rate
    No growth available within the company
    Poor compensation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Life Skills Mentors


  2. "CSLA"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - CSLA in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - CSLA in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARC of Washington County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you like working with developmentally disabled adults this is the right job for you.

    Cons

    They pay you the bare minimum and if you work weekend you will almost never get a weekend off. Be prepared to clean up a lot of feces and urine and deal with physical assaults from the clients.

    Advice to Management

    Have a rotating schedule.


  3. "Poor Communications"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ARC of Washington County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very caring towards their residential clients
    Had some fun employee activities

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor manager experience, poor benefits, dismal location

    Advice to Management

    When a former employee emails HR to ask assistance relating to their former employment there, don't ignore the email.


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    "Professional Support Staff Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Support Staff in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Professional Support Staff in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARC of Washington County full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Time spent with the individuals served is incredible rewarding. it i the reason anyone states with this job. Also if you ever need extra hours they are almost always available.

    Cons

    Management has restructured countless times since the market dropped in 2008. this has left the agency with inconsistent structure, high turnover rate, poor employee moral and sadly the individuals served suffer because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Be open in communicating with staff. Have a better screening process than hiring anyone off the streets. Make sure that the staff and individuals are appreciated and within safety compliance ratios.


  6. "Case Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Coordinator in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Support Coordinator in Johnson City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ARC of Washington County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. Great benefits. Some of the best co-workers.

    Cons

    Management tends to show favoritism. Some managers are not consistent.

    Advice to Management

    It's best to leave personal problems at home and not manage employees based on the mood you are in.


  7. "CMT"

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    Former Employee - Certified Med Tech/Professional Support Staff in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Certified Med Tech/Professional Support Staff in Hagerstown, MD

    I worked at ARC of Washington County (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The clients are worth while and deserving. I really enjoyed spending time with them. This was a very rewarding job. There was plenty of opportunities for overtime hours.

    Cons

    The shifts were very long some times over 13+ hours. You can not leave until the next shift gets there.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective in who you hire.


  8. "Life Skills Mentor: Children's Residential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Life Skills Mentor in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Life Skills Mentor in Hagerstown, MD

    I worked at ARC of Washington County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The residents are great to work with, and some of the coworkers aren't too bad.

    Cons

    The administrative staff is all over the place. I saw so many unethical decisions being made, and therefore felt unethical working there most of the time. Life Skills Mentors do so much for the residents and get very little credit from the administrative staff. There are also a slew of communication issues, and there is little opportunity to move up in this position.


  9. "Love my job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cmt/Cna in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Cmt/Cna in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice personal very understanding on work and home balance

    Cons

    Some staff get more hours then others

    Advice to Management

    Set pay round company


  10. "Oh my goodness I wish I would have read these reviews before i even applied at this ill run place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ARC of Washington County (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The individuals and only a few of the people in the office

    Cons

    Beware before you even consider going in and applying, I applied did the paperwork was given a contingent position even went to the two weeks and one day of training, on the last day they pulled me into the HR office and gave me a letter stating they were retracting my contingent position and asked me to leave all because some stupid nurse wouldn't answer my question I was asking during my med tech application so she clicked on the buttons and sent the application wouldn't even answer my questions first before submitting.....so they said i falsified information on my initial app which i never falsified any thing!!!! so yeah they are very ignorant to the employees and don't know did lie squat about how to run anything that's why those poor individuals have such a hard time, they have a large turn over rate and the individuals have a hard time dealing with that.....I left a great job just to go there....but on the bright side I found a wonderful job i love just today and i told them everything that happened to me everything ....and they said something that totally made my day.......its the Arcs loss.....and our gain....WELCOME ABOARD!

    Advice to Management

    Just because you think your right, your not always right.....I do OWN my mistakes, every day of my life.....that don't make it right to say I was dishonest, ask the two individuals who were in the so called area with the nurse that was helping us do our online applications.....I asked her several times which button to click and she came over and did all the clicking I should have got up and made a big issue but being a kind person I trusted her....wrong......get your office people some training, they seem to much in a hurry and don't take time to explain when you need to do something so important........And instead of being so concerned with peoples past mistakes especially if its been over 10 years....think about how good of an employee your gaining and how they will care for the individuals they are about to serve!!!!


  11. "Best work experience ever!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Therapist in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Therapist in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ARC of Washington County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Childrens Program is well ran and receptive.

    Cons

    None. This was a great working experience!

    Advice to Management

    Love the program!


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