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Abraxas Youth & Family Services Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2019

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2.5
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37%
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35%
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George C. Zoley
19 Ratings
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  • "Physical abuse in the workplace (manager towards employee), for a counseling agency- there is a lack of compassion from supervisors towards counselors(in 5 reviews)

  • "lack of work-life balance (getting calls/texts on days off)(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Career Advancement Opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abraxas Youth & Family Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many promotion and transfer opportunities.

    Cons

    It's not a field for everyone.

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2019-06-06
  2. "If You Want to Help, Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Direct Service Technician in Woodridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abraxas Youth & Family Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of experience with difficult clients

    Cons

    Terrible shift leaders and obvious abuse taking place.

    Advice to Management

    Really look at what your employees are doing and listen to what you're being informed about from lower-level workers.

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2019-08-08
  3. "Tough Crowd, Rewarding Impact"

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    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist in Shelby, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abraxas Youth & Family Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overtime is easy to get if you want it. You have a chance to impact the mind and future of ones that really need it.

    Cons

    Your patience and will is going to be tested daily

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who are taking care of clients.

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2019-07-02
  4. "upward mobility"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Morgantown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abraxas Youth & Family Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to move up within the company . Has it's challenges but overall rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime can be frequent

    Advice to Management

    plan ahead for peak seasons

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2019-06-20
  5. "Resume Builder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abraxas Youth & Family Services full-time

    Pros

    schedule, time off, experience new adventures, peer relationships, opportunities for growth and development

    Cons

    OT, schedule PTO

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with staff

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2019-06-19
  6. "Good Starting Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abraxas Youth & Family Services part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This is a good place to cut your teeth in the substance abuse field.

    Cons

    This place does not have a supportive environment from management.

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2019-06-17
  7. "Don’t do it!"

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    Former Employee - Youth Development Specialist, Counselor in Morgantown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abraxas Youth & Family Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free lunch that’s about it.

    Cons

    Stressful, lack of knowledgeable management, lack of care for staff. You will never be enough for them. They will work you 50-60 hour weeks and do not care once so ever if you have a life or family outside the facility.

    Advice to Management

    Gain your morals and treat staff like human beings.

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2019-05-12
  8. Helpful (3)

    "A joke."

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Canon City, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abraxas Youth & Family Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mostly good staff to work with.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, unorganized, openings all the time, lack of communication, young/inexperienced/unprofessional supervisors, will run you down due to OT.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more mature staff for TS and STS's that are not young, middle 20 year olds who think they know how to manage people but are actually really immature and mot experienced at all.

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2019-04-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place"

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    Former Employee - Treatment Supervisor in Morgantown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abraxas Youth & Family Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The kids can be difficult to work with but a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Management is always changing . No support, if you are not dating or married to someone in management you usually don't last. Put in unsafe situations.If your not gay and in the click you don't have a job long.

    Advice to Management

    Close down. You run the business like a dating service.it should state when hired at risk employees not you will be working with at risk youth.

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2019-03-27
  10. "Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Child and Family Therapist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abraxas Youth & Family Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Transform children's life (empowerment, growth, freedom and healing)

    Cons

    Poor rapport, environment and not being informed can lead to resistance of the client.

    Advice to Management

    A conducive environment leads to healing.

    Abraxas Youth & Family Services2018-12-09
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